We already brought you part one of our list of the top 10 ’70s fashion trends, and now we’re back with part two! Check out five more amazing sartorial trends from the ’70s that are making a major comeback. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Five: Crop Tops. We’ve all seen the power of the crop top. Though you might think crop tops rose to popularity just in the past few years, the truth is that they were popularized several decades before – in the ’70s! The crop tops of the ’70s were often embellished with funky designs and rhinestones, and they were often worn with hot pants or bell bottoms. As far as fashion trends go, crop tops are at the top.
Number Four: Chevron Stripes. Chevron stripes were made popular in the ’70s, but they have made a serious comeback in the past few years. The instantly recognizable pattern was made popular by Missoni, and it could often be seen on dresses of all lengths and types. Chevron stripes were useful for flattering all body types.
Number Three: Hot Pants. Though they can hardly be called hot “pants,” these short shorts barely qualify as clothing. The buttcheek-baring denim shorts were often worn by women in the summer who wanted to show off their tanned legs. In fact, hot pants became so popular that James Brown even wrote a song about them! Hot pants were worn by prominent female figures of the ’70s such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and they have been worn by celebrities today like Beyonce and Miley Cyrus.
Number Two: Bell Bottoms. Though bell bottoms might not be making as big of a comeback as the crop top, their power is undeniable. Bell bottoms were worn by everyone from Farrah Fawcett to Sonny and Cher in the ’70s, and today they have been spotted on Harry Styles and Hillary Duff.
Number One: Maxi Dresses. The ultimate representation of comfort and style, maxi dresses were – no pun intended – huge in the ’70s. Many maxi dresses were made in earthy colors, and they were often worn by hippie women. Today, women wear more glamorous maxi dresses that often feature attractive patterns.