Long-lasting, understated, and classic denim jeans are an indispensable item you’ll find in most wardrobes. But some people in the 1970s may have overdone it by wearing outfits made entirely out of denim. They just couldn’t get enough of it and would pair denim with even more denim.
This trend was called double denim or the Canadian tuxedo. While the double denim trend may have fallen out of favor for a while, it has made a comeback in recent years with a modern twist, and the key to pulling off double denim is to mix and match pieces that complement each other without being too matchy-matchy.
Platforms have been a thing since the 70s. While platform shoes and boots were obviously intended to add height, they were also a fashion statement that both men and women wore. These shoes often came in dazzling colors and glittering embellishments that were meant to stand out in discotheques. The thing is, they also made you fall flat on your face in discotheques.
Platform sandals, sneakers, and even loafers have all made their mark on the fashion world. Whether you opt for a chunky, retro style or a sleek and modern version, platform shoes are a fun way to add some height and personality to your outfit.
Along with the rise of the miniskirt came another trend that went well with it. This is where knee-high socks came in. These were cute, came in a variety of patterns and stripes, and weren't quite as outlandish as other trends from the past. Unfortunately, they can make grown women look like schoolgirls.
To avoid looking too juvenile, it's important to pair knee-high socks with more mature pieces like knee-length skirts, tailored shorts, or ankle boots. Opting for neutral or muted colors can also help tone down the schoolgirl effect and over all knee-high socks can be a fun and versatile addition to your wardrobe if styled correctly.
Men's fashion was always known for being functional with a no-frills policy, but the 70s tell a different story when it comes to silk shirts. Sure, an older generation may have raised an eyebrow, but don't they always? Either you loved these frilly shirts, or you hated them, and now they have certainly seen a return in contemporary times thanks to the likes of rappers like Drake and Wiz Khalifa, who were seen wearing floral silk shirts.
Silk shirts are now available in a range of patterns and colors, making them a versatile addition to any wardrobe. They can be dressed up with tailored trousers or dressed down with jeans, making them suitable for a variety of occasions.
Something strange transpired in the 70s: people grew paper airplane wings on their collars, and nobody seemed to mind. These groovy cuts were called disco shirts and soon started sprouting out from under vests and even sports jackets around the time Tom Jones and Elton John ruled the music scene.
While the trend may have faded along with disco music, vintage disco shirts are still highly sought after by collectors and fashion enthusiasts. Whether you're a fan of the retro style or simply looking to add some fun and personality to your wardrobe, a disco shirt is a fun and unique way to make a statement.