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Written by Rebecca Beaton
What goes around ends up coming back around 50 years later… and nothing proves this more than the resurgence of retro trend-inspired dressing straight from the 1970s itself.
We welcome the return of the one-shouldered paisley prints, shorter than short hemlines and big bold prints. It’s memorable disco ensembles like these that were debuted by icons like Diana Ross, Cher, Debbie Harry and ABBA. So it’s only natural we’re now looking back at these style leaders as we once again embrace this eccentric decade.
The latest runways of Australian Fashion Week showed us exactly how big this trend has hit our shores with the likes of alice McCALL and Rebecca Vallance embracing the disco era with collections showcasing sequins, feathers, chunky platforms and colourful patterns. You only had to witness the flare pants and chunky heels parading on both runways to realise that disco dressing is back in a big way.
So, how does one dress like she’s going to Studio 54 but with a modern take? Below is a roundup of the most notable 70’s trends that add that vintage sparkle, but without looking like you’re heading to your mum’s Disco themed 50th.
History tells us sequins aren’t something that goes out of style. Embrace the shine by working them into modern silhouettes like long sleeve dresses, jumpsuits and two-piece suits
Tick that studio 54 coolness box by mixing strong editorial looks with the boldness of a sequin.
Celine Bias Cowl Mini Dress
Sass and Bide
Glass Heart Dress
Chunky platform shoes are definitely something that has to have a modern twist because no one wants to be walking around looking like they just joined KISS.
A slight platform or chunky heel is the perfect way to add some height while paying homage to the 70s.
Adding a chunky heel to the more feminine of your looks helps balance your inner disco princess with your street attitude.
Glacier Black Venezia Calf Boots
Faux Leather Croc High Ankle Sock Boots
iridescent-effect thong-strap sandals
When you think of summer in the 70s you think of colourful prints and festivals, polaroids and seasonal love.
Festivals may be off the cards for us at the moment, so this is your permission to live vicariously through your next print outfit. So live your best Woodstock life by adding those loud and colourful prints to cart – STAT.
LE MARAIS MINI DRESS
Apero the Label
Olivia Knit Midi Dress
JAGGER & STONE THE PARIS MAXI DRESS MULTI
Bec & Bridge
MIDNIGHT FAUNA MINI DRESS Regular price
PYTHON SHORT DRESS
Growing up during the pinnacle of the skinny jean era, flares were a huge no go. But little did we all know how flattering they are!
From casual flare jeans to the more business style flare pant, these versatile wardrobe additions are a great investment and a modern staple everyone should have in their wardrobe.
LITTLE JOURNEY PANT
Citizens of Humanity
Rosanna Long High Rise Wide Leg
Johnny Flare Jeans
Parallel Split Hem Jeans
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