Think disco and platform shoes. The 1970s was an era of big hair, bright colors, and outrageous styles. While the trends may seem outdated now, there’s still something fun about looking back at these outfits and seeing how creative people could be with their fashion choices. From peasant tops to wide-leg trousers, here are some of the most popular styles from the 70s.

Platform Shoes

Footwear was one of the most important fashion statements in the 70s.  The shoes are known for their big, chunky heels that were often seen in bright colors or with glitter-covered uppers. Platforms were first worn by hippies during the 1970s and have since been seen on everyone from disco dancers to ballerinas. Some examples include plain-colored platforms, while others feature extreme height or design elements such as flashing lights or even an aquarium inside your heels!

Bell Bottoms

Pants were another fashion statement that we associate with the 70s. While they were popular in other decades, bell-bottoms really came to prominence in the 1970s. In the 1960s, Bell Bottoms were usually worn with Cuban-heeled shoes or clogs. In the 1970s Sonny Bono and Cher made them iconic by wearing them on air during their television show; these pants flared from the knee down in many variants such as the “loon” style that is popular among go-go dancers today while another type was elephant bells which had longer length than bell-bottom but still covered high heels like around a decade ago. They were often worn with platform shoes and long, flowing shirts or jackets that hung down almost to the bell-bottoms themselves.

Peasant Tops

Another key fashion statement was peasant tops, which are also known for “boho tops.” These shirts often featured billowy sleeves, lace, and other delicate details. They were popular among hippies and other free-spirited people in the 70s. These loose-fitting, billowy blouses typically featured intricate detailing around the neckline and sleeves. Many of them were made from lightweight materials like cotton or silk, making them perfect for summer weather. It’s a must-have. From plain white to embroidered cotton lace and silk, this piece goes with jeans or cut-offs on any occasion from work to play; it suits up easily just as well as down – which means everyone can enjoy its benefits.

Wide-Leg Trousers

Wide-leg trousers were another popular trend in the 1970s. The wild print palazzo pants from the 60s are not for everyone. Many were so wide-legged they essentially turned into a maxi skirt with 2 legs! But most people still like to wear high-waisted cuts of the mid or late 70s because these types of clothing accentuate your waist and hips while hiding all sorts of flaws on both slim women and buxom women. They often had a high waist and were worn at the hips. The wide legs of these pants were often cinched with a belt to make them even more stylish. These trousers were often made from luxurious materials like silk or satin, making them perfect for special occasions. They could also be dressed down with a simple t-shirt and sandals for a more casual look.


The 1970s was an interesting time for fashion because there was such an emphasis on freedom and individuality. The style of 70s outfits were much more flamboyant and vibrant than what we see today. People didn’t care as much about following trends or copying celebrities’ outlooks; they wanted to wear what do what felt right. What do you think about the fashion of the 70s? Would you wear any pieces from this decade today?