Like the decades before it, fashion in the 1970s changed drastically from the beginning to the end.
Popular early 1970s fashions for women included tie dye shirts, Mexican ‘peasant’ blouses, folk-embroidered Hungarian blouses, ponchos, capes, and military surplus clothing. Bottom attire for women during this time included bell-bottoms, gauchos, frayed jeans, midi skirts, and ankle-length maxi dresses.
In the general, women’s styles in this period were very flamboyant. Extreme, bright colors were in high demand and long, flowing skirt and pants were everywhere. With every year, pants were flaring wider and wider. It was common for a pair of women’s wide-flare slacks to have 32″ around the bottom of the leg hem.
These stunning photos featured on L’Officiel magazine that show the fashion trend of young women in 1974.