You’ve been invited to a 70s Party and can’t decide what to wear? Don’t worry, you’re in luck! 70s costumes are very easy to reproduce and they don’t cost a fortune. Even more, you can simply use some accessories, not a full costume. But first, let’s see what you’re up against.
What was trendy in the 70s?
The symbols of the flamboyance era are Afro wigs and Polyester. In fact, the style was very similar to that of the 60s, so the hippie style was still king, especially in the early 70s. After 1974, disco became a major hit that changed the rules of the game a bit: the typical psychedelic or geometric hippie prints were replaced by maxi dresses, ties and leisure suits and, of course, the unforgettable bell-bottom pants.
If you want your 70s costume to rock, you must keep in mind a few simple aspects about the digs. Here are some simple options for your upcoming 70s party:
- Polyester Suit
- White Men’s Suits
- Tight Mini Skirt/Dress
- Army Jacket
Accessories are fundamental for your 70s costume. First off: THE HAIR. If your hair can be styled into a mullet or an Afro, go for it! If not, you can purchase a wig. Your guidelines are Farrah Fawcett or Marcia Brady for women and David Cassidy for men.
As far as the shoes go, your 70s costume will need Knee-High Boots or Platforms (yes, even for men). Add some massive jewelry to your 70s costume or some hippie symbols, like Peace & Love if you’re aiming for the first half of the decade.
Last, but not least: BE CREATIVE. The 70s were a decade when inhibitions made room for creativity and this is exactly what you need to do if you want your Disco Costumes to be a hit!