I'm a little sad that its all about the nineties right now. Maybe I'm just that bit too old? Too old in the sense that I wore all that stuff in the nineties. I did the tie dye, the choker and the double denim. Don't get me wrong, I love it all and I don't deny I have just bought a cheeky pair of tie dye shorts and I have been rocking double denim...quite recently in this post actually. But is it me or has the nineties come along and knocked the seventies off the fashion map?! Hail to the seventies! This post is dedicated to you.
There are so many different looks when you think of the seventies; glam, disco, punk, hippy....70's fashion began where the 60's left off. So they say. The seventies look began as a reaction against the girly look of the sixties. Apparently the hippie style was all about being liberated. I just love that! It was a feminine, elegant and hugely influential look.
But how do you wear it without looking like you're playing dress up? Well in my opinion it's all about toning things down. You don't need to dress seventies head to toe, the dress alone is enough. I also make sure, as I do with all my vintage looks, that I don't look too...literal if you know what I mean? I don't want to literally look like a seventies throwback, I just want to be inspired by it and be lucky enough to wear a fabulous gown from it. So in short, I advise to find a wonderful authentic vintage 1970's hippy-esque dress and wear it with love. Don't overdo it, you only need to team with a few modern details; leather, skinny belts, chunky jewellery, some high heels. Bring it up to date.
So this is my fave seventies hippy-esque dress I own. It's so beautiful and it belonged to my nanny. I toughened it up with the leather jacket and I've got my slightly weird but beloved golden cow bell around my neck. You really could wear this dress a number of ways, but for a walk in the park, this was just right...
Dress & belt - vintage (coming soon to treasuredress)
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