What are the images that pop into your head as soon as someone mentions fashion from the seventies? Most of us would unanimously point out fashion trends like the bell bottoms, big hair, platform shoes, and the ridiculously tight Lycra clothing that was worn by everyone. These were just some of the big trends of fashion from the 1970s. The seventies was an interesting decade. With the hippie movement coming to an end towards the early part of the decade, fashion was still hugely inspired by the motifs and fabrics preferred by the flower children but if you trace the 1970s fashion timeline you will notice that there was a huge shift from the flowing clothes preferred earlier to the Lycra clothing that the disco revolution brought about. There are people who maintain that the 1970s was the worst time for fashion with many going to the extent of calling the decade a style disaster. While '70s' fashion may not have been for everyone, it was definitely not a catastrophe. The fashion in this decade was about experimentation with fabrics and patterns.
Another popular fashion trend of the seventies for women was wearing skirts. While in the earlier decades, the length of skirts was determined by what the lords of the fashion town prescribed, the 1970s was an age when it was all about being individualistic and therefore people wore skirts of a length that they preferred. From mini skirts to mid calf length skirts and ankle long skirts, it was all about what a person was comfortable in. The reason many people tend to thrash 1970s fashion is because of the fascination for spandex and Lycra overwhelming in the period.