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By: Alice Murphy


The 1970s was a time of free expression in America. Women wore lots of contrasting outfits. For example, a women might wear a mini skirt one day and a maxi skirt the next. Bell bottoms and platform shoes were quite popular because of the disco trend. Loose, flowy robes were also common place.

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Women wearing popular street disco clothing in the 1970s

Disco apparel was very influential in the 1970s for men's fashion. Satin shirts were popular, along with bell bottoms. Sportswear was also popular. This look included tracksuits, jumpsuits, cardigans, sweaters, puffer vests, and low top sneakers.


Man in the 1970s wearing popular satin pants