We all love the 70s for a reason. Every decade has its unique fashion, which makes them all equally stunning. It should come as no surprise then that we loved the dresses from the decade that kicked off with a boom and ended with disco balls. 70s outfits are elegant, flirty, chic, and can be classy yet fun at the same time. Don’t be deceived by the lace and frills; these outfits are even more exciting in the back. Take a look at these 30 ideas to get inspired for your next 70s themed party.
Table of Contents
- 1. Flares Jeans
- 2. Wrap Dresses
- 3. Maxi Dress
- 4. Disco Jumpsuits
- 5. Evening Party Attire
- 6. Hippie Outfits
- 7. Bell-Bottom Jeans
- 8. Polyester Leisure Suit
- 9. Shirts And Jackets With Wide Lapels
- 10. Poncho
- 11. Tie-Dyed Shirts Or Jackets
- 12. Peasant Blouse
- 13. Halter-Top
- 14. Army Jacket
- 15. Tight Mini Skirt
- 16. Tight Corduroy Slacks
- 17. Gaucho Pants
- 18. Jumpsuit
- 19. Printed Dress and Boots
- 20. Slip Dress and Heels
- 21. Flare Jeans and a Tied Crop Top
- 22. Hot Pants And Tall Boots
- 23. Metallic Dress and Gold Heels
- 24. Sequin Top and Jeans
- 25. Clogs, Crochet Tops, And Fringe
- 26. Space Dye Pants
- 27. Nikki Tie-Up Top and Saffron Pants
- 28. Sequin Dress
- 29. Chiffon Crop Top And Tight Leather Pants And Belt
- 30. Sequin Top And Mini Dress
- Tips For Choosing The Right Clothing For A 70s Party
1. Flares Jeans
This is a very classic 70s outfit with a bit of an edge. It features flared jeans, a fitted shirt, and flares, big in the 70s. The boots are a real giveaway here; they are very edgy and give this outfit that extra hint of glamour. Then, of course, you can mix a leather jacket sets it all off to perfection.
2. Wrap Dresses
Wrap Dresses were so in at the time; when you wore a wrap dress for the first time, you knew it was a sign of what was to come. It’s feminine and just as classy. The big hair makes this outfit unique, but the 70s accessories bring it together. You can experiment with a long scarf and belts to finish this look.
3. Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses were a huge hit in the 70s. Most women still find maxi dresses the most comfortable way to dress up; you can throw them on and go. You might as well make sure everyone knows that you just rolled out of bed with this gorgeous embroidered maxi dress. You will be turning heads where ever you go. The accessories here are perfect for a night at the disco or even a summer wedding, but this ensemble would look equally stunning at any formal event.
4. Disco Jumpsuits
Disco Jumpsuits were a popular trend in the 70s. They were fun to wear, and it was easy to dance all night in them. The disco jumpsuit featured bDisco Jumpsuits were a popular trend in the 70s. They were fun to wear, and it was easy to dance all night in them. The disco jumpsuit featured bell bottoms and a loose-fitting top with an open back, which is not common nowadays. You can spike up your hair and add some disco color to the outfit, like pink or blue. You can also go for long evening gloves to mimic the look of photos from that decade.
5. Evening Party Attire
Evening party attire was as glamorous as it got during the 70s, with slinky and glittering dresses. The colors were bold, and the skirts were flares. The women’s dress was often see-through or very see-through when they moved around. This is an example of an evening party outfit. You can throw on a long necklace to finish off the look and some small earrings or hoops to make you stand out even more.
6. Hippie Outfits
Hippie outfits were a hit with the girls in the 1970s. The hair was long and curly; they wore big earrings and often sporting leg warmers. The outfits are very rock n roll inspired, what you will want to make them. You need to be comfortable with your look before you try out this look, but once you do, you will be a hit at any party or even a night at home with friends.
Bell Bottom Jeans were a big hit in the 70s, and they will never go out of style. You can wear your bell-bottoms with a bit of flair, wear them with trainers and show off your incredible legs or wear heels and wow everyone with the outfit. The shirt is perfect for day wear or night, so you can also mix it up. This is an excellent summer outfit that you can dress up or down depending on how you want to look.
8. Polyester Leisure Suit
Leisure suits have made a comeback in recent years, but during the 70s, it was a popular thing to wear. The bright colors and bold prints are so charming, and they will look perfect with a white shirt and some funky accessories to make your outfit pop. The 70s fashion is all about standing out, and you will be doing just that in this outfit.
9. Shirts And Jackets With Wide Lapels
The super-rich often wore Shirts and Jackets with wide lapels during the 70s. This is one of the most expensive outfits you can get today; it’s a classic and will last a lifetime. You can make this look your own by adding some funky accessories to it, like knee-high boots and big earrings. You can also style these wide lapel shirts with skirts for a feminine take on this look.
Ponchos were very popular in the 70s; they came in all colors and prints. You can wear your cape over a maxi dress, or you can find a nice basic outfit with some colorful accessories to match. You can also find wide-leg pants and match them with a wide-leg poncho for an effortless look.
11. Tie-Dyed Shirts Or Jackets
The tie-dyed shirts or jackets we featured above are the perfect ’70s party attire. Depending on the outfit, they’ll go perfectly with a wide brim hat and a maxi skirt or a daring mini skirt. The bright colors can serve as a great way to set the tone for your party and make it fun. Also, we love the simplicity of these outfits.
12. Peasant Blouse
The peasant blouse is the epitome of elegant and quirky ’70s party style. The frilled collar and boxy sleeves are the perfect mixtures of trendy and classic. A peasant blouse is one half of this exquisite look; the other is a topless blouse. Together, the two make a unique outfit that will be a conversation starter among your guests.
Halter-top is a classic consisting of a bright and bold color pairing with a bold pattern. The halter-top helps accentuate your entire figure. It also allows you to show off your back without showing off too much skin. Pair the halter-top with a mini skirt, and you’ll give a modern spin on an old idea.
14. Army Jacket
The army jacket is the ultimate throwback. It’s one of the best ’70s party attire ideas. It goes well with everything, but it can steal the show. Even though the army jacket has a rugged look, it still retains its elegance and style. The jacket is made from a sturdy material, perfect for colder weather and rainy days.
15. Tight Mini Skirt
You can wear a loose, long skirt with a top that falls a bit over your belly, or you can wear a tight mini skirt. Whether you want to show off your waist or hide it, wearing a mini skirt is always the way to go. You can also pair the skirt with an army jacket and halter-top and create a completely new look.
16. Tight Corduroy Slacks
Corduroy pants are the ultimate ’70s party attire. Wear them with a basic tank or a printed dress shirt, and you’ll be well on your way to the perfect ’70s attire. The slacks that I fell in love with within the ’70s are back in style. What better way to show them off than at a 70s themed party. These pants are not exactly tight, but they’re definitely on the fitted side, and they’ll be perfect with a simple button-down or any other shirt of your choice.
17. Gaucho Pants
Gaucho pants are the perfect ’70s party attire. They’re not just for men, but both women and children as well. A pair of these pants will instantly make you look like a stylish, elegant, and whimsical person. You can wear them solo or with a top since gaucho pants have pockets on the sides. The pockets are one of the things that make these pants stand out among others.
The jumpsuit you see here is another ’70s party attire idea that you can wear for both women and men. The jumpsuit is a one-piece garment with long bell sleeves. The button-down on the sides and are very adjustable in length. There are also buttons on the arms of the jumpsuit, which makes it more comfortable to wear.
19. Printed Dress and Boots
Like the one you see here, printed dresses are a great way to make an outfit stand out among others. Be careful when choosing a dress since the prints can often be overwhelming. This dress is covered in bright and bold flowers spread across it completely. The most amazing part is that the dress comes with matching boots.
20. Slip Dress and Heels
Slip dresses are one of the most prized items to have in your closet. These dresses are modern, elegant, and alluring. However, the ones you see here are not the typical slip dresses you would normally find out there. These dresses have a higher neckline and a short skirt instead of just a slit in the side.
21. Flare Jeans and a Tied Crop Top
If you love the edgy look, flare jeans and a crop top are perfect for you. Tie it up in the front, so it shows off as much skin as possible, and pair it with a funky belt. Add tall boots and a denim jacket over it to complete this look.
22. Hot Pants And Tall Boots
Don’t get too girly. Hot pants and tall boots are still a winning combo. This time, leave your hair down instead of in a ponytail or bun and add loose bangs to give it the 70s feel. Hot pants are a must-have in the 70s. For a touch of glamour, pair them with tall boots and a stylish bag to accessorize them.
23. Metallic Dress and Gold Heels
If you want to get a glamorous look, this is the outfit for you. It’s simple and yet so elegant. Wear it with gold heels and a chunky necklace to complete this look. This dress is so flirty. The metallic print makes it irresistible, and the gold heels just bring it to the next level. Add pearl earrings and a necklace for a complete look.
24. Sequin Top and Jeans
If you have a pair of sequin jeans, this is the time to wear them. The blouse is so simple yet so sexy. The open back shows off your skin, while the belly and sides are covered. Add a simple belt to accentuate your waist and complete this look. Resist the urge to make accessories too loud because it would only detract from the style of the outfit.
25. Clogs, Crochet Tops, And Fringe
Clogs, crochet tops, and fringe! That’s all you need for a sexy party outfit. Add a chunky necklace with chain detail to complete this look. The crochet top is so simple but still so elegant. Pair it with flared dresses or jeans to make it work for any occasion. Fitted clogs add the 70s touch to this look. Crochet tops are flattering because of their loose fit and how they hug your curves in all the right places.
26. Space Dye Pants
With space dye pants and an over-the-knee wedge, you’ll be looking like a fabulous disco diva in no time. Add some gold chain accessories to pair with the vest’s shiny sequins, and you’re good to go. Space Dye pants are the must-have 70s fashion item. They come in striking colors and prints, perfect for the fun 70s party look.
27. Nikki Tie-Up Top and Saffron Pants
Everyone needs a great pair of yellow pants, and this saffron color is perfect. Paired with a fitted top and some flashy accessories, you’ll be looking like the ultimate fun girl in no time. Nikki’s Tie-up top is very elegant. It comes in so many colors and always in different patterns and prints that they are amazing.
28. Sequin Dress
This sequin dress is perfect for nighttime. Pair it with black boots and a chunky necklace to complete this look. The natural punk vibe is just what you need to complete your 70s fashion style. Sequin dresses are versatile as they come in both jewel-toned and bright ones, but they will always be classy and elegant, especially when paired with high heels.
29. Chiffon Crop Top And Tight Leather Pants And Belt
Yeah, this is the outfit to wear if you’re looking for a bold look. You can also wear it to a disco party. Chiffon crop tops are so in right now. They’re flowy and stylish, and you can pair them with anything from jeans to pants or skirts. Leather pants are so hot this season, and the belt just adds that extra touch of chicness.
30. Sequin Top And Mini Dress
What’s better than one sequin top? Two sequin tops. This look is perfect for dressing up or down. Sequin tops are hot right now, and what’s amazing about them is that they come in both jewel-toned and bright colors. They are also available in so many different patterns and prints that you can have an entirely new one every day of the week.
Tips For Choosing The Right Clothing For A 70s Party
Most of the party we go with friends to enjoy and dance. In the 70s party, we can be very active and crazy, so the clothing should allow us to move freely and still feel comfortable all the time.
2. The must-have styles in the 70s
Distinct and stylish fashion items such as miniskirts, flared dresses, low-rise jeans, patterned shirts, and lots of jewelry were popular in the 70s. However, some more innocent and plain looks that are also very stylish in this decade include sequin tops with frills and bell sleeves, high hair piled on top of the head, sheer blouses with oversized buttons, and tulle skirts.
3. Accessories must be unique
The best accessories for the 70s are classic hair bows that you can get in any color and elaborate jewelry such as bead necklaces, tiaras, beaded rings, and bracelets. Also, consider wearing a choker or a chain with pearls around your neck.
4. When you are choosing your outfits, be creative
In the 70s style, we go to a party with friends. So, we can spend time having fun together. If you are too conservative, your friends may feel bored in this situation. So, you must find the right balance to make the party more enjoyable. If your outfit is too sexy or too weird and not suitable for the party place and time, other people may think that you are indecent or uncomfortable with this kind of style. So, it is better to wear something comfortable but creative and attractive.
5. Remember the quality of your accessories
In the 70s, we like interesting jewelry. For example, if you can’t choose a pair of earrings, consider necklaces and bracelets. But, if you are going to a party in a nightclub or something similar where you will spend more time at the after-party where most people would want to dance and interact with each other, then you should think about your clothing first before choosing some accessories with it. Also, remember that good accessories are not expensive and can be found in cheap shops.
How should I dress for a 70s party?
The 70s are a time where we should be bold and adventurous. You can do this by dressing in bright colors, getting your hair and makeup done, and wearing some high-heeled shoes. You’ll also want to wear fringe pants, tight leather pants, cropped or bell-bottom jeans, or mini skirts. Either pair this look with an over-the-knee boot or simply wear some open-toe heels.
What does 70’s attire look like?
You should always wear something comfortable with a bold and elegant theme. This is achieved by finding your favorite bell bottoms, flared dress or miniskirts, lace tops, cropped tops, leggings, and cute tops. If you want to go as far as wearing a crop top over a mini skirt or tights with boots or flats, go ahead.
What were fashion trends in the 70s?
The fashion trends in the 70s were as daring and wild as rock/pop music and movies. In style, you can wear anything from a miniskirt to bell bottoms, fringed shirts, and gladiator heels.
What is 70’s disco fashion?
Disco has been around for a long time, and it is not going away anytime soon. It is now more than ever the fashion choice for some of the hottest parties we attend. So if you are going to a 70s party and feel like you want to go with a disco look, then try Distinct and stylish fashion items such as sequin tops with frills and bell sleeves, high hair piled on top of the head, sheer blouses with oversize buttons and tulle skirts.