This post will show you the best ’70s-style clothing items you can wear in 2023.
Though we’re only one month into 2022, 1970s-style fashion is back and set to be a big trend this upcoming season.
While your mind may go to hippie and disco-themed Halloween costumes when you hear “’70s style,” this decade of fashion offers so much more than those tropes. It continues to have a huge influence on fashion today. Just look to the designer runway shows for Spring/Summer 2022, which were filled with tons of ’70s-inspired looks.
From glitzy, flared pants in Coperni’s S/S 2022 RTW collection to colorful retro prints and plenty of crochet at Anna Sui’s S/S 2022 RTW presentation, fashion designers across the board showcased looks that put a modern spin on popular ’70s style clothing, setting the tone for what’s to come.
If you want to get in on the trend and give your wardrobe a taste of the grooviest decade, read on for 35+ pieces of ’70s-inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories that you can get right now. You’ll be amazed at how many of these actually look vintage, proving that everything old always becomes new again!
Oh, and if the ’70s aren’t really your thing, don’t fret. The ’90s are also really hot now and we’ve got a guide for that too.
1. Chevron Knit Flared Pants
It doesn’t get more ’70s than a colorful pair of printed, flare pants. These high-rise, knit flared pants feature a chevron print that feels super retro and will pair perfectly with crop tops.
2. High-Waisted Flared Pants
These light brown high-waisted flared pants give “That ’70s Show” vibes in the best way possible. They’ll look incredible with a chunky knit or a flirty crop top.
3. Flared Jeans
Flared jeans were a staple in the ’70s and are set to be the denim trend again this current season. Look for styles with stretch for an extra-flattering (& comfortable!) fit.
For more on this look, see our guide to the best flare jeans outfit ideas.
’70s Style Clothing: Abstract Prints
A signature of 1970’s-style clothing was colorful, abstract prints. Think psychedelic, swirly designs that make you want to say, “alright, alright, alright.”
4. Wavy Print Shirt
The bright wavy print on this oversized button-down shirt makes a bold impact with little waste: it’s made from 100% recycled materials, making it almost as eco-friendly as a vintage item.
5. Ruched Printed Mini Dress
This cute mini dress with spaghetti straps and an abstract print will be ideal in the summertime. It features ruching down the sides for a sultry look.
6. Printed Notch Mini Skirt
I’m in love with the colorful print on this notched mini skirt. Whether you dress it up with a crop top and heels or keep it laid-back with a t-shirt and low-top sneakers, it’s sure to make a statement.
7. Printed Flared Pants
These flared pants with an orange abstract print hit all the marks for a signature seventies look. The swirly design within its vibrant color palette is a true disco dream.
8. Printed Maxi Dress
This stunning maxi dress is a little pricey, but it’s basically a retro-inspired piece of art. The detail of the print, exaggerated seaming, and floor-sweeping length adds to its one-of-a-kind look.
’70s Style Clothing: Funky Floral Prints
Another popular print that marks ’70s fashion? Funky florals. On the heels of the 1960’s “flower power” movement, bright floral prints featuring shades of orange, brown, red, and green were popular in the early 1970s. Guess what? They’re popular again now.
9. Retro Floral Print Halter Top
With a halter-neck design and retro floral print, this crop top is as the seventies as it gets. Style it with some high-waisted flared pants for the ultimate vintage vibes.
10. Notched Pelmet Mini Skirt
This floral pelmet print mini skirt has a major ’70s feel thanks to its fun print and its notched front hem. Whether you pair it with a crop top or an oversized knit sweater, you’re going to look super cute.
11. Floral Square Neck Frill Top
Your friends are going to think this floral print square neck top is real vintage with its ’70s color palette and frilled detailing. Wear it with wide-leg denim for a totally retro look.
12. Floral Flare Pants
Take flower power to the next level with these floral flared pants. The tones of yellow, orange, and brown give these a true vintage flavor.
’70s Style Clothing: Wrap Dresses
We can attribute the iconic wrap dress to Diane Von Furstenburg, who designed this sought-after style in 1974 – and has been a staple ever since!
13. Floral Mini Dress
Not only does this mini dress have the classic wrap-style design, but it features a retro floral print for bonus trend points.
14. Blouson-Sleeve Wrap Dress
The slinky fabric of this green wrap mini dress totally invokes the disco-dancing era. All it needs is just needs a pair of sky-high platforms to complete the look.
’70s Style Clothing: Co-Ord Sets
Though co-ord sets have become trendy in recent seasons, they actually came into style in the 1970s. Matching sets are a surefire way to make a style statement!
15. One-Shoulder Crop Top and Flared Pants Set
This matching set with a one-shoulder crop top and flared high-waisted pants features a retro print that is sure to stand out in a crowd.
16. ASOS Luxe Cotton Bubble Set
Hey, disco queen! A pair of satin wide-leg pants and a coordinating ruched crop top in this colorful geometric print will transport you back to the seventies in a heartbeat.
17. Patterned Knit Top and Flared Pants
The knit fabric of this patterned collared top and matching flared pants look so old school, especially with the brown and orange color palette. You’ll be able to wear these pieces together for a statement look or separately with the rest of your wardrobe.
’70s Style Clothing: Jumpsuits
One of the most daring fashion pieces of the 1970s was the jumpsuit. From casual wear to Studio 54 glam, a jumpsuit was always the answer.
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18. Ruched Jumpsuit
For a night out on the town, try this glitzy flared jumpsuit. Glittered, ruched, and with front cut-out detail, it’s made for the dance floor.
19. Lace-Up Denim Jumpsuit
Steal the show in this eye-catching lace-up denim jumpsuit. With cut-out lace-up detailing on the sides, a plunging neckline, and flared hems, this is a guaranteed head-turner.
’70s Style Clothing: Crochet & Knitwear
While hippie-style clothing was bigger in the 1960s, the trend trickled into the early ’70s, too. Crochet and open-weave knitwear were super popular, especially in colorful patterns like the “granny square” (yes, that’s its actual name), which is making a major resurgence.
20. Crochet Sweater Vest
Wondering what the granny square pattern looks like? Here’s your answer!
This crochet sweater vest features the classic pattern you may have seen at your granny’s house (hence the name). Though it has a retro look, this piece has been given a modern upgrade with its cropped length and sleeveless design.
21. Crochet Crafted Open-Front Cardigan
You can even find granny square crochet pieces at Target, so you know this is a trend that’s going big this season. This granny square crochet cardigan with an open front design looks handmade and comes in three fun color schemes, which all fit the ’70s aesthetic.
22. Crochet Crop Top
This square neck crochet crop top featuring the granny square is going to look amazing with flared jeans or denim cutoffs in the summertime. Its hippie, handmade vibes will give your outfits a carefree feel.
’70s Style Clothing: Corduroy
Corduroy was another fabric that ruled the decade, and it adds unexpected texture to your outfits.
23. Corduroy Flare Jumpsuit
Corduroy? Check. Flared? Check. Jumpsuit? Check. This piece has all the ’70s must-have features!
You’re sure to stand out in this corduroy jumpsuit with flared legs, short sleeves, and a zipper-front design which is as convenient as it is cool.
24. Corduroy Overalls
Overalls are another great way to wear corduroy. The particular shade of brown of these corduroy overalls is perfectly ’70s, and the straight fit adds to their vintage look. Style them with a floral blouse (like above) and clogs or a simple t-shirt and low-top sneakers.
25. Button-Front Corduroy Mini Skirt
Corduroy mini skirts are a look that has stuck around way past the 1970s. The button-front design on this mini skirt, along with its front pockets and a high waistline, add to its appeal.
26. Embroidered Floral Corduroy Flared Pants
These pants are not only corduroyed, but they are also flared and feature floral embroidery that is so seventies. Keep them laid-back with a simple t-shirt, or jazz them up with a colorful cardigan.
’70s Style Clothing: Platforms
Platform heels are a quintessential ’70s shoe that was made for disco dancing the night away. They’ve come back in style for S/S 2022 and are going to give you a leggy lift that will make you want to boogie.
27. Ultra-Platform Boots
Do these ultra-platform boots not look like they came straight out of the ’70s?! They come in three colors and are perfect for wearing with flare pants or mini skirts.
28. Metallic Lace-Up Platform Heels
You’ll feel like a disco queen in these lime green metallic lace-up platform heels. The metallic green hue, square toe, and lace-up straps give these a standout look.
29. Platform Mules
Platforms don’t always have to equal sky-high heel heights. These olive green platform mules feature a super wearable heel while still having that classic seventies look.
’70s Style Clothing: Clogs
Another essential ’70s shoe was the clog, which was imported from the Netherlands. The platform wooden soles were a staple back then and are trendy again now.
30. Faux Fur Clogs
I adore these cognac-colored clogs, which feature a faux fur footbed and are under $30. The faux fur interior reminds me of the popular ’70s shag carpets (in a good way!).
31. Braided Clogs
The braided buckle detail on these studded clogs adds to their authentic seventies vibes, along with their platform wooden heels.
’70s Style Clothing: Retro Sneakers
If platforms and clogs aren’t your things, you can still get in on the ’70s trend with sneakers. These casual, comfortable sneakers all have a retro vibe that’s going to add flair to your outfits.
32. Converse ’70s Style Patchwork Sneakers
These Converse high-top sneakers are as authentically ’70s as it gets, aside from actual vintage ones. Built off of Converse’s original 1970s design, these classic sneakers feature a patchwork print that evokes the era, with a color palette that really pops.
33. Vans Old Skool Sneakers
Did you know Vans came out with their famous “Old Skool” sneaker design in 1977? The Old Skool has maintained popularity and is no longer considered just a skate shoe, but a casual, everyday go-to sneaker.
Related reading: How to Wear Vans & the Cutest Vans Outfit Ideas
’70s Style Clothing: Accessories
Your seventies-style outfits won’t be complete without the right retro accessories to bring your looks together!
34. Oversized Sunglasses
One of my personal favorite ’70s trends is ultra-oversized sunglasses. These retro-inspired tortoise sunnies have giant frames which will give you a glam look.
36. Printed Baguette Bag
Add a pop of color and print to your outfits with this ‘70s printed baguette bag. Its swirly abstract print with bold colors makes it a total statement piece, even if you just wear it with an LBD.
37. Printed Tote Bag
This tote bag literally has “1970s” written within its funky print, which includes butterflies, flowers, and hearts. Need I say more?!
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1 thought on “The Best ’70s Style Clothing to Wear Right Now (35+ Must-Have Styles!)”
I was 15-24 in the 70’s and these really don’t reflect the era. Mini skirts were shorter, hot pants were hot, sleeves were big and billowy but fitted at the wrist. Flared jeans were tight to the knees and went all the way to the ground. We wouldn’t have been caught dead with our ankles showing or holes or tears in our jeans. They were usually low hiphuggers as well. Crop tops tied right under the breasts and fit snuggly. Hot pink was a big color back then.