Posts Tagged: 1970s

Those Vintage ’70s Wide-Leg Denim Jeans

This is a great Landlubber ad that shows just how huge jeans were in 1975. I mean literally huge! Very wide-legged all the way down, not just below the knee like bell-bottoms. There was no such thing as lighter-weight stretch denim – as I remember, in the ’70s – so I am sure these jeans… Read more »

The Original 1975 Frye Boots

The iconic Frye Boot, as we know it, made its fashion debut in 1975. Super chunky and sturdy, it fit right in with the mid-70s earthy ‘back to the land’ vibe. The collegiate-style Campus Boot became an all-American symbol of rebellion and freedom.  Soon everyone was clunking around in Frye boots, or a reasonable facsimile… Read more »

The 1971 Ukrainian Folkloric Bohemian Look

I ran across these fabulous Slavic/Ukrainian fashions in my February 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine. This folkloric style was extremely popular in the 1970s, and is experiencing a resurgence with the Neo-Folk embroidered designer dresses of Vita Kin and Ulla Johnson in 2017. Needless to say, my love of this style is just as strong… Read more »

1974: When People Stood In Line For Earth Shoes

In 1957, the Earth shoe was developed in Denmark by Anne Kalso. The idea was for a negative heel shoe – a shoe with the heel lower than the toe. The concept was that these shoes would allow you to walk ‘naturally’, like when you walk barefoot in the sand and your heel sinks down… Read more »

The Boho Folkloric Yardley of 1971

Yardley of London always seemed to be spot-on with trends in the late ’60s and into the early ’70s. Their late ’60s advertising tended to be either London Mod or Ethereal Romantic, and featured gorgeous ‘Yardley Girl’ models Jean Shrimpton, Olivia Hussey, and Patsy Sullivan. By the early ’70s, Yardley took on a more Folklorical… Read more »