The Seventies were a time of transition, especially for women and our 70's costumes are living proof. In the 50s and 60s women almost always wore dresses. Then the Seventies rolled around and so did women's lib and feminism. Women opted to wear pants and throw away their bras and girdles. By the mid to late 70s women were deep in the disco style with fitted jumpsuits, skimpy halter tops and hair styles inspired by empowering women like Charlie's Angels.
Men's Seventies costumes are all about the leisure suit and the suave disco look. Cheesy polyester suits in shades of brown or green were what cool guys with style wore. When they hit the discos as night they put on their tight white polyester pants and metallic shirts with the buttons undone to show off their manly chest hair and gold necklaces. Take a good look at our men's disco leisure suits and you'll know exactly what we mean.
Television programs from the decade also have a big impact on fashions from this period. Today we find it hilarious reinventions of these styles in our section of groovy 70s Halloween costumes.