Many would regard the Maxi skirt as a prime example, but that would be slightly inaccurate. Maxi skirts, and their dress equivalents, were very popular during the 1970s, and the chintzy designs are still favoured now. They were designed with all kinds of patterns and every imaginable colour, with big, flowery displays, bold abstracts in purples, blues and reds, and the odd tartan and tweed added for good measure.
The maxi skirt also signified the end of the period when it was more common for women to make their own clothes from patterns bought on the high street or offered in magazines. This didn’t last long through as the next era would be one of imported, mass-produced clothing at much reduced price points. So if you need some genuine 70s maxi action, visit a vintage clothing store, and be prepared to find some home-made items on the racks too. That is not to say the design houses of high fashion weren’t as keen as the domestic goddesses were to create these popular full-length garments; just don’t expect everything you discover to give you that commercial quality feeling of confidence that a well known label can bring.
Maxi skirts are hot property right now, so it’s time to search the vintage stores and get hold of a skirt that has stood the test of time and go native. And don’t let anyone fool you into believing that the Sixties, when exposed thighs and kinky boots reigned, were the last word in sexy high street designs. Yes, they laid the foundations for a more informal and liberated future, but those fashions only really suited a small part of the population and most people couldn’t really see themselves in those daring designs. Fashion today is a lot more accessible to larger groups, something we learned from the Seventies perhaps. The 70s generation could be the real movers and shakers today, they are the ones who helped widen our horizons and created the linked-up digital world we now enjoy. They were also the generation the 80s was a rebellion against. And they did it all wearing their floral maxi skirts! Live the dream. Enjoy life to the maxi.
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