Although the 1970s were 50 years ago, the old saying that history repeats itself proves that there is not a great contrast between the values, actions, fashions and lifestyles of yesterday to today.
Marginalized groups petitioned and fought for equality and inclusion, pressures for improved environmental policies were widespread and proved successful and Americans fought to ban traditional family roles, taking the nickname of Decade Me.
Fashions throughout the 1970s spoke a language that hadn’t been known before with graphic T-shirts, bell-bottom jeans and maxi dresses that were popularized during that decade and continued along. the bell-shaped curve known as the fashion cycle ever since.
While bell bottoms have fluctuated with stages such as decline and rise in popularity, as individuals now experiment with fashion, graphic tees and maxi dresses as well as patterns such as tie-dye continue to remain prevalent in today’s fashion world.
After Watergate, people sought more interest in pop culture, especially with the rising music scene. After the previous decade closed with Woodstock, hippie fashion also continued to stay folded in the dresser and worn every now and then. Frayed jeans, fringed jackets and tie-dye designs were still worn throughout the ’70s, as individuals threw old fashion rules out the window and chose to express themselves freely.
The ideal of dressing without caring about the opinions of others has remained in force in 2020 and over the past two years. Throwing opinions and ideals out the window is a trend that will hopefully remain popular, bringing with it new trends and a form of self-expression never seen before.
Originating in the 17th century, bell bottom pants were worn by boat workers and were slowly introduced to sailors in the United States Navy. The wide legs allowed boat workers to roll up excess fabric when needed for on-board work, such as washing decks.
In the 1970s, bell bottom jeans were introduced into mainstream fashion, gaining popularity in pop culture. These popular denim pants are considered a symbol of the Me decade and have found their way back into popular fashion today, with brands such as Free people, Altard State and Loopselling more of the recycled trend.
The flare and the width of the bell shape at the bottom of the jeans can vary in size depending on the brand and how they interpret fashion. Those who identify as male and female sported the classic denim design, blurring the gender roles in the dress.
The classic graphic t-shirt has been used to represent pop culture interests, political opinions, and simply to get a message across. T-shirts were originally underwear, worn under pants and coveralls.
It wasn’t until the 1970s that graphic t-shirts became a medium for anti-war protests and people realized that something as simple as a t-shirt could hold a powerful blow to it. fist. The shirts bore peace sign logos and phrases such as WAR IS OVER.
Since then, the graphic tee shirt industry has exploded. Name a logo, character, TV show, movie, or brand that doesn’t have its own graphic tee. You can not do that. It’s impossible. With brands realizing that they can market the popularity and ease of graphic t-shirts, the incentive to create them has become much easier.
Throughout the movements that fight for environmental rights and equality, graphic t-shirts have become their own form of protest, saying the right thing to say in a simple but effective way.
Graphic t-shirts take on a multitude of designs and messages, making them a universal classic for all ages, demographics, and genders.
These days, controversy constantly arises within the dress. More recently, Candace Owens, political activist and author, slammed the December issue of Vogue with Harry Styles on the cover, wearing a dress.
Bring back the manly men, Owens said in a tweet, shaming the musician for the style choices made on the cover and throughout the magazine. Celebrities have come to defend Styles for choosing to kiss through the dress as he pleases and criticized Owens for taking a narrow view.
A great ideal that has remained prevalent over the past 50 years is the drive to blur and break down gender barriers in clothing, allowing individuals to experiment with styles, patterns, fabrics and ways of looking. dress to express themselves as they please, without fear of judgment. others.