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1970s Patterns in Fashion Trouser Suit Pictures 1970s Fashion History

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

Images from 1970s Pattern Fashion History

1970s Patterns From Fashion History - Trouser Suit Pictures 1977

This set of pages looks at pictures of fashion designs from a 1977 dressmaking magazine.  The pictures in the main chart below all enlarge to when clicked and print off to A4 size.

For a detailed analysis of the 1970s read the 1970s fashion history page.  See more fashion history pictures of 1977 patterns including princess styles.   See more fashion history pictures of 1970s ladies skirts, maxis, coats and children's dresses.

These images below are from a 1977 unbranded dressmaking pattern magazine are typical of mid seventies fashions in trouser suits.  Mostly the 1970s trouser suit was made in many weights of textured or plain knit Crimplene (high bulk polyester), later Trevira (a newer polyester, but looking more like suiting), courtelle jersey knit, wool crepe, satin back crepe or linen Moygashel. 

The dressmaking magazine highlighted real fashions of the 1970s and it is real costume history as many women wore it.  They are a great reference for amateur dramatics costuming fashions for theatrical or costume set events of the 1970s.

The trouser suit pictures in this section of pages are typical of flared pants fashions of the early 70s as are the tunics, tabards, straight loose or flared jackets and waistcoat effects.

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 1970s Pattern Fashion History
Trouser Suit Pictures

Mid 1970s Trouser Suit Pictures

All thumbnails in this main table enlarge to print off to A4 size.

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Trouser suits came into their own in the 1970s. Women were allowed to wear trousers in offices for the first time as long as it was a formal two piece trouser suit.  Jeans were not considered office wear in most institutions.  The 1970s trouser four suits above would have been considered suitable for bank work for example.  The last one is designed on the same lines as the safari suits if Yves St. Laurent.

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These trousers and tops above would have been considered as more casual wear.  The short sleeve tunic in the far left example would have been ideal for someone working for example as a physiotherapist or lounging around.  The striped tank top is a longer version of many short similar styles of tank top popular throughout the seventies.  The green princess line waistcoat might even have been worn out dancing.  This waistcoat style was very popular in 1975 with both trousers and skirts. The purple tabard version on the far right is quite mumsy.

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Curved shirts were also teamed with trousers too. Note how boot cut flared the trousers are by this period. 

For a detailed analysis of the 1970s read the 1970s fashion history page.   

See more fashion history pictures of 1977 patterns including princess styles.

See more fashion history pictures of 1970s ladies skirts, maxis, coats and children's dresses.

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