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Fashion History, Costume History - 70s fashion, 1970s dressmaking pattern pictures.  Disco and punk influences. 1970s with sport meets street style. Technological developments in history in the C20th.

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The 1970s and Disco

Costume History of 1970s. 1970's fashion history of all sorts of skirt lengths from micro, mini to maxi. Lighter weight clothes. Ethnic fashion and style trends as a result of broader travel experiences.

 Seventies Kaftans, flared trousers, platform shoes and fabrics.

 70's disco, tank tops and mix and match coordinated knitwear.

C20th Sports Fashion until 1960

Costume History of Sports fashion. Sports for women bring dress emancipation. The acceptance of beach pyjamas in the 1920s.

 Tennis outfits break barriers and more functional clothing is accepted for skiing and other casual activities. 

Stretchy knits and military styles and post war functionalism in sportswear.

Fitness Fashion after 1960

Costume history of sports clothes and expedition wear in breathable fabrics of Gore-Tex and Sympatex infiltrate mainstream fashion. 

Disco fitness craze of the 80s, adoption of shell suits as street wear. The 90s love of fleece. Speedo's technically designed swimming range, S2000.

Olympic athletes and sports names Nike and Adidas gain cult status in the 1990s.

1970s Dressmaking Pattern Pictures 3

Mixed pictures, skirts styles, maxi dresses, children's dresses.

1974 Fashion Plates Coats

A selection of coat styles from 1974 fashion plates.

1974 Fashion Plates Suits, Skirts & Trousers

A selection of suits, skirts and trouser styles from 1974 fashion plates.

 

 Punk Fashion History Development in The 1970s

Costume History of early Punks. How aspects of Punk fashion, an anti establishment fashion, soon became accepted as part of mainstream styling by the turn of the 21st century.

 

70's Women's Fashion Revisited

This newest retro fashion trend captures some of the very best of 1970s in all its full glory.

 

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1971 Dressmaking Fashion Designs

Dressmaking pattern covers from 1971.

Added 4 November 2007.

1970s Dressmaking Pattern Pictures 1

Pictures and text about Dress styles of the early mid 1970s.

1970s Dressmaking Pattern Pictures 2

Pictures of Trouser Suits styles of the early mid 1970s.

Late 1970s College Picture

About 300 women between 18 and 65 and showing female  hairstyles. C 1977.

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Fashion History, Costume History - 70s fashion, 1974 fashion plate design images, 1970s dressmaking pattern pictures.  Disco and punk influences.
1970s with sport meets street style. Technological developments in history in the C20th.

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