Monday, December 29, 2014

That's So 70s - High Rise Pants (Part 4)

Happy New Year everyone!  And what better way to ring in the New Year than by taking another look at those icons of 70s fashion - high rise pants.  Okay, well, high rise pants don't really have anything to do with celebrating New Year's day, but hey, who cares!!

Kathy gets the New Year started off right with one of her uber-cute poses from Spiegel.  I do believe that those bell bottoms are wider than the waist!

Hey, why don't we just stay with Spiegel for the entire post??  After all, they had some groovy 70s fashions, such as......

Yessir, in the hey days of the bell bottoms, Wider was Better.  After all this was the era of big cars wider, lower, longer, faster) so why not the same for pants??

And let us not forget the cuffed bell bottoms such as sported here by Kathy and Jill.

The one thing you could say about 70s fashions, is just about the time you had them figured out, they would come up with something even more outlandish such as those pants in the upper right here or below.... (1)

I'm not sure what I like more - crazy pants or that hat!!  That's what I loved about 70s fashions - they never lacked for throwing caution to the wind (of course that experimentation eventually lead to that horrid, black hole period of disco, but that's another story).

Aside from the pants, what you have to notice here is the Charlie Chaplin shirt, with the.....wait for it.....wait for it....matching Charlie Chaplin high rise platform shoes!!    Nope, I'm not making this stuff up folks.  They really tried to sell that.

Yes, the 70s were certainly a time of fashion turmoil.  It all seemed so fun and exciting.  Where or where did it all start to go so horribly wrong, you ask????

"Man-tailoring" why, oh why?!?!??!  We don't want that!! We want girls to look like, well, GIRLS, NOT BOYS!!!  Arrrggghhhh!!  Next thing you know, there was disco, which was the beginning of the end for Western  civilization!! (1)


(1) Be sure to check out those small inset pics of Kathy!


  1. I love these photos! I so remember these high waisted pants (which are making a comeback, unfortunately). Great pics of Kathy.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, those high rise pants are really the bomb!

  2. LOL trying to explain those fake patch-print knit jeans to someone recently. Thanks!

    1. No problem! There were a lot of 70s fashions that are hard to explain in hindsight!