Monday, March 2, 2015

That's So 70s - The Long Look!

The mini skirt defined the 60s (well along with go-go boots, LSD, and anti-war protests).  So when the 70s rolled around, what would take its place?  After all, fashion, like nature, abhors a vacuum.  And one of the contenders that appeared on the scene was, drum roll please, the maxi......

Yeah, the minis were cool and, sigh, we all miss them terribly.  However, you gotta admit there is something about a pretty gal in a long skirt or dress that is uniquely atractive - especially when you have Kathy and friend here modeling them!

Yep, the title says it all here.  There IS something feminine about the long look.

Of course, you don't have to go with the elegant look with these maxis. Instead you can play dress up a bit like here with these 'peasant dresses" (the wording to the left won't fit in the scanner, but trust me, that's what these are).

Or you can forget about all that and just go or the total frilly look, like here - can't complain about that!!

Naturally we can't forget about the shoes.  Here, not only do we have some elegant long gowns, we have the platform shoes to go with them - soooo 70s!

It is amazing how many of these long dresses emphasized traditional femininity.  You don't see that today.  Of course outfits like this don't go well with tats, piercings, and multi-hued dyed hair.
Yep, we've come a long way baby, and not necessarily for the best.  Looking back on dresses like those shown above, or those shown below........ almost like looking back on a long lost world.  Like I said, I'm not sure the change has been for the best.  Yeah, they may have gone a bit over the top with the lace and frills, but they still looked great!  Let's just hope that styles like this make a comeback!

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