5 Must haves to Nail the ’70s Look

farrah fawcett in flared pants

Want to channel your inner Farrah Fawcett, but don’t have the goods? Look no further because we at Wonder Wardrobes have put together a list of the 5 most essential pieces you just “need” to have to nail the ’70s trend, because it maybe 2015, but the yesteryear styles are still the most happening thing in the fashion industry.

1. The Flares

Oh, those gorgeous airy bell bottoms! How we used to love them, till they were taken over by the skinny army that is. Well ladies, it’s time we bring those wonder pants back again! So if you want to flaunt the ’70s look then flared denims are one thing you need to splurge on this season. It’s best to pick one in a classic black denim so you can wear it with nautical striped tees or graphic crop tops. Also cash in on some printed wide-legged,  high waist pants that are just flattering to hour glass figures.  Tuck in your vintage tee or retro blouse with a sweet neckerchief to finish off the look.

Fashionista of the ’70s, Sally Thomsett rocks the flares in this pic. Don’t you think?

sally thomsett

True, the flares are of the ’70s, but here are some modern takes on bell-bottoms.

the wide legged vintage trousers

Closer home, the Bollywood divas too are joining hands in reviving these wide legged trousers. From printed to plain, they wore it all this year.

Bollywood celebs in '70s look

2. The Lace-up Sandal

The ultimate statement shoes, these sandals look fantastic with free-flowing dresses or floral culottes. Keep it simple and sporty by pairing these lace-ups with your favorite pinafores and a bandana to match.

Lace-up Sandals by Aldo

lace-up sandals and floral culottes

with flowy dresses

3. The Suede Jacket

Suede was an indispensable part of the 1970’s. Everything from suede trousers to suede jackets were ruling the market. So the easiest way to accomplish that ’70s look is to mix in some suede into your wardrobe. Wear your suede jackets with polka-dot culottes or high waist denim shorts or channel your inner cowgirl by throwing in a boho style hat.

suede jacket by dorothy perkins   Suede Jacket by Dorothy Perkins


model channeling the '70s look in suede jacket       suede jacket and shorts

4. The Retro Glasses

Whether opticals or sunglasses, the only mantra is: the rounder, the better. Go over-sized for a full on look and rock these with your floral saris.

Sabyasachi’s 2015 ad featured women dressed in floral saris along with round retro glasses and sleek black hair, reminiscent of the posh ’70s women.


sabyasachi women with sari and retro glasses

retro glasses                1970 glasses

5. The Quirky Printed Dress

The trick here is to stick to paisley carpet prints in warm colors rather than your staple floral. A pussy-bow collar or a button-up front is a must have! Feel free to carry this style in a mini or maxi.

eva mendes in a qurky print dress with pussy bow collar Eva Mendes ups the cuteness in a polka-dot dress with a pussy-bow collar.

printed quirky mini dressA quirky print dress with a button-up front.

quirky printed maxi dress-Floral print maxis were huge favorite of the '70s era.

Floral print maxis were huge favorite of the ’70s era.


All kinds of those memorable outfits have made their way down the runways during the spring/summer AND autumn/winter 2015 fashion week shows, proving that this era of fashion is here to stay. This just gives us more reason to embrace the flares, jump on the suede train, dig out our best pair of retro sunnies and enjoy all the groovy prints hitting the high streets.

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