They may have ended nearly 40 years ago, but the seventies have never really gone away have they? 70s music still sells big to this day such as ABBA and the fashion of the 70s are never that far away. Below we take a look at some ways that you can add a touch of 70s glamour to your wardrobe whilst still keeping your modern, stylish and chic edge.

Maxi dresses

Long flowing maxi dresses with beautiful floral print just scream the 1970s. Graceful and stylish, the best thing about maxi dresses is that they look flattering on all body types, and are a great addition to a 21st century wardrobe.

Used well and with the right accessories, maxi dresses are as at home at a barbecue on a beautiful sunny day and a chic and sophisticated cocktail party in the city.

Micro skirt

The 60s may have been about the mini skirt but the 70s went one better with the micro skirt. If you’ve got legs to be proud of, then there’s no better way to show them off. If you’re not quite sure about a micro skirt, you could always try a pair of 70s hotpants.

Flared jeans

Jeans have been a popular fashion item since the 1950s, where icons like James Dean and Marlon Brando popularised their use. They are perhaps the most iconic piece of fashion design ever, with each decade putting their own slant on them.

In the 70s, it was all about flares. Every girl in the decade owned at least one pair of flared jeans and no wonder, they look fantastic. You can pick up some fantastic examples of flared jeans from most fashion outlets.

Fur print

In the 70s, fur was all the rage, but today it’s looked down on in many quarters due to the cruelty issues involved. However, that doesn’t stop you adding a real authentic 70s vibe to your wardrobe by adding some fabulous animal print items to it. Animal print fur coats do not just have a sensational retro chic quality, they’re warm and practical too.

Platform shoes

Platform shoes are one of the most iconic fashion items of the 1970s and they still look great today. With heels being worn these days higher than ever before, platforms are the perfect shoe if you want to add a bit of retro chic to your modern outfit. Go for a classic two-tone if you’re looking for something more formal but it glamour is what you’re after, go for a sparkly silver which will really give you the WOW factor.


Kaftans are big in 2015 and are going to be even bigger in 2016. Popularised by the hippies in the Summer of Love in 1969, they became a staple of 1970s fashion. Available in a wide range of fabrics, Kaftans are especially suited to a 70s glam look when made out of exotic fabrics and edged in a metallic trim such as gold or silver.