TARTAN FASHION - THE SUPER SEVENTIES

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See below for a collection of vintage images showing the influence of Scottish tartan patterns on the fashionable set in this period.

Popular early 1970s fashions for women included Tie dye shirts, Mexican peasant blouses, folk-embroidered Hungarian blouses, ponchos, capes, and military surplus clothing. Bottom attire for women during this time included bell-bottoms, gauchos, frayed jeans, midi skirts, and ankle-length maxi dresses. ​ Polyester was the material of choice and bright colors were everywhere. Men and women alike were wearing very tight fitting pants and platform shoes. By 1973, most women were wearing high cut boots and low cut pants.

The Collection

1973

1973

August 1973 Seventeen magazine with tartan skirts and wide flare bell bottoms (with stacked platform heel shoes, of course).