A Dress Made For Dancing | Fashion Flashback
I’m going decade diving for the entire month of March and interpreting the fashions of yesteryear by means of magazines, movies, and pop culture of the time. Join me as I visit the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and end the month in the ’80s.
Today I’m covering 1970’s fashion from a nightlife point of view.
This outfit was inspired by Saturday Night Fever even though, admittedly, I didn’t watch the movie. I found myself much more interested in watching the Barbara Streisand film What’s Up, Doc? because, hey, I love a good comedy!
Most of the looks from that movie would be better suited to my last outfit and I didn’t want to repeat myself so I came up with a Plan B.
To get the right inspiration, I studied some stills and clips online of Saturday Night Fever and channeled that with my look. This vintage dress had all the flare I needed and these colorful stacked heels would be perfect for dancing all night long.
None of my outfit was left to chance. Just like when getting ready for a real big night out, each piece was chosen with care. I came across an ad in a 1975 Seventeen magazine for Monet jewelry and got excited when I remembered I’ve previously thrifted some necklaces from that brand. Having an actual necklace from the page below would be tops but I love my little two-toned rectangle one that I wore just the same.
Another place where I stayed true to the ’70s was with this fabulous piano keyboard clutch. DIY’ing was a huge deal back in the day (to be honest, it never went out of style) and I found a tutorial, again, in a retro Seventeen magazine.
I didn’t follow the instructions to a T but I found it a great jumping off point. Plus, how fab does it look with my outfit?
Check back here on Friday when I’ll be posting a video tutorial with instruction to make one for yourself. I’m gonna boogie on out of here but I’ll see you again soon!
Thrifted dress and necklace, $2 total
Outlet store high heels, $10
Wet’n’Wild lipstick in the color Smokin’ Hot Pink
DIY piano keyboard clutch