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.

1970's fashion inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball

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.

1970's inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball1970's inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball 1970's inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball

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.

1976 Seventeen magazine advertising for Monet jewelry 1970's inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball 1970's inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball

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!

1970's inspired outfit: black floral maxi dress, yellow stacked heels, hot pink lipstick, vintage Monet necklace, disco ball
outfit-details-02Thrifted dress and necklace, $2 total
Outlet store high heels, $10
Wet’n’Wild lipstick in the color Smokin’ Hot Pink
DIY piano keyboard clutch

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  • Justina Kenyon

    This is my favorite outfit of your series so far! You are rocking that dress and your hair looks so nice styled like that. I am really enjoying getting a glimpse into how you style trends from the past.

    • I’d have to agree with you, Justina! Sometimes thrifting weird stuff really pays off when it comes together in a beautiful outfit posts like this. Glad you’re enjoying the series. 🙂

  • Dear Hannah,

    If you ever don’t want that dress, I do.
    Love,
    Kristina
    😉
    (You look AMAZING.)

  • Your hair!! Is it darker?? Or just looks darker pulled back? Well either way, you look adorably retro here and I LOVE the disco ball.

    saralilyphoto.blogspot.com

    • I had SUCH a time with my hair. It’s still totally purple. A bit of my dark roots have grown in and so it’s deceiving when it’s all pulled back like this because all you see are the dark roots. I guess it’s a great trick if I have a job interview and have to look profesh? haha Thanks, Sara!

  • Emily

    You look so gorgeous! This dress / outfit / keyboard clutch – everything is just amazing. I love the idea of “touring” the decades via fashion and it’s been so fun to see your different looks! BRB totally stealing this idea.

    http://blog.breadandrosesvintage.com

    • Yes, please do steal this idea! I feel so much more enlightened about the history of fashion. More than any book or movie could teach me!

  • Anna Martin

    That dress is all kinds of amazing. <3 Beautiful job on the bag!

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

    • You are all kinds of amazing. THANK YOU! 🙂

  • Totally new pics! Thank you, Jessica. Glad you noticed. 🙂

  • These decade posts are giving me life! Also, THAT DRESS!!!!!!!!!!!

    • What a huge compliment. haha Thanks, Laura. 🙂