How To Rock The 70s Trend For Your Shape

Ladies, it's time to get out your peace signs out! This Spring Summer sees an array of pop-art flowers, bohemian embroidery and free-flowing shapes. Yes, it's official, the seventies have returned. And if you're dreading bell-bottoms and turtlenecks: Fear not, it is all about the flora! From sweet pre-Raphelite roses at Marchesa, to Paul and Joe's pops of posies, the 70s trend truly has something to fit everyone's taste and shape.
 
Valentino S/S 2015


So if you wanna rock a look Twiggy would be jealous of that is suitable for your figure, read on...

 


Pear Shape (Slim waist and shoulders, a bit more on the bottom and thighs)
If your a bootylicious babe, like myself, try a smaller print skirt that starts at the slimmest part of your waist. Then balance out your top half by layering on a camel-hued jacket a la Paul and Joe S/S 15 (Below) If you're feeling extra hippy, add an oversized floppy hat.


TRY ME
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 Cynthia Rowley Skirt + The Fifth Label Top + Boohoo Jacket = Woodstock Ready!


 Prefer an all in one? Look for a dress with a cinched waist that flows lusciously over the hips.
Kiera Knightly rocks 70s floaty florals at the premier for 'The Imitation Game' (Photo from yournextshoes.com). This look is great for girls who want to add curves and a defined waistline too!

TRY ME:
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Tall (Over 5ft 7)
House of Holland's retro look was all about the legs. So, if you have long, luscious pins, flaunt them! Think Twiggy-esque mini skirts and play suits, dotted with pops of larger print flowers. These bold, pop-art prints won't swamp your tall physique: so go for it! 


House of Holland S/S 2015

TRY ME:
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Not a short-hem line kind of girl? Go for the palazo pant! Choose a wide leg fit that sways loosely from the leg to add curves.


TRY ME:
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Petite (Under 5ft 3)
Petite ladies, it's all about the print! Go for a small floral print to stay beautifully proportionate. Don't worry, you can still do floaty; simply choose a skirt that ends just above the knee. P.S. High waists are your best friends!
 Michael Kors S/S 2015

TRY ME:
http://t.dgm-au.com/c/94523/161250/3029?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fprinted-shorts-carven%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1517389873.htm%3Ffm%3Dsearch-viewall-shopbysize
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Curvy
Your proportionate figure can easily rock an-all over print. The trick is, the smaller the print, the more slimming it is. Look for loose, but feminine fabric (like chiffon) to skim over your curves. A wrap shape keeps the look vintage but enhances the illusion of a slim waist.
Diane Von Furstenberg S/S 2015






TRY THIS:
 Dress, Faithful









Apple Shape (Larger waist and breasts, slimmer legs)
You have the erm assets (aka boobies) to draw all the attention to, so go for a v-neck dress with a empire-line shape starting at just under the bust. Choose a free-flowing dress to skim over your stomach like this stunning Marchesa number. Extra points for slits if you're going maxi: show off those slim legs! As for print, choose a dress that has floral accents in your best areas, like in the dress below.


Marchesa, S/S 2015

Gorgeous apple-shaped Lena Dunham rocks retro roses on the red carpet. (Photo: popsugar.com.au)

TRY ME:
http://t.dgm-au.com/c/94523/161250/3029?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Ftriss-maxi-dress-alice-olivia%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1552064902.htm%3Ffm%3Dsearch-viewall-shopbysize

Alternatively, go for a high-waist skirt with a small-medium sized floral print to balance out your proportions.

TRY ME:
http://t.dgm-au.com/c/94523/30646/1136



Boyish/ Up and Down Figure
Girl: you can totally get away with the craziest prints! So clash away! If you want to add curves an off-the-shoulder look is the only Woodstock way! P.S don't be afraid to embrace ruffles and frills in all their glory.

Marchesa S/S 2015
TRY THIS
http://www.allyfashion.com/shop/dresses-playsuits/21569-drawn-floral-off-shoulder-dress.html


Not a dress kinda girl? 70s print co-ords will add curves and draw attention to your tiny waist.

TRY THIS

http://t.dgm-au.com/c/94523/30646/1136?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boohoo.com%2Fco-ords%2Ftessa-bold-floral-midi-skirt-co-ord-set%2Finvt%2Fazz15487

 
Which 70s inspired look will you be trying?

Rachel
xoxo

49 comments:

  1. Loving these trends and styles!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  2. Twiggy is such an icon! I love these 70's looks and can't wait for summer!

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  3. wearing a valentino is my dream.
    The first dress is so beautiful.
    xxx
    mari
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  4. I'm all over the 70s vibe and love how you featured wearable options and great tips! I love the romper!

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  5. so inspirational post! love it!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I love yours and I hope we'll read each other again soon,
    I am following you so do the same if you like

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  6. I am kind of excited for this trend, love the looks!

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  7. Hello Rachel! I am so excited because I love flowers, hats and everything related to the 70's style. I love this post Rachel! Super practical and very well done. You are very talented girl and a true stylist. Loved all the styles you showed. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing week! XOXO, Jeannette

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  8. Very nice selection, Love this trend. xx

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  9. Great styling tips! I love the cinched waist + flowy effect so really taking notes on wearing this piece more for spring/summer! :) xo~ Lena
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  10. Very informative post! Thanks for the tips <3

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  11. twiggy is inspirational, loved her style! great post!
    inspiring images!
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  12. love this!!
    beautiful pictures!
    Valentina

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  13. Great tips! I'm totally in love with this bohemian/70's trend.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  14. Great post, I love it. So many beautiful dresses :)

    Anything & Everything

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  15. I love the Michael Kors SS 2015 skirt. I would love to wear that in my garden in the summer.

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  16. Loving all these prints!
    ~Sophia
    http://plaidismyfavouritecolour.blogspot.com/

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  17. I'm not a huge 70's style person, but I am loving some of these skirts. Very nice

    K. or Pure & Complex
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  18. Wow, stunning pieces. ;-)
    Lovely greets nessa

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  19. Very excited to see this trend hit the high street! It looks fab!

    Corinne x
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  20. Beautiful styles!

    Mel
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  21. Oh my!! I love the first dress from Valentino!!

    xx
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  22. DVF always does it for me! I also love the MK tulle skirt!

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  23. I love these 70s looks
    xo
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  24. lovely post and trends! i definitely want to try these this season! x
    - Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  25. Great suggestions! I am a huge fan of the '70s!
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  26. Amazing 70's looks and inspirations! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  27. Great inspo! I didn't like 70s fashion, but now I'm liking this revival.

    Jasmine xx
    For a Real Woman

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  28. very nice!

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  29. So many cute outfits! Thanks for the inspo!

    Tina
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  30. Superb outfit! You just took layered outfits to a whole new level!
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  31. Superb outfit! You just took layered outfits to a whole new level!
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  32. Love the jacket and this jeans is amazing!!!
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  33. Love the sweatshirt and jacket, great pieces! http://www.2015handbagstore.com

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  34. OMG that bomber jacket is insane, the AC collection for AG is amazing, it’s my new obsession, every piece is pure love. The outfit is just perfect, I’m so in love with the sweatshirt, it’s easy, classic and so cool. These booties are so rock, so your style. The 3.1 Phillip Lim is wonderful. http://www.fashionewshow.com

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  35. These are really cool looks!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  36. Love these 70's trend. DVF and Marchesa are my favorites. xo

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  37. beautiful trend…Such an inspiration!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  38. I like all the colors you use.

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  39. I love 70's inspired fashion! The Valentino dress is gorgeous :)

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  40. LOVE the new season Valentino and have always had a soft spot for Marchesa *heart eyes*

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  41. That Michael Kors yellow skirt is so beautiful! xx
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  42. The prints and colours that feature throughout this trend are so energetic, particularly the first image shown in this post. Have a lovely week!

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    x

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  43. awesome post :)

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  44. OMG! They are all lovely! I love all the dress, sobs*

    xx,
    Jewel
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  45. Such a great post - I'm definitely a pear and find it SO hard dressing for my shape! Especially because I'm drawn to things that don't really suit! UGH!

    K.xo
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    P.S. How amazing was the Michael Kors SS'15 showing? Loved it!

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