Thursday, 8 October 2015

70's Style My Way

The fashion world is talking about how the 1970's look is back.  I've seen people looking fabulous in flares, fringe and long vests.  But that look just isn't me.

I firmly believe that no matter what the trends are, you need to stay true to your personal style.  You won't feel comfortable wearing something that doesn't fit with your style.  Feeling comfortable and confident is far more attractive (and important) than being trendy. 

If I were to wear flares and a long fringed vest I'd feel like I was playing dress ups or wearing a costume.  Fortunately the 70's was more than these "hippy looks" as my Mum would say.

This dress belonged to my Mum and is from the 1970's.  She couldn't recall exactly when she bought it, but said it was before I was born so that makes it pre-1976.  The dress is made of that classic crunchy polyester... I'm thankful that the manufacture of synthetic fabrics has come a long way since then!

This is a 1970's look that fits my personal style! 


Photos c/o my wonderful Husband


  1. How nice to wear a dress that's your mom from almost 40 years ago! It looks in perfect condition and so on trend.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


    1. Thank you Alice! It is in perfect condition for a vintage piece! x Allison

  2. so classy!

  3. Very pretty and feminine! And yes I agree that it's so important to be true to ourselves and our personal style!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

  4. What a great dress and how lovely that it used to belong to your mum! Unfortunately, mum didn't keep any of her incredibly cool 1970s wardrobe -- and she's a lot shorter than me, so it probably wouldn't have fit me anyway. She looks really cool in photographs, though!

    I totally agree about making a trend your own or skipping it all together. We shouldn't be slaves to fashion, but just pick the pieces that we love and that suit us. That makes for a much more economical wardrobe as well, not having to replace everything each season! I can't afford going shopping at the moment, and I'm actually having great fun creating outfits to suit current trends from my "old" wardrobe. xoxo Anett

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    1. Thank you for your kind words Anett! My Mum was much shorter too - this dress must have been mid calf on her! x Allison