'70s fashion trends are back: we've found the pieces that are 2021 appropriate

These 70s fashion looks are both groovy and chic

Giannina Haupt and Alyssa Cordes is seen wearing 70s fashion trends like denim jeans, denim dress, top with floral print, black bag, brown bag, white sneakers and sandals, total look Liu Jo on June 14, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.
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70s fashion is back. Celebrities and fashion influencers are adding a '70s retro touch to their wardrobes recently. With summer being known as a season of bright colors and patterns, the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

The 1970s were known for being vibrant and bold, especially when it comes to patterns. Since skinny jeans have taken a backseat, the flowy and flared fits found in '70s fashion are becoming a go-to for most trendsetters. 

TikTokers are claiming that the 70s fashion for women to follow this season will consist of crochet clothing, halter tops, flared bottoms, and knotted tops.

One user, Tanya (@ttaanyaa) gained over 15,000 views for her retro-inspired outfits, which included fringed tops, knotted shirts, and lots of wide-leg pants. 

"Last two r my favs. Which ones are yours?" she captioned the video. While we're obsessed with almost all of the fits, we couldn't help but notice similar styles featured on popular fashion bloggers and some of our favorite celebrities

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Last two r my favs. Which ones are yours? #fashioninspo #70sfashion #fitcheck

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Whether you're looking for the best summer dress to make a statement or want to update your wardrobe with more eccentric pieces, you'll definitely want to hop on these '70s-inspired trends below.

70s fashion: Fringe Jackets

Miley Cyrus is seen on May 07, 2021 in New York City.

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Miley Cyrus stepped out in a fringed jacket that would make for the ultimate statement piece. Fringe was popular in the '70s and covered everything from jackets, pants, shirts, and in some cases, even shoes. The options are endless and the best part? It's the perfect excuse for a photoshoot since the fringe pieces move with you. Wear the jacket with a basic T-shirt or if you're after something a little more daring, team it with one of the best bralettes.

Aqua Fringe Denim Jacket

Aqua Fringe Denim Jacket, $88 |£66.95

Who said denim had to be boring? This fringe jacket brings casual outfits to a new level.

BlankNYC Faux Suede Fringe Jacket

BlankNYC Faux Suede Fringe Jacket,  $118 | £88.85

Fringe can add some fun to almost any look, and in this teal shade, you can add some bright color to your casual look.

Knotted Tops

With 24 million followers, Chiara Ferragni has quickly made a name for herself as a trend expert. In this post though, she makes it clear that the 1970s are relevant even in 2021. 

The front knotted top was one of the most common looks sported during that era and was typically paired with corduroy bottoms or flared jeans. To make her look more 2021 appropriate, Chiara chose a retro-inspired print paired with pleated trousers and a matching belt. The overall look reads as well put-together when teamed with a crisp pair of trousers.

South Beach Tie Knot Top

South Beach Tie Knot Top, $45.55 | £11.75

Add some romance to your knotted shirt with a style that comes with bubble sleeves.

Mizoci Women's Sexy Knot Front Crop Top

Mizoci Women's Sexy Knot Front Crop Top,  $9.99 - $15.99 

Keep it simple with a basic twist knot shirt that can be worn with jeans, trousers, or skirts.

Crocheted Fabrics

Olivia Rodrigo arrives to "Saturday Night Live" rehearsal at the NBC Studios building on May 13, 2021 in New York City.

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Olivia Rodrigo has been sporting a lot of '90s fashion, but recently showed off a more retro-inspired outfit back when she was rehearsing for her debut SNL appearance. 

Olivia showed off this handmade look featuring an electric green and black pattern made from a crocheted material. More stars and fashion influencers have been following this trend whether it's through a crocheted halter top to even complete pants made from the material.

Tach Clothing Palmira Crochet Cropped Top

Tach Clothing Palmira Crochet Cropped Top,  $265 

Nothing says the '70s like big flowers, bright colors, and a bold material like crochet.

ASOS DESIGN Crochet Cami Top

ASOS DESIGN Crochet Cami Top,  $18.40 | £16

Handmade looks have been making an appearance in fashion lately, so add a little crochet to your outfit with this simple tank.

Reverse Halter Dresses

The halter style is having a moment this season, but nothing quite compares to the reverse halter look, which was another popular '70s look. When tied together with a form-fitting dress, it can create a chic and elegant look that is sure to wow on nights out.

Missguided Cut Out Mini Dress

Missguided Cut Out Mini Dress, $30 | £25

Put a trendy twist on the popular criss-cross halter design. This dress comes with a unique tie-dye design and a ruched texture for added detail.

Nanushka Cutout Linen Halterneck Dress

Nanushka Cutout Linen Halterneck Dress, $625 | £445

Add a touch of orange to your wardrobe with a linen dress inspired by the colors of summer.

Rylee Johnston
Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 


Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.


When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.