1970: Flower children
Bell-bottom pants – wide-leg pants – also known by their less official name “hippie pants,” were very popular around this time. These pants made an interesting comeback in the beginning of the 2000s, but it was it quickly replaced with the skinny jeans. The hippie culture didn’t appreciate miniskirts or tried to celebrate femininity in any particular way, but rather men and women alike wore either bell-bottom pants or long skirts and maxi dresses.
This period is known for very bright colors, that matched the spirit of the flower children and the festivals, such as the notorious music festival Woodstock. Capes and ponchos were the latest rage, as well as a new invention of the seventies: midi-length skirts, which, unlike the skirts of the fifties, were low at the waist.