Grab that blue eyeshadow and jar of glitter – the stylish Seventies are back in vogue.
Big hair, blue eyeshadow and lots of glitter can only mean one thing – the revival of the disco era. Rachel Ingram takes us back to the stylish Seventies
While the swinging Sixties were all about peace, love and flower power, the 1970s had their own personality. Tougher than its predecessor, it was the decade in which a new era of music, politics, fashion and beauty was ushered in. Punk and disco ruled the clubs, the film industry was booming and women’s magazines presented an aspirational life that suddenly seemed within grasp.
Women had new options, especially when it came to how they looked. In fact, it was women’s liberation and feminism that gave the ladies a fresh attitude which, in turn, influenced how they dressed their bodies, faces and hair.
Typical ’70s looks were divided into natural for the day and a more fun and glamorous image – think glitter eyeshadow, graphic eyeliners and big, bold hair – for nights. And as women used make-up to experiment with their individuality, the beauty industry boomed.
‘When I think of the ’70s, I think of artists such as David Bowie, Debbie Harry and Diana Ross in full