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

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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

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