The '70s Did Denim Right With These 4 Trends


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There are plenty of beloved fashion trends we can attribute to the '70s. As the S/S 19 runways demonstrated just last month, many of them have even come back in style—think tinted sunglasses and head-to-toe suede. But there's one item in particular that the groovy decade did especially well, and that's denim. While you might be emotionally attached to your everyday skinny jeans, there's something about these styles that—despite their nods to a decade known for lava lamps and pet rocks—feel incredibly fresh and modern. From iconic bell-bottoms and flattering wide-leg jeans to head-turning embroidery, there are a few styles we're currently rushing to add to our denim rotation. In need of a wardrobe refresh? We've gathered our favorite far-out denim trends from the '70s that we're loving for 2018.

Wide Legs

Popular among those who attended Woodstock, this flattering style will look so good with a graphic tee or a puff-sleeve blouse.


As the most iconic denim trend of the '70s, flares will look great with pointy-toe pumps to create illusion of mile-long legs.

Contrast Stitching

Contrast stitching is one of those trends that are subtle and yet so effective, leaving the right amount of eye-catching detail you could easily miss in a blink.


Dress up your outfits in one of the most retro-inspired ways with a pair of embroidered jeans. You'll always be in a good mood wearing these.

So that proves it: These old-school denim trends still hold up.

Dale Arden Chong