The '70s Did Denim Right With These 4 Trends

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.

You jeans have never looked so polished.

These are a fashion-girl favorite.

Style these with a cropped sweater and a pair of platform shoes.


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

These can be worn with everything.

You'll never get tired of these.

Now these are some major flares.

We're obsessed this cut, and the fact they're $50 doesn't hurt either. 

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.

A little contrast stitching goes a long way.

Leave it to AlexaChung to make lust-worthy jeans.


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.

Style these with a cool sweater for fall.

Add a cool graphic tee and a moto jacket.

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

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