10 Disco Outfits That Are So '70s-Inspired


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The disco craze of the 1970s in the U.S. represented the boundary-breaking themes of the decade itself, drawing on the social movements of the '60s, from hippie counterculture to the sexual revolution, and bringing people of different backgrounds together through music and dance. Disco clubs, one of the most famous of which was Studio 54 in New York, were hotbeds of self-expression and even rebellion. The anything-goes mentality carried over to disco fashion, as clothing and hairstyles were used to make a statement but needed to be comfortable enough to dance in: bell-bottom pants, crop tops, jumpsuits, short sequin dresses—the bolder, the better. 

Many would argue that the political and social themes of the '70s are reflected in today's society, and the same can be said for clothing and beauty trends. Thanks to fashion's return to boho-chic, '70s style has also come back. So whether you're looking for some casual daily disco inspo to weave into your life or have a '70s-themed Halloween look in mind, pay tribute to the era with one of these 10 disco outfits.

1. Printed Dress and Go-Go Boots

This is a disco classic. Hop on the dance floor and get moving in your iconic white boots, hoop earrings, and printed shift dress. 

2. A Groovy Jumpsuit

Form and function come together in this fun jumpsuit, perfect for moving and grooving through the party. Just don't forget to add '70s-inspired accessories to your look (like clogs and oversize shades) to look psychedelic. 

3. Slip Dress and Boots

Popular in the '70s, the slip-dress-and-boots combination is one you can probably pull out of your closet today. Add a denim jacket if you want to make it feel more on the theme. 

4. Flare Jeans and a Tied Crop Top

Bare your midriff with a casual '70s look that's bursting with attitude, complete with bell-bottom jeans and platforms.

5. Bell-Sleeve Dress and Mary Jane Heels

Bell-sleeve dresses were one of the most iconic styles of the '70s. Pair one with Mary Jane heels and long necklaces to pay homage to the era. 

6. Zip Jumpsuit

A zipper and a flared leg are key ingredients for a classic jumpsuit with a '70s twist. Simply add a shearling coat and boots to finish off the look.

7. Hot Pants, a Paisley Top, and Tall Boots

Hot pants, otherwise known as very short shorts, hit the scene in the '70s, and they're begging for a comeback. Pair them with boots and a fun printed top for the perfect party ensemble. 

8. Leotards

That's it. That's the look. A single leotard, and you can consider the '70s theme accomplished. 

9. Metallic Dress and Heels

Nothing screams disco like a metallic dress paired with a faux-fur stole and platforms. This is a look you'll want to dance in all night long. 

10. Sequin Top and Jeans

Disco was basically a competition of who could sparkle the most, and a sequin top would definitely achieve that. Don't stop there, though; finish off your look with wide-leg jeans and platforms, and you'll shine brighter than a disco ball all night long.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.