70’s Digest: Bohemian Rhapsody


When we think of the seventies we often turn to embracing our inner bohemia. A trend that has been slowly returning for the past few seasons in crochet and vintage looking fabrics emerging on the catwalks. This is certainly a trend that reflects the times, and the student population, in it’s thrift shop carefree approach to fashion. Think peasant dresses and gypsy blouses worn with flares in an array of fabrics and textures. Emilio Pucci gave us gorgeous dresses in tie dye and tassels. ASOS currently has a great selection of boho dresses and blouses to get ahead of the trend. For now, simply layer dresses over jeans and team with boots. The flares at Giambattista Valli left us swooning at the gorgeous patterns and fabrics. Flares are flattering on almost every shape as they elongate the legs. Yet bear in mind they do look better with heels. At Gucci we saw billowy boho dresses layered with fur, suede and snakeskin in slightly autumnal shades. This is perfect for our un-reliable English summers and very transitional weather. Look to the great selection of vintage shops in Leeds around the Corn Exchange for bargain pieces to mirror this trend and don’t be afraid to mix and match. This trend is about fun and freedom, taking you from spring to those summer festivals.


Esther Eldridge

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