What Should You Wear to a 1970s Disco-Themed Party?


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Outfit ideas for 1970s disco-themed parties can include draped jersey dresses and white suits. Glam-style clothing can also work.

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The 1970s were an era of decadence, so outfits for 1970s disco-themed parties should reflect that. 1970s-style costumes are a good opportunity to play with fabrics and textures. Sequined outfits, jersey dresses, wrap skirts, tight jeans, wrap dresses, tight blouses, tube tops and flared pants can work for women. Fabrics such as spandex and polyester make good choices, and can incorporate bold patterns, body-baring styles, glitter, beads, fringes, sheer fabrics and feather boas. Popular 1970s colors include burgundy, brown, mustard, rust and avocado green. However, bolder colors were also common in the decade, especially in print fabrics.

Men can wear white three-pieced suits influenced by John Travolta's getup in "Saturday Night Fever" or go for simpler outfits consisting of flared jeans, vests and polyester shirts. Braver men can take a cue from David Bowie or Mark Bolan and play with some glam rock influences. Pieces made of spandex, velvet or satin can add a glam rock touch. Sequins, jumpsuits and boas can create a much bolder look.

Platform shoes were popular for both men and women in the 1970s, so these shoes work well with many different disco themed outfits.

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