Friday, May 29, 2009

1970s Elephant Bell Pants

File this under "Did We Really Wear Those?". Yes, yes we did. Super wide pants that we called elephant bell bottoms. I wore mine with 3" high platform shoes with cork wedges. I had to be careful not to trip over the hem of those pants, though. They were dangerous!

Shown above, the grown-up version from 1975: Midriff top and white pants, both in silk jersey by Leonard.

8 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Oh lordy, I remember these from high school days. I wanted to wear them and they looked *horrible* on 5'1" me.

Sal said...

I LOVE THOSE. They appeal to the drama queen in me!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Drama is right!

Gladys said...

I had two pair of those that my mother made me. I loved them and I too wore them with my 5" cork wedge platforms. I wasn't daring enough to wear the bare midriff but I had a blousy see through top that had a tie waiste. I wore them with my then vintage 1930's sunglasses and my hair left curly. Take that Divine Ms. M.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

I loved mine back then. Amazingly, I still like this look. Like Sal, they appeal to the drama queen in me.

Diana Geneviève said...

Are these the same thing as "palazzo pants" or is there a crucial difference I'm missing?

I love your blog... always learning new things (and finding new things to drool over in your shop)!

John B. Marine said...

Oh my goodness... that tie-front belly top and those lovely, luscious pants are truly beautiful! Yes, I'm a guy, but those bell bottoms are hot!

Anonymous said...

One of my young co-workers had a pair of wide leg, cuffed pants, i told her back in the day we called them elephants pants, i had to google them because i think she thought i was goofing on her! I miss those times, styles and my shape!

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