Monday, September 21, 2009

Disco Fever Fashion - 1978

In the late 70's, Disco was all the rage. In 1977, Studio 54 opened in New York, Donna Summer's music hit the charts, and the film Saturday Night Fever was released. And Disco had it's own fashion statement. Clothes that moved were key. Blouson bodices, elastic waists, thin belts, and drape-y flowing fabrics made it easier to dance, dance, dance . Let's take a look at some hot styles from 1978.

From left to right:
- He wears a Cacharel silk shirt a cotton velveteen trousers. The only thing missing is the gold chains!
- Sue Wong designed this polyester satin jumpsuit for Young Edwardian by Arpeja. The sleeves are slashed, the bodice is wrapped and blouson, and the ankles have elastic.
- A black nylon jumpsuit by On The Rocks has tapered legs and spaghetti straps.

From left to right:
- A polyester jersey top and skirt features a cowl neckline and split sleeves. By California Holiday.
- Patty Woodard polyester crepe camisole and flutter skirt.
- California Holiday polyester jersey dress with ruffle accents.

From left to right:
- Sue Wong dress for Young Edwardian by Argeja has a 40's feel with the pointed peplum. The cream crepe is covered with red glitter hearts and accented with a thin red belt.
- Michael Fredericks polyester jersey jumpsuit with a wrapped halter bodice.
- A tight cotton knit t-shirt with rhinestone accents by Sweet Inspirations is worn with the ultimate red stretch disco pants by J.J. & Co.

From left to right:
- Singer & Spicer polyester satin dress with a blouson bodice and elastic waist.
- Ci Bon black silk wrap jacket and slim pants with elastic at the ankles belted in fuschia.
- Carol Anderson polyester satin draped dress.

Sparkle, shimmer and shine were all the rage in accessories and strappy shoes ruled by day and by night.

- Brass evening bag dangles from a long black cord, by Carol for Eva Graham.
- Van Allen 40's inspired rhinestone fringe pin with a large faux sapphire a the center.
- Whiting and Davis blue and purple sash can be worn as a scarf or as a belt.
- Abbé Creations multi-colored rhinestone belt.
- David Evins evening sandals with removable ankle strap and metal mesh band.

- Van Allen long beaded tassel necklace.
- Halston for Commodore stretch sequined hat. A little satin pouch can be worn as a necklace so your evening bag doesn't get lost.

And don't forget a row of rhinestones up the back of your stockings!

Now get out there and Boogie, Oogie, Oogie!