I am writing a book and I posted a few months ago asking for advice about pregnancy in the mid-1970s. Please may I take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to reply. I very much appreciate it.
Now, I was 19 in 1975 and can remember some of the outfits of what I wore, but the thing is, I was quite a bit overweight then. I remember wearing long dresses in 1975, with a choker. Or a long skirt with a skinny ribbed top, which looking back, didn't do me any favours at all! I also remember wearing the "new" midi skirt? Or maybe that was earlier, I honestly can't remember. I don't have any photos of me from that era.
What I would like to know is what did YOU wear in 1975/76 for an evening out? I don't think disco became popular until maybe 1997, with Saturday Night Fever, did it? However, I may be totally wrong. I didn't go to many discos when I was younger, I met my ex-husband at our local Palais! I remember the white suit John Travolta wore, and I remember my ex-husband wearing a cream version in the early 1980s. (We lived in a small town in the North West of England, so maybe he was just behind the times!)
Would any of you be prepared to share your experience of going to a disco in the mid-1970s? What did you wear? What did your boyfriend wear? The two female characters in my book are totally different. One is tall, slim, stunningly beautiful and the other (based on myself) is short, a bit mousy and slightly overweight. What do you think the more popular girl would have worn? Would hot pants still be in fashion then? I vaguely remember when I first started work in 1974, aged 18, that an older girl wore them to work and was told off. I'm sure she wore them in the evening though. Could I be right?
As I say, I can only go off my own experience, and that is wearing long dresses and skirts, I suppose to hide my shape at the time.
I remember my boyfriend at the time having long David Cassidy like hair and wearing flared jeans, so I can imagine what my characters' boyfriends would wear. However, I'm at a loss as to how the girls would dress at the time.
Any advice would be much appreciated, particularly by all the grans who were the "cool" girls in the mid-1970s! I wasn't, by the way!
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