From a fashion magazine perspective, the seventies were a wild ride. There were prairie dresses one day and spandex disco jumpsuits the next.
What women wore everyday, however, was much more streamlined and practical. The decade brought some very stylish and easy to wear dresses for the newly emerging generation of working women. The prints were inventive and sometimes wild and there were interesting details and flourishes (ascot bows! wide cuffs!). There were deco-style geometrics, ethnic inspired silhouettes and bold color combinations, sometimes all in one dress.
These seventies working women dresses transition well to the modern era when worn with modern hair and shoes. Have a look at these always stylish ladies, looking very modern in their vintage seventies dresses: