Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Ultra Feminine 70’s Style (that feels modern)

Cue up the 1970’s southern California singer-songwriter music ’cause I’m noticing a style trend and it needs a soundtrack.

But first, check out these ultra feminine dreamy bohemian frocks:

70's style romantic dresses

Dresses from the modern label The Vampire’s Wife, worn on the right by singer Florence Welch

I’m loving the romantic, witchy vibe of these retro-glam maxi dresses:

70's style romantic dresses

Dresses from the modern label Doen worn by blogger LaTonya Yvette on the left

All the velvets, silks, and neo Edwardian flourishes are lifted straight from 1970’s styles like these:

70's style romantic dresses

From left: actress Isabel Adjani, middle: dress by British designer Ossie Clark, right: singer Emmylou Harris

Then and now, these etherial gothic confections are brought back to earth with a sturdy boot or clog and accessorized with just a  pendant necklace. Hair is styled simply, either loose or braided. Dubbed “festival dresses” in their modern iteration, they are being worn for day as well as evening.

Here are a few 1970s stunners  I have in the shop right now:

70's style romantic dresses At Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy Florida

1970s Witchy Woman  dresses At Winters Past

70's style romantic dresses At Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy Florida

More Ladies of the Canyon style dresses At Winters Past

As promised, here’s your 70s So-Cal soft rock playlist to get you in the mood for a festival dress:

  • Ladies of the Canyon-Joni Mitchell
  • Marrakesh Express-Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • Sweetheart of the Rodeo-The Byrds
  • Doctor My Eyes-Jackson Browne
  • Heart Like a Wheel-Linda Ronstadt
  • You’re Only Lonely-JD Souther
  • Return of the Grevious Angel-Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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