The disco craze of the 1970s in the U.S. represented the boundary-breaking themes of the decade itself, drawing on the social movements of the '60s, from hippie counterculture to the sexual revolution, and bringing people of different backgrounds together through music and dance. Disco clubs, one of the most famous of which was Studio 54 in New York, were hotbeds of self-expression and even rebellion. The anything-goes mentality carried over to disco fashion, as clothing was used to make a statement but needed to be comfortable enough to dance in: bell-bottom pants, crop tops, jumpsuits, short sequin dresses—the bolder the better.
Many would argue that the political and social themes of the '70s are reflected in today's society, and the same can be said for clothing trends. Thanks to fashion's return to boho-chic, '70s style has also made a comeback. So whether you're looking for some casual daily disco inspo to weave into your life or have a '70s-themed party or Halloween event to attend, pay tribute to the era with one of these 10 disco outfits.
Printed Dress and Go Go Boots
This is a disco classic. Hop on the dance floor and get moving in your iconic white boots and printed shift dress.
Alice + Olivia Clyde Shift Dress ($285)
Wonder Costumes White Go Go Boots ($40)
A Groovy Jumpsuit
Form and function come together in this fun jumpsuit perfect for moving and grooving through the party.
Forever21 Plunging Sequin Jumpsuit ($50)
Eloquii Leopard Print Long Sleeve Stretch Cotton Jumpsuit ($140)
Slip Dress and Heels
Popular in the '70s, the slip dress–and-heels combination is one you can probably pull out of your closet today.
Charlie Holiday Nina Midi Dress ($79)
Schutz Jenny Lee Sandals ($68)
Flare Jeans and a Tied Crop Top
Bare your midriff with a casual '70s look that's bursting with attitude, complete with bell-bottom jeans.
Forever21 Open-Knit Crop Top ($11)
Slink High-Waisted Wide Leg Crop ($98)
Wrap Dress and Mary Jane Heels
Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dresses were one of the most iconic innovations of the '70s.
H:ours Elsie Dress ($188)
Charlotte Olympia Mary Jane Pumps ($695)
A zipper and a flared leg are key ingredients for a classic jumpsuit with a '70s twist.
We Wore What '70s Jumpsuit ($250)
Hot Pants and Tall Boots
Hot pants, otherwise known as very short shorts, hit the scene in the '70s, and they're begging for a comeback at your next party.
Lovers + Friends Loren Biker Shorts ($78)
Sam Edelman Hai Tall Boots ($200)
That's it. That's the tweet. A single leotard and you can consider the '70s theme accomplished.
Inamorata Fairfax Ribbed Romper ($72)
Superdown Niki Fishnet Catsuit in Black ($88)
Metallic Dress and Gold Heels
There's nothing quite like a metallic dress to catch and reflect the light of the disco ball.
Michelle Mason Mini Shift Dress ($158)
Michael Kors Ava Mid Heels ($75)
Sequin Top and Jeans
A disco was basically a competition of who could sparkle the most, and this top would definitely achieve that.
Rachel Roy Bona Sequin Tank ($50)
Eloquii Drama Flare Jeans ($90)
Looking for more '70s inspo? Try these nine iconic disco diva Halloween costumes.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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