Womens vintage 1970s jacketsMay 11, 2015
It was towards the end of the 1970s when disco was at its height and although it had initially been inspired by clothes from the 60s, disco fashion took a life of its own with clothes made from mostly man made materials.What had started with the cinched in waist wrap dress from Diane Von Furstenberg in the early 70s for disco wear, graduated on to halter-necks, shorts, blazers and leggings in Lurex and spandex and yes, those lovely boob tubes. From this period, here in this post, we take a look at Womens vintage 1970s jackets
Womens jackets in the 1970s
Today, they may go by a different name, but they were boob tubes back in the day.
Anything that shone was good to go But we’re here to talk about jackets, Womens vintage 1970s jackets and that is exactly what we’re going to talk about.
The Bomber Jacket
It wasn’t just Marlon Brando who wore the bomber jacket and it hasn’t always come in leather. They’ve come in a variety of different fabrics and in a variety of different colours as well as the standard black.
Of course it was originally a flying jacket, needed for their warmth lighter fabric. They were naturally popular with the US military when they were issued with the bomber jackets during the 1950s.
When did girls start wearing them?
In the 1950s our first sight of a girl in a bomber jacket is Marilyn Monroe, worn with trousers and top while undertaking a 10 day tour of Korea to entertain the troops.
It was the 1970s when the bomber jacket was seen worn by girls. The late 1970s as we know saw the popularity of disco reach its zenith.
Both men and women were seen in short, light blouson style jackets made of nylon which were satin coloured and bright.
Those bomber jacket aficionados may not consider these types of jackets as pure bomber, but they were certainly styled along those lines, and were a popular garment worn as part of a 70s disco look.
Bright colours and satin Womens vintage 1970s jackets
The satin bombers were perfect, even if they didn’t fulfil the traditional description of what a bomber jacket should be, they were fun, they were bright, they were loud and they were light.
You could wear them with your Lycra leggings and sequinned boob tube and wear them with wide jeans leg jeans and tee.
Yes Grease – you remember
Even better if you could find a multi-coloured one and wear it with knee high boots with a heel.
You could definitely make an entrance with that get up.Of course bomber jackets, like denim have never really gone away, they reappeared in the 1990s and even today you’ll still see them on the catwalk. How you decide to wear them is entirely up to you.
Colourful, light, versatile
For me the satin bomber jacket is the best of all the bomber jacket version that have come and gone since its invention for the military.
It’s the kind of jacket that can be dressed up or down and due to its less bulky, lighter material it can be worn with just about anything without looking out of place.
Not all bomber jackets came in bright colours, or multi-coloured, many came in block colours and this means that while you keep the rest of your outfit plain, you can dress it all up with brightly decorated bags and jewellery.
Vintage and modern
Womens vintage 1970s jackets like this don’t have to be worn with other clothes from this era either, unless you specifically want to dress up in 1970s from head to toe.
You can wear it with more contemporary items. A long tight knee length stretch skirt, a pair of skinnies, along body con dress with a satin bomber jacket thrown over the shoulders.
Keep it on your shopping list
Don’t dismiss the 1970s disco era, because there is so much from that period we can still wear, mixed and matched with today’s more contemporary looks it can create a striking look.
The satin bomber jacket has to be one of the most colourful and fun garments from the 1970s. So don’t discard it from your shopping list of Womens vintage 1970s jackets.