Easy to see the 1970s fashion trend was so colorful. Especially for dresses such as evening gowns and skirts.
Many women had different dresses for different occasions. They wore evening gowns at home, which were silky smooth, loose fitting and very comfortable. They were also known as ankle sweepers.
The hemline was all over the place. Both short dresses and long dresses could be worn in almost any situation. Typically, younger women preferred the shorter skirts.
Belts were also a very popular accessory to a 1970s dress. As were bows, necklaces and jackets. Other dresses had dramatic collars.
Take a look at these colorful pics to see what dresses in the 1970s looked like.