Anyone who knows me knows my style is not exactly ’70s. I’m much more of a 1950s girlie-girl. Full skirts and bow blouses? Yes please. (Though, apparently, I dressed as a hippie four years in a row for Halloween as a kid. Why, Mom, why?) Bell bottoms and tie-dye? No thank you. Not unless it’s Halloween circa 1990. Apparently.
That being said, a ‘70s inspired trend I admire this season are flowy silk dresses that come in a variety of 1970s geometric and floral patterns. The 100% silk dresses are both comfortable and figure flattering.
These dresses were made for layering—long cardigans, blazers, jean jackets, and leather jackets will all work wonderfully. You can wear them belted, or not, and accessorize with seemingly all types of jewelry. Similarly, most types of footwear will do—pumps, boots, ballet flats, oxfords—you name it.
Though highlighted as a fall trend, these dresses are virtually seasonless—they can be worn with tights in winter or with sandals come summer.
Rebecca Taylor Bloomie Dress, $345, Piperlime.
Charlotte Ronson Pleated Ruffle Dress, $315, Shop Bop.
Tucker Classic Minidress, $315, Piperlime.
Generra Long Sleeve Dress, $275, Piperlime.
Montmarte Shirtdress, $168, Madewell.
Silk Brushstroke Dress, $130, Banana Republic.