Oh wow, I'd forgotten...........

@rebelann (110328)
El Paso, Texas
October 7, 2023 11:49am CST
Just how ridiculous the styles in the 1970s were. Are you old enough to remember the 1970s? By that I don't mean were you born in the 1970s. In order to remember the 1970s you'd have to be at least 14 by 1971. I was 21 in 1971 turning 22 in August. In the late 60s, at least here in El Paso, girls wore hot pants & mini skirts. I never wore the hot pants but loved the mini skirts except that I'd have to wear panty hose. I never liked hosiery and particularly hated garters and the like but panty hose were no better and ended up being expensive. Then finally in 1972 women here were allowed to wear pants. The styles were bell bottoms and hip huggers even the jeans I bought were bell bottoms and hip huggers. I loved em. Ok, on to my point with the video. For those of you who're too young to remember those bell bottoms, get a load of the bells the lead singer is wearing in the video. I really don't remember that song nor do I like it but that outfit although a little too pretty for anything I'd wear was pretty much what the style was in 1971.
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@Juliaacv (47759)
• Canada
7 Oct
I was only 9 years old in 1971, but I've come a long way Baby, as the saying goes. I remember my mother used to buy me Leggs pantyhose, they came in those plastic eggs. I was not allowed to wear my skirts very short, the 'lucky' part of being the only daughter in a family with 4 children. I did wear bell bottoms and alot of straight leg jeans, as my figure was so slight back then.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
I would've liked wearing them if I wasn't required to wear hosery
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Oh yes, I remember those 'eggs', what a relief it was when I was finally allowed to wear pants to work, no more 'eggs'
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@Juliaacv (47759)
• Canada
7 Oct
@rebelann I think that up until high school half of my wardrobe was made up of skirts and dresses. I liked wearing them.
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@marguicha (212902)
• Chile
7 Oct
I remember that time. I wore minis, hot pants, sexi hoisery (net) and as I was married I did not have to obey my parents. My husband once in a while said that the minis were too short. So I put the hem down in front of him and as soon as he was not looking did the hem up again IO could not do it now. But thank you for reminding me of the times when I knew by heart every new song.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Oh yeah, many a husband had a hard time when his wife decided to wear minis and hot pants and women were becoming less oppressed and of course the divorce rate started to increase.
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@marguicha (212902)
• Chile
7 Oct
@rebelann My husband was the best man I have ever met. I never felt opressed by him. But I also decided what I would not do because it would hurt him. Some women I knew said that their body was theirs (true) and cheated on their husbands.I would have never done that because it would have broken his heart.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
I think anyone who has taken a vow to be true and faithful should honor that vow regardless of that persons body or whatnot. Of course there is always divorce if a person is so inclined.
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@snowy22315 (166450)
• United States
7 Oct
I used to wear bell bottoms in the 70's and then they came up with those elephant bells that were huge! Of course hip huggers and mini and maxi skirts were both in.
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@snowy22315 (166450)
• United States
7 Oct
@rebelann I remember wearing one in the 70's...but not that often.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Oh yeah, I remember the elephant pants, I never liked those but a lot of people I knew were into things like that. I'd forgotten about the maxi skirts but weren't those popular in the late 1970s through the early 1980s?
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@kaylachan (54021)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Oct
Actually, my husband was born in 1960 so he remembers the 70's. He would've been 11 in 1971.
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@kaylachan (54021)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Oct
@rebelann Oh, I'm sure he would remember a lot more than most people give him credit for. Although I'm sure you were glad when pants were more of a fashion statement and more common for both sexes to wear.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
I was very happy when pants were finally allowed at my work place.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Men don't always remember what girls were wearing but I'll bet he remembers the hot pants outfits.
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• United States
7 Oct
I was all into fashion back then and wore mini skirts, boots and those hip huggers bell bottoms and halter tops.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Oh yeah, those halter tops, I wore them when off duty all the time. I was just happy I could wear jeans except to work of course.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Oct
Yeah, that's a good point.
• United States
7 Oct
@rebelann sometimes I wish I could transport myself back and just relive one of those days
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@Dena91 (15522)
• United States
8 Oct
I was 5 in 1971 and look back at what photos survived of my childhood and shake my head at the fashion.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Oh yeah, those were some funky fashions but some of them I liked.
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@much2say (53230)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Oct
In 1971, I was 3 . I do remember 70s clothes . . . my mom used to make/sew a lot of my clothes, so she made them 70s style . . . I literally wore 70s stuff until I hit junior high. I didn't care of know about "fashion" until the 80s - when I realized I looked sooooo outdated . Wow, those are some seriously big blue bell bottoms! In my adult life, I had these black velvety bell bottoms that were jazz pants . . . not quite as bell-y like hers, but they were pretty bell-y. I loved them!! Happy belated birthday by 2 months!!!
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@much2say (53230)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Oct
@rebelann I wore some funky florals and patterns . I guess back then it was pretty frugal to sew your own clothing. I can't imagine not being allowed to wear pants anywhere . . . was that pant rule for businesses for where you were living in '72 or was that all of US? Really '72 was relatively not that long ago.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Oh wow, so your mom sewed too. Mine was born in 1916 and was much more into the older womens styles so guess what she'd make for me. I didn't have a clue about fashion either, that came later when I was in my 20s and was working ..... I got my first job in 1971 after I graduated from tech school but the businesses here didn't allow women to wear pants until after 1972 and then many were adamant that we only wore suitable pant suits, never jeans back then.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Mom never bought me pants but I really don't know if pants were available, I simply did as I was told and wore whatever she deemed appropriate. In 1972 the schools finally allowed girls to wear pants but they made up some strict rules about them, I wasn't in school anymore but I believe the girls weren't allowed to wear jeans, I know I wasn't at work.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
8 Oct
Fashions do come back and if bell bottoms reappear I will not go for them. I cannot imagine I was wearing them (lol)
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
I liked the jeans with the flared bottoms but I can't recall actually buying any bellbottoms.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48461)
• United States
13 Oct
I turned 9 in 1971. I do remember the 70’s and loved my bell bottoms. My daddy made them for us.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
That's so kool. Did you keep any of them?
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
I hope one of them kept at least one pair, it would make a great gift for a grandchild.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48461)
• United States
13 Oct
@rebelann Unfortunately I was the oldest and mine were passed to my younger sisters.
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@TheHorse (201377)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Oct
I am (and was) old enough to think 70s styles (especially late 70s) were pretty silly.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Oh yeah, those. They looked kinda stupid really. So you never wore beads??
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Yeah they were. Do you recall when those straight up collars on mens shirts were popular? I only recall some calling them Pharaoh shirts and often the guys wore beads with them.
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@TheHorse (201377)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Oct
@rebelann Sigh. I don't think I remember the straight up collars. I just remember BIG collars.
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@paigea (35402)
• Canada
7 Oct
I wore all of that! But never had quite that big of bell on the bottom of my pants.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Yeah, her bells were just a little too big of a bell.
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@LindaOHio (148600)
• United States
8 Oct
I loved the 60s and 70s and the fashions as well. I had some really cool outfits. Have a great day.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
I just went with the flow but I really wouldn't want to repeat those decades.
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@LindaOHio (148600)
• United States
8 Oct
@rebelann I would. Except I wouldn't want to go to school again and live with my parents.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
I wouldn't want that same work situation of the 70s where the guy I sat next to in the Keypunch pool made twice what I did simply because he was a man.
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@hillhjill (23664)
• United States
7 Oct
I was only a twinkly light in my dad's eyes then. But I absolutely love the fashion they had then, I always said I was born in the wrong decade. Then again I loved the grunde look that I grew up with.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct
Be glad you weren't born back then, men were allowed to sexually harass a woman and they expected women to tolerate it.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Oct
Thing is if it's your boss and you did that he'd have you arrested and win.
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@hillhjill (23664)
• United States
10 Oct
@rebelann oh man there would be no way I would tolerate it. If I had the same personality back then I'll would kick his butt!!
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@dgobucks226 (33910)
15 Oct
I liked the styles back then. Clothes always make some kind of statement and wearing bell bottoms and earth shoes identified you with the hippie counterculture back then. Actually, I thought wearing bell bottoms were kind of cool.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Oct
I liked the ones I bought from Levi, they weren't as flared as the bells on the singer, and at the time I loved the hip huggers and crop tops. I wouldn't mind finding flared jeans now but I sure as heck wouldn't want to scare people by wearing crop tops or hip huggers
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Oct
Hmmmm, maybe ........... I know a couple people that it would amuze for sure.
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@dgobucks226 (33910)
17 Oct
@rebelann Maybe for Halloween..
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@AmbiePam (83478)
• United States
8 Oct
I was born in 1981, but I really enjoy looking at pictures from back then. It’s so fun! I remember when bell bottoms came back in the 90s, but they never had the flair from the pictures I saw and video I saw from the 70s.
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@AmbiePam (83478)
• United States
8 Oct
@rebelann I remember watching Full House as a kid, and being like, hey, Aunt Becky is wearing bell bottoms!
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Oh wow, I didn't know they'd come back in the 1990s. I rarely bother with fads or fashion.
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@RebeccasFarm (81499)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
8 Oct
Those were the days.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Yeah, in a way. There was a lot about those days I'd never want repeated though.
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@LadyDuck (450672)
• Switzerland
8 Oct
We are very close in age, I was 20 in 1971 and I still have a pair of those bell bottom pants, I also have an old pair of bell bottom jeans.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Wow, you could get a good price for those items.
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@LadyDuck (450672)
• Switzerland
8 Oct
@rebelann I wore the jeans to work in the garden last week.
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• United States
8 Oct
funny how some 'f the past comes to haunt 's many 'f those thingies 're back'n style. reckon i should'a kept my hip huggin' bell bottoms cause they wish a ridiculous price fer such these days.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Hi lady, long time no see. Yeah, I wouldn't want any of those now, I'm not young and cute anymore
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• United States
8 Oct
@rebelann me neither, lol. but the pickin's fer britches's gotten purty thin. literally. i've harassed wrangler fer 2 yrs to make decent gal britches like they used to. lo'n behold, they did. jest want $199.00/pair fer the danged thingies....
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
8 Oct
I remember mini skirts and bell bottomed trousers, although I wore blue jeans and those long flowering short skirts.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
I'll bet Georgia was more in tune with the times than we were here in El Paso, so much of the city here was stuck in the 1950s
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@RubyHawk (99444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
8 Oct
@rebelann I lived in a small town so we all wore about the same thing.
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@Gilljane (2906)
• Sutton, England
8 Oct
I was 14 in 1971. I would wear hot pants as my legs were skinny. I did wear midi skirts
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
I never actually wore hot pants and the one time I tried on a midi skirt I didn't like the way it fit.
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@rebelann (110328)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct
Yep, I feel the same way.
@Gilljane (2906)
• Sutton, England
8 Oct
@rebelann It amuses me to look back now
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