For those of us who lived through the 70s, we might secretly have a few items tucked away that would be perfect for a disco theme party. For anyone else who didn’t have the good fortune to live through the 70s, you will have to rifle your parents’ wardrobes or put some serious thought into creating your disco theme party outfits!
The 70s was the decade for jumpsuits, flared pants, platform shoes, hot pants, knee-high boots, wrap dresses, oversized sunglasses, halterneck dresses and tops, big floppy hats and mini dresses. Just remember the Bee Gees, Lulu, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Abba, ZZ Top, Blondie and Barry White!
If these musos don’t give you enough inspiration, then there are plenty of 70s dress up ideas floating around the web. However, if you are out of ideas about what to wear to a 70s party – look no further because we have you covered!
Here are four jaw-dropping ideas so you can stop worrying about what to wear to a 70s party!
1. Disco Fever – 70s Dress Up Costumes
It’s time to dig out those 70s dress up platform shoes and glittery outfits and strut your stuff on the dance floor. Remember John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever’? Guys can look for a white or baby blue bell bottom polyester suit with a vest and a shirt with a really long collar and the top buttons undone. Girls can look for bell-bottomed flares, short mini skirts or dresses, flared catsuits and knee length lace up boots!
2. Hippie Lovin’ – 70s Party Outfit Costumes
It’s easy to create your 70s party outfit! Just rummage around and find a few of the following items: large sunglasses, floral headbands, maxi dresses, fringe jackets, flared pants, granny boots, rainbow colours, tie-dye blouses (or create your own), embroidered shirts, suede vests and big belts with flouncy blouses and shirts. If you want to go simple, just match your earth-goddess hair with a billowing kaftan, bare feet and a guitar for an earthy 70s hippie look!
3. Sonny & Cher – 70s Dress Up Ideas
Looking for 70s dress up ideas? As iconic couples go, Sonny and Cher were the ultimate music duo. On or off stage their outfits were pure 70s and their style is perfect for couples who are looking for the definitive 70s inspired disco theme party outfits. For Cher, you need a long black wig with a thin headband across your forehead, halter top that shows off your midriff matched with a pair of skin-tight flared trousers. For Sonny, you need a big bushy moustache, big gold medallion, wire-framed sunglasses, wide-collared patterned shirt (left open to show off your medallion) and a pair of flared pants and platform shoes.
4. Farrah Fawcett style – 70s Glamour
Remember Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels? To carry off this 70s dress up style off with pizzazz you need Farrah Fawcett hair – long, thick blonde hair with feathered bangs. Match your hair with a pair of bell-bottom jeans and a skimpy halter top and don’t forget the roller skates! You could also pull out your high waisted jeans, 70s jumpsuit or pleated trousers from the wardrobe!