11/14/13

Vintage Style #39: Ladies Home Journal Fashions


A touch of class.  Nothing says 'wine tasting' like polyester bell bottoms and matching sweater.  Here's a bunch of scans from Ladies Home Journal.  All from 1974 unless otherwise noted.  Enjoy.




You do not want to cross this bitch.  She will eat you for breakfast.


From the Stevie Nicks line.


Folkloric? Is there a picture of Paul Bunyan on the back?


Sign you've had too much to drink #43: When you're dipping your chin in your wine glass.


From the Mary Tyler Moore line.


I'm reminded of a favorite Seinfeld quote: "The only thing between him and us is a thin layer of gabardine..."


He keeps his woman satisfied, but they like their relationship "open to new possibilities".  Care to join them? Things will get weird, and you may experience some mild trauma, but it'll be an experience you won't soon forget.


The last thing this woman needs is more yarn.  Step away from the yarn, ma'am.  You've had enough.


I've often wondered why we as a society in the 1980s almost unanimously rejected, mocked and forgot the seventies.  Then I see pictures like this and I'm reminded why.  For chrissakes, he looks like he's wearing a car floor mat decorated by Grandma Moses.


He's totally saying the quote from Anchorman: "I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back...... I want to be on you."

A couple more for the road - these two from LHJ 1971.



15 comments:

  1. One other reason we rejected the 70's in the 80's: Men didn't just grow beards back then, they grew disguises... That much facial hair is creepy for about a million different reasons, one of which is it looks like they stopped taking their medication and started hanging around the elementary school playground.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No joke - one of the many reasons I despise Bob Seger to this day... and I hate hipsters now too!

      Delete
  2. Photo #5 actually didn't make me cringe like all the others did.The girl and the outfit seem to have a timeless quality of good taste to me.I'm no expert,but I've commented here before and have said how much I hated the fashion trends in the seventies.I constantly got sent home from high school for wearing Wranglers and plain T shirts and I'm still saying WTF?

    ReplyDelete
  3. "Mary Tyler Moore" reminds me of Maude Adams of 007 fame.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gillighan, one of your funnier posts. Thanks for making me laugh out loud at work. Love the Grandma Moses comment, among others!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. If you re-introduced these fashions today, how many men and women would have the guts to wear them, to be seen as unique and daring?

    Is that the problem? So many lemmings today content to wear "ok but not special" fashions and t-shirts with whatever idiotic slogan is considered funny this week? Fewer folks who TRULY have a "screw you" attitude (despite what's written on their shirts)?

    Is that why few fashion trends of the past 20 years stand out now, like you discussed in earlier fashion posts?

    Al Bigley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nicely said. I plan on totally plagiarizing your comment for a future post. ;-)

      Delete
  7. I *like* the folkloric look!

    ReplyDelete
  8. "The Stevie Nicks line" is right on the money. Though 1974 predates Nicks's rise to fame by one year, so it's not as if the look was based on Nicks in her first flush of fame. More likely that Nicks was influenced by the times she was in. It's interesting that Nicks has been able to maintain basically that one look for her entire career. She's older now and has made some modifications, but it's still the same basic look 40 years later.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The Ladies in the Hay look like some sort of cult.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Farmer's daughters?

      Delete
  10. Please take a look at this

    http://avaxnews.net/appealing/High_School_Fashion_1969.html

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete