Top 8 Jackets from the 1970s

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The 1970s saw the development of a number of different fashion trends, from loose clothing based on the hippy styles of the late 1960s, to vintage styles from earlier decades, to the beginnings of punk. Since then, 1970s styles, such as flared pants or jeans and platform shoes, have become vintage picks in turn. New clothes can also mimic the look of the 1970s clothes, sometimes with a fresh, modern twist. A 1970s jacket over a more modern outfit is one way to take something old and use it to create something new. For people interested in these nostalgic fashions, an overview of some of the top jackets can help.
1 Maxi Jacket
Maxi Jacket

 

 
 

2 Capes

In contrast to a cloak, which is typically longer, a cape hangs only to the waist or hips. Most button up the whole front, producing an almost skirt-like effect. Longer capes sometimes have armholes, and many capes have hoods.

 
 

3 Wrap Jacket
Wrap Jacket

Wrap jackets typically fold across the torso and tie with a cloth belt, in much the same way as a bathrobe but obviously with more elegance. Wrap jackets are usually short, falling to hip length, but some are longer. Among other advantages, wrap jackets have very flexible sizing.

 
 

4 Fringe Jacket
Fringe Jacket

 

 
 

5 Kaftans and Kimonos

Kaftans and kimonos are both loose, printed robes with long cultural histories. Kaftans are Persian in origin, though the style has also become traditional in many Arabic and African countries as well as in Russia. The word kimono properly refers to any of several different traditional Japanese garments. In British fashion, kaftans and kimonos can also be any light, loose jacket or wrap. While not traditional, these garments are beautiful and very comfortable.

 
 

6 Denim Jacket
Denim Jacket

 

 
 

7 Quilted Jacket

A quilted jacket is any cloth jacket that features two or more layers of fabric connected by lines of stitching. Some of the most popular quilted jackets in the 1970s were Husky jackets, a line of stylish and practical waterproof sporting jackets for both men and women. Some quilted jackets are a bit bulky, so buyers should be careful to pair them with other garments that have a slimmer profile.

 
 

8 Bomber Jacket
Bomber Jacket

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How to Buy Jackets

eBay is a good place to look for both vintage jackets and 1970s-style new clothes, because of the good prices and impressive selection. Shoppers can either browse through the listings to get ideas by doing a basic search with a general search term or look for something specific. Use the menu options to narrow down search results, as you need to. Use the Advanced Search feature to go right to a particular brand and style. Read the complete description of the item you want to buy, and contact the seller if you have any questions about the jacket.
 
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