Ridiculous Matching Outfits From 1970s Fashion Magazine Ads

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These tacky matching outfits would get ridiculed to shreds in today. There are only so many belted tank tops and leopard onesies a person can tolerate before losing his mind, and the 1970s pushed the boundaries of this limit, for sure.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

Weird matching outfits from 1970s fashion magazine ads.

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  1. We have seen worse here. Remember all those LP covers?

  2. I predict that in 50 years time people will be laughing at us for wearing baseball caps backwards and jeans with the crotch halfway down the kegs.

  3. Don’t let them fool you: Those matching outfits were ridiculed then as well.

  4. What's Old is New Again Bob February 28, 2019

    We also had the end of the world through global cooling in the 70’s, and then as now we only had 12 years before ELE TEOTWAWKI… and disco we had disco :-(

  5. I’ve always wanted a suit made from “Chinese science fiction Rayon acetate”.

  6. The clothes go perfectly with 70s music – Captain and Tenille, Barry Manilow, The Carpenters, Starland Vocal Band – as well as with 70s food – quiche, fondue, stuffed vegetables, ranch dressing. It’s a time to be forgotten as quickly as possible. Bundle it all up and send it on a rocket to the sun before someone says, “Hey, that looks great!”

  7. eat@joes.com March 1, 2019

    There will come a time that many of these will be back in vogue…

  8. Ann Nonymous March 4, 2019

    Holy Crap! My mom had the crochet pattern that the granny afghan vest photo came from! She made a couple of those vests for me and my brother back in the 1970s. By today’s standards, yeah, they look ridiculous, but back then they weren’t that bad. Handmade, craftsy looking stuff was an “in” look in those days. Also, remember that there was an energy crisis, a recession, gas rationing, and double-digit unemployment. Those vests helped you stay warm in your under-heated house, or on your walk to school (because you wouldn’t waste gas you waited three hours on line for when the kids could just as easily walk…in the dark because the president had cancelled turning the clocks back during winter).

    Anyone who says that they love the 70s probably didn’t have to live through them. The fashion was the least objectionable thing about that damned decade.

  9. The signs of doom.

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