They came in every pastel, neutral or bright color imaginable. Big prints such as plaid, checkerboard, vertical stripes and tribal prints sprinkled with solid colors as well. The 70s turned the bell bottom back into flares, a popular retro pant style today. They also saw a revival of the high waisted, wide leg palazzo pant for everyday 70s fashion. Bold stripes, solid colors, sequins and black for disco nights.
60s – 70s Pants, Jeans, Hippie, Bell Bottoms, Jumpsuits
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Bell-bottoms or flares are a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the trouser leg. In the early 19th century, when a standardized uniform did not yet exist in the U. Navy , some sailors adopted a style of wide trousers ending in bell-shaped cuffs. The British Royal Navy had often been a leader in nautical fashion, but bell-bottoms did not become part of the standard uniform until the midth century. Although the trousers of the present-day uniform of the United States Navy are still referred to as "bell-bottomed", they simply have large straight legs. The wearer's thigh fills the upper trouser leg, making the bottom of the pants leg appear flared.
The mid 60s mods chose skinny slacks with loud plaid, check or stripe prints or all black for a beatnik style. Classic men chose low waist flat front dress trousers with a plain belt in soft pastel, chino, or earth tone colors. Denim jeans followed both the slim leg, flare and wide bell bottom moving into the hippie 70s. Charades Mens Disco Pant. Smiffys Mens s Orian the Hippie Costume.
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