Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Clara's 1974 Winter Clothes

Recently, in a department store, I saw a dress that simply screamed "Seventies." And it was not the best of the seventies, but instead represented some of the worst style of the decade, in very bad taste. I think part of the bad reputation that the fashions of the 1970s have earned is due to clashing colors used in monumental poor taste.

Without the 70s patterns and colors, the fashions themselves are actually quite classy. For two additional examples of 70s fashion, check out Clara's 1970s everyday outfit and this sheath dress.

The 1970s were characterized by over-emphasized features: bell bottoms, wide sleeves, mini skirts, maxi skirts, etc. Clara's fashion page for today has some of the overstated features typical of the 70s, starting with the pants. She has a pair of bell bottoms with wide bottoms.

For a top, she is wearing a tight, thick turtleneck shirt with drapy sleeves and tight cuffs. Over the turtleneck, Clara can wear her fitted vest with a scoop neck. As a final touch on her outfit, Clara has some clunky Mary Janes, with thick soles typical of the 70s.

To print Clara's outfit, use this PDF file:
Clara's Dress 42 (745k)

Clara is a free, printable paper doll. Clara will continue to be available on this blog as long as I post new fashion pages for her. You can read the introduction for the Clara paper doll here.

To print the Clara paper doll, use this PDF file:
The Clara Paper Doll (745k)

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