The 1970s were all about expression. From disco pants to platform shoes to polyester shirts and gold chains, the disco style was flashy. Of course, it wasn’t appropriate for everyday life but come nighttime, these styles took over the dance floors. The purpose of the disco style was to create a head-turning look that would steal the spotlight. People were not only concentrated on their looks but also on their comfort. It was all about looking good while being able to show off their dance moves. The disco pant was a popular choice because of the stretchy nylon/spandex blend. These hip hugging pants were especially flattering for the ladies on the dance floor.
Disco pants have been sneaking their way back since earlier this year but this fall will surely bring the trend out from hiding. Of course, it’s no surprise to see a retro trend hit stores since we’ve been seeing a lot of ‘80s inspired items lately. Fortunately, modern fashion is all about mixing trends from different eras. This Fashionista does a great job of incorporating the ‘70s disco pant into her wardrobe while channeling ‘90s grunge with her platform boots. She keeps the outfit form-fitting by pairing her disco pants with a lace top.
You can also commemorate the disco style by starting off with your own pair of skinny disco pants. If you still want to rock the trend but not spend too much money, an easy alternative to the pants are these latex leggings from Ragstock. The trick to not looking too retro is adding modern pieces to your outfit. I would suggest pairing your pants with a cool T-shirt or a loose blouse with a vintage vibe. If you’d like to mix trends just like today’s Fashionista, wear platform shoes or a simple canvas sneaker.