Dressing ’70s Style Con Estilo

daniela ramirez, nany's klozet

Daniela from Nany's Klozet

 

I am a Stay-Totally-Away-from-the-Maxi-Dress Kind of Girl. I am short and hip-ish and I really, really think I would look extremely comical in a trendy ’70s-inspired Maxi dress.

Apparently, if done right, however, Maxi dresses look super cute, even on us chiquiticas.

Notice Daniela, above? She’s not tall either, pero mira que linda she looks. Especially with the smart belt around her waist, minimizing the muu muu look I fear. You can see more of her look on her blog, Nany’s Klozet.

Now, ruffles, see-through tops and floppy hats — also an inspiration from the 1970s — I can live with. What? Are you shocked I like ruffles? Well, I do.

In this video, the editors at Yahoo de Moda, who help make millions prettier, offer fashion tips for the doing the ’70s right.  Check out the latest fashion trends and how to wear hippie bell bottom pants, jumpsuits and platform shoes, plus how to experiment color blocking, which is currently hugely popular.

For more on choosing key pieces a lo ’70s, check out this article.

And while I am no fashion expert, I — young woman of the ’80s — have regretted my fair share of bad fashion. So, nenas much younger than I, heed this unsolicited warning:

One day, many of you will regret the jumper shorts.

Y tu?

What ’70s-inspired pieces are you loving right now?

And if you’re wearing jumper shorts, I want a picture.

Share, por favor!

By Carrie on June 25, 2011 · Posted in design

9 Comments | Post Comment

Bren says:

ooh imma show you a picture of moi in some jumpers! and floppy hats? Tengo como 30… I love them all. oh wait, and bell bottoms? que me dices de ellos!?!! Lurve them, too! besitos.

Posted on June 26th, 2011

Ericka says:

I love, love the big sunglasses, floppy hats and maxi dresses! My favorite decade for fashion!

Posted on June 30th, 2011

The Wise Latina Club says:

Daniela is and looks young and fabulous. My rule: if you lived through the 70s, 80s, 90s and bring them back, then wear black, very high heels, accessorize minimally to maintain a clean, long line and look, i.e jumper shorts, catsuits, maxi dress. Fabulous. Not fabulous: “she probably looked good in the 70s, 80m, 90s.” ¡Ay!

Posted on June 30th, 2011

Cid says:

I have always loved the 70′s boho, hippy look. But I too was not jumping on the maxi dress train to quickly. Being a plus size woman I thought it would look like a momo on me. Finally gave in last year and bought a maxi dress. OMG I loved it and actually didn’t look to bad. I think if you find the right one and accessories it well, a maxi dress can work for most women!

Posted on June 30th, 2011

Dariela says:

But the jumper shorts look so cute if done right!!
I’m not a maxi dress kind of girl either, that dress that Daniela is wearing doesn’t seem to be a maxi dress though. It looks so cool!

Posted on June 30th, 2011

Sujeiry, 1st Lady of Love says:

Love J.Lo and Zoe Saldana’s outfits!

And yes, I was once intimidated to wear a long dress. Now, I embrace my shortness and rock them strapless. The strapless long dresses give me more length because I am showing some skin!

Posted on June 30th, 2011

Aurelia Flores says:

I love some clunky retro jewelry, but agree (especially since I was actually there in the 70′s) there are certain looks that should never be revived… :)

Posted on June 30th, 2011

rachel says:

well, i guess i am in style because i never left the 70s :P

Posted on June 30th, 2011

Silvia says:

LOL I have a few jumper shorts of my own, I use to love them, but when I see the pics I cringe!

Love maxi dresses though, probably not the best for my body, but they are sooooo comfortable!

Posted on June 30th, 2011