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1970s Fancy Dress Ideas

1970′s fancy dress has never been more popular. Not only are seventies outfits being worn at Halloween and at costume parties, but now there are regular opportunities to dress up in these outrageous styles at themed discos and night clubs.

This means that as well as being colourful, groovy and outrageous, 1970′s fancy dress costumes also offer great value for money, due to the fact that they can be worn at many different times throughout the year. For this reason, it makes good sense to purchase a good quality seventies outfit; one that will last multiple outings.

The venue where your outfit will see most action throughout the year is the seventies style disco or night club. Perhaps the most well known 1970′s fancy dress club is the Carwash Nightclub, in London. Here you can really get down and be groovy, as long as you follow their dress code.

The Carwash Nightclub is not just a 70s club, it is actually a Disco and Funk club, which means that the dress code does not have to be retro, but it does have to be groovy and colourful. With that in mind, here are my two top seventies outfit suggestions, one for the lads and one for the girls, to help you go down a storm at the grooviest club in the capital.

Harlem Pimps

One of the more popular types of costumes amongst the men is the Harlem hustler look. This look is made up from well cut retro suits, with flared trousers, and tight shirts with long collars. Platform shoes and a wide-brimmed hat complete the look, but please do not forget those little extras, such as Bling jewellery, to make your Harlem outfit just that little bit more authentic looking.



Disco Divas

This is what 1970′s fancy dress is all about; the styles and fashions originally seen on the dance floor in the decade of disco. Catsuits, hot pants, glittery sexy tops, feather boas, etc., they all form part of the Disco Diva look, which is extremely popular amongst the ladies at the Carwash. Do not forget that as well as choosing a good looking, comfortable costume, you should also consider purchasing accessories, such as Go-Go boots, coloured sunglasses and, of course, seventies style wigs.

Please note that if you are thinking of wearing a wig to the night club, then you should choose one that could realistically be your own hair. The Carwash Nightclub certainly seems to frown on people wearing “joke shop” type wigs or cheap afro wigs on white guys. After all, these types of clubs are here to celebrate the sights and sounds of the seventies, not to ridicule them.

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1970s Party Guides

There's no better party than a fancy dress party and to help you make your party the best party ever we've put together a whole load of 70s party guides. If you're struggling to find the right fancy dress costume we have included some guides to help you choose the perfect outfit for you. There's just so many great 70s fancy dress costumes available now choosing one can be a nightmare so take a look through our guides and hopefully we will help you decide which will make you the grooviest chick or the hippies dude at the scene.

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