It was terribly sad to find out of Donna Summer’s death today. She was the queen of disco with a voice and songs that, today, brought most of us back to a time in our younger years when Donna Summer’s voice was it. I created a Donna Summer station on my Pandora and got a kick out of all the memories that came up as song after song from the late seventies disco era came on. Granted, I was very, very young during Donna Summer’s heyday, but she and Blondie were two of the first singers I was obsessed with as a child. Oh, and no surprise they both were women.
While some of you may have looked back at old videos during Donna Summer’s reign supreme, you may have chuckled a bit at what people wore back then to get their groove on. However, before you get too much of a stitch in your stomach from the giggling, disco may have officially died today, but the fashion did not! Much of what we are wearing right now, calling trendy and so “of the moment” is taken directly from the era of the leisure suit and the polyester bell bottoms.
Don’t believe me? Well take a look at some things trending right now.
You can’t swing a dead cat in a clothing store without hitting a jumpsuit. Laugh all you want but we’re crazy enough to let these things adorn our bodies again.
While few of you would head out wearing a gold sequin playsuit, the playsuit as well as short shorts are popular again…just like they were in the 70′s. Hmm, do I hear the Bee Gees playing the background? Oh, and don’t forget the platforms.
The Disco Dress
It wasn’t 70′s disco unless someone was on the dance floor wearing some sort of a jersey dress either strapless or with spaghetti straps, some frill and a fuller skirt. Look a little familiar to what you’re seeing now in the stores?
The Disco Top
So, laugh all you want about the fashions of the disco era but remember where much of what you are wearing right now came from. So, throw on your favorite metallic top, throw on some Donna Summer and boogie!