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Amy Zerner’s Fashion Sense: Foxy Lady

I was always interested in finding cool clothes and making my own special pieces, mixing them and adding  jewelry that I also made. I remember the 70’s styles well.

The decade began with a continuation of the hippie look from the 1960s, but there were many new fashion statements, too—an explosion of sequins, boas, feather trims, lurex and metallics, maxi-dresses and puffy angel-sleeved blouses atop big, big printed skirts. Influences during the 1970’s included peasant clothing, such as blouses with laces or off-the-shoulder necklines, inspired by those worn in the 17th century.

Bring the 1970s back to life with flattering paisley and chevron prints, and delicate peasant blouses. Fabrics, soft-flowing and liquid, were a hallmark of the ’70s fashion revolution. Silks abounded, as did jerseys. Prints ran the gamut from traditional florals and geometrics to huge selections of Art Deco, animal and engineered pictorial prints.

Embroidered and embellished jackets with an ethnic influence were mixed with blue jeans: plain, faded, brushed, embroidered, appliquéd sequined, studded, hand-painted. Jeans were everywhere, as were cloches and floppy wide-brimmed hats. Turbans and scarves became a must for the fashionable woman. And let us not forget the headbands!

Amy Zerner is the Hamptons number one fashion blogger and fashion designer.

You can find her creations at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC or at The Enchanted World Emporium, 8 Main Street, East Hampton, next to Rowdy Hall Restaurant 631-324-7695.

Foxy 70s-inspired style by Amy Zerner
Foxy 70s-inspired style by Amy Zerner, Photos: Monte Farber
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