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October 12, 2023

30 Found Photos That Show Style of ’70s Teenagers

The 1970s were a decade of fashion extremes and this is what cemented it as one of the most stylish eras of all time. No single look encompassed the ’70s, which was an eclectic mix of style influences that evolved quickly in the span of a decade such as hippie, disco and punk.

Hot pants, tight shorts in eye catching colors and fabrics epitomized the limited impact of the women’s liberation movement on fashion. Flares on trousers grew wider and the floor length maxi and calf length midi arrived as alternatives to the mini skirt.

While there were a variety of different looks for the decade most of them incorporated eye-catching colors and patterns, and interesting textures such as satin, suede, and corduroy. Denim was the fabric of the decade, brushed, patched, colored and decorated.

These vintage photos were found by Mark Susina that show what teenagers looked like in the 1970s.


  1. I was surprised to see a few photos of Buzz McCallister from Home Alone.

    The photos may represent what young people were wearing in a particular area during the latter 70s, but I struggled to find much of the west coast style I was familiar with during high school and college. Even a decade can have lots of variety.

  2. As usual, you've misidentified many of these. Some are from the 80's and a few are from the 60's.

  3. Hard to believe, but these people are now all 60-70-something year old grandparents.

    Some have already lived their lives

  4. Should say style of WHITE teenagers in the 70s.




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