Behind the trend…Leg warmers

Leg warmers traditionally are worn by ballet dancers. So what are leg warmers? They are long, woollen, footless socks worn around the calves and ankles. During the exercise and health craze of the 1970’s they became extremely popular. Often seen worn over trousers, tucked into boots, or under long skirts.

1970s…DVF and the wrap dress

 The climax of what was considered “American Ingenuity” came in the form of DVF’s 1970s wrap dress.  While the idea of the wrap dress was not new, DVF’s wrap dress is a trend that we still cherish today.  From the 1930s-70s designers were re-thinking fashion to its very roots.  Designers like McCardell liberated American fashion from Parisian…