70s Fashion Fiascos - The Best of the Worst of 70s Clothing is Coming

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Author Maureen Valdes Marsh takes an humorous, yet informative, look at the fashions and fads that created 1970s pop culture and those 70s Fashion Fiascos. Filled with full-color photos, groovy retro graphics and tastey morsels of trivia, this is a must have look at the decade known for its flambouyancy and norm breaking excesses.

It’s the 1970s. Women are wearing pants at work, men are adding color to their wardrobe like never before, and both are coming together to get down on the dance floor. It’s the “me generation,” a time when anyone can do what they want, when they want, and with anyone they want. This new found freedom influenced not only how men and women interacted, but how they dressed.

"70s Fashion Fiascos" takes us back for a look at the funky fads of a decade that for many is still totally groovy. For women, learn the reality of why they wore low cut peasant dresses and how the boxy textiles of Pucci were more than just art. For men, find out the true phallic nature of the 5-inch wide tie and how much plaid really is too much. Fad obsessed and free thinking, the 70s were a time for self-expression, and there was no better way to express yourself than through fashions.

A cosmic trip down memory lane for some, a completely new and far out journey for others, "70s Fashion Fiascos" covers it all. From the platform shoe injury, to the super strength of polyester, and whether to midi or to maxi that skirt, get the full story. Including an informative guide of vintage shops, websites, and museums where anyone can get that fabulous blast from the past they’ve been craving, "70s Fashion Fiascos" is the must have guide to all things 70s.


Vibrant full color photographs of funkadelic fashions from the 70s.

Commentary, history, and humorous tidbits throughout.

Resource Shopping Guide to bring home the groovy goods.

For a look inside the book, please visit "70s Fashion Fiascos" at http://www.70sFashionFiascos.com.

MAUREEN VALDES MARSH is an avid collector of vintage catalogs, vintage fashion magazines, and vintage clothing. Her love for all things vintage began as a teen when she would scour the 2nd hand shops of the San Francisco Bay Area where she grew up. Maureen currently writes a monthly humor column, “Musings of Vintage Grace,” about life as a tail end baby boomer. Her columns can be found on her vintage clothing website, Vintage Grace (http://www.vintagegrace.com).

Maureen is a former newspaper reporter and currently lives in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.


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