WE WORE THESE?

Yes. Yes we did.

From September 1971 through June 1975, the students of the class of 75 new how to make a statement!

PANTS

Tight jeans, flares, bell bottoms, very big bell bellbottoms, and wide leg jeans (elephant pants) Plaid pants Overalls Seriously low hip huggers. Often worn with midriff tops or halters. To School. Corduroys Brushed denim Cut-offs short track shorts

OUR TOPS

Plaid, plaid, plaid Stripes of all colors, thicknesses, and orientations Ruffled tuxedo shirts Pastel tuxedos Peasant blouses Baby doll blouses Skin tight t-shirts Belly-revealing midriff tops Halter tops (usually braless) Rock band tees (which did you have?) Sports team t-shirts (which did you have?) Sweater vests V-neck sweaters over collared button down shirts Turtlenecks Cowboy shirts

OUTERWEAR

Pea coats Stadium Coats Ultra suede with faux shearling trim Two-toned athletic jackets CPO jackets: thick plaid wool, long point collars, double flap pockets Belted ski jackets Zippered hoodies Denim jackets

DRESSES and DRESSING UP

Skirts and dresses: mostly above-the-knee Peasant dresses Plaid jumpers Halter dresses and gowns Pastel Tuxes Ruffled shirts

ACCESSORIES

Women’s indoor scarves Wide belts Bandanas Long beaded necklaces Knee-high girls’ socks Newsboy caps Berets Wide-brim fedoras

SHOES AND BOOTS

Saddle shoes Heavy-soled and/or chunk heel shoes and boots Earth shoes Adidas and Nike athletic shoes Laced shoes and boots Desert boots Pointed toe dress shoes and .

They don't come any more groovy than the Sweet Home class of 1975. Here's proof:

grimacing student in vest and gingham shirt
I'll wear a sweater vest, gingham shirt and necktie to school any d@*% time I want to!
From the top: Sr. Scholl's Exercise Sandals, Aditas, Earth Shoes, lace oxfords, saddle shoes, desert boots.
bare belly, wide low-slung hiphuggers and platforms
Some of us dressed like this to school. Honestly.
Mr. Hardy, Mrs. Kensinger, and Mr. Brophy
Dig the sweater vests, long neck scarves and Mr Brophy's mod, plaid shirt.
WIDE leg bellbottoms
Seriously wide Elephant Pants, and make sure they're long enough to trip on
Platform shoes
Feeling height-deprived? Sears has you covered.
Geoff Haynes in the studio
Well, well, well, you can never tell.
Why?
Why?
Swim faster in Speedos!
Snazzy pastels were THE THING for those most formal of occasions
Guy wearing very wide bellbottoms
Who says dudes can't wear large bells?
Swim faster in Speedos!
Those who play chess know how to dress
Those who know chess know how to dress.
What do these seniors have in common?
kneeling library-goer in typical 1970s garb
Our model today sports long hair, nifty plaid pants, and Adidas shoes.
Geoff Haynes in the studio
Well, well, well, you can never tell.
Why?
Why?
Swim faster in Speedos!
Snazzy pastels were THE THING for those most formal of occasions