Disco will never die. Seriously, I can understand why people back in the day must have thought it was annoying and over-saturated after a while, but I don’t get why that genre gets so much hate! It’s just plain fun and brought some of the most amazing dance hits of all time.
Think about it: “I Will Survive,” “Dancing Queen,” “Lady Marmalade”… don’t act like you won’t immediately sing along to any of those songs.
So if you’re just as inspired by the over the top nature of the ’70s disco era, why not try it out in a date look? Whether you’re going somewhere romantic or just hanging out with a group of friends, here are 10 clothes and accessories that you’ll need to complete this iconic look.
By the way, congratulations if you have a fro because you’re already half way there!
Platform ShoesPlatforms and disco go hand in hand. Get some shoes with a chunky heel and a height that you can actually walk in and you'll be good to go. These will look great with anything, from skirts to skinny jeans. Buy it at Forever 21 For $32.80
Hot PantsHot pants--essentially short shorts--were a must have in the 70s. Everyone had them. Seriously, even your mom. This is more of a warm weather item, but you can wear some knee high socks with it and bundle up on top with a cropped, oversized knit sweater. Basically, think short shorts with a Weasley sweater on top. Flawless. Buy it at Forever 21 For $24.80
Patterned ScarfJust tie a lightwight, printed scarf around your neck. This will look great with a scoop neck blouse or dress. Buy it at Forever 21 For $8.80
Faux FurFur trimmed coats were huge in the '70s, and you can emulate that look without breaking the bank buy snagging this faux fur collar. Just throw it onto one of your favorite coats and you're good to go. Buy it at Nasty Gal For $38
A JumpsuitYou've gotta have a jumpsuit if you're going to rock a disco look! If you want this to be a little less revealing, wear this jumpsuit underneath a cute jacket. Buy it at Nasty Gal For $39
Halter TopHalter tops were at their height during the disco era, as were shiny fabrics that reflect a ton of disco lights. This bodysuit puts it all together in a super wearable piece. Just layer it under some pants or, if you're worried about the visible cleavage, wear it on top of a thin bandeau bra. Buy it at American Apparel For $
Body GlitterYes, this is an excuse for you to go heavy on the glitter! put some on your arms and collarbone, maybe even a little on your temples as well if you aren't wearing heavy makeup. Buy it at drugstores for $4
Sequin DressOkay, maybe you want to just look like a walking disco ball. If so, you've got to grab this sequin dress! Buy it at Forever 21 For $32
Shiny SkirtA shiny skirt will really liven up your outfit. You can wear this with a bodysuit underneath or with your favorite t-shirt. The choice is yours, but anything you go with will look great. Buy it at ASOS For $26
Bell BottomsWant to take a break from your skinny/boyfriend jeans? Then embrace the '70s full on with these wide leg pants. This would look really rad with a cute blouse tucked in to the waist. Buy it at American Apparel For $41
What’s your favorite disco song? Would you ever go to a disco if you haven’t been to one before? Tell us in the comments!