Comments for The Butt Ugly 1970s
Romance author and blogger Carolan Ivey has a link to a very funny blog post about a recently uncovered 1977 J.C. Pennys catalogue. There are of course pictures of some of the choicest examples of what was "hot" that year.
I was four when the catalogue came out but I can still remember thinking how stupid everyone looked. The entire decade with a few exceptions was very tacky. While the big hair and pink shirts of the 1980s was pretty ugly at least the hideous cuts to the clothes were gone (wide collars and bell bottoms for instance).
Now that the folks who were teens in the 1970s are making the creative decisions in places like Hollywood there has been an unfortunate nostalgia run for the 1970s but everything seems to boil down to polyester leisure suits. They need more variety in the costumes. They need to go back and look at these goofy old catalogues and watch old episodes of TV from the era.