Here’s How to Rock the Look for a Retro Party


Look for a Retro Party

Parties are a lot of fun, especially when it’s a retro party where you get to dress up like the characters from “That 70’s Show’’. From big hair to crazy clothing, retro parties are one of the few times when you get the opportunity to dress up in ridiculous styles, with dramatic makeup and hairdo to complete the look. Here are some great tips on how to rock the look for a retro party.

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Bring Out the Hippie in You

The retro look is inspired by a lot of hippie values. From the bright colours to the crazy accessories, bringing out the hippie in you is one way to nail the retro look. Round tinted glasses, peace sign pendants and belts with wide buckles are all accessories that were a big hit in the 70s.

Retro party tips

Hairspray, Hairspray, Hairspray!

Big hair was such an ‘in’ thing back then. From Madonna to our very own Bollywood actresses, everyone had lots of volume in their hair. Recreated the look with the help of lots of hairspray. You can either do Madonna’s crazy hair look by teasing and crimping your hair or you can opt for a nice bouffant that our Bollywood actresses loved to sport.

Bollywood Retro look

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Bell Bottoms Anyone?

Nothing is more retro than a pair of bell-bottom jeans. These were more flared than the modern bootcut jeans and was so popular in the 80s that they have become synonymous with the retro age look. You can convert any of your regular straight-cut jeans into bell-bottomed ones by simply altering the ends by having triangular pieces of fabric inserted to give it a flared look.

Retro clothing


Be Tacky!

Let go of your hang-ups and be tacky when going for the retro look. It was all about being bold and loud back then. So pick bright colours and tacky styles to get the look right. Get out of your comfort zone, after all, it is a retro costume that you are wearing and so it does not reflect your taste in fashion. So don’t try to play it safe, get tacky! From fishnet stockings to hair bows, there was nothing classy about the 70s!

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