Here at Soul Revue, we like to keep the style blog fashion oriented. However, it would be impossible to look at the style of the times without first considering world events. Look at the CNN documentary mini-series, "The Seventies," to get an idea of the changing landscape of the decade.
Indeed the 1970s was a turning point in American history. It is known by historians as a "pivot of change." Fashion is an indicator of our times. It reflects our psyche and the cultural zeitgeist. Maybe the trends in the 1970s were a way for people to bring a little bit of levity and personal security to an otherwise tumultuous decade.