I went to the "Love Vintage" fashion fair yesterday, where I picked up a big bundle of late '60s-early '70s sewing pattern magazines. The example I've posted above is from 1969, but it looks boldly ahead to the 1970s with the model wearing a pants suit in brown - that most typically 70s colour!
If I hadn't broken the bank buying magazines at the fashion fair I could have had myself decked out from head to foot in vintage styles from any dates between the 1920s to the 1980s. There was a stall specialising in hats - and a stall which offered to do people's hair 1940s style. There were people selling vintage stockings and corsets and jewelry. Instead, after gawking at all the fair had to offer, I found myself watching a jitterbugging exhibition. It's strange to think how an era which produced so much misery could also have generated so much nostalgia!