The late sixties/seventies era is known primarily for wild and off-beat chic except for a few pockets of elegance here and there Thanks to a some savvy designers, the funk was fine-tuned into into high fashion. The era was the most politically charged of the century and invariably spilled over even into haute couture.
The above gown isout of Vogue UK 1966, a bouffant out of lace and satin by Belinda Belville (Later of Belville-Sassoon fame)
Another Belinda Belville masterpiece. Though featured in Vogue Pattern Book April/May 1970, the precisely placed buttons, luxe taffeta and use of lace make this gown timeless, wearable in any decade.
This design while conservative with a traditional Alencon lace bodice and satin sash has has 70s bohemian elements in the sleeve and floppy hat