One thing these garments had in common was a mix of synthetic fibers and many totally man made materials. Polyester ruled the day! Today we are definitely seeing some seventies fashions and fabrics re-invented for here and now. However, most of the synthetic fibers we wear today are vastly improved and many have even been modified to breathe. They are less bulky and a lot more attractive too!
You'll find a touch of seventies style garments on the rack and in the pattern books today. I know, they say if you were old enough to wear it the first time around you are not young enough to wear it the second. I disagree! The way I see it, the second time around designers and pattern makers tone down the outlandish fashion features and carve out a more classic look. This gives you the chance to re-invent past fashions into modern day wearables that suit your own personal style.