Novelty Prints 1970

The early 1970's cause me to have internal conflict.

Synthetic fabrics were probably at their most popular - I am not a fan of synthetics. Dry, raspy, polyester can be scratchy to the skin and then slinky synthetic fabrics can feel soapy and sweat inducing - obviously I have a general loathing - But!

Contrary to my loathing of the fabric, I love the prints. Not just the psychedelic prints that the 70's are well known but the novelty images. The above print is of carousel horses. The dress is a basic A-line dress, polyester fabric - simply a rather drab article of clothing but add this amazing print and colour - boom! Suddenly something of excitement - total 1970 frivolity.