Among the clothes worn by women in the 1970s included the mini and midi-skirts. Cat suits, Maxi dresses with halter necks were worn as evening wear with the intention of bringing out a woman?s femininity and make her look gorgeous. There were also Empire dresses that were either straight, embellished, or flared. Perhaps, the most distinctive of all these is the bell-bottomed pants that were flared. The demand for loose kind of clothing, characterized by the hippy movement of the 60s led to the popularity of patterns such as kaftans, muu muus and kimonos.