Although many would consider the Maxi skirt to be a classic example, this would be slightly misleading. Maxi skirts and their equivalents in dresses were extremely popular in the 1970s. The chintzy designs are still very much in fashion today.
You could find all sorts of patterns and every color possible, including bold abstracts in purples, reds, blues, and greens as well as tartan and tweed.
Also, the maxi skirt and crop top coordination signified the end to a time when women could make their own clothes using patterns found in magazines or on the high street. The next era was one of mass-produced, imported clothing at a lower price point.
If you are looking for authentic 70s maxi style, then visit a vintage clothing shop. You might also find some hand-made items. This isn't to say that the designers of high fashion were not as eager as domestic goddesses to make these full-length garments.
However, you shouldn't expect every item you find to bring you the same commercial quality feeling of confidence as a well-known label.
Let's take a look at the actual items. Maxi skirts are a hot item right now. It's time for you to check out vintage shops and find a skirt that has lasted the test of time. The newer ones are fine.
But, can you really say that the skirts you find on the high streets will give you the same vibe as Felicity Kendal or Penelope Keith in their Good Life roles. There is no way.