In the 70s: The Sari
In my opinion the sari is elegant
in a very easy way in this decade. Very no fuss, hardly any pinning,
tucking of loose ends etc and just a drape that flows well. The brief
blouses hark back to the choli but the matching blouse and light fabric
make it of the time and an unobtrusive complement to the sari.
Rather obviously the decade loved prints and textile brands seem to have offered every hue and design. As Femina copy of the time says, “It’s print that makes a colour come alive, that stamps a character on a fabric.” Plenty of voiles - which contribute to the easy-breezy, low maintenance look of the time - but also polyesters and cottons.