FACT! Add to that the goofy mesh shorts that go down below the knee. This stuff was at least novel and interesting. It was betrayed that some effort was made and one did not sleep in the items.70's bell bottoms, platform shoes, leisure suits etc... is better than what I see in my neighborhood these days, that is jeans with t shirts and flip flops.
If you are old enough, you can remember the old style of Wheel of Fortune. After you solved the puzzle, you would spend your money on various items in their showroom. Typically, there was a little money left over. So people would end up buying this ceramic dog statue to use up the remainder of their money. It looked just like the one in this picture. lolThe before or after anything suit...
Bad? Yes, but certainly not the worst on display there.
I'm guessing that life was still the same as the 50s in your area, at least in terms of dress? If so, I've always that places where life in the 70s was still in the 50s was fascinating.Having lived through that era, I've got to ask, "did they ever sell any of those misguided designs?" I never saw any such outfits being worn by real people; only manikins in store displays and models pics in catalogs.