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Disco duds

It's time to shake your groove thing again.

Yep, I'm talking about the World's Largest Disco.

The annual Buffalo event promoting all things polyester is Saturday at the Buffalo Convention Center. And as anyone who has ever been there knows, it's all about the style.

We're talking tight jumpsuits, midriff-exposing dresses, platform shoes and interesting facial hair -- all gettin' down to business on what is reportedly New York State's largest dance floor.

Fortunately, Buffalo retailers are ready for the onslaught.

Divine Finds, an upscale vintage store on Elmwood Avenue, has a full rental section devoted to the cause, with loads of super groovy men's and women's dresses, suits, shoes, jewelry and even wigs (some of which are also for sale). Other local stores, like Marty's Formalwear in Williamsville and Betsy Ross Costume Shop in Clarence, also cater to the powder-blue/gold lame crowd.

So be sure to look the part before heading down to Buffalo's closest thing to Studio 54. And start channeling that Deney Terrio or young Liza inside you, yearning to break free.


'Fro yo. Big blond wig means you'll be totally incognito. $28 to buy, Divine Finds, Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.

Cover up. These brown-tinted shades are so '70s. $10 to rent, Divine Finds.
So clutch. Vintage red leather bag (aged to look suspiciously like vinyl). $35 to buy, Divine Finds.

Bold 'n beautiful. Gold and red necklace seals the deal. $49 to buy, Divine Finds.

Polyester fox. After hours of dancing, not a single wrinkle! $50 to rent (with gold metallic belt), Divine Finds.

Platforms. Stacked spectators will get you closer to the disco balls. $175 to buy, Divine Finds.

Style book. The evening wouldn't be complete without your very own John Travolta scrapbook. $35 to buy, Divine Finds.

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