From the 70’s to 2019; Our Fave #TBT Looks That We’d Still Wear Today

Fashion runways are evidence that history always repeats itself -- and this year, it’s evident that designers are set on reliving the groovy 1970’s. From the vibrant & eclectic style of the era to the women’s liberation movement that it gave birth to, the 1970’s was a transformational decade in more ways than one. This Summer we’re taking it way back, back into time by tapping into our nostalgia with style tips from our favorite divas of the decade!

Then: Diana Ross

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Then: Diana Ross

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Then: Diana Ross

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Now: Zendaya

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Now: Tracee Ellis Ross

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Now: Lupita Nyongo

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Do we need to say more? Diana Ross is possibly one of the biggest music and style icons of the 1970’s; period. Whether she was on stage or on the town, she always knew how to turn a look -- and playing with textures was one of her favorite signatures. Many of her best fashion moments -- including this gold satin dress, layered tulle performance look, and over the top feathered piece -- are more trendy now than ever.

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Then: Donyale Luna

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Then: Donyale Luna

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Now: Cindy Bruna

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Now: Chanel Spring ‘19

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Dubbed the “first black supermodel,” Donyale Luna has done much more for fashion than being the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She was the quintessential 70’s girl, often spotted in colorful, psychedelic patterns and animal prints. This season, these staples of her style are back in a major way, spotted on modern-day black supermodels both on and off the runway.

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Then: Naomi Sims

Now: Beverly Beal

Naomi Sims is legendary for being a jack of all trades; slaying throughout the decades as a supermodel, beauty guru and author. Her sense of style is iconic for its chic and timeless simplicity, which is why we’d still wear many of them today. A master of clean cut silhouettes and mixing patterns, her style signatures can never go out of style.

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Then: Charlene Dash

Now: Kelly Rowland

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While Charlene Dash is best known as one of the elite black models to transform the industry by walking in the The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show in 1973, her style should be just as noteworthy. This bold power suit with exaggerated shoulders is a current favorite for boss babes who love a masculine edge and crave comfort with style.

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