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See Cher's style evolution: From hippie ingenue to fashion icon

On Cher's 70th birthday, we celebrate a woman who always looks amazing — and never lets a single style define her.

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1966

1966

The 20-year-old singer matched her then-husband Sonny in androgynous hot pants and fur vest for a promo shot for their film, "Good Times."

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1973

1973

For a solo performance on "The Glen Campbell Show," Cher let a fringed, flower-power crop top and low-cut bell bottoms accentuate her tiny waist.  

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1977

1977

Two years after her divorce and at a photo-shoot in Los Angeles, Cher channeled her Cherokee background in a Native American-themed look by designer Bob Mackie. 

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1982

1982

Hello, ‘80s! A gold power belt, an off-the-shoulder top, and parachute pants are the perfect complement to the teased shag she rocked on her Cher World Tour in 1982.  

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1984

1984

Jane Fonda had nothing on this exercise bunny, who flexed it out for a photo-shoot in an aqua leotard, neon tights and a funky fresh pair of legwarmers. Oh, and did we mention the suspenders? 

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Cher Wins the Oscar for Best Actress in her role in "Moonstruck" at the 1986 Academy Awards. She wore a Bob Mackie outfit.

1986

Before the Oscars were Hollywood’s conservative night out, Cher accepted the award for Best Actress in "Moonstruck" in an over-the-top feathered headdress and a sequined cut-out cape-turned-gown.

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1990

1990

Remember when Rihanna wore that see-through Swarovski crystal gown? Yeah, Cher did it first — in a black lace bodysuit for a concert in London.

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1992

1992

And then she did it again, only this time (barely) concealing the essentials with artfully placed sequined cut-outs. 

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1992

1992

A curly, confident redhead took the stage at Euro Disney in a bustier and a smoking pair of leather chaps.

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1996

1996

And then, sometimes Cher is the portrait of understated glamour — like the time she wore a long sleek blazer to sing on the Italian Riviera. 

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1998

1998

With her son on her arm and a woven saucer on her head, Cher hit the 1998 Academy Awards in an art deco-inspired nude gown. 

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2002

2002

In her mid-50s, Cher is still slaying at a concert in Vegas. Because who doesn’t want to go platinum blond and be adorned with strings of diamonds?

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2002

2002

For the Billboard Music Awards in 2002, sinister Cher stepped out in a fringed crimson suit that channeled the dark side. 

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2002

2002

As a bombastic blonde in a sparkly vest and cross-emblazoned bootcut jeans, Cher belts it out at the 29th American Music Awards.

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2003

2003

Throwing it back to her 1966 self at a benefit for the Prostrate Cancer in New York City.

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2004

2004

Before "Frozen" was a thing and every little girl wanted to be an ice princess, Cher sang in Zurich for "The Farewell Tour" in a fur-trimmed, floor-length bejeweled coat. 

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2008

2008

Cher played with grunge style in a tattered chainmail top and an army green taffeta ballgown at the Grammys in 2008.

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2009

2009

Speaking at a concert honoring producer David Foster, Cher went big in a leather jacket and an updated riff on a bondage bodysuit she sported 15 years earlier.

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2013

2013

In a military-inspired gold breastplate and crown encrusted with jewels, Cher stepped out at a nightclub in New York City — giving 67-year-olds everywhere a run for their money.

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2013

2013

Killing it on TODAY in a studded bomber jacket and graphic cut-out pants.

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2013

2013

For New York City’s 2013 Pride celebration, Cher wore a satin schoolgirl skirt and a cropped jacket while singing on the pier.

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2014

2014

"Cleopatra coming atcha" — or, Cher in all her beaded and bedazzled glory at a performance in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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2015

2015

At the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cher shimmered in swirls of navy, slate and maroon sequins. In other words, she's still got it.

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