Fashion Icons Through The Decades

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Beauty trends tend to come and go…or do they? It seems that many of the ‘new’ makeup and fashion fads we are obsessed with aren’t so new after all. When you take a look back at some of the fashion icons from past decades, it is no surprise that people today are taking notes to incorporate into their own looks. Keep reading for a break-down of some of the most iconic looks worn by fashion icons from past decades that you should definitely consider adding to your wardrobe.

1950s: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe taught the world that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Her signature classy, pinup fashion showed us how to look sexy while showing just the right amount of skin. Monroe embraced her curves, and you should too! She was rarely seen wearing oversized or baggy clothes. She opted for form-fitting pieces to accentuate her body. Another timeless Marilyn trademark — a red lip!

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Photo posted by @marilynmonroe.ok on Instagram
Photo posted by @marilynmonroe on Instagram
1960s: Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is the embodiment of French chic. Bardot is known for big hair, bangs and her iconic cat-eye makeup. A huge fan of hair accessories, she could be seen rocking headbands, hats and everything in between. Bardot loved taking fashion risks to keep her style unique and fun.

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Photo posted by @brigittebardotbb on Instagram
Photo posted by @brigittebardotbb on Instagram
1960s: Twiggy

In the ’60s, Twiggy was the IT model. She was a daring trendsetter known for introducing the world to mini skirts, shift dresses and braless styles. Twiggy’s signature makeup look included bold top and bottom lashes. She is also known for using eyeliner to line her eyelids and wearing colorful eyeshadow.

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1970s: Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks’ style is best described as bohemian-meets-rock ‘n roll. She tends to gravitate toward fringe and lace, as well as billowing silhouettes and wide-legged pants. When it comes to makeup, Nicks loved a gothic look, including a dark smokey eye and a sultry lip. And of course, a Stevie Nicks look would not be complete without her iconic top hat.

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1970s/1980s: Diana Ross

As the queen of glamour, Diana Ross served some serious looks. Keeping the whole world on their toes, her style was never dull. She is the queen of monochromatic fashion, picking a fun color and wearing it head to toe. Her signature beauty look consists of spider lashes and fabulous big hair.

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Photo posted by @dianaross.fp on Instagram
Photo posted by @dianaross.fp on Instagram
1980s: Madonna

‘Cause we are living in a material world and Madonna is a material girl! A fashion icon in the music industry, Madonna was always one to take risks when it came to her style. The Queen of Pop’s signature look is composed of short blonde hair, a red lip and thick eyebrows.

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1990s: Gwen Stefani

Punk princess Gwen Stefani, recognizable by her platinum blonde hair and eccentric patterns, was the trendsetter in the ’90s. Her iconic makeup look embodies everything that was the ’90s — thin eyebrows, deep red lipstick and silver metallic tones. And of course, she is often seen flaunting her signature pattern, plaid.

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2000s: Xtina

The ’00s were some of the wildest years for fashion, so it’s hard to pick just one individual that truly embraced all of the decade’s ups and downs; however, Christina Aguilera definitely did just that. Some of her trademarks include (extra) low rise jeans, contrasting two-toned hair and showing as much skin as possible. Her go-to makeup resembles ’90s-inspired pencil-thin eyebrows and metallic colors.

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