Diana Ross Circa 1970 Is Very on Trend for Right Now

We've become quite enamoured with vintage images of Diana Ross lately. The original soul diva has a style file bursting with inspiration for the trends we're currently most interested in. Whether she was styling out her glossy shoulder-length bob and matching evening dresses with The Supremes or epitomising glamour in her off-duty style, her looks around the '60s, '70s and '80s are well worth referencing.

Diana has always had an unapologetic penchant for OTT looks, but it was when the Detroit-born superstar released her eponymous debut solo album in 1970 that she really stepped into her (exuberant) personal style groove. Her first solo performances were accompanied by some serious fashion. Legendary designer Bob Mackie (the man behind some of Cher's most iconic looks) made a number of our favourite Diana outfits. Think sequinned jumpsuits and ultra-luxe gowns.

It didn't surprise us to learn that the Motown singer had once wanted to be a fashion designer (she later designed costumes for the film Mahogany, in which she starred). And it would appear the sharp eye for style runs in the family. Diana's daughter, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, has risen the fore as a fashion muse over the past year or so with her bold looks, smart words and sense of humour on social media. We knew she must have got that killer dress sense from somewhere…

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing a copper silk dress

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This may have been worn way back in 1970, but we think it's officially the dress of our dreams.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing white and a silk neck scarf

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Diana looking chic in an all-white outfit in 1968. We've now decided we need a silk scarf.

diana ross style: Diana ross wearing an orange polka dot shirt and trousers

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Co-ordinating orange polka dots are now on our wish list.

diana ross style: Diana ross wearing a printed co-ord

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Fact: You can't hurry love, but you can buy it in outfit form. Case in point? This lace jumpsuit Diana wore in 1976.

diana ross style: Diana ross wearing a red suit

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The cut of this red suit just makes it.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing all white

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So many great retro moments wouldn't be complete without a hat.

diana ross style:  Diana Ross wearing a black sheer off the shoulder dress

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Can you believe Diana wore this a whole 43 years ago? We guess it's true what they say: Great black dresses don't date.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing a pink and yellow silk dress

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The year 1987 called for this silky pink-and-yellow number complete with oversized tassel earrings. Love the colour clash, Ms. Ross.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing an accessorised jumpsuit

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Proof that the simplest of outfits can be elevated with the right accessories.

diana ross style:  Diana Ross and the supremes wearing matching sequin dresses

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Diana with fellow Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong. Silver sequins are also very right for party season 2018.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing a black oversized blazer

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When does a blazer dress and heels not work? Answer: Never.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing a gold sequin jumpsuit

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We think we know where Beyoncé got her sequinned jumpsuit inspiration.

diana ross style: Diana Ross wearing a leopard print coat

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Sat upon yet another glamorous car, but it's the leopard coat and slouchy boots we're into.

diana ross style:  Diana Ross wearing a dress and floral corsage

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It can't just be us that's getting Gucci vibes from this dress? Diana wore it way back in 1973 whilst performing in Amsterdam.

diana ross style:  Diana Ross wearing a black sheer off the shoulder dress

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Western style is making a comeback (have you got your cowboy boots yet?).

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