9 '70s Icons You Should Be for Halloween


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Honestly, we’ll never get enough of the ’70s. From the bell-bottom pants and suede jackets reminiscent of the great American west to the glitzy gowns of disco nights at Studio 54, there’s a chic look for anyone. And with Halloween on the horizon, there’s no better excuse to go all in with a ’70s costume that channels your inner disco diva.

Of course, as fashion lovers, we’re not getting dressed as just any 1970s dweller. Instead, we’re taking a cue from our favorite icons for this year’s costume ideas. As we continue to move forward in an era filled with strong women, now is the time to embrace our favorite leading ladies. Whether you want to wear head-to-toe sequins for a glam night on the town or prefer to wear something on the more subtle side, this is the era that should be leading all your costuming decisions.

From entertainment queens like Donna Summer and Farrah Fawcett to movement leaders such as Gloria Steinem, these inspirational women will have you feeling all kinds of girl power this Halloween.

Donna Summer


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Dress in your sparkliest dress to own the disco queen status like Donna Summer.

Debbie Harry


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If rock 'n' roll is more your thing, dress up as punk-rock queen Debbie Harry for an edgy (and comfortable) costume for Halloween.

Diane Keaton


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No one owns the menswear trend quite like Diane Keaton. As an easy costume, wear your favorite suit pieces to ace this costume.

Diana Ross


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There's no better time than Halloween to dress up as your favorite diva. Big and bold is the name of the game here, like a bright silk dress.



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If we're being honest, no one dresses quite like Cher. With all the shimmer, you'll be the star of the party.

Farrah Fawcett


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You can't go wrong dressing up as Farrah Fawcett, one of America's biggest sweethearts. With an easy costume like a sweatshirt and bell-bottoms, you'll have an outfit in minutes.

Gloria Steinem


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To nail this Gloria Steinem look, pair some of your favorite fall pieces like a turtleneck and flared pants together. Finish off your look with Steinem's signature blue aviators.

Jerry Hall


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Is there anyone more alluring than model Jerry Hall? This costume includes a shimmering gold dress and long and voluminous waves for the night.

Yoko Ono


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This musician and artist made waves during the '70s. Earth tones will be your best friend for this costume.

With these outfits, you might even want to sport these ensembles after the festive night.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Dale Arden Chong