June 10, 2016

Fash From The Past: Diana Ross


Superstar Diana Ross first made her big break into the show business in 1959 with her girl group, The Supremes. Though Diana is widely known for her killer vocals and acting chops, we at FORA also appreciate the late legend for her colourful sense of style.

In an era of girl groups, thick lashes, and geometric prints, the ’60s was a decade in which Diana’s fashion sense shined the most.

As fashion trends continue to come full circle, we can’t help but highlight a few of Diana’s looks from the ’60s that we wouldn’t mind rocking today. Check ’em out below!

In the ’60s, the incorporation of lace into everyday dress wasn’t as at prominent as it was in the ’70s, but it sure was on the rise. Trendsetting Diana Ross was among the few early adopters to incorporate lace into her aesthetic. We love Diana’s lace look below for its maxi-dress length, sheerness and lace embellishments. With a few alterations, we could totally wear a similar look to an upcoming fashion event–maybe even the iHeartRadio MMVAs!


There is nothing new under the sun, including coordinates! Like most of us ladies today, Diana and the rest of The Supremes were wearing cute matching sets in the ’60s too. These co-ordinates worn by Diana and The Supremes stand out to us because of because of their asymmetrical prints, mini skirts, and crew/turtle neck pairing!


One piece swimwear has been back in style for a while now, but seeing Diana model in this horizontal navy blue, red, and yellow striped suit makes us want to find a time machine, steal her outfit, travel back in time to 2016 and find a pool to lounge by. Why even stop at just swimwear? This look could even act as the perfect bodysuit to pair with a tennis skirt.


Diana’s circular sunnies, silk neck tie scarf and icy hand chain are the perfect accessories for Summer Sixteen. Though wearing the three accessories all at once seemed to be acceptable in the ’60s, we wouldn’t suggest wearing all three together now. Each item can be used as an individual accent to make a simple outfit pop.


We admire Diana Ross’ ’60s style because she clearly wasn’t afraid of colour. Whether it was highlighter pinks or daring, vibrant patterns, Diana managed to pull off anything. As the temperature continues to warm up, use Diana’s style as your colour inspiration! Good bye winter blacks, greys, and army greens, hello pinks, yellows, and blueish-greens.

Posted by Brianne James in Fashion
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