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Five Outfits To Make You Look Like a 70’s R&B Album Cover

Nostalgia for the 70s will probably never go away. Let’s face it, the music, the fashion, the bad Black artists of this time, it was truly remarkable. And also probably very hard to live through, but if we’re just talking aesthetics, wow it was a winner.

The 70s was a time when good music wasn’t hard to come by. Maybe during that time, there was a racist backlash against genres like disco, but that music still goes crazy TO THIS DAY. Iconic music comes with, you guessed it, iconic album covers.

I’m talking Marvin Gaye, I’m talking Labelle, I’m talking Teddy Pendergrass.

These outfits are for when you want to embody that sense of cool and sexy that we associate with that era. So squeeze into something a little tight, unbutton a few buttons and get ready to dive in.

An Outfit for channeling the spirit of Marvin Gaye (I Want You)

Marvin Gaye's I Want You album

An outfit for pulling a Teddy Pendergrass (Teddy)

Teddy album by Teddy Pendergrass
Photo 1: A white buttondown. Photo 2: A suit in pale pink. Photo 3: A pair of red pumps. Photo 4: A dark red pocket square.
1. White Buttondown ($40)
2. Blush Suit ($84)
3. Red Heels ($49)
4. Pocket Square ($25)

An outfit for being a Perfect Angel like Minnie Riperton (Perfect Angel)

Perfect Angel album by Minnie Riperton
Photo 1: A pair of denim overalls. Photo 2: White sneakers.
1. Denim Overalls ($30)
2. White Sneakers ($26)

An outfit for calling on the vibes of LaBelle (Nightbirds)

Nightbirds album by Labelle

An outfit for being as bold as Aretha (Spirit in the Dark)

Spirit in the Dark album by Aretha Franklin
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Dani Janae is a poet and writer based out of Pittsburgh, PA. When she's not writing love poems for unavailable women, she's watching horror movies, hanging with her tarantula, and eating figs. Follow Dani Janae on Twitter and on Instagram.

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