Woman Crush Wednesday: Diana Ross

Fifteen fab style moments to celebrate the 70-year-old diva's birthday.

ESSENCE.COM Mar, 26, 2014

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Diana Ross was always drawn to fashion. Before embarking on a successful music career with The Supremes, this diva aspired to be a fashion designer and studied design and seamstress skills.
On her album cover The Boss she raises the temperature of casual separates in a sexy tied T-shirt and jersey skirt.

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Ross masters effortless style in this easy breezy white linen outfit. She had a knack for making any piece of clothing look elegant.

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The utterly lavish Diana Ross, at the height of The Supremes mania, takes center stage in a dazzling metallic form-fitting gown with bell sleeves and matching pumps.

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Being glamorous seemed so easy for this diva. This iconic image highlights her impeccable taste and class.

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Diana Ross’ slim, boyish frame is covered in a show-stopping one-piece emblazoned with sparkles and crystals. Halston, Bob Mackie and Maud Frizons were some of this diva’s favorite designers in the 70s and 80s.

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Diana Ross has upheld her diva image for decades. Besides her ensembles, her model-esque body, doll-like eyes, and iconic elaborate ’dos were all apart of signature style.

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Diana Ross dons a risqué lace dress complete with a bodysuit.

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Ross had an affinity for shine. Sequin and beaded costumes with dripping jewels were her wardrobe staples.

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Diana Ross envelopes herself in lilac tulle for a dramatic stage performance.

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Ross’ live shows were memorable not only for her outstanding voice but also for numerous over-the-top costume changes.

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Pictured on the red carpet with her very dear friend the late Micheal Jackson, Ross complements his tuxedo in an off-the-shoulder black and white polka dot dress with a sumptuous fur.

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Ross’ tailored jumpsuit and skinny belt ensemble would look just as stylish today as it did back in the 80s.

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On stage at one of the biggest concerts ever held in New York’s Central Park history, Diana Ross captures the massive crowd’s attention with her trademark fluffy hair and a fierce bright catsuit.

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In recent years, Ross still stayed true to her style. Here she’s draped in a voluminous beaded gown in a ravishing shade of red.

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Age is just a number. Diana Ross will always be “the boss” when it comes to wowing us on stage with her extravagant attire.


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