Five outfits to make you look like a 70s R&B album cover

The 70s nostalgia will probably never go away. Let’s face it, the music, the fashion, the bad black artists of that time, it was really remarkable. And also probably very hard to live with, but if we’re just talking aesthetics, wow this was a winner.

The 70s were a time when good music wasn’t hard to find. Maybe at that time there was a racist backlash against genres like disco, but that music is still going crazy TO THIS DAY. The iconic music comes with, you guessed it, iconic album covers.

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

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

An outfit to channel the spirit of Marvin Gaye (I want you)

An outfit to shoot a Teddy Pendergrass (teddy)

Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Album

An outfit to be a perfect angel like Minnie Riperton (perfect angel)

Minnie Riperton's Perfect Angel album
Photo 1: Denim overalls.  Photo 2: White sneakers.
1. Denim overalls ($30)
2. white sneakers ($26)

An outfit to appeal to LaBelle vibes (night owls)

Album Nightbirds by Labelle

An outfit to be as bold as Aretha (spirit in the dark)

Aretha Franklin's Spirit in the Dark album

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Dani Janae is a poet and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. When she’s not writing love poems for unavailable women, she’s watching horror movies, hanging out with her tarantula and eating figs. Follow Dani Janae on Twitter and on Instagram.

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