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19 Times Elaine Stritch Taught Us How To Wear Clothes

The legendary Broadway and 30 Rock actress really knew how to not wear pants.

1. When she paired her cane with a top hat and cape.

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2. Every time she rocked menswear better than any man.

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3. And when she looked just as good in a glamorous ball gown.

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With Ray Bulger filming Washington Square in 1956.

4. In 1956, when she was dripping in diamonds.

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5. When her signature sunglasses gave Iris Apfel’s a run for their money.

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6. When she wore leopard.

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7. When she styled up a sweater vest.

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8. Every time she went for the oversized string of pearls.

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9. Or when one string wasn’t enough.

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10. When she wore a sparkly jumpsuit on The Tonight Show.

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11. When she perfectly paired polka dots with a touch of fur.

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12. Every time she made an entrance, gams first.

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13. When she showed us all how to do resort wear.

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14. When she was the only one who could still pull off hats.

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15. And when she accentuated her outfits with a riotous laugh.

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16. When she knew how to dress up a white tee.

17. And of course, her most iconoclastic sartorial contribution, every time she showed us all how to look good without wearing pants.

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With Perez Hilton at an event for her documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.

For you, Elaine, we’d give up pants forever.

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