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    Tina Turner's Most Iconic Fashion Moments Over The Years

    A list of the superstar's best fashion moments over 60-plus years in the spotlight.

    Tina Turner may be known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, but she's also the queen of fashion.

    With help from designers, collaborators, and her own good taste, Anna Mae Bullock transformed herself from a small-town girl to a global superstar.

    Here's a look at some of Tina's most memorable fashion moments.

    1. 1964

    A young Tina Turner dances in a green dress
    Michael Ochs Archives

    Tina wore this Jacquard-and-chiffon green dress during a photo shoot that was meant to promote her as an R&B duo with her then-husband, Ike Turner. She was 25 years old here and looked very much the rising '60s singer.

    2. 1966

    A young Tina Turner wears a hounds tooth suit with sunglasses
    David Redfern / Redferns

    Tina wore this navy-and-white houndstooth suit during a recording of the musical television show Ready Steady Go in London. Around 27 years old here, Tina was still married to Ike and still stayed largely covered up while she was performing.

    3. 1970

    Tina Turner wearing a fringed dress on The Ed Sullivan Show
    CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images

    While Ike and Tina further rose to stardom, Tina began to wear fringed dresses at many of her performances, like her iconic 1970 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

    4. 1977

    Tina Turner wears a dress with wings
    Harry Langdon / Getty Images

    This iconic 1977 outfit is important for Tina's career on multiple levels. For one, it symbolized her officially "spreading her wings" after filing for divorce from Ike. And two, it was the debut of the look of the new Tina. This new Tina was bolder and sexier and often dressed by famous costume designer Bob Mackie.

    5. 1977

    Tina Turner wearing a bejeweled bustier-corset
    Tony Korody / Getty Images

    This look was one of the many revealing outfits that Tina wore on her post-Ike tour. The bedazzled bustier-corset was, once again, designed by the famous Bob Mackie.

    6. 1978

    Tina Turner wears an orange dress with an orange boa
    Gai Terrell / Redferns

    Another post-Ike tour dress, this orange, feathered Bob Mackie "flame dress" was peak diva.

    You can also see versions of this dress on Cher and Beyoncé.

    7. 1983

    Tina Turner wears a tattered jungle dress
    Lynn Goldsmith / Getty Images

    This ripped-up minidress symbolizes Tina's transition from newly solo artist to global superstar and icon. She wore this 1983 outfit right before she released her mega-hit album Private Dancer in '84, along with the smash single, "What's Love Got to Do With It." Here, you can see she's already starting to transition to her signature shag wig.

    8. 1984

    Tina Turner wears an open blouse with a loose tie
    Michael Ochs Archives

    This dress-pant, dress-shirt, loose-tie combo perfectly encapsulates Tina's iconic look, down to the shaggy rock star haircut. It was at this time that Tina completely came into her own and fully embodied her edgy, rock diva image.

    9. 1985

    Tina Turner in a jean jacket, a leather miniskirt, and fish net tights
    Pete Still / Redferns

    Many people might recognize this outfit from the music video for "What's Love Got to Do With It," and indeed, it's very similar. Tina wore this outfit during her Private Dancer tour throughout 1985. The jean jacket, the leather miniskirt, the fishnets, the honey-blonde wig...this is the look people think of when they think of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.

    10. 1985

    Tina Turner as Aunty Entity in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
    Warner Bros / Â © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Tina wore this futuristic, chain mail armor look for the 1985 movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Like other Mad Max installments, this movie is set in postapocalyptic Australia. In the movie, Tina plays the villainous Aunty Entity, the ruthless, glamorous leader of Bartertown.

    11. 1989

    Tina Turner in a black leather cut-out dress
    Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

    This black leather cutout Azzedine Alaïa dress is pure Tina Turner: sexy, edgy, daring. She wore this dress to the designer's 1989 fashion show. She was 49 years old here and at the peak of her fame and power.

    12. 1990

    Tina Turner in a green floral gown
    Dave Hogan / Getty Images

    Tina wore this stunning green floral Gianfranco Ferrè gown in 1999 to celebrate her 50th birthday in London with her future husband, Erwin Bach.

    13. 1990

    Tina Turner in faded jeans and a white button-down
    Pete Still / Redferns

    This ensemble — faded jeans, white, flowy button-down — shows another, more informal side of Tina. It was one of the outfits she wore while on her Foreign Affair tour in 1990.

    14. 1993

    Tina Turner in a belted silver chain mail frock
    Dave Hogan / Getty Images

    The belted silver chain mail frock that Tina wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1993 highlighted all of her best assets: her toned arms, her figure, and her incredible legs. This dress is probably the outfit people most often remember her in.

    15. 1997

    Tina Turner in a silver-and-black sequined slip dress
    Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images

    Here, Tina was 58 years old and rocking a silver-and-black sequined slip dress that we're sure stopped a fair amount of traffic. An iconic late-'90s look for her.

    16. 2000

    Tina Turner in a see-through sheer black dress
    Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Getty Images

    Tina wore this sheer black ensemble to the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, in 2000.

    17. 2008

    Tina Turner onstage with Beyonce
    Kevin Mazur / WireImage

    The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll wore this flashy silver bustier and matching hot pants when she performed at the 2008 Grammys alongside another queen: Queen Bey. Take a look if you're interested in watching their incredible performance.

    18. 2013

    19. 2019

    Tina Turner in a floor-length bejeweled tawny-brown gown
    Bruce Glikas / Bruce Glikas / FilmMagic

    In 2019, Tina turned 80 years old and was still every bit the stunning rock diva she had been for decades. She wore this floor-length bejeweled, tawny-brown gown to the Broadway premiere of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

    What are your favorite Tina Turner fashion moments? Let us know in the comments!

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