1970s

Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch

Florence Henderson is best known for portraying one of television’s most beloved mothers, Carol Brady. The matriarch of a large blended family that has more than its fair share of adventures, Carol is the cool and compassionate leader when things go astray. When, that is, her kids let her in on the mischief. After all it’s not easy keeping up with six kids with appetites for adventure like the Brady kids have!

Carol’s look straddles the split between the ’60s and the ’70s. She wears her hair short and usually opts for dresses over pants, though she can be found in pants when she’s got business to take care of. For a look close to period-accurate, go for a plaid dress with a Pater Pan collar and long sleeves. Accessorize with a white patent leather belt and matching boots over nylons as well as a headband over a wig that matches Carol’s bob. Finish the look off with Mrs. Brady’s wedding ring for the ultimate TV mom look.

Peggy Cleary from The Kids Are Alright

Peggy Cleary is the practical, loving mother every sitcom needs. Especially one featuring eight boys living the “out until the street lights come on” life of the 1970s. Played by Mary McCormack she is a take-no-nonsense woman who is here to make sure that the kids really are alright.

Peggy’s hair is a classic look you can either style your hair into or recreate using the wig listed above. With that signature piece taken care of, the rest of her look is fairly easy to replicate. You need a comfortable and practical house dress, a thin leather belt to go over the top, and a pair of low heels to match.

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Bee Gees

The Bee Gees are a music group consisting of three brothers: Robin, Barry, and Maurice Gibb. In the early sixties, the Bee Gees were a part of a pop group. Then the band reformed as a trio and branched into disco. Known for their harmonies and falsettos, the Bee Gees wrote all their own songs. Their big claim to fame was providing the soundtrack to the hit movie Saturday Night Fever with such songs as “Stayin Alive” and “You Should Be Dancing.”

Billy Lee from Bad Times at the El Royale

Billy Lee from Bad Times at The El Royale

William “Billy” Lee is the main antagonist in the movie Bad Times at the El Royale. He is played by Chris Hemsworth and largely inspired by real-life cult leader Charles Manson.

The movie is set in the 1970s and this sets the tone for Lee’s costume. He has long feathered hair and a goatee that is an iconic part of his costume. Billy Lee is also know for wearing an open chambray shirt with nothing underneath. If you’re not comfortable with this look you can wear a skin-tone t-shirt beneath. Or, if you’re feeling cheeky, you can buy a shirt printed with abs like Hemsworth’s and wear that beneath the overshirt.

A long chain necklace, dark jeans, a brown leather belt with a sheathed knife, and flip flops round out the look. If you can talk people into just about anything you’ll be fully in character. A little scary… but fully in character!

Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac

The band Fleetwood Mac’s lineup has gone through multiple changes since its bluesy beginnings in the 1960s, but their most recognizable sound is thanks in part to the musical contributions of Stevie Nicks and her songwriting partner (then romantic partner as well), Lindsey Buckingham. Flowing black dresses, shawls themed after her hit songs, and extremely high-heeled boots are practically synonymous with Stevie Nicks’ stage presence.

Irving Rosenfeld

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) is a part-time small businessman and a part-time conman, who balances a complicated scheme along with a complicated love life. Having fallen for fellow con woman Sydney Prosser, while married to his neurotic wife Rosalyn, leaves a lot on his plate.

Richie Dimaso

In American Hustle, FBI agent Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper) is a schemer with a beautiful head of curls. Teaming up with a group of hustlers, Dimaso channels all his energy into taking down a couple of shady politicians, all while looking pretty darn suave.

Steven Hyde

Hyde is the practically adopted son of the Foreman family and is easily the coolest member of the gang. He is likely to be seen sporting a T-shirt of a rock band, tinted glasses, and a righteous fro.

Bob Pinciotti

In That 70’s Show, Bob Pinciotti is Donna’s dim-witted but lovable father. He’s up to date on the latest fads, sporting a permed hairdo and polyester suits. He also likes to lounge around the house in nothing but an open bath robe.

Harold Chasen

In between trying to woo the original cougar, Maude, and attending strangers’ funerals, Harold (Bud Cort) made time to wear some pretty impressive threads. When you look that good in a suit, it’s no wonder that Maude fell for him. The Jaguar/hearse probably helped too.