Style Icon: Young Cher

It’s a little bit unfortunate that Cher of the present day has become a little bit of a parody of herself. She’s the butt of jokes now, which makes it hard to remember how amazing she used to be.

In the Sonny & Cher days she had that awesome, sexy, hippie doe-eyed thing down pat! And her hair was to die for. My co-worker said that, when she was a teenager in Saigon in the 1970’s, all the girls wanted to look like Cher. They grew their hair long, parted it in the middle, and rode around on their motorbikes with their hair flying!

I even love her Bob-Mackie-at-the-Oscars phase, with the excessive glam and ensembles that left nothing to the imagination. It wasn’t until after the movie Mermaids that things started to get a little weird. Maybe it was just one facelift too far and one farewell too many, but let’s just focus on the good old days. Keep these pictures in mind the next time some lame comedian does a Cher bit!

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