Best known for her work on The Dick van Dyke Show and her very own The Mary Tyler Moore show, Moore was nothing short of an icon, and that's true of her fashion from the time, too — Mary Tyler Moore wore many iconic outfits in the '60s and '70s. Whether it was floral gowns at the Emmy Awards (of which she won five Best Actress trophies, a record Julia Louis Dreyfus just broke last year) lots of plaid on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, or even stylish flapper dresses from Thoroughly Modern Millie, the actress has worn countless fabulous outfits over the years.
As the star of a trailblazing show about a single woman in the workplace, it pretty much goes without saying that Moore was a very inspiring woman. She is remembered fondly by countless fellow celebrities, and will no doubt continue to have quite the legacy in years to come. Plus, with shows like Mad Men and Good Girls Revolt reigniting interest in the era in which Moore shot to stardom, there's a lot of fun to be had revisiting some of her best red carpet moments and costumes — so let's take a look at 11 of her best looks!
In A 1961 Publicity Still For The Dick van Dyke Show
That pink, sparkly dress is pure early '60s realness. Betty Draper would give this dress a hard yes.
At The 1964 Emmy Awards
In 1964, Moore and the eponymous Dick van Dyke Show star picked up the Best Actress and Best Actor trophies, respectively. They dressed like the winners they were, Moore especially with her sheer overlaid gown and her triple-stranded pearls.
At The 1966 Emmy Awards
The two picked up awards again in 1966, and that year, Moore went for an absolutely gorgeous floral sheath dress.
In Thoroughly Modern Millie
As you might expect, the costumes in the famous 20s-set musical were nothing short of eye candy. Moore wore many gorgeous frocks throughout the film, but this tulle number is especially gorgeous (as are her co-stars Julie Andrews and Carol Channing).
In a Skirt Suit In 1967
How adorable is this ensemble? All that kicky plaid is fun, and the high heeled loafers add in extra cute factor.
ln Holiday-Approved Wrapping Paper
Honestly, does it get any more fab than a shiny green wrapping paper-clad Mary Tyler Moore?
In London In 1969
Now that's how you do transatlantic travel.
In Change of Habit
Moore's simple belted fit-and-flare dress is awfully stylish, and this picture gets a major assist from Elvis Presley.
At The 1974 Emmy Awards
Double-fisting Emmys while wearing a stylish pearl lariat necklace and an even more stylish halter dress? That's called winning life.
On The Mary Tyler Moore Show
On her namesake TV show, Moore was known for her peppy workplace wear. All that plaid, print, giant lapels and giant hair make this quite the iconic '70s look.
At The 1976 Emmy Awards
A the 1976 Emmy Awards, Moore (here pictured with Ed Asner, Betty White, and Ted Knight) totally rocked it in shimmery '70s chevrons.
Moore sure was a style icon.