On Wednesday, it was announced that beloved TV legend Mary Tyler Moore had passed away. Moore was a Hollywood legend, becoming one of the first women to star in a TV show where the main character was a single, working woman. Mary Tyler Moore's red carpet style was also revolutionary. Throughout her career, Moore consistently took risks on the red carpet, which was admirable for so many reasons.
Moore began her Hollywood journey in the 1960s when she starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show. In the 1970s, Moore starred in her very own sitcom, aptly named The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which won a record number of 29 Emmys (until Frasier). These two shows catapulted Moore into the spotlight, giving her many opportunities to show off her spectacular personal style.
Moore continued to rock the red carpet in a series of sexy and chic ensembles all the way into her 70s. Like, I'm pretty sure she had a better style at 75 than I have at 24 or will possibly ever have. Moore could rock a pantsuit or a dress like a boss. How many 70-year-old ladies would dare wear sheer pantsuits? It wasn't even a question for the bold and beautiful Mary Tyler Moore.
Here are 19 examples of Mary Tyler Moore not being afraid of taking style risks on the red carpet.
1. She Was Always On Trend
Perfectly on trend for the 1960s. She literally just radiates beauty.
2. She Accessorized Flawlessly
Guys, she's wearing gloves. Can't beat that.
3. Her Outfit Coordination Was On Point
She was always coordinating her outfit and accessories. Look at that matching dress and shawl.
4. She Wasn't Afraid To Experiment
Moore rocked that out of this world collar like a champ.
5. She Made Bold Choices
One shoulder and a funky pattern? Moore was not afraid of being bold.
6. She Was A Total Trendsetter
I'm pretty sure I saw celebrities in 2016 wear this exact same dress (although Moore probably wore it better if we're being honest).
7. She Was Ahead Of Her Time
I'm pretty sure I see people wearing this exact top now.
8. She Knew How To Choose Her Accessories
She never over did it when it came to accessories. Ornate dress, simple jewelry. Simple dress, ornate jewelry. She had it down pat.
9. She Focused On The Details
That bow? Amazing.
10. She Was A Master Of The Off The Shoulder/Choker Trend
No one did it better than Moore.
11. She Wasn't Afraid To Show A Little Skin
Moore was not afraid of anything sheer, and I like that.
12. She Frankly Just Had Great Taste
This dress is timeless and fits her perfectly. Bravo.
13. She Rocked Brooches Like A Boss
She knew how to make a simple dress a lot more interesting — add a decorative brooch.
14. She Wasn't Afraid To Repeat Trends
Moore rocked this off the shoulder/choker look in 2001. Years earlier she rocked a similar look. Amazing each and every time.
15. She Could Rock Sheer Pants
This suit is amazing and I want it for myself. Mary Tyler Moore is a legend.
16. She Wasn't Afraid To Have Fun With Dramatic Silhouettes
This look is a little Elizabethan, but she makes it work.
17. She Didn't Shy Away From Color
Because she wasn't afraid to stand out.
18. She Always Looked Classy
Look how tailored that suit was. Perfection.
19. She Always Kept It Interesting
She looks like a first lady or a princess in this coat, but I like that it's a pretty blue and she's carrying a fun silk purse.