Lifestyle Style Happy Birthday, Cher! 'Turn Back Time' with These Photos of Her Most Iconic Outfits You better "Believe" that Cher, who turns 76 today, has always been a fashion icon By Andrea Wurzburger Updated on May 20, 2021 09:05AM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 16 'Bang Bang' Silver Screen Collection/Getty Or should we say, "Bangs Bangs?" In this photo of the icon, taken circa 1968, Cher manages to pull off bangs in a way that might just convince you to cut your own (although, please don't). 02 of 16 'I've Got You, Babe' Ron Galella Collection via Getty Cher looked abs-olutely radiant in 1973 at the Academy Awards. 03 of 16 'The Way of Love' Gunter Zint/K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redferns When in doubt, add more feathers. It worked for Cher in 1960. 04 of 16 'All or Nothing' Ron Galella Collection via Getty Cher (with the help of designer Bob Mackie, naturally) practically invented the naked dress that we see so many celebs rock today. 05 of 16 'Wasn't It Good' CBS Photo Archive/Getty In 1972, Cher looked effortlessly elegant in a lilac sequined gown for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. 06 of 16 'Dressed to Kill' CBS Photo Archive/Getty Cher didn't shy away from dramatic looks while filming The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour in 1972. 07 of 16 'Hell on Wheels' Harry Langdon/Getty Cher always "Dressed to Kill," like when she wore this dress that made her look like the human version of the fire emoji in 1978. 08 of 16 'Am I Blue?' Harry Langdon/Getty All hail Cher in this electric blue jumpsuit circa 1978. 09 of 16 'Don't Hide Your Love' Harry Langdon/Getty ... for this look! Somehow, Cher managed to make a peasant blouse look impeccably sexy in 1977. 10 of 16 'Skin Deep' Harry Langdon/Getty Plenty of stars go braless in sheer tops nowadays, but Cher did it first. Here she is in a Bob Mackie (who else?) design in 1978. 11 of 16 'Dark Lady' Getty Cher infamously wore her controversial 1986 Oscar gown to spite the Academy, and accidentally landed herself on the list of most amazing Oscar dresses of all time! 12 of 16 'All I Really Wanna Do' John Barr/Liaison ... is look as good as Cher so that I can rock this dress that she wore to the Academy Awards in 1988. She won that year for her role in Moonstruck. 13 of 16 'Strong Enough' Harry Langdon/Getty Cher's hairspray was certainly 'Strong Enough' when she rocked this outfit that can only be described as 'Shakespearean Chic,' and paired it with big '80s hair in 1981. 14 of 16 'Train of Thought' Michael Ochs Archives/Getty I lost my "Train of Thought" looking at this understated (well, by Cher's standard) but gorgeous look that Cher rocked at the 1983 Academy Awards. 15 of 16 'Woman's World' Ron Galella Collection via Getty Cher channeled Cleopatra when she attended Bob Mackie's Halloween party in 1988. 16 of 16 'Turn Back Time' Martina Raddatz/Redferns In 1987, Cher performed in this barely there leotard and leather jacket and we have never been the same.