A Look Back at Mary Tyler Moore's Most Memorable Style Moments Through the Years

Whether she was helping shape the professional working woman's wardrobe on TV or dazzling on the red carpet, the star's pioneering fashion sense is enduring

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

The first - and most enduring - style barrier she broke was playing Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, an average '60s housewife who favored progressive cigarette pants over traditional housedresses.

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Portrait of Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke

And although her character is most associated with casual wear, Mary pulled out every glamorous stop for the Emmy Awards, wearing a floral-embroided gown with a retro high pony.

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show's opening credits are famous for the theme song, her infectious smile and the iconic knit hat she tosses into the air, twirling around in her double-breasted peacoat.

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Mary Tyler Moore In 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

As the news producer Mary Richards, she favored wearing chic separates like this tweed blazer, white blouse and elegant scarf worn as a tie.

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Mary Tyler Moore Show

From her shearling-trimmed coats to her white leather boots, her character Mary Richards captured the epitome of '70s Go Go-girl style.

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Portrait of Mary Tyler Moore and Jack Klugman

Her one-shouldered printed, ruffled dress and elegant updo at the Emmy Awards was simple, classic and still stands the test of time today.

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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Playing a pioneering single career woman on TV, Mary suited herself with a wardrobe full of trendy, contemporary pieces that were as bold as her personality, as seen in this head-turning yellow checkered pant suit.

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We'd gladly take her white suit with matching turtleneck in our wardrobe today.

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Portrait of Emmy Winners from The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show all took home top honors at the 1976 Emmy Awards, and Mary should have definitely taken home "best dressed" for her shimmery beaded halter gown.

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The Last Mary Tyler Moore Show

She finished The Mary Tyler Moore Show as fashionably as she started in a hallmark fitted suit and turtleneck shirt.

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Opening Night Performance of Lily Tomlin's One-Woman Show "Appearing Nightly"
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You don't even have to check the date to know she's pictured here in the late '70s with her bell-bottom, high-waisted jeans, denim jacket, tie-neck blouse and platform boots.

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Mary Tyler Moore
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Trendy chokers of today can't compare to the way she ingeniously tied her scarf into a chic statement piece at the Tony Awards.

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She had a major princess moment in her ombré lilac one-shoulder ball gown accessorized with a delicate bow at the 1981 Academy Awards.

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Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2011
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Mary doubled down on the florals for the spring auction party at the New York City Opera wearing a tropical-print skirt worn with a crisp white button-down and wide belt.

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Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2011
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The actress's style remained so classic and streamlined that even the oversize details of the '80s couldn't alter it much, as seen in this bow-adorned strapless dress.

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore & husband Dr Robert Levine
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On a very glamorous date night with husband Dr. Robert Levine, she shone in a embellished, glittery gold off-the-shoulder gown paired with a blinding wreath-style necklace.

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New York Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Presents the 20th Annual Promise Ball

She was a very early adopter of creature couture, sporting a dragonfly brooch on her strapless ball gown at a charity event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Mary Tyler Moore Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - September 8, 1992
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The bold, colorful, polka dot shift dress she wore to receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was the perfect choice to celebrate her funny, bold, impactful career.

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60th Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals
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She arrived at the 2008 Emmy Awards in a body-hugging black halter gown that proved she hadn't aged a day since she first graced our TVs in the '60s.

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