People.com Lifestyle Style 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 By Colleen Kratofil Published on January 25, 2017 05:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 19 1961 CBS/Getty 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. 02 of 19 1966 Getty 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. 03 of 19 1970 CBS 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. 04 of 19 1970 CBS/Getty As the news producer Mary Richards, she favored wearing chic separates like this tweed blazer, white blouse and elegant scarf worn as a tie. 05 of 19 1970 CBS/Getty From her shearling-trimmed coats to her white leather boots, her character Mary Richards captured the epitome of '70s Go Go-girl style. 06 of 19 1973 Her one-shouldered printed, ruffled dress and elegant updo at the Emmy Awards was simple, classic and still stands the test of time today. 07 of 19 1974 CBS Photo Archive/Getty 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. 08 of 19 1974 CBS/Getty We'd gladly take her white suit with matching turtleneck in our wardrobe today. 09 of 19 1976 Getty 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. 10 of 19 1977 CBS/Getty She finished The Mary Tyler Moore Show as fashionably as she started in a hallmark fitted suit and turtleneck shirt. 11 of 19 1978 Ron Galella/WireImage 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. 12 of 19 1980 LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Trendy chokers of today can't compare to the way she ingeniously tied her scarf into a chic statement piece at the Tony Awards. 13 of 19 1981 Getty She had a major princess moment in her ombré lilac one-shoulder ball gown accessorized with a delicate bow at the 1981 Academy Awards. 14 of 19 1987 Ron Galella/WireImage 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. 15 of 19 1987 Ron Galella/WireImage 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. 16 of 19 1990 The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty 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. 17 of 19 1992 WireImage 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. 18 of 19 1992 Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage 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. 19 of 19 2008 Steve Granitz/WireImage 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.