‘Charlie’s Angels’: ’70s fashion icons

March 21, 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the pilot of the beloved ’70s television show Charlie’s Angels. The stunning Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Jaclyn Smith would not only become instant stars in a classic television series, but would also leave their imprints on the world of ’70s fashion. Little did they know that their widespread fame would land them on magazine covers everywhere and shape the quintessential styles of the 1970s.

Let’s dive into the trends that Charlie’s Angels influenced:

Checkered Shirts

The classic button-down plaid shirt was made popular by the famous trio, according to Marie Claire.


Ah, yes, the dreaded turtleneck. The three glowing actresses somehow made the high-necked sweater look seem so chic and modern.

Skinny Ribbed Vests


The iconic vests of the ’70s were influenced by the show as well.

High Waisted Flared Pants

Perhaps the most signature trend of the ’70s originated from Jackson, Fawcett-Majors, and Smith throughout the series. Soon enough, the bell-bottom jeans complete with a thick belt around a high waist became all the rage.

Feathered Shag Hairstyle

Of course, we can’t forget Farrah’s influence on the hairstyle realm as well. Her seemingly effortless waves definitely made their mark on the typical ’70s woman.

Charlie’s Angels not only affected 1970s television and culture, but woman’s fashion as well. From bell-bottoms to feathered shag hairstyles, these three beloved women have etched their names into the fashion world in more ways than one.