Aretha: My Favorite Fashion Trainwreck

I bow to no one in my reverence for the voice of Aretha Franklin, but I have to say that she is possibly the worst-dressed diva in American history. In the “Giving Him Something” video above left, her halterish top is possibly the least flattering presentation of breasts I’ve ever seen. Her extended dashiki in the “I Say A Little Prayer” video at right is marginally better, but not by much. The fashion of her back-up singers, by contrast, is smooth-chic.

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