Vanessa Hudgens might be a ’90s child, but she’s become known for her 1970s-inspired style. Her most recent foray into the decade took place Monday night during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The Powerless star stepped onstage in a ribbed maxi-dress by Ronny Kobo. The column frock featured a sexy stitched up design around her waist and chest that flirtatiously revealed flashes of skin. The boho design was enhanced by its maroon earth tone and high neck. And her simply tousled hair with a middle part was very of the former times.
A few hours earlier she was spotted on the streets of NYC in a different but equally hippy chic ensemble. She was dressed for the cold weather (sort of) in a white zip-front midi skirt with a white knit top tucked in under a fuzzy fur coat that was also white. The skirt’s oversized circular zipper tab and the aviator sunglasses she paired with the outfit brought the look full circle back to the 70s.
Even when she’s not dressed for the decade, she’s so devoted to the time, it’s as if she carries it in her back pocket by way of dated accessory. For example, at The Inaugural $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational over the weekend, she wore a flouncy pinstriped dress that wouldn’t be associated with the 70s, but the round John Lennon-esque sunglasses most definitely would be.
The same goes for her Women’s March Los Angeles outfit, which consisted of a black fur coat and a black and red fiddler cap, a style that dates back to the 1800s but was made popular in fashion during the 1970s thanks to the black power movement and musicians like The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
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Over the summer, her hippy style was under attack when she wore a flowing maxi dress and a dreamcatcher in her long curly hair, which people called cultural appropriation.