07/11/2012 09:58 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Bonnie Pointer's Style Evolution: From '40s Functional To Flashy & Bright

Choose a Bonnie Pointer hit right now, press play, and even if you're in a quiet office, we guarantee you won't be able to sit still. From "I Can't Help Myself" to "Heaven Must Have Sent You," The Pointer Sisters' second youngest member knew how to keep a beat. Prior to leaving the Grammy Award-winning R&B group to pursue her solo career, Bonnie and sisters June, Anita, and Ruth mixed rock and roll, country and soulful sounds to become '70s and '80s sensations. After Bonnie married Motown Records Producer Jeffrey Bowen and signed with the studio, her sisters went on as a trio with hits like "I'm So Excited" and "Jump (For My Love)."

The four siblings may have had their differences when it came to career goals (Bonnie left the group and went solo in '77), but in terms of fashion, they saw eye-to-eye. The group gained popularity when hot pants were in, but instead opted for classic 1940s fashion. However, polished hairstyles, knee-length dresses and polyester suits didn't last long for Bonnie. In the past several decades, she's adorned herself in lots of fishnet, feather boas, embellished leather jackets and even matched Michael Jackson in a ruby red sequin shirt.

To celebrate Bonnie Pointer's 62nd birthday on Wednesday July 11th, we're taking a look back at her style over the years. See for yourself below how her outfits have only gotten more outrageous with age.

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Bonnie Pointer Style Evolution