All film and music buffs will know that today is the day that the highly anticipated Mamma Mia sequel, aptly titled Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, is released in cinemas. The follow-up to the 2008 big screen adaptation of the world-famous stage play reunites Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried as well as featuring new characters from Lily Collins and CHER! Yes, the Cher!

Of course, as we all know, the film is once again built around the music of everybody’s favourite 70’s disco pop band, ABBA! so mark this very special occasion and to celebrate the legends that are Agnetha, Anna-Freud, Benny and Bjorn (they’re the members of the band just in case you don’t know) here’s our list of fashion rules we can learn from ABBA…

The 70’s was just as chic as any other decade

Abba (70s chic)
Photo Credit: Vogue India

I mean look at that head wear for a start. Três chic.

A Jumpsuit has ALWAYS been a wardrobe essential

jumpsuit
Photo Credit: Smooth Radio

Leg-lengthening and easy to wear at the same time, the ladies of ABBA upped the style stakes before jumpsuits were all over the catwalk.

Matching with your BFF is totally ok…

abba matching
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Total boot goals if you ask us. We’ll be making sure to match our ‘Dancing Queen’ BFF on our next karaoke night!

… matching with your boyfriend is not.

abba kimono
Photo Credit: Smooth Radio

Don’t get us wrong we love our significant other… we just don’t want to dress like them all the time.

An all black outfit is always a style winner

abba all black
Photo Credit: Vogue India

To be honest we were totally surprised that ABBA weren’t always about rainbows and crystal studded jumpsuits but this look totally worked for them!

As is an all white ensemble

all white abba
Photo Credit: The Evening Standard

Bonus points for the tailoring of those blazers but we’re deducting 1 point for Bjorn’s gold tie on a bare chest attempt. It just doesn’t work B, sorry mate…

You’re airport outfit IS important

abba airport.jpg
Photo Credit: Irish Times

Don’t ever let anybody tell you that a fur coat isn’t appropriate for the airport. Unless you’re flying to Barbados…

More is more.

waterloo
Photo Credit: Vogue Paris

The rule of ‘less is more’ just doesn’t apply when we’re talking about ABBA! Mamma Mia!

What do you think of ABBA’s outfits? Do they stand the test of time or are they too out there? Are you excited for Mamma Mia 2? Let us know on Twitter and don’t forget to upload your ABBA inspired outfits to Looker here!

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