The singer posed for a portrait in a classic 60's form fitting cream pencil dress, that featured a side knee-high split. He look was completed with a pair of matching cream Mary jane pumps.
The soul singer looked divine as she donned an embellished bell-sleeve caftan dress as she posed for a portrait in 1965.
American soul singer Aretha Franklin stands backstage wearing an gold embroidered gown and holding a Grammy Award, circa 1970.
Never afraid to show off her voluptuous curves, Aretha was front and center at her concert in 1972 dressed navy blue and gold dress that accentuated her bust with a low neckline and her legs with a thigh-high split.
Aretha Franklin performs a song on a 1975 Bob Hope televison special.
At the 10th Annual Music Awards in 1983, the singer shows off her award and curvy figure as she posed in a strapless sequin gown black gown with white beaded trim on the red carpet.
Aretha Franklin, in powder blue, in a concert circa 1985.
Aretha Franklin performs on stage at the Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, December 15, 1986.
Aretha Franklin in 1990 in a regal gown by the late designer Arnold Scaasi looking every inch the Queen of Soul.
Aretha wore this leopard and zebra print jacket, matching cuff and cream mini dress to the Arista Records Pre-Grammy Party. She accessorized her look with gorgeous gold chandelier earrings.
Aretha Franklin sings "Some Day We'll All Be Free"at the inauguration for President Bill Clinton in January 1993 on the steps of Lincoln Memorial.
The Queen of Soul arrived to the 39th Annual Grammys looking radiant and glamorous wearing a cream dress and matching fur coat.
Franklin performed at Radio City Music Hall for a VH1 Special in a fuchsia and black patterned gown paired with a satin fuchsia and black shawl and black scrappy sandals.
Aretha Franklin stole the show with her performance, and hat, at the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009.
Aretha stunned in a off-the-shoulder black satin gown during her performance at the Candie's Foundation 2011 event to prevent benefit gala. She kept her accessories classic by wearing a pearl necklace and earrings.
The legendary songstress looked angelic in a white one-shoulder gown for her performance during Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular in 2011.
Franklin looked radiant and effortlessly chic in a shimmering soft gold caftan while attending the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.