Julianne Hough‘s third week on the Dancing with the Stars judging panel took a surprising turn when she traded in her sweet sequin dresses for a retro pants look complete with lots of autumnal bronze accents. Check out all the exclusive scoop from her glam squad, below!
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“I love the vibe of the ’70s! There is a such a sexiness and ease to it all,” Hough tells PEOPLE. “The music, the clothing and the hair and makeup of that decade has always really resonated with me. We found the beaded bodysuit portion of this outfit first and the minute we paired it with the high-waisted pants it suddenly became this retro, ’70s, fabulous thing and we just built the rest of the look around that core story. It really felt like the perfect look for week three!”
Hough’s stylist Anita Patrickson added that she picked up on the week’s “Movies” theme to pay homage to “Charlie’s Angels, Starsky and Hutch and the style icons of the ’70s like Ali MacGraw, Mia Farrow and Farah Fawcett. The ’70s is already a huge trend this fall and it was the perfect moment to introduce it (subtly!) into Julianne’s look.”
So how did she pull it off without looking too costume-y? “The key was modernizing the trend without being too literal,” Patrickson shared. “The beaded bodysuit by Sass & Bide added a touch of glamour to the outfit. The ornate cuffs and neckline keep it edgy and chic. The high-waisted, toffee-colored, wide-leg pants are in line with the warm tones we love as we head into fall. A gold and black belt, amber drop earrings and platform shoes complete the look.”
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Next up? Her beauty look, which Patrickson called “feminine, sexy and retro.” Hairstylist Riawna Capri and makeup artist Spencer Barnes tapped the “Movies” theme as well for a Brigitte Bardot-inspired updo and lash-heavy look.
Barnes shared that Julianne was “excited to bring back a look that may remind fans a bit more of her former hair and makeup looks in the past.”
Capri added that the biggest challenge with Hough’s hair was the short length. “Some of her short layers wouldn’t fit into the chignon, so we just sprayed them in place using KMS Hair Stay maximum hold spray,” she explained. “Thank God for that!”
Want to create a similar look? Capri maintains it’s all about the texture.
“After blowing her hair out, I sprayed KMS Playable texture spray all over to give her hair a good lift and to hold the bobby pins. And for even more of a lift, don’t be afraid to tease that hair.”
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