Nowdays we are used to seeing most (not all) females in the music industry styled much the same way.Very little (or tight - or both)clothes, overtly sexual (this applies to their dancing too). I personally feel their 'look' is aimed at men. To be honest, i find it all a bit dull. It also reinforces the idea that you have to look and act a certain way if you're female & want to be successful.
But back then the music industry was different because stylists werent used.This meant people dressed how they wanted. Toyah is a perfect example of this. She expressed herself, not just through her music, but also her make up, hair and clothes. Her looks were her own and i dont think she tried to be 'sexy' to sell her music.Everytime i look at the following pictures, i become mesmirised by the creativity and dramatic impact of the looks.