Beyoncé has always been a trend-setting style queen — and we’re here to prove it. An ultra-glam diva dating back to her girl band days, the super star never shies away from a statement-making look.
Since bursting onto the scene in the early 2000s with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has rocked everything from coordinating ensembles to curve-hugging couture with ease.
The “Formation” singer regularly teams up with high-fashion houses like Balmain, Gucci and Schiaparelli for award shows, red carpet events or even a simple internet-breaking Instagram.
While Bey’s otherworldly glow has remained a constant over the years, she’s never afraid to switch up her style. For example, hit the rewind button back to the year 2000 and Queen B was rocking blonde hair and belly shirts alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
As her claim to fame continued to rise, the “Lemonade” singer made it clear that the only thing to expect from her fashion was the unexpected. From denim dresses and glitzy gowns to classic mini dresses, the star didn’t shy away from different aesthetics.
In recent years, she has upped her stake in the fashion game. Circa 2018, she blew Us away at the Grammys, rocking a black velvet Nicolas Jebran gown, Alain Mikli sunglasses, a saucer-like beret and Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Then, in 2019, she shimmered at the Lion King U.K. premiere, wearing a gold gown by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri. That same year, the icon released the first drop from her Ivy Park x adidas collection.
Since selling out of her first collection, the fashion designer has gone on to drop a handful of limited-edition collabs, ranging from outerwear and swimwear to jeans and accessories.
Beyoncé even starred alongside her children, Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir, for the Ivy Park Rodeo campaign, wearing everything from denim chaps to cow-print leggings.
Jewelry has taken center stage for the musician as well, as she starred in the Tiffany & Co. campaign alongside husband Jay-Z in August 2021. Beyoncé channeled Audrey Hepburn in the images, wearing a black gown and a 128.54-carat yellow diamond.
The massive piece of bling has only been worn by Hepburn, Mary Whitehouse, the wife of an American diplomat, and Lady Gaga, who wore the piece to the 2019 Oscars. Beyoncé is the first Black woman to wear the stone.
So, in honor of Queen B’s ever-evolving fashion, keep scrolling because we’re rounding up her best moments of all time, ahead.
With The Band
At the 2000 Source Hip Hop Music Awards, the Destiny’s Child trio rocked coordinating midriff-baring ensembles complete with bedazzled bra tops.
With each of her Destiny’s Child bandmates rocking her own take on the matching ’60s-inspired fabric, Beyoncé opted for a curve-hugging floor-length gown at the 2001 American Music Awards.
Rocking one of her frilliest outfits ever, the songstress walked the red carpet at the 2003 Golden Globes in a strapless gown with a flower-embroidered bodice and full tulle skirt.
For a November 2005 appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live, Queen Bey showed off a sexy take on the Canadian tuxedo in a curve-hugging pencil skirt and bustier top.
All That Glitters
Picking up the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy for Dreamgirls, the actress sparkled in a plunging Elie Saab gown.
Short and Sweet
Offering a highly accessorized take on the little black dress, the singer showed off her legs in a super short black mini that she paired with blue suede shoes, a metallic charm-adorned bag and bombshell waves at a October 2009 meet and greet in Tokyo.
Nominated for 10 awards including Album of the Year, Beyoncé stunned in a plunging nude Stephane Rolland gown, Casadei shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels at the 2010 Grammys.
The singer showed off a new set of bangs along with her leather leggings and printed top at a November 2012 face-off between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
It’s hard to decide what we love most about the shimmering black Givenchy number she rocked at the 2014 Met Gala, the plunging neckline, sky-high slit or fab headpiece.
Proving a long-sleeve, crew-neck gown can still be sexy, Bey strutted her stuff in a bright white Stella McCartney frock with a blonde bob and blinding diamond necklace at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Reminding Us all why she is Queen Bey, the mom of three rocked six different outfits during the 2016 VMAs (where she brought the house down with her 16-minute greatest hits medley), but it was the nearly naked, feather-adorned Francesco Scognamiglio gown on the red carpet that stole the show.
Lady in Red
She may have skipped the red carpet, but we still got a gorgeous look at her baby bump-hugging red sequined Peter Dundas creation at the 2017 Grammys.
At the 2018 Grammys, the Carter family proved fashion runs in the family, which Jay-Z looking dapper in a tux, Blue Ivy rocking all white and Bey wearing a black vevelt Nicolas Jebran gown, Alain Mikli sunglasses, a saucer-like hat and drop Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
At the Lion King premiere in L.A. on July 9, 2019, the voice of Nala stunned in an Alexander McQueen tuxedo dress covered in crystal chandelier embroidery, including a dégradé crystal embroidered skirt.
Looking like an absolute red carpet standout, the “Crazy in Love” singer attended the Lion King U.K. premiere on July 14, 2019, wearing a gold dress by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri.
‘Black Is King’
Queen Bey released Black Is King via Disney+ on July 31, 2020. During the 85-minute film, the hitmaker stuns in so many incredible outfits, including this colorful off-the-shoulder dress designed by London-based designer Mary Katrantzou.
Pop of Pink
Let’s go party! The Ivy Park founder channeled her inner Barbie doll in August 2021, rocking a head-to-toe Versace ensemble complete with a black mini dress, pink platform pumps, a beaded bucket bag and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Her hair was styled in a half-up high pony with bouncy curls.
Tiffany & Co. tapped the “Lemonade” singer and her husband for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired campaign in August 2021. Beyoncé stunned in a sleek black dress and the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond.
To promote the release of Rodeo Park in August 2021, which includes a kid’s collection, the fashion designer rocked purple and brown cow-print leggings alongside daughter Blue Ivy.
Film Festival Fabulousness
Those curves! The triple threat made a surprise appearance at the BFI London Film Festival wearing a black velvet gown designed by Valdrin Sahiti teamed with a sparkly clutch and sunglasses in October 2021.
Sequins and sparkles and shimmer, oh my! The singer rocked a very glitzy Balenciaga x Gucci blazer and thigh-high Gucci boots in December 2021. She accessorized her look with a heart-shaped handbag and retro sunglasses.