Flashback Files: The Evolution Of Beyoncé’s Red Carpet Style

From Texas girl, hip hop style to iconic Hollywood glamour you don’t have to be part of the Bey Hive to be Crazy in Love with Beyoncé’s style. From the days of Destiny’s Child to her solo stardom and motherhood, we have curated some of Queen Bey’s most memorable looks as we take a look back at her journey with fashion. If anyone was born to be a diva, it is Beyoncé. While the superstar has been a confident artist since day one, her command of fashion has impressively evolved over the years.

In the early 2000s, the now 38-year-old was always with the rest of her Destiny’s Child bandmates, but even then Beyoncé always stood out wherever the group showed up. Now a veteran of the red carpet, her style risks reflect a heightened awareness of what works for her curves and brand as a whole.

Beyoncé is as beautiful and talented as she is iconic. A trailblazer of many firsts, in 2018, she made history by becoming the first black woman to headline Coachella. That performance or should we say, series of performances, would end up as one of the best of her entire career till date.

At Coachella in Balmain

Also in 2018, she made history with her cover feature on the coveted Vogue September Issue. Thanks to her influence, she was photographed by the first-ever African-American photographer, Tyler Mitchell, to shoot a cover in the magazine’s 125-year history.

Wearing Valentino dress with Philip Treacy headpiece

The image of her wearing the sequin-covered Valentino dress with the gold Philip Treacy headpiece is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. Another great moment for black creatives to be inspired by.

If there is anyone who understands that fashion is a learning experience, that person is Beyoncé, because, with her style, she has come to an understanding of what works and what doesn’t. As Beyoncé became a solo star, she began to show a preference for looks — both on and off the stage — that reflect her inner power and influential aura.

One thing is for sure; Queen Bey doesn’t rely on the rules of what a celebrity ought to wear, she simply puts on what works for her current mood and lets the world adjust. But the mother of three doesn’t just serve looks or sing songs; she takes our breath more for using her platform to advocate for the rights of oppressed groups. A true goddess! Beyonce Knowles Carter Jay Z

Judging by the comments and likes on her Instagram page, the world is truly appreciative of the gift that is Beyoncé. The singer is every woman’s proof that we’re smart enough to make millions, strong enough to bear children and then get back to business if we so choose. In essence, Beyoncé is literal goals!

Whether she’s glamorously dressed up or just keeping things casual, Beyoncé’s fashion sense is always on our radar and we sure know ‘who runs the world!’

Here is a look at how Beyoncé’s style has evolved over the years…



Destiny’s Child at the 2000 VMA’s


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Beyoncé channelling chic cowboy at the MTV Video Music Awards 2001


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Austin Powers Film – Goldmember premiere


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VIBE Awards


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Grammy Awards – in a dress made by her mum, Tina Knowles


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77th Academy Awards in Versace


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Dreamgirls movie premiere


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Golden Globe Awards in Elie Saab


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Grammy Awards in Elie Saab


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MTV Video Music Awards


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Grammy Awards


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Met Gala in Emilio Pucci


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Met Gala in Givenchy


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‘Beyonce’ visual album release in Tom Ford


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Grammy Awards in Michael Costello


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Met Gala in Givenchy


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Met Gala in Givenchy


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Grammy Awards in Peter Dundas


Grammy Awards in Nicolas Jebran Couture


The Lion King premiere in Cong Tri (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)


Gold and black Schiaparelli Haute Couture

Golden Globes in Schiaparelli Haute Couture

I think we can all agree that if the dictionary was to add an image next to the word flawless, it would have to be a picture of Beyoncé.

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