BHM Daily Fashion Tribute: Beyoncé
Beyoncé admits that she wasn’t always a fashionable lady.
“Growing up, I was a tomboy,” she told InStyle magazine in 2008. “I refused to carry a purse and wouldn’t wear a dress. That was the eighties and it was all about the hip-hop influence—baggy jeans and big shirts. [My mother, Tina Knowles,] hated it! But then I started singing and ended up watching all of the footage of the Supremes and Tina Turner. And I thought to myself, ‘They’re so beautiful. I want to be like them,’”
What we see now is a glamorous, sexy fashionista who is comfortable in her own skin.
Especially as of late, Beyoncé has begun taking risks with fashion, like some of her very own fashion icons. “I love that in the seventies Cher and Diana Ross looked like superstars and never played it safe” she told InStyle.
Whereas we mostly saw her in safe black or champagne color gowns (or her mother’s over the top creations), Bey has been having more fashion fun lately, and has been quicker to jump on trends. From marching band jackets to studded gloves, her edgier side is showing through and it complements her fabulous red carpet looks.
With six Grammy wins this year, a hip hop mogul husband, her successful Deréon clothing line and debut fragrance, Beyoncé remains a fierce force to be reckoned with.
Check out video footage of Beyoncé providing style advice for curvy women, running down the dos/donts of fashion and more: