Vogue has stirred eyebrows this year with its best dressed women of 2021 list, which includes Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa despite their eccentric design choices.
After stepping out in New York wearing a bodysuit, glitter-embellished tights, sky-high platform shoes, and a turban, Lady Gaga, 35, was recognized for’redefining old Hollywood flair with her stripper boots.’
Meanwhile, despite some rather intense color clashes, Dua Lipa was praised for her transition from music to fashion, which comprised a top-to-toe pink gown with butterfly embellishments and daring cuts.
Nicola Coughlan, 34, of Derry Girls fame, was an unexpected addition to the list, with Vogue defending her ‘niche’ blend of cardigans and tulle.
Lady Gaga is a regular in the magazine’s best dressed list, and despite her outlandish fashion choices, the style bible declared this year that she “redefined Old Hollywood glamour with her stripper boots.”
In July, she wore a bodysuit, glitter-embellished tights, sky-high platform shoes, and a turban when she stepped out in New York wearing a bodysuit, glitter-embellished tights, sky-high platform shoes, and a turban.
During a press conference for House of Gucci, the performer sported a ruffle on her dress made of bank notes, before returning to her beloved stripper shoes and flower-embellished blazer.
And at the London premiere of the film, the Bad Romance star made a statement by storming down the red carpet in a purple gown complete with huge train.
Rihanna, who is anything but a fashion conformist and is never hesitant to try something new, was given the award this year, despite wearing matching haute duvets to the Met Gala with rapper beau ASAP Rocky.
Over the course of the year, the Diamonds actress wore a slew of vivid ensembles, mixing textures and colors and favoring fluorescent skirts, fluffy pink caps, and lime green heels.
Regardless of her wardrobe choices, Vogue advised fans to ‘bend down’ to the singer’s sense of style.
Dua Lipa was another musical entrance, with the publication praising the singer’s transition from music to fashion after she sang her own song to open the Versace show.
Despite her predilection for mixing bright colors and championing the Y2K look, she has been dubbed the “face of new fashion genius.”
Dua is known for mixing leopard print with nineties pop, and her distinct style won the publication over.
Zendaya’s story-telling approach also earned her a spot on the list, with the style bible defining her style as “coming of age in 2021.”
And the actress has a distinct sense of style, as evidenced by her choice of a crimson crop top and matching puff ball maxi skirt at the CFDA Fashion Awards in November.
Zendaya debuted her distinctive style earlier this month when she arrived at the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in enormous slacks and a matching blazer, before going to the Spider Man premiere in a barely there spider web embroidered gown.
Nicola Coughlan, 34, of Derry Girls fame, was a surprise addition to the list at number 17.
The Irish actress isn’t shy of pattern or color, and her wardrobe includes a variety of vibrant floral dresses and ensembles with huge bows and sleeves.
‘She has made herself a place in fanciful dresses from London’s finest,’ Vogue wrote, defending her blend of cardigans and tulle.