Beyoncé knows a thing or two about looking good and striking a pose. From her early Destiny's Child days -- during which time her mother Tina Knowles created bright, matching stage ensembles -- to her "Bootylicious" and bejeweled mini-dresses, and of course, many curve-hugging ball gowns, Beyoncé's style has changed from teenaged pop star to classy (and sometimes flashy) style icon. Observe the evolution of Beyoncé's style through the years in our photo gallery!
Before Destiny's Child became Beyonce...
Before Destiny's Child became Beyonce, Michelle and Kelly, it included LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Robertson. Appearing here at the 4th Annual Soul Train "Lady of Soul" awards, the four original members sport sari inspired sarongs and bandeaux tops. Destiny's Child was the poster child for '90's female matching band' phenomenon.
Making a separate cultural statement,...
Making a separate cultural statement, Destiny's Child (now the dynamic trio we most associate with the name) takes Britney's schoolgirl to a different level. At the 2001 Kids Choice Awards, the ladies arrive as sexy girl scouts. Kelly kills it with the patches.
Leaving Destiny's Child, Beyonce begi...
Leaving Destiny's Child, Beyonce begins her solo career in 2002, playing Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember and releasing Dangerously in Love the following year. B shows up to the Grammy Awards in this unflattering sea urchin sheath.
Beyonce goes full denim NYC during a ...
Beyonce goes full denim NYC during a September 2002 episode of TRL. Reminiscent of the 2001 Britney and Justin Denim fit, this unfortunate onesie confusingly works till you question, is that a jean purse (jurse) or the rear end of the pants substituting a thigh cover?
In 2003, B was heading into a well-re...
In 2003, B was heading into a well-received solo debut. One of the less offensive early outfits on the red carpet was this patterned, light gown. The gown prophesied future fishtail black with bold patterns. Although messily cut, the dress is a step in the right direction at the 2003 VH1 Divas Duets event.
For a casual look, Beyonce sports emb...
For a casual look, Beyonce sports embellished cargos, pumps and a corset on TRL in 2003.
After seeing a nod towards elegance a...
After seeing a nod towards elegance at the Divas event, Beyonce confuses us on the carpet with her Russian Princess meets grandma skirt at the VH1 Big in '03 event.
At the 2004 Grammy Awards, Beyonce ma...
At the 2004 Grammy Awards, Beyonce makes a killing with five Grammy Awards. This gown attempts to accentuate hips, but falls short. Mustard satin is generally unflattering and the awkward cut of the loose torso pulled to a tight knot doesn't do anything for her shape. Combined with a mustard spider web and mustard hair, Beyonce is more coordinated than classy.
B takes it to the '70s in this Farrah...
B takes it to the '70s in this Farrah Faucet meets Elvis romper at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Cute, but Beyonce appears to dislike the uber-short length, pulling down the short-shorts with her right hand.
Beyonce is appropriately dressed for ...
Beyonce is appropriately dressed for winter at Madison Square Garden in 2005 in golds, salmons and cowboys.
Beyonce goes classy and we all cheer....
Beyonce goes classy and we all cheer. B shows up to the 2005 Academy Awards in a vintage Atelier Versace gown with a voluminous updo and bold earrings.
At the 2006 Video Music Awards, Beyon...
At the 2006 Video Music Awards, Beyonce appears backstage in a Grecian breastplate inspired gown. It's busy, but definitely accentuates her tiny waist and voluptuous hips.
Beyonce has always had a variety of v...
Beyonce has always had a variety of vibrant and volume during her stage performances. This metallic long trench-dress contrasts with the skimpy leotards of the future during the 2006 World Music Awards.
For the 2006 Dreamgirls premiere in N...
For the 2006 Dreamgirls premiere in New York, Beyonce steals the show is this whimsical rose colored gown. The elegant folding combined with her loose curls and earrings are perfect for the occasion.
A tad too much exposure. Beyonce wear...
A tad too much exposure. Beyonce wears this draped Elie Saab golden gown to the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. Although revealing Beyonce's flawless figure, the awkwardness of the torso pin suggests the dress is about to burst open.
Beyonce wears this vivid green Zac Po...
Beyonce wears this vivid green Zac Posen dress to the 2007 Movies Rock at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The fabulous color and classic fit on Beyonce is a stunning choice and prophetic of her everlasting fishtail love.
B revisits Elie Sabb in this Spring 2...
B revisits Elie Sabb in this Spring 2008 Couture dress during the 2008 Grammy Awards, in this powder-blue and silver gown. The asymmetry on the bust is overwhelming and the skirt looks like prom gone wrong.
During the tribute to Etta James at C...
During the tribute to Etta James at Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks in 2008, Beyonce dons a short blonde wig and a Zuhair Murad Spring 2008 Couture dress. The mustard works perfectly this time around, appearing both vintage yet elegant.
Beyonce appears on the red carpet and...
Beyonce appears on the red carpet and onstage at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards in experimental designer Gareth Pugh's machine meets Michelin man dresses.
For Gotham Magazine's Annual Gala in...
For Gotham Magazine's Annual Gala in 2008, Beyonce is minimal in this Rock & Republic Fall 2008 black gown. The high neckline combined with the tight bun and monochrome earrings match wonderfully with the step-and-repeat behind her (and are very appropriate for the occasion).
At the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, Be...
At the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, Beyonce channels her role in Dreamgirls with this Zuhair Murad corset combination and slick beehive.
At the 2009 Academy Awards, Beyonce a...
At the 2009 Academy Awards, Beyonce appears in her mother's House of Dereon line looking like a proper curtain sample. Although a flattering dress, the pattern is an unfortunate choice.
For Beyonce's opening night at Madiso...
For Beyonce's opening night at Madison Square Garden in 2009 trench-coats are thrown out the door. B looks fierce in this superhero sequined leotard with matching heels.
Beyonce wears a Balmain Spring 2009 ...
Beyonce wears a Balmain Spring 2009 mini-dress at the BET Awards. Playing with pointed shoulders, mosaics and mixed materials, Balmain proves to be one of Beyonce's favorite designers.
At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in...
At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in Berlin, Beyonce wears a geometric and metallic Atelier Versace Fall 2009 gown.
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Beyonce we...
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Beyonce wears a rather informal Stephane Rolland rose gown- a similar cleavage cut as her 2007 Golden Globe gown, but a bit too stodgy for B.
Beyonce sports another textured Balma...
Beyonce sports another textured Balmain mini-dress at the 2010 afterparty for the Grammy Awards.
At the 2010 Coachella Festival, Beyon...
At the 2010 Coachella Festival, Beyonce goes hipster while supporting her husband Jay-Z on stage.
Looking like a rocker, Beyonce sports...
Looking like a rocker, Beyonce sports her rather controversial House of Dereon leggings and cropped leather jacket on the streets of New York in 2011.
Apparently Beyonce didnt learn from t...
Apparently Beyonce didnt learn from the House of Dereon carpet incident - Beyonce appears at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala in a similar black and gold fishtail Emilio Pucci gown.
Channeling the romantic grace of Juli...
Channeling the romantic grace of Juliette, Bey’ posed for a Harper's Baazar photoshoot on the balcony of the Hotel Ritz in Paris donning a striking floral Gucci Fall 2011 silk chiffon gown.
Bey flaunted her toned body in this r...
Bey flaunted her toned body in this revealing metallic twined macramé number paired with fishnet tights and black leather pumps at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.
Our gorgeous R&B girl knows how to su...
Our gorgeous R&B girl knows how to successfully rock fringe! Beyoncé wore a groovy yellow crochet mini fringe skirt by Julien MacDonald at New York's Central Park as part of “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series. She later switched out of the electric yellow number for the same exact dress in black. If it ain¹t broke don¹t fix it!
The “Love on Top” Singer showed o...
The “Love on Top” Singer showed off her baby bump at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in an orange one-shoulder silk Lanvin dress, adding sparkling diamond earrings. For her second ensemble of the evening, Beyoncé rocked a suited Dolce&Gabbana purple sequined tux jacket, white shirt, and free-flowing black slacks.
Beyoncé stunned in this show-stoppin...
Beyoncé stunned in this show-stopping sheer Givenchy couture gown that left little to the imagination. The decadent gown was detailed with black lace, crystal embellishments, and a train of black and purple feathers.
Emerging from a sea of ostrich-feathe...
Emerging from a sea of ostrich-feathered fans, Beyoncé dazzled at Revel in Atlantic City in a huge feathered headdress and a glittering crystal drenched bustier by The Blonds.
Beyonce went bold at the 2012 BET Awa...
Beyonce went bold at the 2012 BET Awards in a bright neon green Stephane Rolland gown, large geometric gold metal belt detail, and nude colored double-strap Givenchy sandals.
The first couple of hip-hop and R&...
The first couple of hip-hop and R&B looked classic and chic as they attended President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Bey’ donned an old Hollywood look in a glittering black Pucci floor-length gown embellished with a sparkling swirling floral pattern and matching Christian Dior heels while Jay-Z went dapper in a gray Tom Ford suit and baller aviator sunglasses.
At the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show...
At the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference in New Orleans Beyoncé addressed the Inauguration day controversy by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella in a cream long sleeve Olcay Gulsen dress with an open back paired with delicate lace pumps.
Beyonce took to the stage at the Supe...
Beyonce took to the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show at the Superdome in New Orleans looking like a hip-hop warrior woman in a black leather and lace bustier by Rubin Singer and matching Proenza Schouler boots.
Beyonce kept her color scheme simple,...
Beyonce kept her color scheme simple, with a black and white outfit at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
Beyonce hit the after party for the p...
Beyonce hit the after party for the premiere of her HBO documentary "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" in a shimmering number at Christie's on Feb. 12, 2013 in New York City.
Beyonce dropped by Kanye West's birth...
Beyonce dropped by Kanye West's birthday party at Miss Lily's on June 8, 2013 in New York City, chilling in a matching striped top and skirt with shades to beat the flashes of paparazzi cameras.
Beyonce turned heads on the Costume I...
Beyonce turned heads on the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition’s red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. How? With a fiery black skirt with matching gloves and boots, completed by a leather black bustier.
In a brassy tank top, revealing skirt...
In a brassy tank top, revealing skirt and black booties, Queen B’ headlines the first night of the Virgin Media Stage at Hylands Park on August 17, 2013 in Chelmsford, England.