Whether Solange is red-carpet ready in haute couture or creating dramatic eye makeup for a performance, over the years, the 30-year-old has shown that she’s a true style iconoclast. Her bold and often daring approach to attire seems to be innate instead of trendy, which is probably why she is equally recognized for her unique fashion choices as well as her music. In celebration of the release of her new album A Seat at the Table, pull up a chair as we flashback through her fashion resume.
This gallery was originally published in May 2016 and has since been continually updated.
Although Solo didn’t move to Brooklyn until much later, she gave a shout-out to the city that never sleeps and donned this I Love New York T-shirt for an appearance on MTV’s TRL in 2004. A casual pared-down look, she was a budding singer taking her first steps into the spotlight.
Solange showcases her embrace of the quirky, as evidenced by some fun pink tights.
Not only was this fuchsia dress the pop of color necessary to stand out at the MTV Music Video Awards, the structure proved her willingness to experiment with shapes and textiles.
Solange Knowles attends the fourth annual Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards hosted by Diesel at Mansion on Nov. 16, 2008 in New York City.
Solo rocked a geometric statement coat in Washington, D.C., at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration.
You know what will get you noticed at SXSW (besides a kick-ass set)? A strong eye shadow game, in this case blue, to match her cloud-patterned skirt.
Solange opted for bright and sunny elegance in strapless Rachel Roy for the 2012 Met Gala, her second year attending. The result? She landed on many best-dressed lists that year.
For the technology theme of this year's Met Gala, Solange selected lesser known Amsterdam-based designer David Laport for her lemonade-hued dress featuring dramatic pleats and which she paired with thigh-high yellow heels.
Solange attended the 2016 Creatures of Comfort fashion show sporting lilac lids and a sheer floor-length jacket.
Solange accepted her first Grammy Award at the 59th Annual ceremony in LA wearing a voluminous pleated Gucci gown in metallic green.
For the Commes de Garcons-themed 2017 Met Gala, Solange donned a trailing Thom Browne puffer coat and opted for a bare face, choosing only a strong brow and bold, graphic ear makeup.
The "Cranes in the Sky" songstress was honored at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards wearing a structured yellowish-green high-neck Jean Paul Gaultier gown with matching satin gloves. She completed the look with strappy knee-high Y/Project sandals and Mateo earrings.