One of the world’s biggest pop stars and a poster girl for the 90’s pop fantasy movement, Dua Lipa is a reigning fashion chameleon.
Dua Lipa’s winning fashion streak is captivating and contemporary —accompanied by her longtime London-based stylist, Lorenzo Posocco, she elevates her style by linking together the best of big labels and up-and-coming designers. From thigh-skimming sequins to chainmail and sharp suits, the Future Nostalgia singer takes inspiration from fashion icons of the 90s, including vintage Kate Moss and Drew Barrymore.
From Versace to Mugler, we’ve rounded up the Albanian-Brits’ best looks.
Spotted out and about in New York with then-beau Anwar Hadid, Dua made Soho her runway in a bandana print bodysuit paired with black Adidas sweatpants and Louis Vuitton Archligh sneakers. Athleisure chic.
Mnet Asian Music Awards, December 2019
Picking up the International Favorite Artist award at the MAMA awards in Japan, the celebutante stunned in a fuchsia Atelier Versace Swarovski crystal mesh bodycon featuring the signature Versace sweetheart neckline. Channelling her inner Barbie girl, the singer topped off the look with tanned legs and a pair of matching shimmery pink pumps.
Grammys, January 2020
Sleek in white, the star wore a silky Alexander Wang two-piece to the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The look incorporated a mid-waisted maxi slip skirt and a strappy bustier-style top featuring a draped front, very reminiscent of a white slip dress Kate Moss wore in 1995 to The Council Of Fashion Designers Of America Gala Ball in New York. Giving a final nod to the 90s, Lipa complemented her outfit with a piecey topknot, chunky blond highlights and electric blue eyeshadow.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, December 2020
During her iHeart Radio Jingle Ball performance, the singer wore the celebrity favourite embellished Cady skirt and top from Miu Miu’s SS21 collection and complimented her crystals with Italian label Dans Les Rues’ colourful accessories. Stood in front of a giant disco ball, Dua looked nothing less than a candy-coloured dream.
Saturday Night Live, December 2020
Making a second appearance on SNL following her 2018 premiere on the show, the three-time Grammy winner served as a musical guest performing two tracks off her latest LP, Future Nostalgia. Dua donned a dramatic white couture gown from Valentino’s Fall/Winter 20 couture collection with a thigh-high slit accompanied by a Phillip Treacy for Valentino jellyfish-esque feather hat. The look was completed with ornate jewellery from Fabergé.
Mexico, January 2021
In an Instagram dump from her holiday in Mexico City, Dua is captured testing out the fashion-flossing trend in a black cut-out Monot Fall 2020 dress, revealing a flocked lace Savage x Fenty lace G-string. The barely-there halter neck gown was paired with chain-link Chanel bracelets, chunky Dans Les Rues rings, Safsafu drop earrings, and of course, her killer abs.
29th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, April 2021
Performing ‘Love Again’ and ‘Bennie And The Jets’ at Elton John’s extravaganza, the disco queen was dripping in silver crystals in a sheer, ultra-embellished sequin gown from Balenciaga’s Fall 2021 collection, Chopard earrings and classic white pumps.
BRIT Awards, May 2021
The 26-year-old served looks at the Brit Awards in a yellow off-the-shoulder custom Vivienne Westwood mini dress with a structured Bardot corset top and sheer black tights. Designed by Andreas Kronthaler, the Anglomania-inflected look featured a draped asymmetric train in saffron silk, purple faux croc ghillie platforms and a three-tiered pearl choker. Refined but make it punk.
Versace x Frieze party in London, October 2021
Choosing Versace again to explore London’s Frieze Art Fair, the singer-songwriter wore a lilac embellished mini skirt with a safety-pin fastening on the slit, a blinged-out lime top and neon safety pin earrings for the star-studded fete. The disco-glam ensemble was accessorised with a yellow purse adorned with the brand’s iconic Medusa head, rings from Shay and Bulgari, plus Cartier’s cult Panthère watch.
An Audience with Adele, November 2021
Very noughties Paris Hilton, Dua showcased her style credentials in a head-to-toe Blumarine look from the brand’s SS22 collection, featuring a baby-pink two-piece ensemble with butterfly fixtures and bold cut-outs during an appearance in London.
‘Fit check! In an Instagram post from her New Year break in St. Barts, the style-star of 2022 donned a barely-there bias-cut silver dress by Georgios Trochopoulos coupled with a pair of hot pink patent Anais mules from The Attico.
Future Nostalgia Tour, 2022
It’s the Mugler baby! Lipa took to the stage in one of her many stunning bodysuits, this time in a sparkling black catsuit by Mugler. According to Casey Cadwallader, the brand’s creative director, the couture piece was custom-made for Dua in Paris and featured 120,000 crystals!
New York, March 2022
The songstress headed out to NYC wearing a head to toe denim look hot off the runway from Glenn Martens’s Diesel Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection. Her Y2K-inspired look consisted of an acid wash denim bralette, spunky silver chains and quilted jeans with built-in heels #throwbackdenim
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, March 2022
It’s giviiing Cookie Monster. Taking a break from her Future Nostalgia tour to stop by The Tonight Show, Lipa wowed in a head-to-toe designer ensemble by Area, a New York underground favourite, for her late-night appearance. With a heart-shaped tweed top in yellow-and-green houndstooth, crystal trimming and a matching mini skirt, Dua stood out in her thigh-high statement platform boots made up entirely of black feathers.
Grammys, April 2022
Arriving at the Grammys as a presenter, Dua Lipa came to impress with a bombshell platinum hair transformation. The Future Nostalgia artist attended music’s biggest night in a gold-embellished leather dress from Versace’s Fall 1992 collection. The iconic bondage silhouette was previously seen on the one and only Donatella Versace and supermodel Cindy Crawford in the ’90s. Considered Versace’s Gen-Z muse, the pop star has starred in the label’s ad campaigns and even walked their spring runway. The show-stopping look embodied the Italian house’s style etiquette to a T, from vampy lips to waist-length blonde hair.