Dua Lipa's Style Evolution in 17 Career-Defining Fashion Moments
Dua Lipa is on her way to becoming the most iconic British female talent of her generation. Since the release of her debut album in 2017, featuring hit single “New Rules”, Lipa has also been setting new style rules for what is expected of a pop star. From the first glimpse of Lipa as a fresh-faced 17-year-old at London Fashion Week to inspiring a Y2K style renaissance, we found 17 fashion moments that have helped to shape Dua Lipa into an international success.
Dua Lipa has always been a fashion enthusiast. Before she was a top-selling singer-songwriter, Lipa made her public debut at London Fashion Week in 2013. Her teenage style was a bit rock and roll, focusing on leather jackets, leather ankle boots, and chunky, statement necklaces. After signing with Warner Music Group in 2014, and returning to the public eye in 2015, she adopted a much more relaxed approach to fashion.
In the beginning of Lipa’s career, she stuck to all-black outfits, tousled hair, and leather jackets while working on her eponymous album behind the scenes. Upon winning her first awards in 2016, and with two successful singles under her belt, Lipa showed us a sexier, more confident side to her style. For Lipa, her early transition into pop star style meant trading in her leather jackets for sparkling minidresses and plunging necklines.
While promoting her first album in 2017, Lipa returned to the all-black, rock and roll style from her earlier days, until around her 21st birthday when she started to embrace colour. 2018 was all about texture for Lipa’s wardrobe. For the first time, she wore voluminous tulle gowns on the red carpet, velvet minidresses, gold lamé dresses, and elegant, floor-length designs. Since then, her style has gotten more sophisticated by the year.
Following her mastery of the “sexy pop star” look, her next goal was finessing “sophisticated on the red carpet”. For Lipa, this styling assignment meant couture, sculpted gowns, longer hemlines, and upgrading her leather jacket collection to an impressive selection of suits. The final form of Lipa’s superstar style? Her current era of Y2K-inspired outfits – and we are taking notes with her daily outfit posts on Instagram.
Keep reading for Dua Lipa’s complete style evolution from a fresh-faced teenager at London Fashion Week to a sultry, neo-goth siren at the British Fashion Awards.