Rita Ora’s Best Style Moments Throughout the Years
Only a decade ago, Rita Ora rose to fame with her feature on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now.” Initially a singer/songwriter, the now-32-year-old has successfully expanded into other industries, including TV and film, playing critical roles on “The X Factor” and “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Ora has also dabbled in the fashion world, both as host of “America’s Next Top Model” and collaborator with Adidas (2014), Giuseppe Zanotti (2018), and Primark (2023), launching a 169-piece international collection with the UK retailer. This should come as no surprise, being that her style has always been something to watch.
The “Don’t Think Twice” artist has developed an affinity for sultry silhouettes, from her plunging Barbara Casasola dress for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards to her Tom Ford sheer lace wedding gown that she wore to marry husband Taika Waititi in 2022. And while some of today’s biggest trends include fishnet dresses and cutout swimwear, Ora has been rocking them long before they resurfaced. The early days of her career were marked by ensembles as simple as the little black slip she wore to a Paper Magazine party to something edgier, like the all-leather Jean Paul Gaultier getup she wore for a visit to Sirus XM Studios. In 2016, Ora most memorably turned heads at the annual Met Gala in her most groundbreaking dress: a silver feathered gown with hip cutouts by Vera Wang.
The British songstress continues to showcase her sartorial diversity by donning the most boundary-pushing outfits for performances, too. She recently embraced the naked aesthetic in a see-through caped catsuit while taking the stage at the 2023 Invictus Games. Of course, it’s not the first time she’s gone sheer, having rocked a lacy number by Alaïa during Paris Haute Couture Week, a Jean Paul Gaultier illusion skirt set, and a liquid latex dress in June.
As we anticipate her next move, take a look at Ora’s best style moments throughout the years.