Monday, 23 December 2013

Beyoncé: A Year in Fashion

For Queen Bey, this year has been massive. From the release of her documentary to her Mrs Carter tour to the surprise release of her self-titled album, the icon achieved a lot in 2013. As well as her musical talents, the star wore a number of pieces we lusted after on and off the red carpet, let's take a look back at her best dressed moments. 

Emilio Pucci for the Inauguration 
The Single Ladies star might have been miming during her performance at Barack Obama's Inauguration at the beginning of this year, but boy did she look fabulous throughout. Donning an Emilio Pucci floor length gown with subtle baroque detail, she finished off her look with elaborate curls, dazzling emerald green accessories and a cosy black fur coat.  

 Life is But a Dream Premiere

In February Beyoncé dazzled at the premiere of her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream. Wearing Elie Saab, the semi- sheer piece contained intricate embellishments and the figure-hugging dress accentuated her killer hips. 

H&M campaign

Back in the spring Knowles sent tongues wagging when she was named as the face of high street retailer H&M's summer line, with a number of gorgeous and affordable bikinis and billowing dresses. It's fair to say we lusted after the lot of them!

Givenchy at the Met Gala

This year's Met Gala had a striking punk theme and the Grown Woman singer appropriately wore a fiery Givenchy number for the evening. With a progressive paisley fire trim flowing through the outfit and a snakeskin corset top she oozed diva, finishing off the piece with matching gloves and knee-high boots. 

Kenzo for the Mrs Carter Tour
With any show-stopping tour, the outfits have to wow and the star showed her wild side in this flattering turquoise and burnt orange leopard print playsuit. 

Topshop Playsuit 
Although Beyoncé favoured Gucci as her designer this year, she was also a big fan of Topshop. She stepped out in a fabulous banana leaf tee with matching shorts whilst in Houston with husband Jay Z. A popular piece that has also been seen on the likes of J Lo, it definitely had a super tropical feel. 

Gucci Paisley Outfit
At the end of this year, sporting a new bob and just before releasing her self-titled album, Beyoncé received mixed reviews for her paisley print Gucci playsuit but I loved it. Bursting with vibrancy and being taken in at the ankles made the piece extremely flattering and the high neck was both sophisticated and conservative. 

Burberry Prorsum for new music video
Hailed as one of the most in-demand catwalk collections of this season, Burberry Prorsum's A/W collection contained an array of beautiful animal print and deep red shades. For a new music video the star shot recently she was seen in an ox blood trench coat with skinny metal belt complete with dark rouge lips and metallic stilettos. 

Tom Ford at Album release party
Possibly my favourite of her outfits to date was the Tom Ford creation she wore for her album launch party. The figure-hugging bodycon dress had an intricate black mosaic print with stunning knee length boots to match, finished off with subtle peep-toes.