Whether you know her from her hit singles like Just Dance, Bad Romance or Born This Way, amongst many others, or for her avant-garde and eclectic sense of fashion (remember the meat dress made of raw beef that she wore to 2010 MTV Video Music Awards?), Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is undoubtedly one of the biggest pop music sensation of our time.
One of her most iconic performances was for her song Applause from the Artpop album at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Besides giving a killer performance while dancing and jumping (in heels, might we add), it was her multiple outfit changes that really caught the attention of fans. Many believe that each look she had changed into mid-performance signified a milestone in her career, and pays homage to her fans for seeing her through her many transformations.
And this constant evolution is Gaga’s greatest strength — we take a look at her best outfits thus far.
Lady Gaga loves her silver and diamonds, and she has frequently been seen on red carpets in this metallic hue, such as at the A Star Is Born premiere (in a Givenchy gown with Bvlgari jewels) and this year’s Grammy Awards. It works so well because the silver tones pair perfectly with her cool skin tone.
Try pairing a silver cropped top with a flowy black skirt if you don’t want to go all out. As for those with warm skin tones, silver is probably not the best shade out there for you. We recommend flattering your skin tone by going with gold jewellery and warmer colours like yellows, oranges and reds.
We love how Gaga contrasted two different animal prints (leopard blazer with crocodile pants from Versace SS ’92) but kept it harmonious as both of the separates are in the same colour scheme. Genius. But if going animal on animal is too much for you, go easy with a printed top first.
Gaga’s take on airport fashion is unconventional to say the least. It comprises an entire outfit decked out in deep plum shade shade, from her lips, pleated dress and bag all the way down to her killer heels. While we are loving her comprehensive take on monochromatic, you might want to consider opting for something more comfortable: plum sweatpants and a pair of sneakers, for a long flight.
Despite being dressed in simple colours, Lady Gaga’s outfit looks sophisticated and très chic. Why? It’s because she applied the basic principles of colour theory and wheel by using complementary colours, which in this case is yellow (dress) and blue (jacket). Her silver boots is a neutral colour that adds that sparkly, Gaga factor. She wisely kept everything else to the minimal, only donning a pair of statement glasses to round up the look.
Lady Gaga wearing a strappy backless LBD on the American Music Awards is testament to the versatility of this humble creation. Whether it’s a formal occasion or a casual date with the partner, a black dress will never fail you. Jazz it up with strong eyes and a cool lip colour. Of course, the towering black pumps she wore is entirely optional to you.
Got a simple outfit and hairdo? You can still amp up the look and dress it with statement accessories like what Lady Gaga did with her earrings. Her dangle earrings also serve an additional purpose: to direct the eyes to the cutout window of her brown dress.
Lady Gaga loves her white pantsuit, and for good reason because she looks absolutely stunning in it. If your workplace isn’t an environment where you can wear the blazer in such a revealing manner, opt for a sharp shirt underneath. If not, go with a cami top or bralette as middle ground.
If you’re wanting to change up your look, opt for a pair of funky, statement eyewear next. Not only can it change up your look in a jiffy, the cost of getting a pair of spectacles would cost significantly less than changing your entire look and wardrobe. Start with a pair of dramatic cat-eyes like what Gaga did here.
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