We may have just entered the ’20s, but it seems fashion is still largely stuck in the ’90s. After making a huge resurgence last year, the decade is set to inform much of spring/summer 2020’s style agenda, with trends like chain necklaces. Bermuda shorts and clean nineties lines all proving prevalent on the runways.
The appeal spreads far and wide—from fashion editorial to Instagram—but if there’s one person who’s a poster girl for the movement, it’s without a doubt Dua Lipa.
In addition to her award-winning music, the songstress has long been impressing us with her sartorial wild streak, too. From mesh and thigh-skimming sequins to elegant ballgowns and sharp suiting—much like Sarah Jessica Parker or Alexa Chung, it seems there's no trend Dua Lipa can't turn her hand to.
While many of her archival outfits err on the ‘80s side of things, her latest ensembles are each in their own a tribute to the ’90s. From bucket hats and puffer jackets to bright eyeshadow and hair tendrils, Dua looks are becoming just as iconic as the ones that actually inspired them.
So, in no particular order, keep scrolling to look at Dua Lipa's throwback style hits. A word of caution, though: You may have an uncontrollable urge to don ripped tights once you’re finished.
Style Notes: Of course, Dua takes the classic tweed two-pieces and makes it feel ultra-modern, wearing it sans top and with ’90s hair tendrils.
Style Notes: Dua's monogrammed Louis Vuitton boots have gone straight to the top of our wish lists.
Style Notes: Dua knows the easiest outfit to pull together (bar a dress) is a matching co-ord. Once again, she takes the '90s approach with ruche detailing.
Style Notes: Note to self: leave your shirt unbuttoned towards the bottom for a cool take. Padded gilet optional but highly recommended.
Style Notes: We don't know what we love more—Dua's mini buns or her throwback Chanel crop top.
Style Notes: Now this is what we call a party dress. To see in the roaring '20s, Dua knew sparkle was the only way to do it.
Style Notes: This pink puffer jacket and a leopard print bucket hat combination is party Baby Spice, part Sporty Spice, and a whole lot of Dua.
Style Notes: Keeping things casual in white denim and a printed tee, the orange eyeshadow is the real highlight of this look.
Style Notes: Did someone say rhinestone? Dua's harsh lived-in roots give her flashy stage-ensemble an edgy overhaul.
Style Notes: Sheer, ripped tights and white heels? Only Dua Lipa could make us want to try this for ourselves...
Style Notes: Giving polka dots an urban overhaul with a thigh-flashing split and embroidered beret.
Style Notes: Wearing neon tartan and a hot-pink crop top on stage like it's no big deal.
Style Notes: Making the purple sweet from Quality Street a fashion icon in this Alexandre Vauthier retro homage.
Style Notes: Shoulder-robing on the red carpet? That takes dedication.
Style Notes: Giving Rihanna a run for her money in the big-dress stakes in tulle Giambattista Valli at 2018's Brit Awards.
Style Notes: For her second Brit Awards look, Dua Lipa slipped into this silver beaded Armani Privé number.
Style Notes: There ain't nothing lame about Dua's lamé peplum dress. Side note: Could T-bars be poised to make a comeback in 2020? Watch this space…
Style Notes: Let's face it: Dua Lipa was born to wear Alessandra Rich's designs.
Style Notes: Off duty, Dua still looks the A-list part in her polka-dot crop top and matching skirt, which she paired with '90s-worthy stacked black kicks.
Style Notes: All we have to say is, can someone please put us in touch with her personal trainer? Wow.
Style Notes: Dua Lipa knows that you should never let the opportunity to don a train pass you by as she once again opts for a red carpet dress from Giambattista Valli.
Style Notes: Although demure in comparison than her usual attire, Dua still makes this chiffon gown her own with an unexpected pop of lime, courtesy of her clutch bag.
Style Notes: This orange cover-up is giving us major coat envy. Doesn't it look fabulous with that deep purple shade?
Style Notes: Her penchant for bralettes is certainly starting to shine through but Dua Lipa keeps the look achingly cool by slinging a green textured coat over the top.
Style Notes: For her first Brit Awards outing in 2017, Dua kept things classic in a black suit.
Style Notes: Back in 2016, Dua Lipa commanded the attention of the fashion world when she stepped out in this smoking Alessandra Rich dress. Her icon status was inevitable after that.
Style Notes: If we can borrow this entire look, we'd be eternally grateful. Thanks in advance, Dua.
Style Notes: Who says you can't wear black to a summer garden party?
Style Notes: This dress looks as if it's come direct from Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe archives, which we all know is a good thing.
Style Notes: Dua keeps her stage presence playful in multicoloured sequins and fishnet tights. What a babe.
Style Notes: Backstage before a gig in an electric blue minidress, Dua is making us reconsider the waist belt with this bright ensemble.
Style Notes: Back at it again with the bralette, only this time, she's paired it with city-inspired pin-stripe suiting. Good call, Dua.
Style Notes: Turning to Armani Privé once again, Dua looks sensational in this feathered, ombré, backless gown.
Style Notes: Puff-sleeved minidresses were all the rage in 2019. Of course, Dua was already in on the action in December 2017.
Style Notes: This Valentino dress looks as if it's from a fairytale. What a beauty.
Style Notes: Performing at the Bambi Awards in 2018. Dua opted for Christopher Kane's gem-print blouse and skirt. We would've too if given the chance.
Style Notes: Offsetting her sequinned bralette with a pair of wide-leg trousers like a pro.
Style Notes: For 2018's MTV EMAs, Dua looked the superstar part in a floral Saint Laurent minidress which she finished with barely there strap sandals.
Style Notes: Continuing her Giambattista Valli love-in at 2018's American Music Awards.
Style Notes: Once again, Dua's on-stage uniform consists of bright emerald sequins.
Style Notes: Though she's just as fond of the sparkly stuff when she's not performing, too.
Style Notes: Bralettes and oversized blazers have become something of a Dua Lipa style signature.
Style Notes: Turns out that she's just as obsessed with leopard print as the rest of us. 'Atta girl.
Style Notes: Not a look you'd pop to the corner shop to pick up a pint of milk in, but we appreciate it nonetheless.
Style Notes: Is it just us, or do you have uncontrollable urge to wear neon tulle right now?
Style Notes: Stepping out in a classy suit complete with contrasting side stripes. Dua Lipa, we salute you.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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