Ciara is a successful, Grammy award-winning artist with six studio albums and multiple platinum songs under her belt. Besides music, she is known for her striking sartorial sense, where equal doses of drama and sexiness are combined in the perfect style equation. Whether she’s sitting front row during Paris Fashion Week, out and about with her husband in Manhattan, or gracing red carpets, Vogue Arabia’s February 2019 cover star has become one of fashion’s new powerhouses.
The artist first burst on the scene in 2004 with her hit song Goodies wearing low-cut jeans, barely-there tops, and baseball caps. Since then, her tomboy approach to dressing has undoubtedly evolved, becoming more streamlined in recent years, especially when it comes to the red carpet. Whether she’s attending the Billboards or accompanying her NFL player husband Russell Wilson to the ESPY’s, you can see her in bold mini dresses by the likes of Alexandre Vauthier, or turning heads in longer, body-hugging designs from Roberto Cavalli, Elie Saab, and Givenchy.
However, off-duty, the Level Up singer tends to keep it more casual, sticking to classic jeans, oversized biker jackets, and knee-high boots, and gravitating towards brands like Givenchy and Versace. And when she’s not sporting a figure-hugging T-shirt dress, Ciara can be seen in sleek, pajama-inspired ensembles. With a penchant for minimalist colors, the superstar eschews colorful wardrobe pieces in favor of a subdued color palette of nude, beige, and off-white.
The mother-of-two even made maternity style distinctive, choosing pinstripe suits by Lanvin and form-fitting Emilio Pucci gowns that displayed her baby bump in all its glory. Ciara, who was pregnant with four-year-old Future Zahir in 2014 and one-year-old Sienna Princess from 2016-2017, maintained an ultra-glamorous approach to dressing while expecting, proving that mothers-to-be don’t have to sacrifice their fashion-forward credentials and only wear maternity clothes. Case in point: The black Luciano Barraza dress, which featured a sleek turtleneck top and a voluminous ruffled skirt that she wore to the 2016 American Music Awards.
“I like to wear whatever is cool to me, honestly. It doesn’t need to always be a high-end designer, but what catches my eye. I like to experiment,” she reveals to Vogue.me. “I do love Zuhair Murad, Saint Laurent, Balmain, and the work of my friend Riccardo Tisci.”
Click through the slides in the gallery above to see some of the singer’s most chart-topping sartorial hits.