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This year, bars, cars, and AirPods across the country have been filled with so many melodies from pop sensation Lizzo. The Detroit-born artist took center stage in the cultural zeitgeist in 2019 because of her incredibly catchy songs like "Truth Hurts." There’s no denying this woman has some bops—she’d racked up a whopping eight Grammy nominations after all—but her artistry and flute skills aren’t the only reasons she’s has become a sensation. In truth, Lizzo is the walking embodiment of self-love; whether it’s a lyric she’s spitting or a red carpet she’s slaying, she’s reminded us all that we’re all 100% that bitch. So in honor of us all feelin’ good as hell, we’ve rounded up her 12 best looks of the year.
Leave it to Lizzo to be the only person to pull up to the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in a full-length lime neon look from CDFA 2019 winner Christopher John Rogers. We don’t even need to tell her she pulls this look off with ease, cause she knows she cute.
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Honestly, if you missed Lizzo’s appearance on Busy Tonight this past April, you need to queue up your YouTube feed—if you still want to skip it, then at least appreciate this simple off-the-shoulder sweater look. But what makes this look is Lizzo’s juice box accessory—she’s got the juice, literally. And while everyone else is here for craft-inspired accessories at the moment, I’m more interested in snacks becoming accessories.
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There were two moments that really solidified my love for Lizzo; the first being when she showed up to the 2019 Met Gala in this feather-embellished custom Marc Jacobs dress. And the second being when she casually sauntered through the airport in the look (see below)—basically, she is the style icon we don’t deserve.
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Lizzo has blessed us with incredible performances all year—but her performance for the 2019 BET Awards in June blew us all away. She appeared on stage on top of a wedding cake wearing a stunning embellished bodysuit, and at one she point busted out in solo flute performance. But if you’re still not convinced of this moment, just think about the fact that even Rihanna stood for applause—if that’s not iconic, I don’t know what is.
From Solange to Lil Nas X, we’ve seen a resurgence and reclaiming of cowboy-inspired looks from African American artists this past year—and Lizzo joined that yeehaw agenda bandwagon. Wearing a cowgirl-inspired lingerie set for her music video with Missy Elliot for the song "Tempo," Lizzo was far from apologetic in this look. Her risqué outfit is a challenge to the traditional beauty standards—like the song itself, her look reminds us that beauty isn’t limited to a few sizes, and that thick thighs do indeed save lives.
Lizzo pulled out not one but five stunning looks this past year for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in August. Ready for fresh photos with bomb lighting, she arrived at the red carpet in a showstopping custom full-length red sequin Moschino dress and boa, making it possibly one of the best looks of all time to grace this carpet.
As if Lizzo’s first 2019 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet look didn’t give me enough life—she was out here making news when this image of her and Lil Nas X at the award ceremony surfaced. I’ll admit I might have screamed when I saw two of this year’s hottest artist’s hanging out, but beyond that, I lost it over her ’80s-inspired purple prom dress. Whoever said poofy sleeves were a no never saw Lizzo in them.
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Ok, I may sound like a broken record here—but Lizzo did not come to play when it came to her looks for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. While she was snubbed for the best new artist of the year award, the internet lost it over her onstage performance. And while I was obsessed with her performance just as much as any other fan, I can't lie that bedazzled Patron bottle stole my attention. Maybe it was an homage to when Rihanna had her bedazzled flask at the 2017 Grammy Awards? But either way, I’ll say it again, I am here for drinks as accessories, especially when they come in shiny containers.
As we all know though, the best award show looks are the after-party looks. And Lizzo’s look for Missy Elliot’s MTV Video Music Awards party was indeed a look. Keeping to her ’80s over-the-top theme for the night, Lizzo paired her signature scrunchie with a fun printed dress and matching gloves. This style moment is one for the books, but seeing two artists who have redefined both the music and beauty support each other is stylish in and of itself.
If you’ve gotten this far, it’s pretty clear by now that Lizzo isn’t one to shy away from making a statement on the red carpet—and her look for the American Music Awards is no different. Flaunting her figure, the artist showed up in a bright orange Valentino dress. The dress is indeed amazing, but the real detail we should all care about is the mini Valentino bag she carried. What exactly can it fit? Probably the lack of apologies she has for doing her own thing.
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And finally, the last great look Lizzo served us this year was the dress she wore onstage for her American Music Awards performance. Everyone was equally blown away by her soulful performance as they were by the stunning purple couture gown she wore from Dominique Galbraith.
From her many performances to all the times she walked the red carpet, this past year Lizzo has solidified that she’s the one and, like chardonnay, she only gets better with time.