I’ve learned a lot of things about fashion from my mother, like how to bring an outstretched sweater back to its original size and what trends to invest in. However, when it comes to stylish pop culture icons, none come close to Madonna. After all, if there could be one word to describe the singer, it would be “chameleon.” With a career that spans four decades, Madonna’s style has constantly changed with the times. In the process, she has created an endless list of trends among her loyal fans.
To illustrate this point, I’ve put together some of the pop star’s most notable looks. From the feminine, punk-inspired looks that first put her on the map as one to watch (both in music and in fashion)—and spawned some of the biggest trends of the ‘80s—to her more recent, but equally fierce, red carpet ensembles, scroll down to see each one. And if you want to add a bit of the musician’s fierce style into your wardrobe, shop each look and make them your own.
When it comes to Madonna's style, there are just some looks that no one will forget—and the bodysuit with a cone bra is one of them.
Perhaps Madonna's "Like a Virgin" ensemble, which featured a white bustier, a tulle skirt, lace gloves, and tons of layered jewelry, was one of her most iconic looks to date. After all, it led to teen girls dressing in a similar fashion throughout the '80s.
When the star wanted to wear a more streamlined ensemble, she opted for monochromatic ensembles. However, to keep things interesting, she chose for unique details like animal print trim and oversize bows.