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A true music maverick, there’s no denying that Lizzo is now reigning over the world of fashion as well. At the recent Grammy Awards, her performance was the one thing that everyone was talking about. As an emotional tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, she took over the stage to sing her power-packed hit ‘Cuz I love you’. Also gaining its fair share of attention was her voluminous black Christian Siriano gown.

What almost everyone loves about Lizzo is her radical self love. Not only is she a dynamic performer but also an advocate of body positivity. And when these characteristics trickle down to the red carpet, they create moments that are worth remembering. Here’s what we’ve learned from how Lizzo approaches fashion.

Own what you wear

Lizzo in Christian Siriano. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Lizzo in Christian Siriano. Image: Courtesy Instagram

Lizzo’s ability to carry voluminous gowns helps her stand out. Her performance at the Grammy Awards was flawless but even more effortless was the way she carried herself in the Christian Siriano gown. She basically schooled us on owing such a massive velvet number.

Mini dresses are for everyone

Lizzo in Valentino. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Image: Courtesy Instagram

The new rule of fashion is to break stereotypes. Body positivity is something that is close to Lizzo’s heart, and this orange, one-shouldered Valentino number with ruffles explains her unapologetic attitude. You don’t have to be lanky and slim to slip into something fun.

Go bold or go home

Lizzo in Moschino. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Lizzo in Moschino. Image: Courtesy Instagram

Lizzo is all about being fierce. Last year’s Video Music Awards saw Lizzo bringing the red carpet to a halt in her red Moschino gown. While some might frown upon the revealing décolletage, we say it was everything. How many celebrities do you know who’d slip into something like this?

Fringe benefits

Lizzo in Atelier Versace. Image: Courtesy Instagram
Lizzo in Atelier Versace. Image: Courtesy Instagram

You don’t have to be a petite Roxie Hart from ‘Chicago’ to slip into a fringe dress. Giving us major lessons on the same was Lizzo at the post-Grammys 2020 press conference. Wearing an Atelier Versace fringed, see-through gown studded with thousands of crystals, Lizzo embraced her curves.

Bow big or go home

Image: Courtesy Getty
Image: Courtesy Getty

If you are still obsessed with but think you can’t carry off big bows, it is time to move on. Bows are democratic territory meant for everyone who can flaunt them, and this chequered, figure-hugging number on Lizzo proves that.

Why should blondes have all the fun?

Lizzo in Mac Jacobs at The Met 2019. Image: Courtesy Getty
Lizzo in Marc Jacobs at The Met 2019. Image: Courtesy Getty

You can always count on maverick Marc Jacobs to dress up some of the coolest names for the Met. Last year, among a spectrum of fashion’s finest was Lizzo in a pink Marc Jacobs ensemble. However, what stood out for us was her hot pink wig. She is frequently seen experimenting with colours, unconventional hair hues included.

Everyone can have a thigh-high moment

Lizzo in Dominique Galbraith. Image: Courtesy Getty
Lizzo in Dominique Galbraith. Image: Courtesy Getty

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce have all given us thigh-grazing moments both on and off stage. Joining the league is Lizzo. She took to AMA’s 2019 stage in a massive Dominique Galbraith tulle number. Even though her gown had a deep neckline, ruffles, and a dramatic train, Lizzo pulled it off like the queen she is.

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.