It’s been 14 years since music lost one of its most iconic stars. Aaliyah’s death was the loss of a rising singer and actress but the Brooklyn-native was an extraordinary trendsetter in fashion.
Baby girl as she was affectionately called, arguably laid the foundation for a lot of the mainstream and reoccurring fashion we see on today’s pop stars!
Take a look at some of Aaliyah’s most stylish and copied looks!
Aaliyah was well known for rocking the tomboy look and still making it look sexy. The singer was a spokesperson for Tommy Hilfiger in looks styled by her bestie and Quincy Jones’ daughter Kidada Jones. Today Calvin Klein channels the sexy sports/bra crop top mix rocked by Rihanna and Kendall Jenner is definitely a throwback to a look that Aaliyah originated.
Ombre strands exploded in the hair industry over the past three to five years. But Baby Girl was the first to debut the trend in videos during her last self-titled album Aaliyah. Since then we’ve seen everyone from Ciara, Rihanna, Ashanti and loads of other starlets rock the look!
All White Everything
“Rock The Boat” is undoubtedly one of Aailyah’s most memorable music videos and her all white look while cruising on the waves is absolutely unforgettable.
Little Black Dress
There’s nothing like a little black dress and this sexy and unstated number Aaliyah rocked at the 1998 Academy Awards was a simple, elegant, and just slightly edgy look with the high slit on the side.
Aaliyah was on the print trend, before we even knew it was a trend, like this sleek number she rocked at the red carpet of the 2000 VMAs.
Everyone remembers Britney Spears’s performance of ‘I’m a Salve 4 U” featuring a large snake but just remember Aaliyah did it first. Baby girl took reptiles and animal prints to a whole new level.