Many times we’ve spotted a jaw-dropping looks grace the red carpet, only to realize later on B rocked it first. So which styles did Beyoncé who celebrates her birthday today! pretty much make happen? Read on to find out.
1. Statement-Making Gloves
Amal Clooney may have received mixed reviews when she wore white gloves with her Golden Globes gown, but perhaps she was just pulling a Beyoncé? The style star covered up in an elegant way back in 2013, when she wore a set of cocktail-length gloves with her Met Gala look.
2. Hot Mama Dresses
When Blake Lively stepped out at the 2014 Angel Ball flaunting her bump in yellow Gucci gown, we couldn’t contain our excitement. But guess who also did something similar while pregnant with Blue Ivy back in 2011? Well give you one guess.
3. Barely There Gowns
It might have just been a coincidence that Kim Kardashian’s 2015 Met Gala gown looked exactly like Beyoncé’s from 2012, but she swears it was Cher who gave her inspiration. To that we say: riiiiiight.
4. Sexy Gowns
Remember that time Angelina Jolie wore a black velvet Versace gown to the 2012 Oscars and it’s all anyone would talk about for the next few months? Too bad Beyoncé pulled the same trick (also in Versace) at the 2005 Academy Awards — and she didn’t even need to show leg to get us buzzing.
5. Onstage Leotards
6. All-Over Sparkle
You want shine? Beyoncé’s got your shine. And she proved that less is far from more when she hit the 2005 World Music Awards in silver. Lady Gaga took note when she recycled the effect during her 2013 Saturday Night Live hosting duties.
7. Leggy Minis
On stage isn’t the only place Beyoncé shines. When it comes to the red carpet, nobody (not even the flawless Cameron Diaz) can knock the power of Beyoncé in a mini, least of all the fringed gold option she wore to the 2002 premiere of Austin Powers: Goldmember.
8. Courtside Heels
Slam dunk. Beyoncé nailed her bleachers game years ago, and it was just everyone’s job to catch up with the power player. Since then, stars like Rihanna and even Kendall Jenner can’t help but get decked out while sitting courtside, sometimes making us wonder if they knew where they were going.