Cardi B’s has had an amazing year. From making major moves in music (who can forget the year of WAP) to influencing the music scene through her style, we can see why she’s being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.
Cardi has had an amazing glow-up. To put things into perspective, the rapper’s carefree personality first won fans over during her appearances on the reality show Love and Hip Hop. Her music career skyrocketed soon after. While positioning herself as the top female rapper, she rooted herself in the fashion game.
Topping the charts and making the best-dressed list simultaneously, it’s no surprise that Cardi B was awarded Billboard’s Woman of the Year. Musically, she’s a beast and deserving of the title. It’s the fashion for us, though! In an industry where style is praised just as highly as musical talents, here are our top fashion moments that we think contributed to her success.
Cardi B. has been cooking up some great stuff with sneaker and athletic wear company Reebok. In November 2020, she launched her official collection with the brand. She even played a part in designing the collection and made sure to keep her price points affordable for fans. Sneakers are an appreciated switch up from Cardi’s usual couture ensembles.
You can’t talk about Cardi B fashion moments without touching on the style phenomenon that is the WAP video. The entire video highlights hairstyles and clothing mostly from the 90’s era. Never in a million years did I think I’d want to run to the salon and request a pin curled updo, but here I am considering taking a nostalgic walk down a stylish memory lane.
3. 2019 MET Gala
Talk about commitment. Cardi and her team are dedicated to going above and beyond in the name of fashion. Here she is at the 2019 MET Gala making the ultimate statement. Her quilted and feathered gown by Thom Browne had its own staff! Approximately 10 people were in charge of making sure she and her gown were able to grace the pink carpet with zero snafus.
How does a young girl from the Bronx end up becoming the face of a luxury brand? In September, Balenciaga announced that Cardi B was the new face of the brand. How dope is that?
5. Fashion Week
Cardi B. has been a front-row fixture at major runway shows. During fashion week, Cardi B and her stylist went above and beyond when executing their looks. This particular look was recreated after everyone saw her in it.
6. Fashion Nova
Early on in Cardi’s career, she forged a relationship with retailer Fashion Nova. Together, they created an affordable fashion collection that sold out shortly after each launch.
Cardi B. has had a successful few years in music and fashion.
Best Cardi B Fashion Moments From Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” was originally published on hellobeautiful.com