Beyonce is the queen of, well, pretty much everything, and that honor doesn't stop at her incredible music prowess. The Houston native's sartorial style is as lauded as her visionary music, and that's been true since her early days in Destiny's Child through her two pregnancies to today. When Bey steps out on red carpets, we bow down. Take a look back at some of her most iconic looks from the past two decades.
Golden girl! Bey was a true queen at the European premiere of The Lion King in London, channeling Nala in a marigold lamé gown by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri that featured a keyhole detail and hip-high slit. She finished off her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, an Anna Cecere clutch and strappy gold Jimmy Choo sandals.
in a custom-made emerald green cut-out Walter Collection dress, purple fur stole, crystal-embellished Christian Louboutin pumps and Lorraine Schwartz earrings at TIDAL X: Brooklyn.
in a long-sleeved, see-through sequined Francesco Scognamiglio dress at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
in a peach latex Givenchy dress at the 2016 Met Gala.
in a sheer, jewel-encrusted Givenchy Haute Couture gown at the 2015 Met Gala.
in a black beaded Nicolas Jebran gown, black peep-toe heels and Lorraine Schwartz earrings at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
in a sheer black Givenchy dress with intricate beading, birdcage headpiece and chandelier earrings at the 2014 Met Gala.
in a white, lace floral Michael Costello gown at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards.
in a strapless, flame-inspired gown with a long train, matching thigh-high boots, black gloves and belt by Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala.
in a black-and-white graphic Osman Studio crepe jumpsuit, black peep-toe heels and art deco cuffs at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
in a beaded Elie Saab couture gown at the New York City premiere of Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream.
in a sheer black, beaded Givenchy dress with a purple feather-adorned train at the 2012 Met Gala.
in a sequined cobalt mini, dark blue sequined tuxedo jacket, studded earrings and black peep-toe heels at the Beyonce Pulse fragrance launch in New York City.
in an orange, one-shouldered Lanvin dress at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
in a black cut-out Emilio Pucci mermaid gown with intricate gold embroidery and tulle hem at the 2011 Met Gala.
in an edgy black dress, armful of bangles and black cut-out stilettos at the 2010 Sony GRAMMY After-Party in Beverly Hills.
in a shimmery pink metallic strapless Versace dress at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards.
in a sequined, strapless ivory Elie Saab gown, art deco Lorraine Schwartz necklace and metallic peep-toe heels at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
in a colorful three-quarter sleeve mini by Balmain, purple T-strap heels and emerald hoops at the 2009 BET Awards.
in a yellow strapless, backless gown at the Sony BMG Music 2008 Grammy Awards After-Party.
in a silky, cap-sleeved emerald green mermaid dress at Movies Rock in Los Angeles.
in a Grecian-inspired gold dress by Reem Acra and silver heels at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
in a strapless white gown with asymmetrical floral detailing and a thigh-high slit, plus metallic platform heels at the 79th Annual Academy Awards.
in a plunging, gold sequined Elie Saab halter gown at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
in a mermaid-inspired strapless, semi-sheer turquoise dress with a bow belt by Elie Saab at the Los Angeles premiere of Dreamgirls.
in a blue bird-adorned halter dress at a Dreamgirls party during the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
in a silver, crystal-covered wrap dress and oversized hoop earrings at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
in a black-and-gold dress, drop earrings and a gold bangle at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
in a black, strapless Atelier Versace gown at the 77th Annual Academy Awards.
in a strapless, pastel blue ruched dress at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
in a bright yellow silk dress with crystal shoulder detailing and an armful of silver bangles at the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards.
in a flapper-inspired, beige beaded gown and matching T-strap sandals at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards.
in a colorful strapless dress and red handbag at the 31st AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony in Hollywood.
in a semi-sheer yellow dress and matching flower hairpiece, plus strappy sequined sandals at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards.
in a shimmery, strapless pale blue Randolph Duke gown alongside her Destiny's Child bandmates at the VH-1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross event in New York City.