The Most Memorable Outfits Of 2016

From Beyonce & Gigi Hadid to ‘Damn Daniel!?’

When the internet fails or we simply share memes by directing our thoughts at our friends, we shall go ‘Hey, remember that slideshow they made once about the most memorable outfits of 2016? That was “lit,” as we used to say.’ It is lit, and it is here, in all its cultural-compendium glory. ::beams mass command to share this link on Facebook at everyone reading::

1. Beyonce‘s ‘Hold up’ dress



The best accessory for Roberto Cavalli? A baseball bat and a sense of liberation.

2. Eleven’s Peter Pan Collar Dress



Still pretty, even on the hordes of male impersonators from this Halloween.

3. Hilary Clinton‘s White Pantsuit



Besides channeling tupac, Hilary’s co-ords at the third presidential debate paid homage to the women’s suffrage movement. (Please hold your sniffles until the end).

4. Hilary Clinton’s Purple Collar



Whereas the lapels of her Ralph Lauren pantsuit, worn to concede to Donald Trump bring more than half the nation to its knees, could have been meant to represent unity in the the country. (Red+Blue= Violet).

5. Beyoncé’s Francesco Scognamiglio Dress



Like they transplanted the Winged Victory from the Louvre, stuck it around Bey’s neck, and called it couture. Amazing.

6. Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Hat



Has any chapeau ever stood for more? Self-affirmation and speaking your truth, at the CFDAs.

7. Lady Gaga‘s Oscar Jumpsuit

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Singer/actress Lady Gaga arrives at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)


A Big Look for a Big Year (and Oscar Nomination), Celebrating Friendship and Parallel Timelines (designer Brandon Maxwell started as her stylist).

8. Alicia Vikander’s Oscar Dress

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Alicia Vikander attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)


The yellow Louis Vuitton that launched a thousand Beauty and the Beast memes.

9. Solange’s Met Gala Look

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Solange Knowles attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)


A fashion star (in David Laport) explodes into a supernova.

10. Beyonce’s Met Gala Look

attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.


When you wear HTT latex, you know you’ll become meme fodder.

11. Rihanna’s Heart Jacket

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Rihanna seen out in Manhattan in the early ours of the morning on September 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)


Normal people, if we ever got the chance to wear a $22K heart-shaped Saint Laurent fur: Go out for the best, fanciest night of your life. (Or, barring that, Halloween.) Rihanna: feeds pigeons on the sidewalk.

12. Ken Bone’s Sweater

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 20: Ken Bone attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange"at the El Capitan Theatre on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)


A red quarter-zip, khakis, and a cheerful disposition for America’s sweetheart. (Are we supposed to like him again?)

13. Bella Hadid Alexandre Vauthier Napkin

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Bella Hadid sister of Gigi Hadid, attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)



14. Kendall Jenner’s Birthday Getup



Which reminded everybody of the cruel passage of time and 2002 now being considered ‘vintage.

15. Chrissy Teigen’s Sandwich Board

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2016/WireImage)


Congratulations to Yousef Akbar for creating the highest slit known to man. A true feat of engineering.

16. Sarah Paulson’s ‘I Have Arrived’ Dress

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie "American Horror Story: Hotel" Sarah Paulson arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)


At the 2016 Emmys, she finally got the fashion cred she deserved in green floor-length Prada and shouted her love for Holland Taylor from every camera angle.

17. Zayn Malik And Gigi Hadid Bionic Couples Costume

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid arrive for the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)


Silver is reserved for 25 years together, but in celebrity-dom, 14 months, give or take, is just as long.

18. Taylor Swift’s Beginning-of-the-End Dress

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Taylor Swift attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)


A lot of backstory comes with this Louis Vuitton look. This was the birth of Edgy Taylor Swift. And this was also the dress in which she danced with Tom Hiddleston. Oooh.

19. Michelle Obama’s Versace Swan Song

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk out to welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico of the White House before the state dinner in Washington on October 18, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)


The end of an era, or how to go out on a high note.

20. Gucci’s Massive Sleeves

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 21, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)


Thesis here.

21. Marques Almeida’s Portrait of a Millennial Girl



This ? is ? what ? we ? want ? to ? wear.

22. Damn Daniel’s Vans (Honorable Mention to Stussy)

This post originally appeared on marieclaire.com

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