Shakira’s Best Red Carpet Looks Don’t Lie

Shakira’s Best Style Moments Prove She’s the Ultimate Red Carpet Bombshell

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“Shakira, Shakira!” There’s few stars nowadays who can get by with only one name, but the Colombian singer is certainly one of them. After receiving her first Grammy nomination in 1999, the star catapulted to international fame with hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “She Wolf,” and “Beautiful Liar,” the latter of which featured another famous one-name singer—Beyoncé. In 2023 she’s already set two Guinness World Records with “BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 53” and her collaboration with Karol G, “TQG.” Needless to say, Shakira has a staying power that is hard to come by in a modern star.

Along the way, the singer has adopted a red carpet style that balances sultry risk-taking with classic silhouettes. In the early stages of her career, she wore almost exclusively low-rise pants and ab-baring crop tops that she paired with some sort of blinged-out waist belt. She’s been a major proponent of mini dresses but also isn’t afraid to throw in a more formal gown, or even, a pair of shredded jeans on the red carpet. Shakira has cozied up to major brands like Burberry, Viktor & Rolf, Fendi, among others and has also championed independent labels like David Koma all the while keeping a style sense that’s uniquely her. Below, take a look back at Shakira’s best red carpet moments over the years.

Shakira attends the Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 show as part of Paris Fashion ...

Letting her look speak for itself, Shakira wore an archival Viktor & Rolf look to the brand’s spring/summer 2023 runway show in Paris.

2023: Fendi Show
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Shakira attends the Fendi Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 show at Palais Brogniart on July 06, 2023 in...

Shakira looked decidedly simple in a white top and a black skirt/pants combination for Fendi’s spring/summer 2023 couture show.

2023: Billboard Latin Women In Music
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Shakira at Billboard Latin Women In Music held at the Watsco Center on May 6, 2023 in Coral Gables, ...

At the 2023 Billboard Latin Women In Music Awards, Shakira wore a cut-out mini dress from David Koma when she was honored with the Latin Woman of the Year award.

2022: Cannes Film Festival
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Shakira attends the screening of "Elvis" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des F...

While it was shocking the star hadn’t attended the Cannes Film Festival prior to 2022, she certainly turned heads in a strapless Mônot gown.

2017: El Dorado Release Party
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Shakira is seen at her "El Dorado" Album Release Party at The Temple House on May 25, 2017 in Miami,...

To celebrate the release of her album El Dorado, the singer wore a gold mini dress that imitated the look of shattered glass.

2014: Billboard Music Awards
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Shakira arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in ...

This Julien Macdonald dress featured intricate cut-out details at the side and elaborate embroidery towards the front.

2014: Academy of Country Music Awards
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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06:  Singer Shakira arrives at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards...

Shakira made a statement in this cut-out Zuhair Murad dress for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards.

2012: FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala
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Shakira during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2011 on January 9, 2012 in Zuri...

The Colombian star opted for a dramatic red embroidered gown for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala.

2011: 40 Principales Awards
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Shakira arrives to the '40 Principales Awards' 2011 at the Palacio de Deportes on December 9, 2011 i...

Shakira clearly hasn’t met a strapless dress she isn’t fond of—here, she wore a sparkly silver one for the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid, Spain.

2011: Latin Grammy Awards
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Shakira arrives at the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino November ...

Shakira looked straight out of a fairytale at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards in this mermaid-style tulle gown.

2009: American Music Awards
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Shakira attends 2009 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS at NOKIA Theatre LA Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Ange...

The singer switched out her usual gold and silver for this canary yellow strapless dress that she wore for the 2009 American Music Awards.

2009: MTV Video Music Awards
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Shakira arrives at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in...

The Colombian bombshell opted for latex boots that she styled with a gold and black Balmain mini dress. Yes, notoriously, Pink also showed up in the same dress that night.

2009: MTV European Music Awards
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Shakira attends the MTV 2009 European Music Awards at the O2 World, Berlin on November 5, 2009 in Ge...

For the 2009 MTV European Music Awards, Shakira wore the ultimate party dress by Pamella Roland and platform Sergio Rossi heels.

2006: Echo Music Awards
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Shakira arrives at the Echo 2006 Music Awards on March 12, 2006 at the Estrel Convention Center in B...

The sheen of Shakira’s leather boots matched perfectly with her patterned halter dress during the 2006 Echo Music Awards.

2005: MTV Video Music Awards
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Shakira arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on August 28, 2005...

When pants over dresses were still in vogue, Shakira layered a v-neck dress over black bottoms for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.

2002: MTV Video Music Awards
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Shakira arrive for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, August...

Shakira went with a plunging gray blazer and an ultra-mini lace skirt for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

2002: Latin Grammy Awards
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Shakira poses with her Best Rock Solo Vocal Album award for "Soy" backstage during the 3rd Annual La...

Shakira paired these eyelet-detailed jeans with a partially buttoned blouse and pink fur stole for the 2002 Latin Grammy Awards.

2001: Radio Music Awards
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Shakira at the 2001 Radio Music Awards.

The star packed on the sparkle for the 2001 Radio Music Awards in this sultry two-piece set.

2001: MTV Video Music Awards
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Shakira arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards September 6, 2001 in New York City.

The songstress wore the ultimate Y2K look for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.

2001: Grammy Awards
Shakira arrives at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 21 February 2001.

Shakira took home her first Grammy Award in this statement-making gown that perfectly matched her golden curls.

2000: Latin Grammy Awards
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Shakira at the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards broadcast on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at the Stap...

Taking home two awards at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards, the singer opted for a sultry red ensemble that she paired with one of her signature waist belts.

1999: American Latino Media Arts Awards
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Shakira attends the 4th Annual ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic ...

Shakira showed off her braided fired red hair at the 1999 American Latino Media Awards in a monochrome black look.

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