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destinys child style through the years

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If you go through throwback Destiny’s Child photos, you’ll see the evolution of their style. While the group last reunited on stage in 2013 at Beyonce’s “Blackout” Super Bowl Halftime show and again at Beyonce’s culture-shifting Coachella performance, the hope for another reunion is always at the forefront of our minds. The influence of Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle is immeasurable. From their eclectic style with Houston influences and Mama Tina’s touch to their catalog of fem-forward anthems, Destiny’s Child is one of the biggest girl groups of all time.

Destiny’s Child Style

Known for their coordinated looks, Mama Tina was the mastermind behind many of DC’s most memorable style moments. In an interview with Essence, Tina recalled drawing inspiration from “old Motown girl groups.”

When you think of a group like the Supremes, you not only wanted to hear them sing but you waned to see what they were going to wear because they were different so, we wanted to create that on our little budget,” she said. Tina determined what to put the members in based on what the girls’s loved about their own bodies. “Kelly and LaTavia both had beautiful legs, LeToya loved her stomach out and then Beyonce loved her long skirts.”

Destiny’s Child was known for their tight harmonies, but they were also known for their tight style. Check out these Destiny’s Child style moments throughout the years.

1. Paisley Print Queens

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Before Destiny’s Child became a trio, they were the quartet that brought us hits like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Bugaboo.” They established the groups’ signature matching style in these unique fits custom for each of their bodies. 


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The ladies shimmered and shined in beautiful prints with gold accents. 

3. The Color Of Royalty

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Mama Tina recently reflected on this Destiny’s Child look, telling Essence, “I remember dying these shoes and they were a disaster because they were white and we dyed them and they came out too dark so, I soaked them in clorox…this is too funny! It definitely brings back memories. It was a cool little outfit for the time, though.”

4. Canary Cuties

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 Michelle, Beyonce, and Kelly Rowland showed off their melanin in these sequin canary looks with sparkling bodice and ruffled skirts. Kelly’s 90s flip cut was a sure sign of the times.

5. Gold Members

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The ladies of DC, literally shined in these gold sequin mini dresses that showed off their glistening stems and slim waists with nude belts. 

6. Destiny Dior

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Mixed prints looked good on the group. They were still coordinated while flexing their individual style in Dior prints and festive silk print pieces.

7. 2001

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Orange fringe and turquoise jewels made Destiny’s Child a standout on the carpet. Kelly added her extra flair to the look wearing thigh-high turquoise boots while her bandmates opted for sandals.

8. 2001

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Destiny’s Child loved jewel tones, which highlighted their shades of melanin.

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