Let’s Review: Janet Jackson’s Style Evolution

Let’s Review: Janet Jackson’s Style Evolution

Obviously, Ms. Jackson is top of everyone's minds.

The Met Ball buzz was put on hold yesterday when a big announcement splashed across the Internet: At nearly 50 years old, Janet Jackson is expecting her first child. Obviously, a celebratory sing-along to Rhythm Nation was the first order of business. But today, we’re looking back at all the amazing sartorial choices Ms. Jackson has made throughout the years. Let’s review some of the overaching themes of her style, shall we?

1. She's the Crop-Top OG

Crop tops. So hot right now. But Janet’s had abs worth flashing for decades, and she had the wardrobe to prove it. The entertainer once told Prevention that, while she hates working out (really!) she loves tossing around a football on the beach. She also relies on a personal trainer to whip her into shape.

2. She's All For Risky Piercings

It’s not our business to get into all the places Ms. Jackson is pierced (for goodness sake—she’s about to be someone’s mom!) But we do know that she doesn’t shy away from the piercing gun. She’s even had her septum pierced.

3. She Makes Tomboy Style Sexy

Jackson has stepped to out to events in plenty of styles borrowed from the boys. She knows how to rock a pair of denim overalls, and makes a flannel shirt look more alluring than we ever thought possible. Maybe it’s from growing up with the world’s coolest brothers?

4. She's Queen of Head-to-Toe White

White red-carpet looks are, um, white-hot right now. But the angelic color has always been a staple of Jackson's wardrobe choices. There are countless times she's stunned in creamy ensembles. 

5. Okay, She's Also Queen of Caps


6. She Doesn't Shy Away From Shoulder Pads

No one can rock a cap like Janet. And if you need proof; well, okay. Let's all watch the "Rhythm Nation" video again.

You're not getting out of her without bowing down to this fierce silhouette.

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