16 Outfits That Show Lana Del Rey’s Epic Style Evolution

No one does retro glam better.

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From her musical output to her fashion sense, Lana Del Rey's work oozes style. Even her choice of professional moniker—the star’s real name is Elizabeth Grant—speaks to glamor, with a nod to screen icon Lana Turner.

Since exploding onto the scene with her captivating single Video Games and its ultra-cinematic accompanying music video, Lana has been at the forefront of fashion. Lauded for her distinctive Americana-meets-bohemian-meets-romantic style, she’s been a mood board fixture for millennials and Gen Z fans alike, as well as a frequent collaborator for brands including Gucci and Skims.

Early on, her aesthetic storytelling resulted from a partnership with the stylist Johnny Blueeyes, who worked on music videos, personal styling, album art, stage appearances, and more. Lately, the New York native has also teamed up with stylist to the stars Molly Dickson, which has led to a penchant for everything from vintage to The Vampire’s Wife and Louis Vuitton to a "Beauty and the Beast" inspired Alexander McQueen look at this year's Met Gala.

While Lana was often quoted in early interviews as saying she had no natural fashion sense, her most well-known lyrics often reference clothing and paint pictures of women in complete control of their image. So “baby, put on heart-shaped sunglasses” and “honey, put on your party dress”—it’s time to recap some of this music sensation’s most adored looks to date.

Lana Del Rey in McQueen at the Met Gala in 2024

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As the date of Alexander McQueen’s new creative director, Seán McGirr, all eyes were on Lana for the designer’s inaugural Met Gala. The chart-topper wore a recreation of a seminal McQueen garment from the late designer’s Fall Winter 2006 collection. Lana’s version incorporated a corseted silk dress, a tulle veil, and hammered bronze hawthorn branches.

Lana Del Rey wearing vintage at the Grammy Awards in 2024

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Welcome to the dark side! Showcasing her newly dyed raven locks, Lana opted for a gothic vintage number. She paired the sheer, bow-embroidered knee-length dress with a black satin bow barrette, bow-adorned pumps, and black tulle gloves featuring, you guessed it, more bows!

Lana Del Rey in Zimmermann at the Billboard Women in Music Awards in 2023

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Amy Sussman/WireImage

While accepting the Visionary Award in recognition of her stellar achievements, Lana wore a butter-yellow Zimmermann wedding dress. The frock, with its ethereal floral appliqués, ruffled collar, and Elizabethan shoulders, is totally in keeping with her fairytale aesthetic. She teamed it with a matching wide-waist belt and simple gold sandals.

Lana Del Rey in Zimmermann at Hyde Park in London in 2023

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To headline the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, the star chose a romantic turquoise Zimmermann dress with a dreamy Raphaelite-style print. To complement the look, she wore her omnipresent jeweled headdress and multi-colored boho woven sandals.

Lana Del Rey in Aidan Mattox at the Grammy Awards in 2020

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Stars—maybe they are just like us? Lana picked up her gown for the Grammys at the last minute before the ceremony, opting for a fringe beaded Aidan Mattox gown that she spotted at the mall for a few hundred bucks.

Lana Del Rey in Redemption at a pre-Grammy celebration in 2020



Lana went va-va-voom in a figure-accentuating custom velvet and satin gown by Redemption for an industry bash ahead of the Grammys. To add to the wow factor of her black-and-white dress, she paired it with Giuseppe Zanotti crystal sandals and diamond clusters for extra shine.

Lana Del Rey at Boku Music Art Project At Mardi Gras World in 2019

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Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

Fully embracing a Y2K throwback aesthetic, Lana dialed up the sparkle factor for this stage performance in a rhinestone-draped mini dress that Paris Hilton would be proud of, with equally blingy boots and a sporty, cropped white bomber.

Lana Del Rey in Gucci at the Grammy Awards in 2018



In a look befitting of either the Met Gala or a mood board, Lana dazzled in custom Gucci when she hit the red carpet at the Grammys. The embellished, draped-sleeve white gown and star headpiece appeared to reference 1930s movie star Hedy Lamarr. The look almost upstaged a significant accessory, too: a white corsage on the performer’s wrist, which was in support of the #TimesUp movement.

Lana Del Rey in Gucci at the Fashion Awards in 2018

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Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

Lana stepped out in style at London’s Fashion Awards to present an award to Gucci’s then-creative director Alessandro Michele for Brand of the Year. Naturally, she was resplendent in one of Michele’s whimsical creations: a black gown accentuated with a gilded, embroidered, and beaded top half.

Lana Del Rey in Vivienne Westwood at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2016

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Awards season-approved! For Hollywood’s starriest after party, Lana opted for a divine feminine Vivienne Westwood gown with a Grecian-esque pleated bodice, cap sleeves, and metallic shimmering finish.

Lana Del Rey in Lena Hoschek at Cannes in 2013

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Dominique Charriau/WireImage

For the premiere of The Great Gatsby on The Croisette, Lana looked every inch the screen siren as she exuded old-school Hollywood glamor in an embroidered scallop-edged gown by Austrian designer Lena Hoschek and to-die-for Chopard jewels.

Lana Del Rey at Lollapalooza in 2013

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Bohemian glamor? Nailed it. A barefoot Lana captivated the crowd at Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival in a coral-hued gown with embroidery and floaty sleeves, teamed with a thoroughly 1960s daisy headband across her temple.

Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra at the Met Gala in 2012

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For her Met Gala debut, Lana was a scene-stealer in a gown by designer Joseph Altuzarra covered head-to-toe with silvery sequins. Paired with an elegant silk midnight black georgette cape, bombshell wavey hair, and a plum pout, she exuded a restrained refinement that many feel was a style turning point for the artist.

Lana Del Rey in Vivienne Westwood at the BRIT Awards in 2012

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Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

A star is born! In 2012, Lana received the International Breakthrough Act award at the BRITS, accepting the accolade in a siren-worthy scarlet corset gown by Vivienne Westwood and De Beers diamonds. The delicately draped bustline beautifully framed her alabaster complexion and amber tresses.

Lana Del Rey at Sonar Music Festival in 2012

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It’s giving Medusa—but make it fashion. For her stage performance at Sonar in Barcelona in 2012, Lana enthralled the crowd in a thoroughly aughts outfit: wide waist belt, lace mini dress, wedge heels, and an eye-catching bejeweled snake headpiece wound through her hair.

Lana Del Rey at the Q Awards in 2011

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Then-emerging name Lana Del Rey had a major moment in the spotlight when she was crowned the Next Big Thing by now-defunct music bible Q Magazine. For the ceremony, she opted for a printed Prabal Gurung long-sleeve floral dress and pristine white brogues.

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