2021 is over and that means it is time for roundups and reflecting back on the year. Music and fashion usually go hand in hand. For example, Lady Gaga and her meat dress on the red carpet or Harry Styles and the feather boa at the Grammys.
We are taking a look back at the biggest fashion icons in music, according to a new study from Nasty Gal. Nasty Gal analyzed many factors to discover the most stylish superstars of the year- number of Instagram followers, Google Search volume, Instagram engagement rate and potential Instagram earnings.
Here are the top 5 biggest style icons in music in 2021.
With over 95 million Instagram followers, Billie EIlish ranks at number one on the list. Her trademark look is oversized street clothes, which has influenced many Gen Z’s worldwide. From different hair colors to her stunning dress at the Met Gala, Billie Eilish is definitely a fashion icon. We can’t wait to see what she wears next!
Harry Styles might just be one of the biggest fashion icons of modern day. With 40+ million Instagram followers and his Google search volume over 2 million, many people want to try to dress like Harry Styles and his genderless clothing aesthetic. Just look at all of the fans at his concerts. From feather boas and leather suits to dresses to pearls and dress shirts, Harry has done it all and it is so exciting to see what he will come up with next.
Dua Lipa is no stranger to sequins and sparkles. Her style is a mix of 90s and disco, which fits the aesthetic of her album, Future Nostalgia. She has even helped design her own red carpet looks. From bodysuits to floor length dresses, Lipa has worn it all. With over 74 million Instagram followers, it is no wonder she is one of the world’s biggest fashion icons.
Rihanna has been very lowkey this year and has not released music in years, but she still ranks in a number 4 in 2021. From her Fenty line to red carpet looks to low-key tracksuits, Rihanna can and has rocked it all. With over 111 million Instagram followers, she is one of the top earning singers on the app. With a new era possibly coming our way next year, next fashion is sure to be on the horizon.
Damiano David (Maneskin)
With over 4 million followers on Instagram, the Italian rock band Maneskin, has influenced their followers drastically in fashion. They follow more of a grunge, punk look. Particularly, member Damiano David has been named number 5 style icon of the year. His fluid style of fashion and collaboration with important fashion designers earned him this title. He beat out Adele, Lizzo, Lady Gaga and more.