First of all, I must preface this post by saying that I probably wouldn’t have considered writing it if it wasn’t for Dino, but his love of Beyoncé runs deep, and who am I to argue with such a fabulous man? That being said, I think we’ve all found ourselves at least a little bit fascinated with Miss B’s style evolution at some point since Destiny’s Child exploded on to the scene, booties a-shakin’, back in the day.
Miss Jay-Z has shed her bootylicious cocoon of late, abandoning the TLC-esque duds she sported above in DC’s Survivor, opting instead for clean lines and a more grown-up, Fosse-inspired brand of booty shakin’ in her video for Single Ladies.
Despite her fashion sense being on the up-and-up these days, I still can’t sem to get over the steaming pile of fail produced under her name by the (now bankrupt) House of Deréon, Deréon, and The Deréon Girls Collection. Along with her mother, Tina Knowles, Miss B let some pretty awful designs out into the world, highlighted in a controversial ad campaign that many critics claim over-sexualized little girls.
All things considered, though, I feel like Beyoncé has made consistantly respectable fashion choices recently. Now, if she could just design some more sophisticated clothes (sans Mama T) to go with her new, sophisticated look, I might finally be able to forgive her for the distaster that was Deréon.