- Ariana Grande’s career skyrocketed in 2018 following the release of “Sweetener” and “Thank U, Next,” but the singer has been in the spotlight for a decade.
- Since landing a role on “Victorious,” Grande’s fashion sense has evolved and she’s become a major trendsetter.
- Grande’s personal style has changed over the years but returns to a few key pieces: coordinating sets, high heels, and her iconic high ponytail.
- Many of her music videos feature elaborate sets and several costume changes, especially her more recent releases.
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Like her music, the singer’s style has evolved over the years. She often returns to signature looks such as crop tops, miniskirts, and her famed ponytail, but many of her music videos show off different sides of her personal style.
Here are some of Ariana Grande’s best looks from music videos:
Grande was rocking coordinating two-piece sets as early as 2013.
In her video for “Baby I,” Grande wore a skirt and crop-top set, both in the same sunflower print.
This is one of the first times she wore a matching set in a video, but certainly not the last. She’s gone on to wear coordinating sets in many of her videos, such as “Problem,” “Focus,” and “The Light Is Coming.”
In the video for “Bang Bang,” Grande danced alongside Jessie J and Nicki Minaj in a geometric coordinating set.
The outfit consisted of a crop top and a miniskirt, both of which stylist Law Roach told People in 2019 are now crucial parts of the singer’s wardrobe.
All eyes were on Grande’s sparkly “Focus” look in 2016.
In the 2016 music video for “Focus,” Grande sparkled in another two-piece set.
This time, it was embellished with crystals, accessorized with white pom-pom drop earrings, and matched with icy-blonde hair.
Grande shined in a black-and-white star-print leotard in other shots of the “Focus” video.
The “Focus” video also featured Grande in a star-spangled leotard and glove set. The black-and-white leotard had a skirted bottom and was paired with fishnet tights.
Grande wore a retro outfit for her “Faith” video, alongside Stevie Wonder
In 2016, Grande joined forces with Stevie Wonder for the song “Faith,” which was featured in the animated film “Sing.”
In the video, Grande danced alongside animated street art of the characters from the film wearing a denim overall jumpsuit, a pink top, floral wedges, and reflective round sunglasses.
Grande showed off her athleticism in the “Side to Side” music video.
In the video for “Side to Side,” Grande and her dancers swayed to the music on spin bikes. Her outfit consisted of a neon leotard and shorts, topped off with a baseball hat that read “ICON.”
Grande kept it casual in the “Everyday” video
In the music video for “Everyday,” from Grande’s 2016 album “Dangerous Woman,” the singer sported an oversized puffer coat, relaxed jeans, and a pair of high heels.
Grande has since been at the forefront of other oversized trends, including 2018’s “lampshading” look – wearing oversized hoodies and over-the-knee boots.
Grande looked regal alongside John Legend in the video for “Beauty and the Beast.”
Grande covered “Beauty and the Beast” alongside John Legend for the soundtrack of Disney’s 2017 live-action film.
Grande’s stylist, Roach, posted a still from the video on Instagram and noted that the princess gown she wore is Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.
Grande went to new heights in a custom dress for the “No Tears Left to Cry” video.
The video for “No Tears Left to Cry” showed Grande through a variety of optical illusions. The screen tilted and turned and Grande even appeared to fall from a rooftop at one point, only to land back on her feet.
Grande showed off her dark side in the video for “The Light Is Coming.”
Grande’s black two-piece set had reflective crystal detailing and she accessorized with silver hair rings in her slicked ponytail.
Grande wore body paint in some shots of the “God Is a Woman” music video.
When asked about the video, Meade told Buzzfeed News in 2018 it was inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, and that Grande came up with the idea to leave some of her skin unpainted calling it, “An incredible stroke of genius and artistic insight.”
Grande shattered the glass ceiling in a mini skirt in “God Is a Woman.”
As Madonna vows vengeance against anyone who attempts to “destroy [her] sisters,” Grande is seen swinging a gavel-like hammer and smashing a glass ceiling.
Grande was dressed for battle, complete with a cat-eared helmet and leather gloves that read “power.”
This outfit served as a battle cry for women everywhere, whom Grande later shouted out in a tweet, writing “To my fellow goddesses who work their asses off every day to ‘break the glass ceiling,’ this is for you.”
Grande’s “Breathin” video was full of vintage-inspired chaos.
The video for Grande’s track “Breathin” presented contrasting shots of the singer in a crowded train station and later swinging through the clouds.
The scenes where she’s in the station have a vintage feel to them, with Grande herself wearing a midi-length dress, retro red lipstick, and a pair of heels.
The sophisticated gown had a bit of sparkle down the centre and was designed by Emilio Pucci.
Grande put a modern spin on Elle Woods in “Thank U, Next.”
Though the looks are all spot-on references to their respective movies, Grande’s take on Elle Woods was totally modern.
In the scene, she studied law while wearing a pink crop top and matching capri pants, high-heeled shoes, and a furry pink coat.
Grande wore head-to-toe pink for her “7 Rings” video.
In the music video for “7 Rings,” Grande threw a lavish house party for her closest friends.
As the video flashes between scenes of champagne and partying, we see Grande breaking down the walls of a dollhouse while wearing a hot-pink jumpsuit paired with matching boots by Sophia Webster.
This look was feminine but strong and seemed to really show off Grande’s unbothered attitude.
In other “7 Rings” shots, Grande took bling to a whole new level.
Since “7 Rings” came about while Grande and her friends were shopping at Tiffany’s, it’s only right that the singer was dripping in bling for the music video.
In certain shots, she rocked a glittery silver bodysuit with matching cat ears. This look was accessorized with pink socks, high-heeled shoes, and a diamond choker, and it embodied everything the song stands for – which Grande has tweeted is “a flex.”
Grande’s outfit looked expensive in Two Chainz’s “Rule the World” music video.
In 2019, Grande collaborated with Two Chainz on “Rule the World.”
Grande kept it cool in leopard print and patent-leather boots for the “Monopoly” video.
In the video for 2019’s “Monopoly,” Grande brought back her black baseball-cap look from “Side to Side.” The hat, which also featured a hole for her famed ponytail, was paired with a matching white-leopard set, leather thigh-high boots, and a crop top.
This streetwear-inspired look was accessorized with a thick choker and furry belt bag.
Grande rocked a preppier style in the video for “Boyfriend.”
In the video for “Boyfriend,” featuring Social House, Grande wore two totally different styles.
For some scenes, she donned a girly, tutu-like top, but in others, she rocked a preppy plaid suit with a crop top underneath. In later scenes, she’s seen fighting and shooting a bow and arrow.
The singer looked ethereal in the “Don’t Call Me Angel” video.
Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey collaborated on “Don’t Call Me Angel” for the soundtrack of 2019’s “Charlie’s Angels.”
In the music video, Grande wore two ethereal looks. One was white and sparkly, and the other was black and edgy, but both styles featured thigh-high boots and feathery wings.
Grande channeled Jackie O for the “Positions” video.
In Grande’s latest video for “Positions,” the singer’s style goes from sophisticated to sassy to seductive as she takes on different roles in the White House.
During a scene where she’s speaking at a press conference, she donned a modest, tailored dress, several strands of chunky pearls, and a pillbox hat – à la Jackie O.
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