The most daring looks Zendaya has worn in 2021, so far

Zendaya's looks in 2021 have been some of her most daring yet.
Zendaya’s looks in 2021 have been some of her most daring yet. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for ESSENCE/John Phillips/Stringer/Getty Images/Ricky Vigil/GC Images
  • In 2021, Zendaya has continued to prove she’s a fashion icon.
  • She stunned in a tan dress at the Venice Film Festival, and turned heads in a sheer look at a “Dune” after-party.
  • Here’s a look at the most daring outfits the actress has worn this year.

Zendaya attended Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards looking like an ’80s dream girl in this Yves Saint Laurent dress.
Zendaya in April.
Zendaya at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards in April. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for ESSENCE
Her longtime stylist, Law Roach, shared on Instagram that the dress was a vintage piece from 1982 that he had picked from his own personal archive for Zendaya to wear. 

The top was designed with a plunging neckline and the skirt had a thigh-high slit. She paired the look with Roger Vivier heels and minimal jewelry. 

Zendaya looked like a ray of sunshine at the 2021 Academy Awards in a bright-yellow dress with a midriff cutout.
Zendaya oscars
Zendaya at the Academy Awards in April. Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images
The actress walked the red carpet in a custom Valentino dress that she paired with Bulgari jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels. According to Elle, she wore over $US6 ($AU8) million worth of diamonds. 

In a recent interview with InStyle, Zendaya shared that all of her custom Valentino looks have a hidden tag with her name stitched onto it. 

“I’ll tell you what the coolest thing is,” Zendaya said to InStyle’s Laura Brown. “When Pierpaolo comes up with these beautiful silhouettes for me to wear, he has my name stitched on a little tag inside. So all my custom Valentino pieces have a little ‘Zendaya’ on them.”

Pierpaolo Piccioli is currently the creative director for Valentino.

During a “Dune” press event at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, Zendaya wore a striking Valentino dress.
Zendaya at the Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2021.
Zendaya at ‘Dune’ press event at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. Barcroft Media/Getty Images
The dress was designed with a deep neckline, thigh-high slit, and a pink bow attached to the waistline.

Law Roach styled Zendaya’s look with a black blazer over the top and matching heels. 

She attended the Venice Film Festival in a custom Balmain dress with a daring thigh-high slit.
Zendaya attends the Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2021.
Zendaya at the 2021 Venice Film Festival in September. John Phillips/Stringer/Getty Images
Zendaya’s dress also had a ruched bodice and a floor-length skirt with a small train. She paired the look with Louboutin heels in the same tan color of the dress and Bulgari jewelry. 
Zendaya attended a “Dune” photo-call in Paris wearing a crop top with a matching skirt.
Zendaya wears a purple two-piece set at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Zendaya at a ‘Dune’ photo-call in September. Kristy Sparow/Stringer/Getty Images
The two-piece set was designed by Alaïa. The long-sleeve crop top had small cutouts throughout, while the statement skirt had them across the top. 
At the Women in Film Honors event, Zendaya wore a metallic breastplate similar to one she wore at the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2020.
Zendaya at the Women in Film Honors event on October 6, 2021.
Zendaya at the Women In Film Honors event in October. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
The “Dune” star wore a gray Loewe dress with a striking gold asymmetrical breastplate. Loewe shared on Instagram that the breastplate was handmade in France by metal sculptors. 

Roach styled the look with earrings that looked like bent pieces of metal and gold Louboutin heels. 

This look was similar to the pink Tom Ford breastplate Zendaya wore as a crop top at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards. She wore it with a floor-length, pink skirt. 

At a “Dune” photo-call in London, Zendaya turned heads in a top that looked like it was made of interwoven chains.
Zendaya poses for a photo wearing a top made of chains and a checkered skirt.
Zendaya at a ‘Dune’ photo-call in October. Tim P. Whitby / Stringer / Getty Images
Zendaya changed out of that bold Vivienne Westwood look into a more laid-back outfit for a cocktail party.
Zendaya poses in a long white top and leather black pants.
Zendaya at a ‘Dune’ screening and cocktail party in October. David M. Benett / Contributor / Getty Images
She wore an oversized Peter Do button-down shirt with black pants and Bulgari jewelry. 
Zendaya arrived at the London premiere of “Dune” in a stunning Rick Owens gown.
Zendaya at the London premiere of 'Dune.'
Zendaya at the London ‘Dune’ premiere in October. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Warner Bros
The floor-length asymmetrical dress had a three-dimensional open back and a skirt that flowed into a train. 
At a “Dune” premiere after-party, Zendaya wore a custom Nensi Dojaka dress with sheer paneling and a thigh-high slit.
Zendaya in October.
Zendaya at a ‘Dune’ after-party in October. Ricky Vigil/GC Images
Zendaya was photographed outside London’s Chiltern Firehouse in a custom Nensi Dojaka dress that was designed with a heart cutout, sheer paneling, and a thigh-high slit.

She paired the look with Bulgari jewelry and brown Christian Louboutin heels.