Lana Del Rey’s Fashion Evolution, From California Pop Star to Bewitching Songstress

Since its outbreak year 2011 Royal wool has always been a contradiction in terms of both subversive musical influences and contrasting fashion choices. The self-proclaimed “Gangsta Nancy Sinatra” has become synonymous with a pink, heavily whipped Old Hollywood fascination. Sometimes mingling with a fur coat or a bold cat’s eye, the singer is a mix of the sultry glamor of Priscilla Presley and the casual, cool Californian girl. Similar to their music– especially her seventh studio album Chemtrails over the Country Club – Del Rey’s style is retro-chic and forward-looking at the same time. She gives a ladylike dress a plump hairstyle from the 60s and a bare lip or dresses in a classic white T-shirt and jeans without make-up. It exudes effortlessness. Off duty, the singer prefers to wear elevated basics like Ralph Lauren sweaters and a pair of loafers, but when it comes to the red carpet she’ll revive the glamor and opt for big hair and glittering diamonds. Much like their homemade music videos that caught our attention, the Del Rey Ensemble Riff plays about classic Americana and excess. Deeply glamorous, from the heart and just a little pouting – that’s Lana Del Rey.

With her original blonde locks at the 2010 concert where she performed as Lizzy Grant.

Del Rey in a Prabal Gurung dress at the 2011 Q Awards, where she won the Next Big Thing award.

She leaves a hotel in Paris wearing a saffron colored dress and a single white rose in her hair.

After a red carpet in Cannes with jeans, slippers and a Ferrari racing jacket.

Out and about in New York, in a simple white dress and nude pumps.

At an event for fashion brand Mulberry in a dress next to the house.

Classic Hollywood siren in a dramatic black dress on the Cannes red carpet.

As the song says, blue jeans, white shirt; at an event for their album “Born to Die”.

At the Echo Awards in a Versace dress.

On the red carpet of the Met Gala in a dress and cape by Altuzarra with a vampy lip.

At the UCLA Institute for Environment and Sustainability, an evening of environmental quality is presented in a fur coat with jeans and Converse.

At the EMA Awards in an elegant navy dress that a friend made for her.

At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby in a dramatic black and white dress.

The front row of the Versace Fall 2013 show carries a full look of the house.

Biker girl looks chic at an event for Nylon Magazine

At a Weinstein Oscar party in white.

At the amfAR gala for the 21st Cinema Against AIDS with Justin Bieber in a canary yellow ball gown.

At the British Fashion Awards 2014 in an emerald green dress and scarf.

Casually cool and shiny at LAX in a dark blue cardigan.

In a flowery dress on the red carpet for the award ceremony.

Nautical chic in a dark blue blazer and a white trouser suit at the 5th annual HELP HAITI HOME Gala by Sean Penn & Friends.

Lana Del Rey attends the 2016 Billboard Power 100 Celebration in Bouchon Beverly Hills in a white blouse and belted safari pants.

Del Rey at a 2016 pre-Grammy gala with a striped ruffle top and black satin skirt with a radical up-do.

In an elegant floral print caftan on the red carpet at the 2016 Brit Awards.

Every inch a 50s beauty queen in a shimmering dress at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Mermaid cool in a pleated turquoise dress on the red carpet for the Golden Globes.

Lana Del Ray attends the Gucci Bloom Fragrance Launch at MoMA PS.1 on May 2, 2017 in New York City.

Lana Del Rey performs at Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable and Skirlaugh in Hull during BBC Radio 1’s big weekend.

Lana Del Rey wears a floral dress at the MTV EMAs 2017 in London.

Lana Del Rey wears a white dress and a halo at the 2018 New York Grammys.

Lana Del Rey wears Gucci to Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.

Lana Del Rey wears all black at the LACMA Art + Film Gala 2018 in Los Angeles on November 3, 2018.

Lana Del Rey wears a deep blue cape with gold trim at the Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London.

Lana Del Rey wears a pink and white lace babydoll dress on stage at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater on October 11, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Lana Del Rey attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Lana Del Rey wears a shimmering silver dress for the 2020 Grammys in Los Angeles.