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59 Beyonce Concert Outfits That Span Her Flawless Career, Ranked From Fabulous To Downright Fierce

Of Hollywood's divas, prima donnas, stars and luminaries, only a handful literally dress the part. Beyonce's fashion endeavors are fierce, fearless, and above all authoritative. One never looks at Queen Bey's concert attire and thinks of the star as a shrinking violet. Sequins, bedazzling, and embellishment are the name of the game when it comes to Beyonce's performance attire, of course paired with jet set heels, expertly coiffed locks, and statement gems. Read on for the definitive ranking of Beyonce's concert ensembles, from the sublime to the beyond ridiculous.

#59

Beyonce would have been better served saving this 2009 look for the boudoir. Perhaps she retained the look to entertain Jay-Z post-performance.

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#58

A silver cowboy hat and matching leotard? Queen Bey has done better.

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#57

Though spirited, this Lakers-embellished getup appears to be the result of a home ec assignment gone wrong,

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#56

A patriotic Beyonce scored point for her national pride, but lost respect by relegating the flag to too-tight, flared pants.

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#55

A golden crop top and hot pants were high on drama and low on material in 2002.

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#54

Bedazzled sleeves and a metallic bodice made up this quintessentially Beyonce look.

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#53

A heavily beaded crimson ensemble suited the Single Ladies singer in 2003.

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#52

A white ruched halter left little to the imagination in 2003.

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#51

Beyonce took a minimalist approach to clothing in 2004 with this barely-there embellished getup.

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#50

Heavy, multicolored beads detracted from the subtly chic vibe of this monochrome ensemble.

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#49

They heyday of Destiny’s Child provided the world with a plethora of matching metallic ensembles including this fringed silver look.

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#48

Beyonce and company struck an angelic note in drifting white.

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#47

Black satin provided an elegant edge in 2001.

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#46

A white, fringed, ruched bodysuit paired with matching gloves was less than satisfactory in 2003.

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#45

Bedazzled, fringed suede struck a country-couture note in 2003.

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#44

White trousers and a crop top were a simple, understated pairing for the singer in 2004.

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#43

This delicately beaded golden number made an impression in 2002.

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#42

A bohemian Beyonce selected a draped floral number for a stage appearance in 2003.

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#41

Loose curls and statement gems made an impact onstage paired with Beyonce’s pared-down ensemble.

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#40

A striped crop top and a fistful of bangles gave Beyonce subtle allure in 2003.

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#39

A patterned black bustier and curled locks lent a somewhat seductive edge to Beyonce’s performance in 2006.

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#38

Beyonce turned back to basics in 2014 with a glinting bodysuit and black stocks.

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Beyonce hit a sartorial high note in this fringed golden dress.

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#30

A pea-green halter with bow embellishment at the waist proved perfect for Beyonce’s frame.

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#29

A heavily beaded bra top and chandelier earrings increased the drama of Beyonce’s concert in 2004.

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#28

A black and silver ensemble provided a slimming effect in 2004

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#27

A cross-adorned leather tracksuit certainly made a bold statement in 2005, though what the statement was remains a mystery.

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#26

Beyonce’s Big Bird-yellow, crocheted mini confused critics and fans alike in 2011.

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2003

A metallic bustier-style ensemble and sleek locks gave Beyonce a golden glow in 2003.

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2003

Beyonce wowed her crowd in black lace couture in 2003.

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2003

Beyonce traded in her everyday clothing for bedazzled boudoir wear in 2003.

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2004

A beaded fuchsia sheath and voluminous locks harkened back to the ’60s in 2004.

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#25

A cascade of sequins embellished this long-sleeved floral mini dress in 2005.

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#24

A silver, ruched, star-embellished ensemble looked more like Miami Beach swim attire than actual clothing in 2006.

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#23

A cage blouse and embellished undergarments held the world’s attention in a vice grip for weeks after Beyonce’s 2014 performance.

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#22

Beyonce stepped onstage in an ensemble which appeared to be a tangled game of Cat’s Cradle. Needless to say, the getup left little concealed.

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#21

Silver and gold made a festive, sequined combination in 2006.

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#20

Beyonce looked like a veritable gift in a glittering rose-gold ensemble complete with a velvet bow.

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#19

Haphazard stripes and a plunging neckline gave this halter an American Hustle feel in 2004.

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#18

This cream and grey ballet-meets-Flashdance ensemble gave Beyonce the flexibility to twirl in 2004.

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#17

This glimmering single-shoulder gown gave Beyonce a sartorial happily-ever-after in 2004.

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#17

Beyonce cut a striking silhouette in this nude bodysuit in 2005.

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#16

Beyonce paired a white grecian-inspired gown with heavy, silver gems in 2006.

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#16

A seemingly-airbrushed Beyonce looked divine in a golden, crystal-embellished look in 2009.

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#15

A broken glass disco ball bustier held the attention of millions in 2007.

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#14

Beyonce rocked this saffron, cream, and black couture gown in concert in 2007.

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#13

An emerald, sequined column twinkled prettily in 2014.

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#12

A white, pearl-encrusted bodysuit hit a baroque note in 2013.

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#11

A daring, black leather bodysuit and a hair toss captured the hearts of Beyonce’s fans in 2011.

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#10

A bejeweled, floral-embellished gown gave Beyonce ultra-feminine sophistication in 2006.

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#9

Gold sequins and untamed locks provide a fierce affect in 2011.

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#8

An amethyst-hued, sequined suit evoked Broadway glamour in 2013.

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#7

An exquisite, rouge, embellished-bodice empire waist gown suited Queen Bey to a T in 2007.

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#6

Beyonce worked a structured leather mini dress onstage in 2010.

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#5

A sequined, antique-gold ensemble with epaulette-inspired sleeves gave Beyonce dramatic polish in 2008.

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#4

A Moulin Rouge-inspired bustier and top hat looked right at home onstage.

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#3

Beyonce’s sartorial obsession with metallic sparkle hit again in 2008 with this embellished silver mini in 2008.

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#2

Look two for the Oscars was an utterly glamorous, sparkling silver strapless column.

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#1

Performing at the Oscars in 2005, Beyonce went with a timeless, black, portrait-neckline gown which highlighted the singer’s statement crystal necklace.

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