“There’s only one you, so why would you wish to appear like anybody else?” Adele famously once said.
As a multi-award-winning singer who has captivated the planet along with her incredible voice and moving lyrics, the 33-year-old is commonly hailed as one of the UK’s greatest talents. She has more Grammy Awards than we care to count and has even won an Oscar, for the Bond soundtrack Skyfall. But she’s also been known to possess a scene-stealing red carpet moment, too.
While there is definitely lots of the classic shade in her repertoire, she’s also not afraid to embrace color when the time needs it, Adele, with her latest single “Oh My God”, once joked that she’s “like Johnny Cash” because she “only wears black.”
We glance back at 10 of Adele’s greatest fashion moments – from the red carpet to stage, from Valentino Sequins to Giambattista Valli ruffles and glittering Armani Privé.
1. 2016 – The Brit Awards
Wearing this playful sequinned Valentino dress, Adele took to the stage during the 2016 Brit Awards to both perform and collect multiple awards.
2. 2012 – The Grammy Awards
The singer showed she meant serious rag trade at the 2011 Grammys during this glittering Armani Privé gown.
3. 2016 – On Tour
For her 2016 tour, Adele collaborated with Burberry’s Christopher Bailey on this striking sequinned dress which sparkled in several colors under the stage lights.
4. 2017 – The Grammy Awards
The primary being this elegant viridity design, Adele impressed in not one, but three Givenchy looks at the 2017 Grammys.
5. 2017 – The Grammy Awards
Featuring a brightly colored bodice and pleated skirt, she then appeared on stage in her second Givenchy look.
6. 2017 – The Grammy Awards
With its dramatic fringed cape and sleeves, she rounded off the night by performing in a very black Givenchy gown.
7. 2013 – The Grammy Awards
Featuring pink and red floral lace, Adele opted for this ladylike Valentino design for the 2013 Grammy Awards.
8. 2013 – The Oscars
Collecting her gold statue in a very gown covered in delicate embellishment, Adele chose British designer Jenny Packham for her big Oscars moment.
9. 2016 – The Brit Awards
Walking the red carpet during this flowing Giambattista Valli dress with gently cascading ruffles, Adele embraced color at the 2016 Brit Awards, walking the red carpet during this flowing Giambattista Valli dress with gently cascading ruffles.
10. 2016 – The Grammy Awards
At the 2016 Grammy Awards in black Givenchy, the singer was classically elegant.