Famous for her iconic looks, Madonna is a true creative with bold, unwavering style and the gift of reinvention.



words by DIANDRA BARSALOU MITCHELL • Shop The Story/fashion

The Icons series is a weekly shop-the-look feature highlighting iconic women whose style captures a certain sensibility and sets them apart from the status quo, no matter the era, socio-political climate, or popular culture of their time, or ours. Muses— if you will— whose timeless aesthetic causes inspiration season after season.


An indisputable icon, Madonna retains an eternal position on our list of muses. With a steadfast vision and unwavering creative drive, Madonna reinvented her look with each musical release, yet always upheld her signature combination of rebellion, feminism, sex positivity and freedom of expression. From her white lace “Like A Virgin” look for her first performance at the 1984 VMA’s, to the pared down “Like A Prayer” music video slip dress, to her myriad of striking “Blonde Ambition” tour looks complete with cone shaped bustier created by Jean Paul Gaultier, Madonna’s musical characters always captured the essence of her personal style and reflected her inner dialogue. Most recently, she introduced her new sound – and accompanying alter ego, Madame X in an Erdem look for the video for her comeback single, “Medellín”. Here are three of our favorite early, easy to wear Madonna looks and how to style them.


I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.


  1. The look: MTV Dreams


White lace bustier, lace gloves, statement skirt, waist belt, white pumps.


I think you can be defiant and rebellious and still be strong and positive.


2. The look: feminine strength


Bustier, waist belt, high waisted trousers.


There is no one in this world who should have the right to stop us from doing what we love.


3. The look: Weekend Chic


mock neck bodysuit,high waisted wide leg trousers, thin waist belt, oversized coat or duster, printed woven bag.


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