Throughout the history of music, certain singers have not only captivated audiences with their vocals but have also left a lasting mark on the world of fashion. From the iconic looks of timeless divas to the trendsetting versatility of modern-day trailblazers, these 13 fashionable singers have set trends, redefined style and inspired generations.

Their fashion choices, ranging from glamorous red carpet ensembles to edgy streetwear and boundary-pushing stage looks, have amplified their creativity and serve as a marker of their influence both on and off the stage. Below, check out the diverse fashion journeys of these legendary singers who have shaped and shifted the landscape of fashion and music alike.

1. Michael Jackson

The King of Pop was also the king of fashion. From the costumes of his Jackson 5 days to the iconic looks he created when he stepped out on his own, Michael Jackson set trends. His greatest and most imitated creations, including his custom “Thriller” look and the iconic glove, remain an inspiration to all on how to adorn yourself at the highest level.

2. Prince

The musical savant known as Prince set the standard for androgynous fashion. Just as he couldn't be confined to one musical genre or instrument, neither could he be tied down by fashion. He wore boundary-pushing looks that included sequin ensembles, heels for men and vibrant colors. By eschewing the norms of traditional masculinity in terms of style before it became trendy, he cemented himself as one of the forefront fashion icons of all time.

3. Jodeci

Jodeci blended urban streetwear aesthetics with high-end luxury brands in a way that captured the spirit of ‘90s fashion. They were able to showcase each member's unique style while maintaining a cohesive group look that cemented them as pioneers. With their timeless leather outfits and bold, edgy silhouettes, Jodeci set a precedent for R&B singers that continues to be referenced today.

4. Mary J. Blige

As the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige trailblazed an iconic look for R&B divas. Initially emerging with an around-the-way tomboy look, the Yonkers, N.Y. native grew into a glamorous fashion goddess with ease and aplomb. Known for her platinum blonde hair, love of thigh-high boots, and timeless street sophistication, she's inspired generations to come with her unique approach to fashion.

5. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross' style was just as refined and suave as his music was. He favored a polished, put-together look that consisted of tailored suits, dress shirts and bold accessories, ensuring that he always stood out. He was known for his love of luxurious brands, such as Versace and Calvin Klein.

6. Toni Braxton

The diminutive R&B diva Toni Braxton's style is a mix of sleek, sensual and sophisticated. Her most timeless looks have included daring, body-conscious and revealing ensembles that complemented her sultry voice and smooth persona. Whether she was wearing a glamorous gown or a pantsuit, the icon always captured audiences.

7. Aaliyah

Aaliyah was known for her many contributions to the visual landscape of musical fashion. As the ultimate girl's girl who went from tomboy and oversized baggy looks to edgy fashion-forward styles effortlessly, she was ahead of the curve in every way possible. Her influence in fashion continues to be felt to this day, inspiring countless artists to embrace a mix of streetwear and sophistication.

8. Usher

R&B powerhouse Usher has been forging a style all his own since his late ‘90s debut. Showcasing the best of menswear, he started with classic coming-of-age looks that included elevated athleisure and evolved as he progressed into the leading stylish figure that he is today. No matter what Usher wears, he always adds charisma and an effortless approach to his fashion choices.

9. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is one of the truest definitions of the term diva. Known for her luxurious ensembles and high heels, Mariah has been exuding Hollywood glamour since the beginning of her career. Her most iconic looks consisted of form-flattering outfits that highlighted her shape and played into the fantasy and lore of the chanteuse.

10. Erykah Badu

The neo-soul singer is known for her eclectic, vibrant and mind-altering looks that one could only dream of pulling off. Whether it's statement hats, floor-length hairstyles or shape-shifting garments that redefine construction, Badu is always unique. Her style perfectly reflects her free spirit, creative artistry and willingness to be true to oneself.

11. Rihanna

"She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit" was part of the acceptance speech Rihanna gave when winning the CFDA Fashion Icon award, and her historic rise in the industry proved that statement to be true. From the island of Barbados to all the fashion houses in Paris, there's no look Rihanna hasn't tried and made uniquely her own. As a self-made billionaire through her beauty and fashion empire, Rihanna continues to carve a path all her own while the world waits on her every move.

12. Beyoncé

Beyoncé's status as one of the most fashionable singers correlates directly with how her fashion choices complement her artistry. She seamlessly blends high fashion with streetwear, showcasing versatility and authenticity in her style choices. From dazzling red carpet gowns to bold stage costumes, Beyoncé's fashion journey reflects messages of strength and empowerment, inspiring millions worldwide.

13. Solange

Solange shines as a fashionable artist because she fearlessly explores a unique blend of contemporary elegance and avant-garde flair. Known for her commitment to highlighting emerging brands and amplifying Black voices, she's been able to move through diverse mediums with ease. Her bold colors and innovative silhouettes celebrate individuality and cultural heritage, inspiring countless others to embrace diversity in their fashion journeys.