A diva must have several outfit changes to suit every occasion. At the ‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’ event Jennifer Hudson had a total of four fabulous outfit changes in one night. From left: The Blonds crystal gown, Francesco Scognamiglio mini-dress and thigh high boots, The Blonds bustier mini, and Dolce & Gabbana mini fringe dress.
Nothing says drama like a classic gown, here Estelle and Mary J. Blige wow us in elegant Diane Von Furstenberg and Michael Kors.
ABS sequined gown, $212. saksfifthavenue.com
BCBGMAXAZRIA chain strap crepe de chine halter gown, $328. nordstrom.com
A head-turning bodycon is essential, it shows off all the beautiful curves you work so hard to maintain. Here, Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige wear sparkled ones for the occasion. Hudson in Dolce & Gabbana and Blige in a strapless sequin number.
GUESS crystal embellished bodycon dress, $108. lordandtaylor.com
Forever21 asymmetrical leopard print dress, $23. forever21.com
A fur is the quintessential glamour piece, and every diva should own one whether it’s faux or real. Find one you love in our Opulent Fur story here.
There’s something about the thigh high boot that gives a girl a Wonder Woman quality, and since a diva is a super woman, these are essential. To the left, Jennifer Hudson wears Francesco Scognamiglio crystal encrusted boots, and Blige, Christian Dior Guetre Alligator boots.
Pleaser lace-up thigh high boot, $90. endless.com
Steve Madden Neley thigh high boot, $129. stevemadden.com
Pleaser platform thigh high boot, $75 – endless.com
2011 was the year of the sky-high heel, no diva left home without them and neither should you. Clockwise from top, Blige’s Yves Saint Laurent Trib Too suede platforms, LaLa Anthony in classic black patent peep toe pumps, and Hudson in Christian Louboutin ankle strap platforms.
Olivia by Fergie platform pump, $110. piperlime.com
Charles Jourdan patent platform pump, $179. lastcall.com
Jewels are the added sparkle to what makes a diva shine, and you can never have too much. Real diamonds or beautifully designed costume jewelry will do the trick.
Lia Sophia blue bling earrings, $69. liasophia.com
Lia Sophia Ambition bracelet, $76. liasophia.com
The clutch is sleek and chic, which is what a diva embodies. Lose the bulky shoulder bag and keep it minimal.
Lulu Townsend jeweled feather framed clutch, $40. dsw.com
ASOS color block clutch, $40. asos.com
Aldo metallic clutch, $35. aldo.com