ESSENCE’s 2012 Black Women in Music honoree Kelly Rowland’s gorgeous body and beautiful brown skin is more than enough motivation to keep heads turning. Pair this with her penchant for wearing body-hugging dresses and sky-high heels and you’ve got quite the fierce package.

This solo star is a survivor and has come a long way since her days as a midriff-baring tomboy in Destiny’s Child.

Take a look at highlights of Kelly’s transformed sleek style.

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