ESSENCE Fest Artist Ciara's 36 Chicest Looks Ever

Whether she's working a flawless gown or making jeans look like haute couture, Ciara never disappoints. As we count down to ESSENCE Festival, where the diva will perform this July 4th weekend, we couldn't help but take a look at her undeniably chic moments.




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Our 2015 Street Style Awards honoree nails the nude trend in this David Koma frock. The shade provides a gorgeous pop against her skin-tone without becoming tone-deaf. Not to mention her matching pumps are on point.

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This Alexandre Vauthier fringed frock was exquisitely executed with feathery heels and the perfect attitude to match. Slay Ci Ci!

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Ciara gets the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards right in a fun leopard varsity jacket and relaxed jeans. Her gold heels up the ante. Talk about a cool mom.

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Ciara served edgy chic on a platter in this all-black-everything ensemble. Now this is what we call street style.

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Ciara showed off her legs for days in this classy yet sultry frock. The belt adds an extra layer of chic while the heels remain simple and classic.

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Singer-songwriter Ciara stole the 'Today' Show donning a lovely grey and peach Kate Ermilio dress and coat. Love!

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Can you say sleek? The singer rocked a navy vest, flowing cream pants and a gold choker as she left The View in New York City.

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The singer does this black leather TopShop kimono dress justice as she attends the Fashion Retail Academy's 10th Anniversary Awards. How fitting!

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This vocalist is giving us body!  Ciara showcased her toned curves in the ultimate form-fitting cut-out gown. 

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This singer does it better than the guys in a head to toe tomboy ensemble.  Ciara classically hits the scene in a timeless camel coat, chambray blouse and black boots. 

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Ooozing with poise, Ciara slipped into a Calvin Klein suited silhouette that was beyond stunning for the CFDA Fashion Fund Awards. 

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This darling looks marvelous even when she's preggers.  Ciara glowed on the Grammy red carpet in a golden Emillio Pucci gown that played up her baby bump perfectly.  

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It's an all-white affair for this diva. From a thigh high slit, to the ultimate triangular cut-outs, Ciara showed us that this frock does her body good! 

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Talk about killing the red carpet. Ciara slayed the award show in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown that flawlessly meshed feather, sequins and sheer fabric. 

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Captain Chic!  This stylish darling beamed as she strutted in a navy blue ensemble that featured an unconventional triangular bottom and a structured blazer. 

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Simplicity at its finest! Ciara showcases a sexy silk-like piece that's fit for a goddess. 

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Only Ciara can pull an all nude yet covered-up look.  The singer looked ravishing in a matching camel colored set and sleek stilettos. 

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Ciara kept it designer in head-to-toe Givenchy.  From the casual sweatshirt, to the lace skirt, this singer knows how to keep it cool and chic. 

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Ciara was spotted in a fab J. Mendel frock that was to die for. With such amazing detail on her gown, the singer kept her accessories to a minimum. 

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Dolled up and somewhere to go! This vocalist took time to look back at the camera for a peek at her sleek cut-out back. 

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Although she was not on the runway, the singer strutted her best cat-walk in a pair of thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots and a logo T-Dress. 

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Keeping it casually sexy, Ciara slipped in the ultimate leather tank dress and played up her silhouette with black pumps. 

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How could we ever forget this Emilo Pucci masterpiece?   The singer worked the red carpet smoothly in a beaded cut-out blue and white frock. 

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Ciara accompanied the Editor in Chief of Vogue IT in a Tadashi Shoji gown that draped seamlessly to the floor. 

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This gal kept it steamy and sexy in a cut-out masterpiece for her birthday.  

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Before hitting the stage, Ciara posed effortlessly in a layered white ensemble and a pair of strappy sandals. 

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One thing is for sure - Ciara knows how to rock a thigh-high split.  The singer keeps it classic in an all-black gown that had an unexpected velvety twist. 

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Keeping an all-white theme throughout the night, Ciara rocked a David Koma ensemble and a pair of white stiletto pumps. 

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This fresh faced beauty looked radiant in a sleek yet timeless Pamela Rolland gown. 

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With a frock that outlined the beauty's curves to a T and a velvet intricate design that we could not stop staring at, this dress will go down as our favorite indeed!

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Stunning as always - the singer waltzed in a blue metallic Dsquared2 gown that definitely kept her signature slit and Stuart Weitzman sandals in mind. 

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This angel kept it divine in an all-black silhouette at the Victoria Secret Show.  From the silken material to the thigh-high split, Ciara rocked this Prabal Gurung frock with ease. 

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There is nothing basic about black when Ciara rocks it on the streets of New York City.

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Pairing a jumpsuit with a matching cape, Ciara serves supermodel-meets-superhero fabulousness.

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Ciara is a silver stunner at the Met Ball in New York City, where the theme was "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."


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