Updated: Sep 10, 2020
As fashionable as the black culture is, no one can pull off the precise hairstyles, clothing, or jewelry like the black woman. The black woman has dominated the fashion scene for centuries as they've never been scared to step outside of the box and create their own lane.
Many social media influencers feel as if they've created a fashionable trend when a look of theirs goes viral; however, I'm here to remind you that nothing in fashion is new.
"Fashion is disposable yet repeats itself, so just don't throw away anything..." Tom Ford.
It's a known fact that most of the trendy fashions we wear and crave today were the it factor in the 80s' and 90s'.
Many of your favorite celebrities such as Beyoncé, Lil Kim, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Naomi Cambell, and more carry the weight of black female fashion on their back as they've served countless looks before Instagram models were a thing.
Being a woman in a male-dominated industry means you have to prove your spot. Being a hardcore rapper with an intense sex appeal, women like Lil Kim faced an unlimited amount of scrutiny when arriving at red carpet events.
The world wasn't ready to allow women freedom of what they say, wear, and do, yet, these iconic women showed the world what they were missing.
Women like Lil Kim made it possible for women like Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Meg the Stallion, and more to enter the music industry and dominate it in whatever fashion they feel.
These fearless women set the tone for black women today, giving us the ability to celebrate black women in fashion, music, movies, and more.
When it comes to black culture, fashion is the icing on the cake.
If you ever feel lost and want to give "a look," simply research black women in fashion, and you'll receive a nostalgic feel with faith that you'll serve the look you intended.