Beyoncé in 2006's Dreamgirls.
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Private Icon: Beyoncé In Dreamgirls

If there was an Oscar for best dressed...

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Beyoncé as a back-up singer? It’s something you’d only be able to find in Dreamgirls. For the 2006 film, Bey embraced the retro fashions of the ‘60s and ‘70s for a performance that earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Get inspired by her style moments from the film ahead.

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The satin head scarf may be summer’s big accessory, but Beyoncé as a 1960s back-up singer was way ahead of the curve.

AZ Factory

A scarf big enough to wear just about any place on your body.

A statement-making scarf previously seen in the official 2021 Grammy gift bag.

Palm trees? For summer? It may not be groundbreaking, but it is good.


Bey as Deena Jones channeled all the necessary ‘60s trends, including mod shift dresses.

Made from a smooth faux leather, this mini dress will easily transport you back in time a few decades.

A mod-style shift dress inspired by the one and only Cher.

A tanned vegan leather mini dress made for a 2021 dreamgirl.

A comfortable shift dress that's great for back-up singer choreo.


On to the 1970s, which saw Beyoncé in a flowing halter dress with a bold print.

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The Instagram-famous, Kendall Jenner-loved knit dress.

A simple halter dress in a classic vintage hue.

Show off your love of scarves with this fringe maxi dress.

A 2021 take on floral print for a look that's uniquely Collina Strada.

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