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Lorde's Style Evolution, From Gothcore to Whimsical Gowns

When Lorde first came on the scene back in 2013, she caught the world's attention with her dark and moody lyrics, which came out even more so in her personal style. From goth-inspired looks to tiered-tulle gowns, tap through to see the singer's style evolve through the years.

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2013, 98.7 FM's Penthouse Party Pad

Lorde in 2013 at the 98.7 FM's Penthouse Party Pad served some serious Dark Academia vibes.

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2013, VH1 "You Oughta Know In Concert"

In 2013, Lorde sported a sweater-and-skirt set with a leather jacket at the VH1You Oughta Know in Concert.

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2013, ARIA Awards

Lorde attends the ARIA Awards in a full-length, all-black gown in 2013.

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At the 2013 Grammy Nominations Concert, in a handkerchief dress with black patent leather boots.

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2014, GRAMMY Awards

Lorde wore a slim-fitted all black long-sleeve floor-length dress at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

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2014, The BRIT Awards

Winning the International Female Solo Artist award at The BRIT Awards in 2014, Lorde wore a high-neck floor-length mosaic gown.

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2014, MuchMusic Video Awards

In 2014 at the MuchMusic Video Awards wearing an oxblood color suit and Adidas Stan Smiths.

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2014, MTV Video Music Awards

After winning her first Moon Man back in 2014 at the VMAs, the singer wore an all-black gown with a beaded bodice.

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2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 World Premiere

In 2014 at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay world premiere, Lorde wore a pussy-bow shirt under a blazer with pleated balloon trousers.

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2015, Golden Globe Awards

In 2015, Lorde attended the 72nd Golden Globes in a black suit with a matching crop top underneath, along with a diamond collar necklace.

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2015, Paris Fashion Week

In 2015, Lorde arrived in Dior as she attended its Fall 2015 runway show in Paris.

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2015, Paris Fashion Week

In 2015 at the Chloé show in Paris, the singer wore a tailored navy pair of wide-leg pants with strappy heels.

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2015, Met Gala

Wearing a Calvin Klein open-back sequin gown to the Met Gala in 2015.

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2015, Republic Records Post-VMA Celebration

Wearing a sheer rainbow-colored Mary Katrantzou gown to the Republic Records post-VMA party in 2015.

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2015, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Lorde attends the 12th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2015 wearing a Givenchy dress over trousers.

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2016, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Wearing a Monique Lhuillier top and skirt with Jimmy Choo pumps at the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2016.

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2016, Met Gala

At the 2016 Met Gala, Lorde wore this pastel-colored tiered Valentino gown.

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2017, MTV VMAs

At the 2017 VMAs, Lorde wore a lilac Monique Lhuillier feather gown.

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2017, Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's Pre-GRAMMY Gala

In 2017, Lorde took her Pre-Grammy look to the next level with this Alex Perry mid-length gown over a white T-shirt.

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2018, MusiCares Person Of The Year

Going back to her early gothcore aesthetic, Lorde wore a sheer Christian Dior gown at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event.

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2018, GRAMMY Awards

In 2018, Lorde wore a red Valentino gown at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

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