How to dress like Madonna (without getting kicked out of work)

8 easy, chic ways to channel Her Madgesty before this weekend's concert

8 easy, chic ways to look like Madonna
8 easy, chic ways to look like Madonna
19 Feb 2016

8 easy, chic ways to look like Madonna

Madonna fever has finally reached our shores! The Queen of Reinvention is set to perform here for the first time ever this weekend. And since imitation is the best form of flattery, get into the groove with our essential guide to how to style yourself like the perennially fashion-forward pop diva herself. 

Related:
Madonna to perform in Singapore for the first time

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour
Date: February 28, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: National Stadium

Ticket prices: $1288 (VIP), $688, $588, $488, $388, $288, $188, $108 (excludes booking fees), available via Sports Hub Tix, on site at the National Stadium Box Office, at all SingPost outlets and hotline 3158 7888.

UPDATE (Feb 17): Due to overwhelming response, more CAT 4 tickets ($388) for Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour 2016 - Singapore have been released today.

Like A Virgin
Like A Virgin
19 Feb 2016

Like A Virgin

Needless to say, her look for her Like A Virgin phase is anything but virginal. The OTT lace bustier wedding gown in the music video, Boy Toy metal belt and backcombed rat’s nest is totally Eighties, and luckily for us, the Eighties just happens to be back in vogue. So dig out your lace corset and metal-buckle belts, and don’t forget the hairspray.  

Photo: TPG

Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

Baby-doll dresses, Doc Martens and lots and lots of hairspray.  

1. Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress, $83.77, by ASOS (Available at ASOS.com)

2. 8 Eye Boots, $209, by Doc Martens

3. Swan Lake Gold-plated, faux pearl, and Swarovski crystal choker, $1480.77, by Erickson Beamon (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

Express Yourself, 1990: Man up
Express Yourself, 1990: Man up
19 Feb 2016

Express Yourself, 1990: Man up

From the tailored pin-striped suits in the Express Yourself era to the Ralph Lauren tux that she wore to the 2014 Grammy Awards, Madonna has shown time and again that she’s a huge fan of blurring the gender divide. 


Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

A well-tailored suit; or at the very least, a well-cut white shirt and straight-cut trousers. Ditch the tie. 

1. Sisley Blazer with Clasp Detail in Black, $198.41, by ASOS (Available at ASOS.com)

2. Bridge Soft Tailored Pant, $110.23, by Y.A.S (Available at ASOS.com)

3. Sassie Suede Black Heeled Sandals, $196.21, by Steve Madden (Available at ASOS.com)

Nineties Oriental: Geisha Grunge
Nineties Oriental: Geisha Grunge
19 Feb 2016

Nineties Oriental: Geisha Grunge

Whether in that red Gaultier kimono at the 1999 Grammy Awards or the billowing, kimono-sleeved Olivier Theyskens gown in her Frozen music video, this is Madonna at her most covered-up. Good for those with jiggly bits that need hiding. 

Photo: TPG

Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

A kimono, or a dress with kimono sleeves. Alternatively, a classy satin, Oriental-style bathrobe will do too.   

1. Lace Kimono Jacket, $741.08, by Anna Sui (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

2. Fan Tassel Earrings, $17.62, by ASOS (Available at ASOS.com)

3. Clutch, by Dsquared2

Marilyn Monroe phase
Marilyn Monroe phase
19 Feb 2016

Marilyn Monroe phase

We’ve all dreamt of being Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, but very few of us can pull off platinum-blonde hair, red lipstick and beauty mark with a figure-hugging gown all at once. So unless you’re Madonna, stick to a maximum of two options from the above. 

Photo: TPG

Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

A figure-hugging, 50s-style dress, fire-engine red lipstick and an abundance of cleavage. Coiffed blonde hair gives you bonus marks.

1. Lady Love Song Dress in Merlot Velvet, $126.38, by Modcloth (Available at Modcloth.com)

2. Golden Flower Hair Pins (Gold Plated), $105.82, by Olivia the Wolf (Available at ASOS.com)

3. Metal and Silk Flower Necklace, $2550, by Givenchy

Cowgirl circa 2000: All American Pie
Cowgirl circa 2000: All American Pie
19 Feb 2016

Cowgirl circa 2000: All American Pie

From the line-dancin’ cowgirl in her 2000 folk-influenced hit Don’t Tell Me to the All-American princess (complete with tiara and faded denims) in the American Pie music video, Madge gets in touch with her Midwestern roots. Probably not her finest fashion moment, but hands-down the easiest look to replicate.

Photo: TPG

Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

Faded denims (preferably ripped), a plaid shirt and a chic cowboy hat.

1. Blend She Seeza Plaid Shirt, $33.07, by ASOS (Available at ASOS.com)

2. The Dre Distressed Mid-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans, $325.79, By Rag & Bone (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

3. Mina Flat Palm Leather on Canvas, by Jimmy Choo

PimpTastic circa: Gothic Glam
PimpTastic circa: Gothic Glam
19 Feb 2016

PimpTastic circa: Gothic Glam

No one does Gothic glamour like she does, and no one can pair a black fur coat, shiny thigh-high boots and this many gold chains with this much class.  

Photo: TPG 

Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

Fur coats are just ridiculous in our climate, so ditch it in exchange for a glossy, patent minidress, black patent boots, a fur stole and, yes, layers upon layers of gold chains.

1. Heiden Patent Degrade Dress, $249.12,by Muubaa (Available at ASOS.com)

2. Mini Bow-Cut bag in Smooth Leather and Brogue Motif Detail, $2900, by Givenchy

3. Rosaria Pendent Earrings in Silver-toned Metal with Black Beads, $650, by Givenchy

Couture Queen
Couture Queen
19 Feb 2016

Couture Queen

Her Madgesty cleans up good, and she is usually at her regal best on the red carpets in a floor-sweeping gown complete with a flamboyant twist. 

Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

She’s partial to edgy, curve-hugging satin numbers featuring a generous amount of cleavage, but failing which, just throw on your favourite gown, your reddest lippie and a fascinator.   

1. Full Skirt Dress in Bonded Satin, $297.62, by ASOS (Available at ASOS.com)

2. Wallace Satin Sandals, $939.01, by Charlotte Olympia (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

3. Cate Suede with Crystal and Bead Palm Embroidery, $TBA, by Jimmy Choo

Disco Diva
Disco Diva
19 Feb 2016

Disco Diva

Madonna and fishnet stockings goes together like fish and water. Throw in a skin-tight bodysuit and you’re good to go. Top marks if you can find a spangled, bejewelled matador-inspired version to get it bang-up-to-date with her Living For Love music video theme. 

Photo: EPA/Justin Lane

 Style essentials
Style essentials
19 Feb 2016

Style essentials

A classy bodysuit (think leather instead of lycra, but hot shorts will suffice if modesty is an issue), black fishnet stockings and oodles of confidence to match.  

1. Long Sleeve Wrap Front Bodysuit, $35.27, by Club L (Available at ASOS.com)

2. Heels, by Dsquared2

3. Evening clutch, by Dsquared2

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