When Brandy reemerged on the music scene with her new album “Two Eleven,” the first thing style and beauty enthusiasts noticed was her hair. The singer was famous for box braids during the “I Wanna Be Down” era but had revamped her look, choosing curly afros, blunt bangs and yes, sometimes braids as her hairstyles of choice.
What many didn’t notice, at first, is that Brandy’s style got an overhaul as well. The “Put It Down” singer, who once had a girl-next-door approach to fashion, was taking bold risks with style.
Brandy has fully embraced a decidedly edgier aesthetic in the last year. She goes for looks that are eye-catching and memorable like dresses with futuristic prints and ankle-cuff sandals with bold detailing.
Here are a few of the edgy outfits that made a lasting impression:
Brandy turned heads at the American Music Awards in LA in an asymmetrical black and gold glitter dress. The pleats and draping made for a funky take on the Grecian trend and her Barbara Bui “Bengale” embroidered ankle boots added a glamorous touch.
The “Put It Down” singer took the peplum trend to new heights with a structured vest with a theatrical flared hem. She paired the vest with a glitter mini skirt and sky-high peeptoe heels.
The future Mrs. Price went for the bold in towering Giuseppe Zanotti heelless platforms while out and about in New York City. Paired with high-waisted leather shorts, the shoes made her legs look even longer than usual.
The BET’s “The Game” actress wowed on the red carpet at the VH1 Divas taping in a one shoulder Esteban Cortazar dress with cut-outs and pleating about the hem. She finished her look with structured ankle-cuff sandals.
Brandy’s latest look, a printed dress by Mary Katrantzou, continues her edgy streak. Christian Louboutin sandals up the glamour factor.