Bella Hadid goes commando in her lace-up birthday dress

It was Bella Hadid‘s birthday on Monday, and the day looked just as fabulous as you’d imagine a supermodel’s 21st birthday to be.

(Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Getty Images)

Captured en route to her festivities in New York City, she wore a chic black satin dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Deceivingly simple, the dress featured lace-up detail from neckline to hem, making it just special enough for a big evening. Bella kept accessories minimal with a subtle gold necklace and strappy black sandals.

Bella Hadid in Dolce & Gabbana. (Photo: Getty Images)
Bella Hadid in Dolce & Gabbana. (Photo: Getty Images)

She stepped out with big sis Gigi and their mother Yolanda, both fashion icons their own right. Gigi wore a striking baby blue jumper with matching jacket and pumps, letting her sister have the spotlight of a birthday LBD. Yolanda kept her look simple, in a black turtleneck and cropped black slacks.

Yolanda Hadid is seen in Tribeca on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images
Yolanda Hadid is seen in Tribeca on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images

Plenty of friends and family took to Instagram to shout out Bella on her special day, starting with Bella herself. Her butt selfie may eventually disappear from Instagram stories, but we’ll always know that she started her 21st bday with her behind to the world.

Gigi, Yolanda, and brother Anwar Hadid all shouted out their girl on Instagram with sweet family photos. “You know I’ve been trying to protect u from the world since day one, and 21 years later u comfort and inspire me more than you’ll ever know,” wrote Gigi.

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY MY ANGELIC SISTER @BELLAHADID !!! There are no words for how much I love you. You know I've been trying to protect u from the world since day one, and 21 years later u comfort and inspire me more than you'll ever know. You have always marched to your own drum, and you make me so so proud. You are loving, kind, driven, perseverant, and forever cool af. You have a power to empathize with everyone & love always, and you make so many people happy in doing so! So excited to celebrate tonight – Cheers to YOU Bella Kai Kai ⚡️⚡️ I LOVE U MY LIL SISSYPOP

A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:39pm PDT


“You are a mirror and teacher off all things fair and equal. I admire your ability to always see the good in everything and everyone,” wrote Yolanda alongside a photo of her throwing baby Bella into the air.

❤️Happy birthday my sweet angel….. You are my everything! Born with so much wisdom and a heart full of compassion like no one I've ever met before. You are a mirror and teacher off all things fair and equal. I admire your ability to always see the good in everything and everyone…… Never stop shining bright my love, your pure light is contagious. Thank you for being YOU and loving me the way that you do, I am so proud to be your mommy…… #AlwaysAndForeverYours

A post shared by YOLANDA (@yolanda.hadid) on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:00am PDT


She also shared a bathing suit photo of the model as a 2-year-old, in which she calls her daughter a #LimitedEdition.

❤️Photographed by mommy 19 years ago…. #TheBirthdayGirl #LimitedEdition #BabyBella

A post shared by YOLANDA (@yolanda.hadid) on Oct 9, 2017 at 1:19pm PDT


“Thank you for being the best sister ever and for teaching me everything i need to know about life itself,” wrote Anwar. (I guess we know who his favorite sis is…)

@bellahadid love you so much my sister!! Happy 21st i love you forever!! Thank you for being the best sister ever and for teaching me everything i need to know about life itself.

A post shared by Anwar Hadid (@anwarhadid) on Oct 9, 2017 at 9:03am PDT


Kendall Jenner also shared an artsy shot of her BFF.

by me

A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:09pm PDT


Jesse Jo Stark also shared a photo of “a special night” for her and Bella. Maybe now that she can legally drink, Bella will quit smoking — or at least stop posting cigarette-filled photos to her impressionable Instagram followers.

this lady is twenty one HBD my velma b sister love, this night was a special one for us SHEEBA foreva stay cool dandelion

A post shared by BLUE (@jessejostark) on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:25pm PDT


If the sparkles (and the fashion) are any indication, Bella’s birthday was definitely a success.


❤️I pray that each day, Love, Health and happiness comes your way…….. #MyForeverBabyGirl #HBD

A post shared by YOLANDA (@yolanda.hadid) on Oct 10, 2017 at 6:06am PDT


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