Beyoncé’s Best Country Looks Through the Years, From Her Destiny’s Child Days to ‘Cowboy Carter’

Beyoncé’s affinity for Western wear predates her first country album, “Cowboy Carter.” As a Houston native, the superstar songstress has never abandoned her roots, representing Texas and embracing the state’s country culture.

Following the release of her eighth album, WWD celebrates Beyoncé’s catalog of cowgirl core looks.

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Party in the Park, 2000

UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01:  PARTY IN THE PARK, HYDE PARK  Photo of Beyonce KNOWLES and DESTINY'S CHILD, Beyonce Knowles  (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Beyoncé performs at Party in the Park in 2000.

While performing alongside Destiny’s Child in London’s Hyde Park in 2000, Beyoncé wore a red bandana top with embellished low-rise jeans featuring a raw hem waistline.

“Survivor” Album Release, 2001

388594 09: Destiny's Child greets fans while promoting their new album "Survivor" May 1, 2001 at Coconuts Music store in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Newsmakers)
L to R: Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams promote “Survivor” in 2001.

Beyoncé frequently matched with her bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, in their Destiny’s Child days. The former’s mother, Tina Knowles, created many of the group’s costumes, including this trio of cobalt suede looks from 2001. Beyoncé’s outfit consisted of a bra top and a low-rise midi skirt featuring an asymmetrical hemline — a frequent Tina Knowles staple. Beyoncé, Rowland and Williams completed their ensembles with blue metallic boots and sequined cowboy hats.

MTV Video Music Awards, 2001

Destiny's Child arriving at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City on September 6, 2001. Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images
L to R: Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.

For the 2001 MTV VMAs, Tina Knowles designed three more suede looks lined with fringe, this time in a shade of peachy coral. Each outfit was adorned or accessorized with turquoise stones, adding additional Western flairs. Beyoncé paired her plunging dress with a pair of blue leather ankle booties.

BET’s “106 & Park,” 2001

Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Beyoncé backstage at “106 & Park” in 2001.

For a 2001 appearance on BET’s “106 & Park,” Beyoncé represented her hometown in a cropped “Houston Girl” graphic T-shirt featuring an airbrushed horse print. The singer added on low-rise ripped jeans, a snakeskin belt and embellished boots.

KIIS FM Jingle Ball, 2003

Beyonce during KIIS FM's 3rd Annual Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Beyoncé performs at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in 2003.

Beyoncé performed at KIIS FM’s annual Jingle Ball in 2003 wearing a suede shirtdress with symmetrical rhinestone embellishments, turquoise stones and lace-up details. The singer’s aqua frock evoked a typical Western shirt.

“On The Run Tour”, 2014

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 18:  Jay-Z and Beyonce perform during the "On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z" at Minute Maid Park on July 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
Jay-Z and Beyonce perform during the “On The Run Tour” in 2014.

When Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s 2014 “On The Run Tour” ventured to the singer’s hometown of Houston, she paid homage to her Texas roots by topping off her Atelier Versace ensemble with a black cowboy hat.

Ivy Park “Rodeo” Campaign, 2021

Beyoncé in a look from her new collection Ivy Park Rodeo.
Beyoncé in a look from her new collection Ivy Park Rodeo.

Beyoncé’s own Ivy Park label debuted their “Rodeo” collection in 2021. The campaign highlighted Black cowboys and cowgirls, as well as their influence on American rodeo. The Western-themed collection included denim variations of Ivy Park’s sporty silhouettes.

The Grammy Awards, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: (L-R) Victoria Monet and Beyoncé attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Victoria Monet and Beyoncé at the 2024 Grammys.

Before announcing her country album at the Super Bowl, Beyoncé dropped a subtle hint at the 2024 Grammys, pairing a checkered leather Louis Vuitton jacket and shorts with a Stetson chapeau.

New York Fashion Week, 2024

Tina Knowles and Beyoncé at Luar RTW Fall 2024 as part of New York Ready to Wear Fashion Week held on February 13, 2024 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nina Westervelt/WWD via Getty Images)
Tina Knowles and Beyoncé at Luar’s fall 2024 show.

Beyoncé made a surprise appearance at New York fashion week in 2024, sitting front row at Luar in an embellished blazer and knee-high boots by Gaurav Gupta. She added on a pale gray cowboy hat and one of Luar’s iridescent Ana handbags.

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