Fashion Superlatives

The Best Fashion Looks from Coachella and Beyond

Think Rihanna in a full glitter bodysuit.

By: Laurel Pantin

While we have a few nominees this week for best dressed, there is one obvious queen, and her name is Rihanna. Nobody will ever beat her glittery Gucci bodysuit. Ever. *But*, there were a few other looks that also deserve recognition this week—and here they are.


Most Likely to Make You Realize You’ll Never Be Rihanna: Rihanna

“Thank you, RiRi, for making it glaringly obvious that you’re the only person on this planet who will ever be able to pull off a full glitter, face-covering bodysuit with ripped jeans and a really expensive tank top. Gucci should also thank you.” —Noah Lehava

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@badgalriri

Best Case for Coachella: Imaan Hammam

“I am so not a Coachella person—especially not a Coachella *style* person. Nevertheless, Imaan Hammam looks SO damn cool in her chain-link leotard (it’s a blessing this garment actually exists) that I might be convinced. I love her, and love, love, love this bonkers outfit.” —Laurel Pantin

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@imaanhammam

Most Likely to Reinvent the Bandana/Neck Scarf Trend: Selena Gomez

“Technically Selena Gomez rocked this HVN ensemble at Coachella (where, of course, she was spotted canoodling with her boyfriend, The Weeknd—and the world went crazy). But please, try and stop me from recreating it outside of the desert once the weather warms up in NYC. I love the print, the matchy-matchiness, and I especially love that the neckcessorizing trend (yes, I made up a word) is still going strong...mostly because I’m still on board and rock a scarf with my look way too often.” —Samantha Sutton

Photo: Courtesy of Snapchat

Best Case for Wearing Every Single Spring Color at Once: Grace Bol & Alek Wek for Dazed

“I tend to wear darker colors always, but after seeing this cover for Dazed, I’m looking to add every single pastel to my wardrobe and to buy a fresh bouquet of flowers while I'm at it. Grace and Alek are next-level beautiful inside and out. Their interview is all about multiculturalism in fashion, anti-war activism, and how the beauty of a woman goes beyond the makeup and the clothes. They’re perfect.” —Tara Gonzalez

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@dazed

Most Likely to Make You Want to DIY Embellish Your Entire Wardrobe: Hailey Baldwin

“I mean, come on, don’t even try to deny the fact that this outfit alone can make you fall back in love with everything that glitters. Never would I have thought to put sparkly tights with an embellished jacket and denim earrings, but hey, that’s probably why I’m not a stylist. I have Hailey’s stylist, Maeve Reilly, to thank for my new urge to DIY.” —Jodi Taylor

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@haileybaldwin

Most Likely to Cause Mick Jagger Flashbacks: Harry Styles in Hillier Bartley

“Okay, so Rolling Stone certainly wasn’t subtle with their cover shoot, in which Harry Styles poses as a baby Mick Jagger. I have to applaud them, though, for getting him into a F/W 2016 Hillier Bartley blue velvet suit. Not only does it look amazing, but it’s something that Jagger, in his gender-bending prime, might actually have worn, too.” —Emily Ramshaw

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@hillierbartley