Nicki Minaj Brings Back the Beloved Tube Dress Trend in These Cult-Favorite Fishnet Heels

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Nicki Minaj is back and bolder than ever.

The rapper made a triumphant return to Instagram this week, wasting no time sharing all the wild looks in her rotation. Last night, the outfit broke out a retro-chic dress silhouette as the “Super Bass” musician posed in front of a tropical background in a classic tube dress.

The throwback silhouette from the late 1990s and early 2000s is identifiable from its straight and strapless neckline as well as its form-fitting design. Minaj’s piece in particular comes in a trending tie-dye print with added side ruching and a satin finish.

As for footwear, the “Starships” artist tapped Bottega Veneta more in its on-trend heels. The square-toe Stretch silhouette features cutout mesh uppers with a thickened stitch and a wrap-around ankle fastening. Set atop a rubber-injected leather outsole and 3.5-inch curved heel, the designer pumps retail for $930 on Ssense.com.

Bottega Veneta’s footwear is quickly becoming the brand of the summer when it comes to must-have sandals and heels. With many of Bottega Veneta’s styles feature trending elements such as square-toe fronts and thong-toe finishes, the silhouettes keep up with growing revitalizations of ’90s-inspired designs that are sweeping the street style world. Spotted on the likes of Kylie Jenner in addition to Olivia Culpo, Emily Ratajkowski, Kourtney Kardashian and more, the Italian brand has risen the ranks as a top label for “It” girls across all industries.

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Bottega Veneta Stretch Fishnet sandals.
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On Monday, the “Super Bass” musician shared her first social media post since January 9 and it did not disappoint. Teasing an upcoming project that will release on Friday, Minaj posed in nothing but layers of chunky chain jewelry, a few well-placed pillows and an unmissable set of shoes.

The hot pink Crocs were an unexpected choice for the rapper whose usual footwear taste includes Louboutins and Jimmy Choos — but if Nicki Minaj has taught us anything over the years, it’s to expect the unexpected. To give the $50 clogs an on-brand twist, the Tridandian musician included glittering Chanel-inspired Jibbitz charms.

When it comes to her go-to style, Nicki Minaj’s outfit yesterday fell perfectly in line with the rapper’s eccentric taste. On any given day, you can find the Grammy-nominated artist in everything from a mesh Fendi dress to 7-inch Pleaser heels and custom Brother Vellies lace-up sandals. Also in her closet are footwear styles from Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin and Alexander McQueen amongst other brands. Her top labels for apparel include Versace, Marc Jacobs and Burberry as well.

Beyond her own personal style, the “Moment 4 Life” rapper also has served as the face of campaigns for Adidas, Pepsi and Diesel in addition to creating her own unique capsule with Fendi in 2019.

Channel Nicki Minaj in glowing fashion this season in these similar yellow heels.

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Click through the gallery to see more stars who love their Bottega Veneta footwear just like Nicki Minaj.

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