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Ashanti’s Edgy Style Evolution Includes Risky Cutout Dresses, Statement Colors & Thigh-High Boots

From music to fashion, Ashanti has been nothing short of impressive and inspirational. Throughout her stellar career, the Princess of R&B has created timeless classics while maintaining an equally stylish wardrobe. She has gradually evolved into her own and effortlessly masters her own chic sartorial sense with the help of her stylist, Tim B. Whether she’s performing on stage or slaying looks via her Instagram page, you can expect to see her in ensembles that ooze glamour and stay true to her edgy Y2K aesthetic.

The Grammy Award-winning songstress has an incomparable fashion catalog that includes mink coats, leather corsets, monochromatic moments, sparkly sequins and risky cutout dresses. Her shoe wardrobe is just as impressive consisting of a range of thigh-high boot styles, classic Air Jordan 1s and strappy statement heels. Ashanti’s outfits from the past year alone deserve honorable mention as she went viral almost every time she stepped out.

As the “Rock With U” hitmaker receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, here is a look at her most memorable outfits in recent years. 

Singer Ashanti performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York, NY, December 31, 2021. New York City is limiting the number of people who can attend New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square to 15,000 due to the surge in the Omicron variant of COVID-19. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
Ashanti performs during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York City on December 31, 2021.
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Ashanti pulled out a show-stopping outfit to perform at Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve alongside Ja Rule in New York City. She hit the stage in a fluffy cropped coat that she wore with a matching hat and a white mini dress. She continued to make a statement with silver metallic thigh-high boots.

Ciara attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 12 Sep 2021 Pictured: Ashanti. Photo credit: Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA786582_008.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Ashanti attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC on September 12, 2021.
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Ashanti arrived on the red carpet at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards in a black halter-style dress by Michael Costello. The risky form-fitting number featured a plethora of glittery straps that buckled in the front and extended down her legs. She finished off the jaw-dropping look with black ankle-strap sandals by Jennifer Le.

2021 BET Awards - Arrivals. 27 Jun 2021 Pictured: Ashanti. Photo credit: MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA765797_020.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Ashanti at the 2021 BET Awards in Los Angeles, CA on June 27, 2021.
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Ashanti exuded elegance and glamour at the 2021 BET Awards by stepping out in a see-through sequin gown by Julien Macdonald. She let the outfit do all of the talking by rounding things out with clear stiletto sandals.

Ashanti, Strappy Sandals
Ashanti on the red carpet at ‘It’s A Wonderful Lifetime’ holiday party held at STK in Westwood, CA on October 22, 2019.
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In October 2019, the R&B singer was a lady in red at the “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime” holiday party in Los Angeles. Ashanti wore a long-sleeve blazer mini dress with pointy PVC heels.

Ashanti, PrettyLittleThing
Ashanti performs at the PrettyLittleThing x Saweetie fashion show during New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York on September 8, 2019.
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In September 2019, the chart topping musician pulled out a head-turning for the PrettyLittleThing x Saweetie’s fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Ashanti blazed the stage in a green and black ensemble. She teamed the dangerous outfit with black over-the-knee boots and a matching cowgirl hat.

Ashanti, Grammy Awards
Ashanti at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 2018.
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The “Coach Carter” actress shined at the 60th annual Grammy Awards 2018 as she arrived in a glittery gold dress that had a fluttery hemline. She paired her gown with gold strappy sandals by Giuseppe Zannoti.

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