If you’re looking for revenge style to make your ex swoon, you have come to the right place. Watching Beyoncé’s new visual album, Lemonade, is the perfect place to overcome the frustrations of a relationship and turn your lemons into Lemonade.
Beyoncé just served a stylish pitcher of Lemonade on her new visual album, (which premiered April 23rd on HBO), to cool us off for summer. Both equally bitter (as a woman scorned), and sweet (as true love), the fashion reflected a diverse range of influences. The visual album included a heavy mix of Gucci tapestries, African prints, New Orleans overtones, Victorian vibes, along with more simple angelic looks. We’re breaking down the album track-by-track with 12 flawless looks you can shop inspired by the Queen Bey!
1.Pray You Catch Me
When your intuition kicks in that it’s time to leave your relationship and work on your revenge body, he’ll need to pray he catches you after looking every bit of sporty chic in Beyoncé’s new activewear line, Ivy Park.
Ivy Park, Topshop.com
2. Hold Up
Hold Up! Bey had a show stopping fashion moment with this track in a yellow Roberto Cavalli ruffled gown as she smashed fire hydrants, cars, and windows with a baseball bat… yes, a baseball bat (affectionately known as hot sauce)! Try this Ruffle Pleated Maxi Dress from ASOS for a fraction of the price. (Disclaimer: Property destruction not recommended!)
Ruffle Pleated Maxi Dress, ASOS.com
3. Don’t Hurt Yourself
They say there’s nothing like a woman scorned, so if you’re going to go ham like Beyonce in her new rock anthem “Don’t Hurt Yourself”, make sure you slay in style! Her Yeezus gray two-piece set and Hood by Air fur was shown much love from none other than Kim Kardashian herself in a recent WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) post. Now, you can shop a similar style with this strappy cut-out crop top and matching bottoms. Complement with a fur stole and “boxer” braids to complete the urban chic look.
Crop Top n’ Pants Set, GoJane.com
The queen is unapologetic as she insists, “I ain’t sorry” in a beaded black bodysuit by designer Yousef Al-Jasmi seated on her throne. Fellas should be alarmed as agony is exchanged for the middle finger. Chuck up the deuces like Bey in a similar yet super affordable beaded mesh bodysuit.
Beaded Mesh Bodysuit, MissguidedUS.com
5. 6 Inch
Victorian style moments were very apparent in the Lemonade visual, and even though “6 Inch” displayed a very sensual yet dark vibe, Bey told the story of a woman’s struggle for wealth, power, and success (all while rocking a white lace bodysuit of course!). Now, you can rock a similar look in a Ruffle Sleeve Lace Dress by Alexis. Finish the look with a waist-cinching belt, and a crown-shaped halo braid, and don’t forget your six-inch heels!
Ruffle Sleeve Lace Dress, Revolve.com
6. Daddy Lessons
Country music by a pop diva never sounded so good as Beyonce took us through a wild ride on her horse! Galloping through the grass, she shared the wisdom taught by her father, all while serving “Poetic Justice” vibes with a Texas flair, in a white tank and jeans. Explore your daddy issues (or lessons) in these cool rag & bone boyfriend jeans and Alexander Wang ribbed tank.
Ribbed Tee Boyfriend Jeans, TheOutnet.com
7. Love Drought
A metallic slip dress is sure to get you out of a love drought for only $35! Need we say more?
Motel Mercury Metallic Slip Dress, Nastygal.com
There were no blatant fashions in the visual, besides the dark colored off the shoulder versatile piece that can be worn as a dress or long shirt. Perhaps, so we could focus on Mrs. Carter’s intimate moments with her hubby as she takes us through the “forgiveness” stage of their relationship. For those more simple “Sandcastle” moments, in life, try this one-shoulder Navy cashmere-silk knit top by The Row.
Cashmere-Silk Knit Top, LanceCrawford.com
Forward is the shortest song and turning point of the album, paying homage to the Black Lives Matter movement and incorporating the final moments of African influences, which were sprinkled throughout the entire visual album/film. Shop an array of fabrics influenced by African culture and geometric prints such as this Ana Batik Halter Dress.
Ana Batik Halter Dress, Zuvaa.com
Wearing a delicate white gown featuring guipure lace details by designer Maria Lucia Hohan, Beyonce experiences a moment of triumph on Freedom. This was just one of the few white dresses she wore as she belted “I’ma keep runnin, cause a winner don’t quit on themselves.” A similar maxi style in white chiffon can be found from Mara Hoffman, featuring a low exposed back with cross strap detailing and spaghetti straps.
Mara Hoffman White Star Maxi Dress, GraziaShop.com
11. All Night
Redemption and healing kept the Queen satisfied all night long, and even though she wore the same African print dress as some of the previous songs in this visual, the best style moment is when she included rare footage of her strapless wedding dress with layers of fine fabric, enough to make us all melt! In honor of her nuptials and her album of healing, shop a look-a-like exaggerated sweetheart gown by Badgley Mischka with a ruched bodice and empire waist.
Iridescent Strapless Ruffle Gown, ShopBop.com
Ok ladies, now let’s get in formation with Gucci! Forget, the inspiration, the exact ensemble Bey wore on top of the controversial police car scene in the Formation visual is still available and can be yours for a little over $1k per piece, or per item, since the entire look is over $3k. The silk pleated top and skirt depicts Gucci’s signature print which made its debut on the Spring/Summer runway. Shop now before the complete look goes out of stock.
Gucci Iconic Print Silk Pleated Top & Skirt, MatchesFashion.com