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Beyoncé
Talk about a girl who knows how to dress for her body—and make the most of a plunging neckline.
Björk
Her looks are extremely avant-garde, and she wears them with so much charm you can't help but love them.
Cher
There has never been a risk that she wasn't willing to take—or pull off rather well, we might add.
The Go-Go's
The all-girl act wasn't afraid of full skirts or bubblegum pink pants, and was all the more winning for it.
Kim Gordon
Amid a sea of guys in flannel, the Sonic Youth powerhouse showed that the post-punk scene can have a feminine edge.
Emily Haines
The frontwoman for Metric is a rock goddess for today, and she has the sparkly dresses to prove it.
Debbie Harry
No one has made slinky minidresses and thigh-high boots look so darn good.
Chrissie Hynde
As the leader of the Pretenders, she mastered—then mainstreamed—smoky eyes and a super-hot androgynous look.
Joan Jett
The black hair, the black leather jeans, the half scowl—she brought them all together and made them her own.
Madonna
She's had as many looks as she's had albums—and she's still shaking things up.
Shirley Manson
In wide belts, dark lips, and high heels, the Garbage siren brought a shot of sexiness to the grunged-out '90s.
Joni Mitchell
Those bangs and peasant dresses still make us want to bring back Woodstock style year after year.
Janelle Monáe
The soulful newbie gives saddle shoes and tuxedo jackets a totally fresh—and totally adorable—spin.
Stevie Nicks
As a member of Fleetwood Mac—with her floor-length dresses and antique accessories—she brought a new aesthetic to the '70s stage, imparting a gypsyish ethereal quality.
Karen O
Ultra-adventurous, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs star mixes gold lamé, bold stripes, and zany tights like there's nothing to it.
Cat Power
The bohemian-cool singer—a.k.a. Chan Marshall—has a way of making even the most basic pair of jeans look ridiculously seductive.
Rihanna
She can pull off old-world glamour as effortlessly as new-world punk—and put her own stamp on both.
Patti Smith
Everything about her style is simple—a white shirt, broken-in boots, tattered jeans—but worn with attitude, it comes off as completely edgy.
St. Vincent
Annie Clark is all French-inspired charm, proving that a boatneck goes brilliantly with an electric guitar.
Gwen Stefani
Her look never gets old: Platinum hair, crimson lipstick, and skater-chic attire have been staples since her "Don't Speak" days.