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bands/musicians The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop  

Susie Moss
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List Rules Only include female rappers. No pop stars or R&B singers

The best dressed women in hip-hop are the female rappers and artists who consistently look fantastic at red carpet events, in music videos, and when they are photographed by paparazzi, leading the way for female hip hop fashion. Like the best dressed male rappers, these ladies are burning up the Billboard hip-hop charts and frequent the best-dressed lists at music awards.

Though their musical styles can vary between rap, hip-hop, R&B, and even pop, a select few female artists have steadily been among the best dressed musicians nearly every time they are spotted. The beautiful Alicia Keys, the stunning Kelly Rowland, rapper Eve and Grammy Award-winning Mary J. Blige are just a few of the names that come to mind as some of the best dressed women in hip-hop in recent memory. If you're looking for how to dress like a female rapper, you need only take a look at the stylish women in hip hop on this list.

Depending on your definition of best dressed, another category of female artists can be considered among the best dressed for their willingness to take big risks. Singers like Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim always seem to find a way to turn heads for their often wacky clothing choice, though an argument that they belong on the worst-dressed lists could be made as well. Rihanna, Eve and M.I.A. might perhaps be the best dressed as they seem to have found the right balance between standing out from the crowd and remaining (mostly) classy as well. Female rapper fashion really runs the gamut these days.

Whether these female hip-hop artists are walking the red carpet at the BET Awards or the American Music Awards, or simply photographed leaving a club, all of these hip-hop and rap artists have become musical and fashion icons for one reason or another. Have a favorite female hip-hop artist whose style you dig? Vote for her, add her below or re-rank this list to tell us who is an icon to you!
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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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175 122
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Mary J. Blige Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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139 103
Eve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Eve Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music

4
144 112
Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Ashanti Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

5
128 98
Trina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Trina Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B

6
125 112
Fergie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

7
105 106
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Iggy Azalea Hip hop music, Electronic music, Hip Hop

8
77 81
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Lauryn Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

9
114 133
Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

10
19 11
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Vaja Osepaishvili added Queen Latifah Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz

11
62 67
Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
malmrphy added Keyshia Cole Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

12
69 79
Faith Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Faith Evans Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

13
63 80
Rasheeda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Rasheeda Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B

14
63 87
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Estelle Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

15
74 108
Amber Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop

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4 4
Foxy Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Artur Sodré added Foxy Brown Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

17
53 94
M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
M.I.A. Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

18
31 59
K.Michelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
malmrphy added K.Michelle Pop music, Hip Hop, Contemporary R&B

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52 102
Dessa Darling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Mandeep added Dessa Darling Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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27 62
Diamond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
NanaAmmaBrago added Diamond Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk

21
37 80
Teairra Marí is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Teairra Marí Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

22
34 75
Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Remy Ma Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

23
27 73
Ester Dean is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Ester Dean Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

24
36 94
Lil' Mama is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Lil' Mama Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

25
23 78
Dawn Richard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Dawn Richard

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10 46
SZA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
walzjenna added Sza

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18 82
Kalenna Harper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Kalenna Harper Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B