Best Dressed 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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list ordered by

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424 222
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

2
225 170
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

3
195 152
Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

4
190 149
Eve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music

5
175 138
Trina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B

6
186 156
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Hip hop

7
176 157
Fergie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

8
119 111
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

9
49 37
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Vaja Osepaishvili added Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz

10
92 92
Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
malmrphy added Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

11
153 175
Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

12
95 103
Faith Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

13
92 102
Rasheeda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B

14
12 6
TLC is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Benjamin Vozzo added Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop

15
48 62
SZA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
walzjenna added Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

16
77 111
Estelle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

17
21 28
Foxy Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Artur Sodré added Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

18
97 144
Amber Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop

19
48 80
K. Michelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
malmrphy added Pop music, Hip Hop, Contemporary R&B

20
60 102
Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

21
67 117
M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

22
44 100
Teairra Marí is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

23
53 125
Dessa Darling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Mandeep added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

24
31 84
Diamond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
NanaAmmaBrago added Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Crunk

25
46 115
Lil' Mama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music