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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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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
Lisa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
blurrybaby21 added K Pop Rapper
3
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Coolza added Hip hop, Trap
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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
5
Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
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Jennie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
blurrybaby21 added Jennie K-Pop rapper
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music
8
Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Coolza added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
9
Trina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B
10
TLC is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Benjamin Vozzo added Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop
11
MC Lyte is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Coolza added Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
12
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Vaja Osepaishvili added Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz
13
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Hip hop
14
Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
malmrphy added Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
15
Fergie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
16
Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
17
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul
18
SZA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
walzjenna added Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B
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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop
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Faith Evans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
MChi added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
21
Rasheeda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Crunk&B
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K. Michelle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
malmrphy added Pop music, Hip Hop, Contemporary R&B
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Amber Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
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Da Brat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Coolza added Hip hop music
25
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop
Coolza added Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap