59 Times Beyoncé and JAY-Z Got All Dressed Up and Made It to the Club to Win Best Dressed
Beyoncé and JAY-Z need no introduction when it comes to their signature couple style. When you picture them, you probably immediately think of Beyoncé's colorful heels and wild prints on the streets of New York City up against JAY-Z's graphic hoodies, tees, and classic denim. Or you envision them on the red carpet, with Beyoncé in jaw-dropping, custom creations from the likes of Givenchy, Elie Saab, and Versace, and JAY in his bow-tie, letting Beyoncé shine up against his black-and-white palette.
Throughout the years, Beyoncé has worked closely with stylist and entrepreneur Zerina Akers, crafting her wardrobe to reflect a person who is thoughtful about clothing and the brands she supports, from courtside basketball game appearances to music videos that tell a story. And JAY-Z is almost always right by her side, finishing that thought with his own getup.
Though most of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's outfits are incredibly luxe, they look effortless when they're together and complement one another in such a relaxed way. Even when they're onstage, soaking up the limelight and performing their greatest hits, the costume mastery is undeniable. Sometimes all it takes is a flashy, oversize pendant on JAY-Z to accent Beyoncé's meticulously crafted, metallic bodysuit. One thing is for sure: no one does couple style like Beyoncé and JAY-Z. Ahead, find 59 photos that are pure proof.
In January 2020, they were all suited up. Beyoncé wore a gray minidress by Italian designer Francesco Murano with Lorraine Schwartz jewels to the Roc Nation Brunch. JAY-Z, meanwhile, settled on lavender.
Beyoncé and JAY-Z performed during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Beyoncé's embroidered cape and bodysuit by British designer Mary Katrantzou was covered in graphic patterns meant to reflect each country in Africa. The bottom was complete with a map of the continent's 54 sovereign states. Meanwhile, JAY-Z wore a magenta suit that accented Beyoncé's look perfectly.
The Carters really allowed Beyoncé to shine at the 2018 Grammys in this custom Nicolas Jebran look that took over 100 hours to complete. Influenced by the 1960s Black Panther movement, Jebran symbolized strength with bold shoulders and the outfit was finished with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, a wide-brim hat, and black Alain Mikli Le Matin shades.
Beyoncé and JAY-Z came together to perform during a Get Out the Vote performance in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in November 2016. Beyoncé selected a polka-dot Givenchy outfit with Sophia Webster platforms, and JAY-Z kept it casual in white sneakers.
The duo did denim right front row at the Brooklyn Nets game in LA in February 2016.
Beyoncé brought the wow factor in sherbet-colored separates, while JAY-Z played it cool in black and white.
For a day out in 2015, both brought their graphic tees.
For Tom Ford's Fall 2015 show, the duo glammed up in a suit and sequins, respectively.
Clearly the coolest couple in the room at the Yeezy Season 1 show in February 2015.
For their On The Run tour in 2014, JAY's slick white suit complemented the star spangled print on Beyoncé's train.
Making for what is perhaps one of our favorite Met Gala looks of all time, Beyoncé wore a black beaded Givenchy dress. The design was complete with a front slit, sheer details, and a plunging neckline — and Beyoncé accessorized with nothing but a birdcage veil and chunky earrings. Her look was romantic, slightly gothic, and dramatic for the Charles James exhibit. Meanwhile, JAY-Z kept it light up on top but accessorized with a black bow-tie to match Beyoncé's vibes.
Beyoncé mixed prints and JAY-Z made a statement with his complementing hoodie while out shopping in Mayfair in London in 2014.
For the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014, JAY-Z and Beyoncé gave us a memorable performance of "Drunk In Love." Beyoncé wore a custom bodysuit by Nichole de Carle with Saint Laurent tights, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Jennifer Fisher jewelry, while JAY's tuxedo game stayed strong.
Out in NYC in 2014, JAY-Z kept it simple and Beyoncé stole the show in understated but still standout stripes.
The couple coordinated in clunky boots and bomber jackets for an NYC outing in 2014.
At President Obama's swearing-in ceremony in Washington DC, Beyoncé and JAY-Z brought two sophisticated ensembles. Beyoncé chose a black Emilio Pucci gown while JAY-Z wore a dark gray suit with a navy scarf.
At the NYC premiere of Beyoncé's HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, the couple delivered black-tie elegance, she in a gold cutout Elie Saab gown and he in a black suit with a checkered shirt.
Beyoncé was on trend in a black-and-white Osman jumpsuit and JAY-Z was polished in a black tuxedo at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé got print happy in a collarless blouse and matching shorts, both by Thakoon Addition, complete with large statement earrings, while grabbing lunch with JAY-Z in Havana, Cuba.
Beyoncé donned yet another printed ensemble while waving from her Havana hotel. Cat-eye sunglasses added a retro touch.
In October 2012, Beyoncé and JAY-Z kept it casual and cool for dinner in NYC.
Beyoncé admired her man while wearing leopard-print A.L.C. pants and neon ankle-strap cap-toe Christian Louboutin pumps during a New York Knicks game in April 2012.
JAY-Z and Beyoncé stayed coordinated in gold accessories at the Made in America festival in September 2012.
While out in NYC in March 2012, Beyoncé looked classic in a navy Victoria Beckham sheath and Lanvin jewels while JAY-Z kept it laid-back in a denim jacket and white sneakers.
At a New York Knicks game in November 2012, JAY-Z showed off camouflage pants while Beyoncé paired Stella McCartney's alphabet top with leather pants and cobalt pumps.
Beyoncé proved to be a print master in a Milly dress while JAY-Z stood out in camouflage pants and fluorescent Nike sneakers in December 2012.
Beyoncé carried baby Blue Ivy in slick leather pants and a black beanie while JAY-Z followed behind in a stylish puffer jacket and Nikes in February 2012.
While sitting courtside at a New York Knicks game in February 2012, Beyoncé shone in a bright yellow Rag & Bone blazer and printed platform pumps and JAY-Z kept it casual in a gray sweatshirt and khaki pants.
In September 2012, the couple wore their vacation gear while boarding a boat in the South of France. Beyoncé paired a printed blouse with shorts, and Jay sported a white tee with neon green shorts.
For the 2012 BET Awards, Beyoncé chose a bright Stéphane Rolland gown and JAY-Z sported a gray suit — and shared the front row with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Beyoncé chose a head-to-toe printed Tibi ensemble while JAY-Z styled camouflage pants with a black tee for a courtside appearance in November 2012.
At the 2011 Met Gala in NYC, Beyoncé looked exquisite in a black-and-gold Alexander McQueen gown while JAY-Z looked sharp in a white tuxedo jacket.
The couple went casual (and so cool) at the 2011 US Open in NYC.
In April 2011, Beyoncé layered up in a chambray blouse and a pink leather Isabel Marant jacket while JAY-Z threw a gray sweater over his crisp white tee for a stroll in Paris.
Beyoncé was ladylike in a polka-dot Marc Jacobs dress while JAY-Z stayed cool in a vest and black sneakers in Paris in 2011.
While vacationing in France in April 2011, Beyoncé donned a printed dress and JAY-Z coordinated his white printed tee with his crisp white sneakers.
The couple exited Le Meurice hotel in Paris in 2011, Beyoncé in a flirty floral cutout dress and JAY-Z in a denim jacket and army-green pants.
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, all eyes were on Beyoncé in her plunging metallic Armani Privé minidress, but JAY-Z looked pretty good in his tuxedo, too.
At the French Open in 2010, JAY-Z wore a crisp white collared shirt while Beyoncé dressed up an olive-green dress with a statement necklace.
Beyoncé and JAY-Z dressed up for the Keep a Child Alive gala in NYC in September 2010. Jay kept it classic in a black tuxedo, while Beyoncé chose a bright, draped fuchsia dress.
The duo performed on stage together in New York in 2010 — JAY-Z kept it edgy in a black printed tee and Beyoncé took the stage in a metallic minidress.
In January 2009, Bey and JAY attended the Golden Globe Awards with Beyoncé in a cream colored Elie Saab dress, platinum jewels, and Brian Atwood shoes. JAY once again looked to his trusty bow-tie.
The duo reminded us what classic street style looked like in the early 2000s while out on a shopping date in New York City.
Beyoncé and JAY-Z outfitted perfect vacationwear for their trip to St. Barts in 2008.
Beyoncé and JAY-Z opened the 2006 BET Awards with "Deja Vu," and Beyoncé's silver metallic outfit played up the detailing on JAY-Z's denim.
In May 2006, Beyoncé and JAY-Z attended the Miami Heat vs New Jersey Nets playoff game and their looks were spot-on for the early aughts. Remember denim capris? Beyoncé's embellished shoulder bag and pumps were quite the complement.
The duo were Parisian chic during Paris Fashion Week in 2005, attending an afterparty in soft and sophisticated neutrals. (We see that Louis Vuitton belt, JAY.)
Beyoncé and JAY-Z chose to match in luxe fabrics for the 2005 Oscars, with Bey in this incredible vintage Versace gown and chandelier earrings.
August 2004 was their golden moment at the MTV VMAs in Miami, Florida. Though Goldmember was released two years prior, Foxxy Cleopatra was still making appearances on the red carpet.
Sure, it was one of their simpler, less involved onstage costumes, but we'll always remember Beyoncé's kelly green halter cutout jumpsuit up against JAY's denim and taupe raincoat. At 2003's Z100 Jingle Ball, there was just nothing cooler.
The year Beyoncé debuted her solo album Dangerously In Love, she rocked the stage alongside JAY-Z at the 2003 MTV VMAs wearing a golden jacquard set with hot pants and strappy caged metallic heels.