The Time Harry Styles Pulled Off Lipstick For An Iconic Photo Shoot

Known for being expressive with his fashion choices, Harry Styles isn't afraid to experiment with colors, shapes, and silhouettes. Starting out as a slightly awkward teen in major boy band One Direction, Styles branched out into film when he additionally undertook a solo music career in 2017. He went on to appear in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk," and will play a role in Olivia Wilde's "Don't Worry Darling," set to be released later this year. 

His style has definitely evolved from the Jack Wills hoodies to leopard print coats he wore in the music video for "Steal My Girl," one of the last singles One Direction put out as a band (via Glamour). Lately, Styles is more likely to go for Gucci power suits and 1970s-inspired 'fits both on and off stage. From black lace sheer shirts and pearls at the 2019 Met Gala to cutesy sheep sweater vests, you never quite know what you'll get. 

Still, there was one time when the singer pulled off a look that was totally different from anything we'd seen him in before.

Harry Styles has never been afraid to break style boundaries

In a 2020 photo shoot by London-based magazine Beauty Papers, Harry Styles took the internet by storm. In one of the pictures, he's seen wearing fishnet tights, Gucci loafers, and not much else. In another, he has on a full Gucci suit. To complement his look, Styles appears to be wearing lipstick in some of the photos, a fact which was later confirmed by Beauty Papers themselves. In case you want to get your hands on it, the lipstick in question is, of course, Gucci, and is named Rouge à Lèvres Mat. The exact shade used is They Met in Argentina.

It isn't unusual for Styles to be seen breaking traditional gender boundaries, or even going shirtless. In his recent Coachella performances (via GQ), there was a lot of chest on show as he rocked a sequined rainbow jumpsuit for his first set and a super shiny hot pink flare and waistcoat combo for his second, complete with a fluffy pink coat. It's this commitment to bright, bold, and sometimes even audacious stage outfits that inspire his fans to turn up in their very best fits, too. As noted by Refinery29, Harry Styles concerts are becoming the it place to show off your latest look.

Harry Styles has experimented with many looks on and off stage

Moreover, Harry Styles has shown on more than one occasion that he wears whatever he wants to, regardless of whether it appears masculine or feminine. 

In another iconic 2020 photoshoot, this time for Vogue, Styles became the first solo male to grace the cover of Vogue in 129 years (via Entertainment Tonight). In one of the photos, he can be seen wearing a pale blue lace floor-length dress, once again made by Gucci. Harry Styles' Vogue cover caused some controversy with conservatives Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro speaking harshly against the pictures on Twitter (via Los Angeles Times). However, plenty supported Styles in the wake of this backlash, such as "RuPaul's Drag Race" champion Bob the Drag Queen, proving that flamboyant fashion does have a place.

Styles has said in the past that his style inspirations range from David Bowie to Mick Jagger (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet), and we can definitely see the influence. With a wardrobe full of Gucci and a devil-may-care attitude, there's no telling what Harry Styles will pull out of his hat next.