Fun fact: Julia Michaels is responsible for some of your all-time favorite pop songs.
The 24-year-old singer has writing credits for hits like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Britney Spears’s “Slumber Party,” and Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” but Michaels is coming into her own. Her major debut EP Nervous System and the jam “Issues” (you know the lyrics—“I’ve got issues, and one of them is how bad I need you”) scored her two 2018 Grammy nominations, one for Best New Artist and the other for “Song of the Year.”
And though it’s her music that’s memorable, we’re also giving Michaels a shout out for her red carpet fashion. She borders the line between elegant, lady-like dresses that work for the step and repeat, and every so often she’ll surprise us with something as casual as a T-shirt and jeans. At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, for instance, she turned to none other than Dior for a sparkly blue ombré design.
“Thank you @dior for letting me wear the most incredible, sparkly dress ever” she wrote in an Instagram post before the event.
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Scroll down to see some of the star’s best fashion moments.
1. 2017 MTV European Music Awards
For an awards show in London, the singer wore a black leather gray sleeveless top with a black skirt that double as a half pair of pants and also featured a high-slit.
2. 2017 Logo Trailblazer Honor
On the red carpet, she wore a floral design with a plunging sheer detail.
3. 2017 Logo Trailblazer Honors
She wore a navy strapless dress with a subtle geometric, graphic design.
4. 2017 ARIA Awards
Down Under in Sydney, Michaels turned to velvet for a deep oxblood high-slit dress with a sweetheart bodice.
5. 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
She wore a pink brocade dress with a matching pair of pants.
6. 2017 iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards
She once more turned to pink for a sharply tailored pantsuit.
7. 2017 American Music Awards
She arrived in a red tulle dress.
8. 2017 MTV VMAs After-Party
She turned to a navy, bird-adorned kimono-like dress.
9. 2017 People Ones to Watch Party
For a Hollywood night out, Michaels kept it playful in a deep-V dress with a feathered hemline.
10. 2017, The Tonight Show
Michaels kept it cool and black and red leather high-waist pants with a long-sleeve red top.
11. 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Michaels wore black high-waist pants with a cut-out black top and a kimono-like silk duster.
12. 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Michaels borrowed from the boys and wore a black tuxedo blazer.
13. 2017 BMI Pop Awards
She experimented with prints in a high-waist silky pair of trousers with a matching open cover-up and a black bralette.
14. 2017 MTV Video Music Awards
She hit the stage in a red dress with a ruffled design.
15. 2016 Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony
How else to close out the world’s biggest stage? A sparkly green catsuit.