Black Girls Rock! Making Superbowl History + A Fashion Break-Down of Their NFL Runway Looks

Black Girls Rock–Literally. Sunday evening, three African American women made history. For the first time ever a Super Bowl, (Super Bowl XLVII specifically), featured performances with African American headliners, snagging Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce Knowles. And while we certainly appreciate their individual unique performances, we had to take a moment to evaluate each woman’s Super-Bowl-Fashion Game. Here’s a break-down of what they wore and how we can snag our very own affordable version (although showing up to work in Beyonce’s outfit may only be appropriate for the bedroom!).

Up first, Beyonce. Designed by Rubin Singer (he’s designed for other big names like First Lady Michelle Obama), she wore a dominatrix-inspired  number, which included a cropped black leather motorcycle jacket and a leather bodysuit made with strips of python and iguana, with insets of lace. If you want to rock this edgy look in public, you can opt for a sexy leather dress from for $33.00, some GeoMock Over-the-Knee Tights from Urban Outfitters for $14.00, and Faux Suede Platform Booties from for $27.60.

Up next, Alicia Keys.

The 32-year-old mother graced the Super Bowl stage wearing a red mermaid Azzedine Alaia gown. The intricate detailing that trailed down to the ruffled bottom added a whole different element to the look. If you want something similar but in a more casual style, you can get this South Flippy Hem Ponteroma Fitted dress from for $54.00.

Lastly, Jennifer Hudson went conservative chic, for her Super Bowl debut.

The Oscar-Award winning songstress wore a long-sleeved leather Monika Chiang top, white L’wren Scott pencil skirt, and Yves Saint Laurent shoes. If you want to rock a similar style, you can get this top from Macys for $10.99 and pair it with a Charlotte Russe skirt for $15.00 and Knotted Bow Platforms for $27.50.

And there ya have it! Super Bowl fashion on a budget, for folk like me!

[Briea Curington]