Sam Smith has developed a bold approach to style since overcoming their body dysmorphia.
The Grammy Award-winning artist has worn eye-catching dresses, sheer tops, and shimmery pantsuits.
They wore a latex balloon ensemble to the Brit Awards and a Satanic-inspired look to the Grammys.
In September 2019, Smith walked the GQ Men of the Year Awards red carpet in a black lace undershirt, slim black suit, and Gucci heeled boots.
The "Stay With Me" singer celebrated this style moment on their Instagram at the time. In a since-deleted post, they shared a photo of their outfit with the caption, "Tonight I wore heels for the first time to an award show," Today reported.
In March 2019, Smith came out as nonbinary during a conversation with actor Jameela Jamil on her Instagram show "I Weigh Interviews."
In the Instagram post's caption, Smith continued, "There was a time where I thought I'd never ever ever be able to be myself like this in front of the industry or anyone."
The next month, Smith chose a lacy two-piece set for the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards.
Posing with fellow singer Cheryl Cole at the event, Smith showed off their legs in the sheer, green outfit, which consisted of wide-leg pants and a belted wrap jacket.
They paired the look with a matching top and black boots.
Smith took the Jingle Ball stage in December 2019 in a monochromatic baby pink ensemble.
During the concert, Smith wore a textured baby pink sheer blouse over a white undershirt. Their baby pink, textured trousers matched their shirt perfectly in this two-piece monochromatic outfit.
According to The Daily Mail, Smith gave a "confident" performance where they said they wanted to "turn this room into the biggest gay bar in the world... are you ready to get gay with me?"
The "Unholy" singer donned another lace top underneath a velvet gray blazer in June 2022.
For a private gathering at The Serpentine Gallery, the singer wore a lace undershirt. Their velvet gray blazer was detailed with a sheer flower on the left pocket and Smith paired the lace pieces with a brown leather belt, black trousers, and black boots.
Smith took to Instagram to post photos of the event with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and their friend, creative director Harris Reed.
In September 2022, Smith attended London Fashion Week in a light grey, collared dress, oversized black blazer, and a pigeon handbag.
While in attendance at Reed's fashion show for London Fashion Week, Smith had a campy accessory in tow. The singer layered a gray dress over jeans, but the most eye-catching piece came in the form of a pigeon.
The JW Anderson pigeon clutch is currently sold out, but was on the market for €650.
Later that month, Smith performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in a glittery sheer tank top and high-waisted black jeans.
In September 2022, Smith performed their single "Unholy" live for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. The singer wore a sparkling sheer black tank to mark the special occasion.
Their black denim jacket and studded belt had sparkles to tie together the look, according to iHeartRadio.
At Jingle Ball in December 2022, Smith performed in a glittery one-piece jumpsuit with a belt to match.
At Jingle Ball 2022, Smith was joined by "Unholy" collaborator Kim Petras on stage as they donned a bedazzled one-piece outfit. The jumpsuit had a round plunging neckline and reflected the lights on stage.
Smith accessorized with silver earrings and a silver choker. On the red carpet, the singer also wore a sparkling black jean jacket and carried a pink clutch purse, according to Getty Images.
The singer stepped out in a maxi dress for an appearance on "The Tonight Show" in January.
Smith's dress included a deep neckline underneath a pussy-bow tie, as well as tiers of ruffled fabric for the skirt.
For their SNL performance the same month, Smith was joined by Kim Petras in a hot pink ruffled gown with oversized poofs and a train that could fit Petras inside.
Petras and Smith once again took the stage together for Smith's musical performance on Saturday Night Live in January. Their pink gown was filled with flowing tulle and sparkles.
The ruffled look also made for a show-stopping moment on stage. Smith's flowing skirt revealed Petras to the audience as their surprise special guest.
Sam Smith and company donned all red ensembles on for the 65th Grammy Awards in February. Smith's look included a lace-detailed top hat, latex gloves, and a glittery cane.
Smith and Petras paid homage to their Grammy-winning single "Unholy" on the red carpet at the Grammys on February 5. The duo was joined by drag queens Violet Chachki and Gottmik.
The group wore monochromatic red ensembles filled with lace and latex fabrics. Smith's outfit was custom designed by Valentino, according to People, while Petras wore vintage Victor Costa.
Smith and Petras' performance of "Unholy" featured similar red ensembles. The fiery set has sparked outrage from the Federal Communications Commission, according to TMZ. The FCC complaints claim that the performance worshipped the devil.
However, David Harris, the Master of the Church of Satan, told TMZ the performance was "nothing particularly special."
Smith attended the Brit Awards in an eye-catching, inflated latex body suit meant to celebrate "their natural form," according to their stylist.
The daring all-black latex look was designed by Harikrishnan Keezhathil Surendran Pillai. Pillai spoke to WWD about the inspiration behind Smith's red-carpet ensemble.
"Sam was having a lot of hate comments recently after 'Unholy' about their body image," Pillai said.
The designer, who graduated from the London College of Fashion, added that Smith's ensemble celebrates their "natural form and the beauty of being one's self."
That evening, they performed at the awards in layers of leather and a horned top hat.
The vocalist paired what appeared to be a latex top with a belted harness and silver hardware.
They also wore matching leather pants, a leather choker, and black armbands for the performance.
Smith attended the Christian Cowan show at New York Fashion Week a few days later in a glittery coat.
Smith sat front row in a sparkling duster jacket over an all-red ensemble. The look also featured matching gloves and patent platform boots.
They were also photographed mingling with other musicians like Lil Nas X, Teyana Taylor, and Orville Peck at the event.
At a tour stop in London, England, in April, the singer paid tribute to Brianna Ghey in an oversized green gown.
Smith wore a round headpiece bearing the name of the 16-year-old transgender girl who was stabbed to death in England in February.
They paired it with a voluminous dress, complete with puffed sleeves and coordinating green gloves.
Smith shined in a gilded ensemble at another tour stop in Oslo, Norway, in May.
Smith paired a classic white shirt and black tie with an ornate gold corset, highlighted by a harness and rope detailing, and gold pants.
The singer was also photographed wearing a baker boy cap while performing.
In July, Smith attended the "Barbie" premiere in London wearing an oversized pair of light-washed, wide-leg jeans and a baggy navy-blue sweatshirt.
Smith shared a carousel of photos of their look from the pink "Barbie" red carpet on Instagram, crediting Swiss luxury fashion brand Vetements with the ensemble.
They captioned the post: "16 XL BARBIE."
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