LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Cardi B, winner of the Favorite Hip-Hop Song award, poses in the Press Room at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

How would you describe Cardi B? Grandiose, loud, whimsical, and the list goes on. With her outlandish style mirroring her out-of-this-world personality, Cardi B is never one to miss. Hitting both personal and professional milestones this year, it’s clear that the “WAP” rapper isn’t slowing down anytime soon. After having given birth to her second child, Cardi B has recently been dubbed creative director of Playboy, has partnered in launching the vodka infused whipped cream Whipshots, dropped her latest Reebok collaboration, starred in her own TV series, and fed us with new music this year.

On the fashion front, Cardi took us on a wild ride in 2021. To aid in her unabashed style ambitions is her longtime stylist Kollin Carter. From her surrealist and experimental looks in Paris from Richard Quinn and Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry, to her revolving door of wardrobe changes at this year’s American Music Awards, the rapper is ever one to shy away from an earth-shattering red carpet moment. One can never forget her pivotal vintage Thierry Mugler ‘Birth of Venus’ look on the 2019 Grammy’s red carpet. Since that indelible moment, her penchant for over-the-top, fashion-forward designs has cemented Cardi B as a style icon.

Here, GRAZIA revisits Cardi B’s best looks of the year, from Paris, to her backyard.

Cardi B in North Face X Gucci

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 27: Rapper Cardi B attends the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 27, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Cardi B in Sol by Irena Soprano

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 07: 2021 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS — Pictured: Cardi B speaks on stage during the 2021 People’s Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Cardi B in Mark Fast

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 04: Cardi B and Starco Brands launch Whipshots at The Goodtime Hotel on December 04, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Whipshots)

Cardi B in Custom Sohee Park

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Cardi B, winner of the Favorite Hip-Hop Song award, poses in the Press Room at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Cardi B in Schiaparelli

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 21: Cardi B attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Cardi B in Schiaparelli

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Cardi B in Casablanca

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Cardi B is seen in Chelsea on November 02, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Cardi B in Richard Quinn

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 03: Cardi B is seen leaving her hotel on October 03, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)

Cardi B in Richard Quinn

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 3: Cardi B is seen on October 3, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Neil Warner/MEGA/GC Images)

Cardi B in Balenciaga

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY – For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Cardi B poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Theatre Du Chatelet on October 02, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)

Cardi B in Roberto Cavalli

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 1: Cardi B and Offset head out for the evening on October 1 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Neil Warner/MEGA/GC Images)

Cardi B in Ruslan Baginskiy beret and Chanel jumpsuit

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Cardi B in Richard Quinn

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 30: Cardi B is seen leaving a Balenciaga office on September 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)

Cardi B in Schiaparelli

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Cardi B in Schiaparelli

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Cardi B in Mugler

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Cardi B in Mugler

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: Cardi B is seen on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Neil Warner/MEGA/GC Images)

Cardi B in Pierre-Louis Auvray’s Forbidden Knowledge

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 22: Cardi B is sen on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by iamKevinWong.com/MEGA/GC Images)

Cardi B in Emilio Pucci

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Cardi B in Marine Serre and Hermès

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Cardi B in Chanel

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Cardi B in Burberry

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Cardi B in Balmain

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