Skip To Content

    36 Laverne Cox Fashion Moments That I Just Think We Need To Talk More About

    If I were in a room with even one of these dresses, I would cry.

    Look, Laverne Cox is amazing. She's a talented actor, activist, and model. But it's time we also give her credit for the absolute fashion icon she is.

    Netflix

    In honor of this, I have compiled my absolute favorite of her red carpet looks. Here are 36 times Laverne Cox looked like the cover of a damn magazine:

    TLC

    1. This sleek see-through gown that was right at home at the Charlie's Angels premiere:

    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic

    Can someone explain to me why Laverne didn't have a bigger role in that movie?

    2. This monochrome suit that has me reconsidering my entire fashion sense:

    Laverne in a monochrome suit with a long jacket with a deep v buttoned and long sleeves that flare at the elbow with a cutout and pants that have studs on the sides
    Gilbert Carrasquillo / GC Images

    Why don't I wear more red? Why don't I wear more suits?? Why don't I perfectly match my purse to my outfit?!?

    3. And this corset-suit combo that redefines chic:

    Laverne in a loose suit with a long suit jacket that's open and matching loose high waist pants with a short sweetheart neckline corset underneath with lacing connecting it to the pants
    Brian Killian / WireImage

    Killing the monochrome looks again!!

    4. This dramatic one-shoulder outfit that's giving me major Beyoncé vibes:

    Laverne Cox in a one shoulder dress, with the left side a cape-like flowing long sleeve dress and the left side as a glitter cutout leotard
    Emma McIntyre /AMA2020 / Getty Images for dcp

    This honestly might be my favorite of Laverne's looks. I could only DREAM of looking this fierce.

    5. This floral dream:

    Laverne in a bright floral flare ballgown with a structured strapless top that juts out from her body in petal-like pieces at the top
    Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    I don't even LIKE florals. But this?! This is like every instagram flower wall turned into true art. It's so bright and beautiful, yet soft and romantic!

    6. This sleek mermaid look:

    Laverne in a mermaid tuxedo-like sweetheart neckline strapless gown with a slit and corset like top with satin panels and skirt
    Andrew Toth / FilmMagic

    Can we just make Laverne Cox a Bond girl already?

    7. This patchwork metallic gown:

    Laverne in a metallic glitter mermaid dress with a small train and a corset like bra top with tank top straps and patchwork sewn fabric
    David Livingston / Getty Images

    It's such a power move to attend the Emmy's looking like a damn trophy yourself.

    8. This Grecian goddess regalia:

    Laverne in a strapless v neck mermaid metallic dress with geometric embroidery all over and a small train
    Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

    *Cue the "Girl, you have done it again" meme.*

    9. Seriously, Laverne, you're making it hard for anyone else to wear metallics to the Emmys!

    Laverne  in a halter metallic ruched dress with pleats all over, a high slit, and a corset waist with a looser top
    Gabriel Olsen / FilmMagic

    Every damn time looking like an award.

    10. This tulle princess attire that proves Laverne is royalty:

    Jamie Mccarthy / WireImage, Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images for Netflix

    I need a magazine cover with Laverne in this dress. You can tell she has so much fun in it and it's gorgeous.

    11. And another gorgeous tulle ensemble that made a political AND a fashion statement:

    Dan MacMedan / WireImage, VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

    Laverne's bag was a statement on a Supreme Court case on Title VII, which was to decide if the ban on sex-based workplace discrimination would apply to transgender people. In 2020, justices ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights act DID apply to LGBT employees. 👏👏👏

    12. This ruffled creamsicle dream:

    Laverne in a layered tank top deep v neck dress with a long layered skirt with a long train
    Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for InStyle

    Laverne makes me want to start wearing all orange, all the time.

    13. This classy Barbie lewk:

    Laverne in a short tight high neck sleeveless minidress with a shiny belt at the high waist and an assymetric bottom
    Jim Spellman / WireImage

    We need to see a Barbie Halloween look from Laverne.

    14. This one-shoulder jumpsuit that I need in my closet STAT:

    Laverne in a one-shoulder jumpsuit with chevron going along the belt and in a ribbon down the side as well as on a choker halter at the top
    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic

    Like, I would wear this out.

    15. This structured gothic ballgown that's giving me major Evil Queen vibes:

    thick lace print flared ballgown with a structured scoop top that goes up to high points at the sides
    Amy Sussman / Getty Images

    The cut of the top is so gorgeous, and the simple jewelry is perfect.

    16. And this Cruella de Vil ensemble that actually makes me want to root for the iconic villain:

    Laverne in a cape dress with metallic buttons at the top of the cape and a thick leather belt at the waist of the dress
    Cindy Ord / Getty Images for SiriusXM

    I need a reboot with Laverne.

    17. This Audrey Hepburn look that proves Laverne could absolutely do a period piece:

    Laverne in a glitter long tight off the shoulder short sleeve gown with a subtle scale mermaid-like texture and long leather gloves
    Taylor Hill / WireImage

    Can we make long gloves a thing again?

    18. This smooth regal getup:

    Laverne in a silky dress with elbow-length fluttery sleeves, a wide V neck, a slight mermaid flare at the bottom, and a cape behind her shoulders
    Nicholas Hunt / Getty Images

    We are not worthy.

    19. This long-sleeve gown that proves nothing goes better together than glitter and lace:

    Laverne in a tight mermaid glitter gown with long sleeves and a turtleneck, with a large lace cutout going down the side
    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for Glamour

    There's a lot going on with this dress, but it somehow works. The train is gorgeous, and the color makes it sleek and edgy.

    20. This sleek cape look that has Laverne looking like an angel:

    V neck dress with a middle slit and thin mesh cutouts at the waist  with a short cape over the shoulders
    Gregg Deguire / WireImage

    Once again, major Beyoncé vibes.

    21. Another see-through look that somehow manages to be badass and soft:

    Laverne in a long sheer turtleneck long sleeve dress with flowers embroidered on the sheer fabric and a deep v corset style leotard underneath
    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    Laverne always mixes romantic and edgy so well.

    22. This utterly iconic getup, which proves Laverne could easily have played Maleficent:

    Neilson Barnard / Getty Images, Theo Wargo / WireImage

    Seriously one of my fave Met Gala looks.

    23. This Charlie's Angels–style attire that makes it look like Laverne walked right off a Christina Aguilera music video:

    Laverne in a tight latex turtleneck sleeveless bodysuit with low waist tight leather pants underneath
    John Lamparski / Getty Images

    If I tried to wear this, I'd find myself pulling a Ross and dousing myself in baby powder just to try to get it on.

    24. This jacket and dress combo that belongs on the cover of Vogue:

    Laverne in a deep v satiny dress with a thin pleated skirt with a cropped leather moto jacket over it
    Noam Galai / Getty Images for Global Citizen

    The dress by itself is gorgeous, but that jacket?! Perfection. And together? *Chef's kiss*

    25. This glitter cutout dress that's perfectly matched to Laverne's jewelry and makeup:

    Laverne in a patchwork style midi dress with satin and glitter fabric, short flutter sleeves, and a triangle cutout at the waist
    Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for Prabal Gurung

    Okay, scratch what I said earlier — THIS is my favorite on the list. I don't even know what it is about it. It's just so unique, and her hair makes it feel so '70s in the best way.

    26. This sleek modern metallic ensemble:

    Laverne in a dress with a metallic tank cutout top and a mid-length pencil skirt with a long jacket over the shoulders and dark tights
    Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

    I love a good jacket-over-the-shoulders look, and the pencil skirt makes this feel like something Miranda Priestly would wear to work. Perfection.

    27. Another floral garb that is truly making me re-examine my thoughts on florals:

    a deep v neck slight mermaid dress with flare cap sleeves, a subtle floral pattern, and structured ruffles coming off one side
    Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic

    Maybe florals ARE groundbreaking...

    28. This outfit that Jackie O. would be jealous over:

    Laverne in a sleeveless mermaid dress with a long train and a high retro straight neck
    Kevork Djansezian / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

    This feels modern and retro at the same time and I'm loving it.

    29. This look that's business in the front, party in the back:

    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic, Presley Ann / Getty Images

    Me seeing the front: Pretty! Me seeing the back: I NEED THIS.

    30. This structured glitter dress paired perfectly with sleek bangs:

    a glitter structured one-shoulder minidress with an asymmetrical bottom with structured triangle pieces on one shoulder
    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    SPARKLY!!

    31. This glittery, classy match-up that fulfills all my holiday fashion dreams:

    Laverne in a tight high scoop neck long sleeve metallic diamond top with a metallic belt and mid-length pencil skirt with sheer stripes
    Jimi Celeste / Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

    This look says "going to meet your new boyfriend's rich parents and making THEM feel poor."

    32. This flowy red gown that has the Statue of Liberty jealous:

    Laverne in a ruched chiffon gown with a loose skirt with a high slit, a one-shoulder top that goes into a slight cape over the shoulder, and a tiny cutout at the waist
    Larry Busacca / Getty Images for Turner

    Why does Laverne look so good in one-shoulder dresses??

    33. And this sleek cutout gown that makes her look like a statue:

    tight long tank scoop neck dress with thin slits in the sides and 2 tiny horizontal cutouts across her ribcage
    Jason Kempin / Getty Images

    I don't normally love white dresses, but this look is just so sleek and simple.

    34. This beaded black and gold garb that perfectly matches the backdrop:

    long sleeve dress with slight flare bottom, a really high slit with metallic chains at the top of it tying the sides to each other, and long sleeves with one sleeve made of mesh and geometric metallic embroidery that also lines her neck
    Jason Laveris / FilmMagic

    Cue "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa.

    35. This cutout red mermaid gown that belongs in The Little Mermaid:

    a long dress with a high slit and slight mermaid cut with a train and cutouts at the waist, with the top with a deep v and tiny straps that come from the fabric up over her shoulders
    Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for GLAAD

    Look, Halle Bailey is amazing casting for Ariel in the new The Little Mermaid. But hear me out: what if Laverne played her mom in flashbacks to when Ariel was little?

    36. And finally, this black cutout gown that proves no one does a high slit like Laverne:

    long tight gown with a high slit, 2 little circular cutouts at the waist, and a halter style top with a deep v below it
    Alo Ceballos / GC Images

    This is the look I WANTED for my senior formal and landed nowhere near.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form