Beyoncé's iHeartRadio Music Awards Outfit Is Peak Cowgirl-Chic Style

Since the release of "Cowboy Carter" on Friday, March 29, Beyoncé has demonstrated her dedication to her new country era with several jaw-dropping country getups, and her ensemble at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards was no exception. The "16 Carriages" singer showed up to the event, where Willie Nelson introduced her and bestowed upon her the Innovator Award, in a vintage Versace piece from the Fall/Winter 1992 collection. 

The chic, black leather suit featured fringe and glitzy gold embellishments throughout, and she accessorized the country look with a black cowgirl hat, a bolo tie, and studded black belts. Her cowgirl hat was even embroidered with a golden Versace logo to complete the look, which truly elevated the cowgirl aesthetic to cowgirl-gliz territory. All of these details combined to create the perfect country ensemble — the perfect cherry on top of Beyoncé's proof that she, as a Southern woman, has every right to perform country music.

Again, this isn't the superstar's first appearance highlighting her transformation into a Westerncore goddess. Beyoncé has given us several awe-inspiring country looks lately, including her brown leather look at an album signing in Japan and her digital cover image of W Magazine in which she wore an oversized sherpa coat and, of course, a matching cowgirl hat. Now, if you're feeling the urge to channel a Western vibe like Queen Bey, look no further.

Emulate your own inner cowgirl

Those inspired to tap into the cowgirl-chic style after listening to "Cowboy Carter" certainly aren't alone. Fans are head over heels for Beyoncé's country album, and it's only natural to want to hop aboard the trend. "Those harmonies on American Requiem took me to church," one fan commented on an Instagram post featuring Beyoncé look from her album-signing event in Japan.

To introduce some cowgirl-chic style into your wardrobe, start with the basics: fringe, flares, flannel, cowgirl hats, cowgirl boots, prairie dresses, and, obviously, all the denim. Check out Gliz's recommendations on capturing the Westerncore fashion trend, and you'll be fully aligned with the country aesthetic. You also won't be alone in your hunt for the perfect cowgirl-chic look, as searches for country accessories like cowgirl boots and bolo ties went up drastically after Beyoncé released "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages," For instance, inquiries for the phrase "cowboy hat" saw a staggering 212.5% increase (via Music Talkers), which isn't too surprising given how her "Renaissance" era and fashion went hand in hand the last few years.

Finally, accessories hold a lot of power with this style, so if you aren't sure which direction to go, cowgirl hats or boots are always safe bets.