Nicki Minaj’s 15 Most Elegant Outfits

  • CRWN A Conversation With Elliott Wilson And Nicki Minaj

    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 16: Nicki Minaj arrives at CRWN A Conversation With Elliott Wilson And Nicki Minaj on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

  • Nicki Minaj Visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 16: Nicki Minaj Visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”)

  • Reginea’s “All White” Sweet 16 Birthday Party

    ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 29: Nicki Minaj performs at Reginea’s “All White” Sweet 16 birthday party at Summerour Studio on November 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

  • 2014 American Music Awards – Roaming Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 23: Rapper Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)

  • MTV EMA’s 2014 – Show

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Host Nicki Minaj on stage during the MTV EMA’s 2014 at The Hydro on November 9, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2014/Getty Images for MTV)

  • Fashion Rocks 2014

    NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Rapper Nicki Minaj attends Fashion Rocks 2014 at Barclays Center on September 9, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards – Press Room

    INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 24: Singer Nicki Minaj poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards – Arrivals

    INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 24: Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

  • BET AWARDS ’14 – Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 29: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj accepts Best Female Hip-Hop Artist onstage during the BET AWARDS ’14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2014 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS, CA- MAY 18: Recording artist Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

  • “The Other Woman” – Los Angeles Premiere

    WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 21: Recording artist Nicki Minaj arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ’The Other Woman’ at Regency Village Theatre on April 21, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

  • 2014 MTV Movie Awards – Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 13: Rapper Nicki Minaj attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

By Seher Sikandar

Nicki Minaj’s April 2013 Elle cover was an incredible breath of fresh air. It was so refreshing to see her natural beauty as just that – without tons of makeup, costumes, wigs, and general outlandishness.  Since then, the rap queen has started toning down her outfits and moving more towards the elegant side of things.  With 2014 came classy black hair and a considerable step up in her fashion game.

We are so super good with non-cartoon Nicki – like, we kind of want to wear some of this ish. Is this real life? Head to the gallery for some of her most glamorous outfits.

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