Today is Beyoncé's birthday, and though there's certainly no shortage of Internet-breaking style moments in Queen B's history, we want to take a minute to acknowledge the epic style of her earlier days — we're talking Destiny's Child era. When the group was first starting out, its noteworthy matching outfits helped in its rise to radio fame. But the ladies didn't have a ton of money, or access to big-name designer clothing. So, who made these outrageous coordinating ensembles? None other than Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles.
At the time, we didn't fully appreciate the magic of Tina Knowles' creations, from the floral bustiers and midriff-bearing matching sets, to embellished jeans (before they were even a thing) and full-on red-carpet gowns. Now, looking back, we see just how epic the girl group looked back then, and there's something so much more interesting about these handmade creations than the typical can't-afford-this designer dresses that take over the red carpets nowadays. Another expected ball gown or column dress suddenly feels pretty boring when you consider the looks ahead. So, it's no wonder Beyoncé is still making statements on the red carpet. She got it from her mama, of course.
Click on to see 10 memorable Beyoncé looks from the "Say My Name" days, and let us know your favorite in the comments. Happy Bey-Day!