Getting into her groove: 49 photos that chart Madonna's style journey from the '80s to 2020

She doesn't just sing about vogue, she sets the fashion standard, too

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As she famously sung in 1989, Madonna is all about expressing oneself, and the music legend has often chosen her wardrobe as a way in which to do that.

The singer, actress and occasional director is known for her chameleonic abilities, switching up everything from music genres to hairstyles as swiftly as she changes her outfits.

The undisputed queen of reinvention has, naturally, shaken up her look time after time since releasing her first single in 1982, dropping the decade's puffball skirts and punk fishnets for '90s midi, '00s streetwear, and statement evening gowns throughout the past decade.

While Madonna often tends to dial things up to 11 with her onstage outfits, her red carpet repertoire is equally as adventurous, whether walking the red carpet for the Met Gala or attending a Hollywood premiere.

Here, we take a look back through her style files to see how the Vogue star's style has evolved in the past four decades.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more images of Madonna through the years.