Lizzo may have teased her “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” music video in a somewhat simple wedding dress with lace sleeves and a cutout back, but the “Special” singer revealed a more expressive outfit during the feature’s debut on Monday, Aug. 15. Styled by Brett Alan Nelson and directed by Lizzo and Christian Breslauer, the video introduces the global pop star at her wedding ceremony in a completely different gown, with half-net sleeves, cold shoulders and a lace-trimmed neckline. But the wrap-effect skirt is becoming increasingly dramatic, giving way to a thigh-high slit.
Lizzo plays up the detail with white stockings pulled over the knee and log-soled combat boots with three decorative buckles, a nod to her personal style, which almost always includes a touch of edge. While her bridal ensemble was finished off with a tulle veil and an embellished floral headband, her thick-rimmed cat-eye sunglasses added a playful and retro twist. They complemented her bridesmaids’ powder-blue ’60s-inspired makeover, accessorized with diamond choker necklaces and voluminous hairstyles.
When we see Lizzo picking up a pair of fur-trimmed mules in her hotel room, she’s finally ditched her wedding dress entirely, trading it for a silver chain-mail set dripping in beads, rhinestones, and chains. These cords are complete with matching boots and fingerless gloves, creating a disco-era vibe at the reception, which feels like a happy celebration of self-love above all else. Fittingly, Lizo’s mesh briefs take the spotlight in the finale, perhaps a subtle nod to all the success of launching her Eti shapewear brand.
Ahead, watch the music video in full and enjoy a breakdown of key fashion moments.