Why Dolores O'Riordan was a style icon like no other - her journey in photographs

Why Dolores O'Riordan was a style icon like no other - her journey in photographs

A look at the outfit ideas that Dolores O'Riordan gave the world.

January 15 was a sad day for the world. At least to us rock fans, Dolores O'Riordan's passing was much more than just news. The Cranberries lead singer was reported dead suddenly at the age of 46 and the world is still reeling from the shock. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s.

Other than her obvious talent, she was also quite the fashion icon. You may call her the queen of the pixie haircut. Her short crop inspired millions of women and to this day, even though younger celebs and newcomers have made the short style chic again, she was one of the first few that rocked it with elan!

Heavily dark lined eyes with thick lashes, her smokey eye was something to envy. What's more, it was always perfect - even when she was sweaty as hell during her energetic live performances. She kept her signature brow the same throughout her career and it somehow never seemed out of place - pencil thin and arched.

She carried off her poker straight blonde lob just as effortlessly too and got a bang now and then.

As a tribute to the woman who gave us Zombie and Linger, let us take a look at the musician and fashion icon through photographs, that prove that she really had style...style like no other woman of her time.

Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries attend 13th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 1996 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.(Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries attend 13th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1996 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.(Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs onstage in San Francisco, California, USA in December 1993. (Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O’riordan, in a 1994 photoshoot. (Source: Pinterest) 

 

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performing on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire, London 16 October 1994. (Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performing on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire, London 16 October 1994. (Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan and Feargal Lawler from the band The Cranberries at the MTV Awards ceremony at the Filaforum near Milan, 1998. (Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O'Riordan during 1998 MTV European Music Awards in Milan, Italy. (Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs on stage, Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, 1999. (Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O'Riordan at a photoshoot in the early 90's. (Source: Pinterest)

 

Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries) during The 1st Annual NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France.(Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs at a benefit show in aid of the United Nations' UNHCR refugees fund, at The Royal Albert Hall on May 6, 2004 in London. Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan performs onstage during the first concert of the Festivalbar on May 29, 2004 in Milan, Italy. The Festivalbar tours throughout Italy during summer 2004. (Source: Getty Images)

Dolores O'Riordan performs onstage during the first concert of the Festivalbar on May 29, 2004 in Milan, Italy.  (Source: Getty Images)

Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan performs on stage in Cologne, western Germany on March 2, 2010. This was the first concert in Germany after the band's six-year break.(Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan during a photo shoot in 1994. (Source: Pinterest)

O'Riordan performs onstage during the first day of the 4 days Heineken Jammin Festival on July 3, 2010 in Mestre, Italy. (Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs onstage during day one of Feis Festival 2011 at Finsbury Park on June 18, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.(Source: Getty Images)

Musician Dolores O'Riordan performs at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on April 8, 2012 in Hong Kong.(Source: Getty Images)

 

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs at Kesselhaus on December 2, 2012 in Munich, Germany.(Source: Getty Images)

 

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