After being postponed in 2020 due to the global pandemic, on September 4, 2021, Harry Styles’ highly anticipated 2nd World Tour, Love on Tour, began. He would be touring “Fine Line,” his second studio album after starting a solo career during the hiatus of the boyband he’s in, One Direction. Alongside his beautiful voice, in more recent years, Harry has become known for his fashion. He always goes out of the box, breaks gender norms, and expresses his unique self with his outfits at award shows, red carpets, performances, etc.
Henceforth, while being able to hear his music live and in person once more was extremely exciting for fans, so was finding out what outfit Harry would be performing in that night. In true Fine Line fashion, many of the outfits consisted of different colored shirts with high-waisted pants and suspenders, all of them with the same colored pair of boots. However, every now and then, Styles would throw a wrench in his usual ensemble leading to arguably some of his best on tour outfits of all time. As a dedicated Harry Styles fan I used my love for Harry and perseverance when it seemed impossible to choose, to present to you my itemized list of the top ten best outfits of Love on Tour.
*Disclaimer: These are my opinions, if you don’t agree with them, please feel free to respectfully express so, thank you!*
*All photos unless stated otherwise are credited to Harry Lambert*
Honorable Mention: St. Louis
Honorable Mention: Little Rock
Honorable Mention: San Antonio
Starting off with my top 3 honorable mentions (in no particular order), St. Louis, Little Rock, and San Antonio. All 3 ensembles were his signature suspenders look in a variety of color palettes. St. Louis was in a wonderful vibrant orange that he wore with a pair of Elton John glasses and matching boa that were both thrown on stage. Little Rock was practically the same outfit, but in a brilliant blue with yet another appearance of the Elton John glasses. Finally, San Antonio in a lilac shiny button-down top and a cream shade of suspenders and pants, this is quite possibly my favorite of the runner-ups as it is quite magical. All three runner-ups were just a bit off the mark from my top 10 mainly since they were all the typical suspender outfits. Now onto the real winners:
#10 Long Island
In 10th place, I’ve put Harry's outfit from his final show of Love On Tour, Long Island. To go out of tour with a bang, he wore one of his typical high-waisted bottoms, but swapped out suspenders for sparkles! The gold streamer vest was the perfect swap out to celebrate the completion of the tour, so it squeaked its way into the top 10.
#9 Los Angeles, Night 2
In 9th is, yes, a suspender look, but unlike the usual vibrant or pastel colors, it is a matching set in shimmering black. It closely resembles the dark crowds and sprinkling lights amongst the darkness of the stadiums he plays in and was quite a stunning choice for his second LA show. It just didn’t quite stand up to the other ensembles, so I placed it at 9th.
#8 Harryween, Night 2
In signature Styles style, for his concert on Halloween, Harry went the more eccentric route by dressing up as Pietro (the French clown). The layers of off-white lace and moon and star decals were gorgeous and I would expect nothing less of Harry’s costume. While it was a whimsical outfit, which he looked wonderful in, it was a costume and other outfits were better at encapsulating LOT (Love on Tour).
#7 New York City, Night 1
Being the first suit to make my top 10, we have this standard black suit with an extra touch of pizazz from the oversized black fluffy sleeves. It’s a classic, but timelessly chic and refined look that stood out amongst the rest, but wasn’t quite in the top 5.
I know, I know, after the fuss I made over the redundancy of the suspenders outfit, but this one, in particular, stood out for a variety of reasons. First of all the shine on the coral pink top is literally heavenly, but this color combo of the suspenders ensemble wasn’t picked at random. It puts a fun LOT spin on the traditional pink and blue look of Fine Line, and pays homage to the album, perfectly leaving it just one spot out of the top 5.
#5 Las Vegas
5 spots between the first and last outfits of LOT and both deservedly so, this outfit was the same as Long Island, but instead of black and gold, it was all hot pink. It personified the vibe of Love On Tour and therefore deserves no less than the 5th spot.
#4 Nashville, Night 1
This was the second suit to make an appearance and in quite possibly one of the best colors I’ve ever seen on Harry. The muted blush is pretty beyond belief and the sparkle just makes it all the more goddess-like. With gorgeous color, this gorgeous suit was the perfect break from the suspenders as it is sheerly stunning. It was hard to keep this one out of the top 3, but the next 3 were just over the top amazing.
#3 Harryween, Night 1
Top 3, the iconic Doroth-rry. Not to mention his cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow?! Harryween Night 1 is forever legendary, the dress is arguably better than the original and while the shoes are certainly a choice (there was no need for the blue to be there like that) the whole crew is perfectly dressed for Halloween. His makeup, bow, and Toto are adorable and the absolute perfection of this Halloween costume earns its rightful spot in 3rd place.
#2 Nashville, Night 2
In second, we have the third and final suit on this list, and the only word I have to explain it is godly. The pearlescent cream color is stunning and screams one of Harry’s singles off the album, Golden. He looked and sang like an angel in this costume but there was one better…
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#1 Los Angeles, Night 1
IN FIRST PLACE, LOS ANGELES NIGHT 1, THE ABSOLUTELY LEGENDARY GREEN VELVET VEST SUIT! This outfit should go in the Harry Styles hall of fame; it is genuinely one of the best ensembles he’s ever worn. The green velvet is beautifully photographed and the floral patchwork gives the Harry touch. It emulates Love on Tour, Harry Styles in all his fashion and music and he looks simply fabulous wearing it.