IU: The K-Pop Star’s Most Fashionable Looks

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There’s no doubt a lot of people want to know how to dress like IU. The singer-songwriter and actress is a fashion icon both on- and off-screen. IU, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, is one of South Korea’s most famous soloists, debuting at the age of 15 and already achieving mainstream success soon after. Her 2010 album Real propelled IU to stardom, cementing her status as a force on the music charts in South Korea.

IU has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from G-Dragon and funnyman Park Myung-soo and Suga of BTS—who is one of Tatler’s Asia’s Most Stylish honourees—to Zico of Block B. Her girl-next-door image made her Korea’s “little sister” and “The Nation’s Sweetheart.” Throughout her music career, she scored three number one albums, is one of the best-selling solo acts in the K-pop industry, and has been on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list since 2012, even reaching a peak ranking of number three.

But beyond her successful singing career, IU is also an actress that showcased her acting skills in The Producers and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. But it wasn’t until her role as Lee Ji-an in My Mister that she demonstrated her versatility as a dramatic star. The K-drama became one of the highest-rated dramas in cable TV history and garnered critical acclaim. After that, she went on to show her acting range as the fashionable Jang Mang-wol in Hotel del Luna, which earned her a Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress nomination.

IU has also shown that she’s more than just a musician and an actress, posting pictures of her various sporting looks, whether it’s from her roles, her music videos, or during her trips. She’s not afraid to try on different outfits or show her love for Gucci. Browse through our gallery to look at IU’s most stylish looks both on- and off-screen.

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