IU: The K-Pop Star’s Most Fashionable Looks
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 popular 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 as well as 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 in 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 really 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. 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 sporting various looks whether it’s from her roles, her music videos or during her personal 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.
IU in an off-shoulder loose dress (Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
IU looking chic with this red leather coat from Gucci (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
IU also rocks street wear (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
IU in a white blouse, long overcoat and high-heeled boots (Photo: The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
IU decked in black (Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
IU in a red floral dress (Photo: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
IU wears matching skirt and cropped jacket (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
One of her iconic "denim on denim" looks in "Hotel del Luna" (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
IU shows her love for Gucci in this coat (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
IU looks elegant in a white long gown with puff sleeves (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
IU gives off fairy-tale vibes in this sparkling blue dress (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
IU looking chic is a collared peach dress with a dramatic butterfly choker necklace (Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci)
IU gives off girl-next-door vibe with this leather jacket and jeans (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
It's summer lovin' with this crochet halter top, bell-bottom jeans and chunky sandals (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
IU looking comfy in turtle neck and plaid jacket (Photo: THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images)
A mix-and-match ensemble that looks very comfy (Photo: @dlwlrma/Instagram)
IU wears a slit dress with cheetah-patterned leggings (Photo: tvN)
IU channels Audrey Hepburn in "Hotel del Luna" (Photo: tvN)
City girl meets beach girl for this look in "Hotel del Luna" (Photo: tvN)
IU emits video game heroine vibes for this look in "Hotel del Luna" (Photo: tvN)