Beyonce's First 'Vogue' Cover Was So Sophisticated, Featuring A Slicked Back Ponytail, But It's Not Too Different From Her Latest

The third time's the charm for one of fashion's most revered darlings! Beyonce landed Vogue's September 2015 cover, which is a huge deal, since it's the fashion bible's most important issue of the year. I mean, there's even a documentary about it, called The September Issue. It's Bey's third time covering the American version of the mag, with her last nod taking place all the way back in March 2013. Her previous covers were pretty spectacular. But do you remember Beyonce's very first Vogue cover?

Bey's current September cover features the diva with shoulder-skimming, wet hair and a body-hugging blush dress. Her hair is not super polished, which is the best thing about it. It's actually a manifestation of her signature "I woke up like this" tag. Plus, it calls back to the amazing "Drunk In Love" music video.

But Bey's Vogue debut, which was for the mag's April 2009 issue and featured the not-so-body-positive "Real Women Have Curves" coverline, was quite the bow. With a minimal and neutral makeup, and her preferred nude lip look, Bey's hair was slicked back off her face in a tight pony. She wore an architectural blue dress and posed strongly, with her hands on her hips.

Bey's first time was, well, flawless. She lost her Vogue virginity in a beautiful, simple way. There was nothing ostentatious or shocking about this cover. It was Bey being Bey; that is, classic and curvy.

The September 2015 issue features a different, more autumnal color palette in terms of the clothes. Bey's wet ringlets frame her face. But her makeup is simple and done in neutral tones, like her first time. Notice how she is rocking that same, "shoulder's back" pose.

Bey's March 2013 cover was also similar to her first, thanks to the geometric shape of her outfit. This one had a '60s mod vibe, thanks to her winged liner and her bouffant beehive. Not "Beyhive," of course.

Overall, all three covers are unique in their styling, with a thread of similarity connecting them. "Bey"ond that, they are timeless, as well. They really do spotlight the fact that Bey is a timeless beauty.

Once again, Beyonce slays a Vogue cover. I am pretty certain this won't be the last time Anna Wintour selects her to front an issue.

Images: Vogue (3)