Zendaya's 'Flare' Cover Is '60s Inspired

It's always refreshing to follow up a Photoshop controversy with something totally awesome and positive. Zendaya covers Flare, for the publication's December 2015, issue. She takes her style inspiration from the '60s, thanks to her black and silver dress and those metallic, chunky platform heeled booties. Both the frock and the shoes, which lace down the back, are Marc Jacobs and they are indeed fabulous.

The singer also rocks a gloriously messy, topknot bun, which is one of her favorite styles. The bun, in general, has become one of her hair hallmarks. In the feature, Zendaya talks about her style evolution, noting that she likes to switch things up on red carpets and show different beauty options. She demonstrates a variety of looks and does it well, so mission accomplished!

The stunning Zendaya recently expressed displeasure with how her body was retouched for a Modeliste magazine soon (to which the magazine responded by releasing the un-retouched images and issuing a statement) She was a total source of body positive inspo by speaking out against Photoshopping in the editing process, nothing that women become self-conscious when publications show their bodies altered to unattainable standards.

So, yeah, it's beyond cool to see Zendaya doing her thing on the Flare cover, looking gorgeous in that dress. Those shoes, though! They are futuristic but wearable. You could pull those off with a leather mini, with leggings, with jeans shorts, or even with an LBD.

Once again, Zendaya reminds us that she is up there in rarified air with Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift as one of the most stylish celebs of the millennial generation. She also reminds us that she has a thing for buns... all sorts of buns and topknots.

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Tiny topknot! Zendaya went with a tightly slicked back, button-like knot atop her head. It was oh-so-ballerina and oh-so-beautiful.

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She also rocked a thick, wrapped twist that was pushed forward on the top of her head.

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This bun had loads of volume and height! So chic and sexy, right?

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A bun with heavy bangs looked absolutely amazeballs on her. It was a whole lotta look, but Zendaya pulled off the knot-with-fringe flawlessly.

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Check out this intricate knot. It was probably her most glamorous topknot.

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Look at her with a professional updo! This particular bun was positioned at the back of her skull and looked so stylish, glam, and workday appropriate.

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This updo was super similar. She repeated the look since it worked for her.

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She seriously loves a big ol' knot plopped atop her head.

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It's really easy to love Zendaya in all of her topknot and bun-wearing glory! She always comes up with a new take on this time-honored style, from the height to where she places it on her head; she modernizes the bun each time she rocks it.

It's even easier to love Zendaya for her body posi stance and the message she sends out to young girls about loving their bodies as is!

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