An Up-Close Look at Zendaya’s Best Accessory Moments

From brilliant multi-carat jewels to subtle details that highlight a theme, the actress never overlooks the power of a finishing touch.

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She's a fashion tour de force, an Emmy winner, a Disney Channel darling turned capital-M Movie Star—and Zendaya just getting started. In honor of The Challengers—the first feature film where the actress is billed in the leading role—Marie Claire is dedicating a week of content to all things Zendaya.

There's not a star doing fashion today the way Zendaya does. One moment, the actress is dressed in an archival style that hasn't seen the light of day in decades; the next, she's pulling off carefully curated theme-dressing. Her Mugler 1995 cyborg suit for the Dune: Part Two world premiere in London mastered both at once.

With the help of Law Roach, her long-time stylist and image architect, Zendaya's playful style is arguably the most exciting in Hollywood, with an uncanny ability to embody both Old Hollywood glamour and the latest runway trends.

While we can never be sure what the dynamic duo has up its sleeves, we do know that every outfit's detail is meticulously planned, and for each red-carpet persona, Zendaya never leaves even the smallest of details as an afterthought. From classic vintage brooches to quirky custom pieces, like Loewe's tennis ball-studded stilettos, a finishing touch always drives a look home.

Over the past decade, there have been just as many memorable accessory moments as there have been outfits—and here, Marie Claire is paying homage to them all.

A Tennis White Hair Bow at the UK premiere of "Challengers" (April 10, 2024)

Zendaya attends the UK premiere of "Challengers" at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on April 10, 2024 in London, England.

Zendaya even referenced "tennis whites" with her hair accessories while attending the UK premiere of "Challengers."

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On her fourth city stop during the Challengers global press tour, Zendaya took tennis dressing literally with a sequined tennis racket Thom Browne dress. To tie it all together (quite literally), she donned an oversized white satin bow in her hair that matched the smaller coquette bow fixed at her waist.

Tennis Ball Heels at the Rome Photocall for "Challengers" (April 8, 2024)

American actress, singer and dancer Zendaya (Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman) participates in the photocall of the film Challengers at the Hotel Hassler. Rome (Italy), April 08th, 2024

Zendaya took a more literal approach to dressing in Loewe tennis ball heels and tennis dress at a "Challengers" photocall in Rome.

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For the Challengers photocall in Rome, Zendaya and Roach took tennis dressing to the next level. The star wore custom-designed Loewe logo tennis ball heels alongside her bedazzled tennis dress from the Spanish house. Talk about a serve.

Pink Diamond Earrings at the 2024 Oscars (March 10, 2024)

Zendaya attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California.

The star's stunning earrings featured diamonds, pink tourmalines, morganites and mandarin garnets.

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The stars always bring their most glamorous looks to the biggest night in Hollywood, and Zendaya's 2024 Oscars red carpet look did not disappoint (but does it ever?). To complement her pink-and-black palm tree studded Armani Privé gown, she opted for stunning diamond and gemstone drop earrings by Bulgari, which added an extra dose of elegance to her look.

A Sculptural Choker and Cuffs at the 2024 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards (March 7, 2024)

Zendaya attends the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on March 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Taking a break from "Dune: Part Two" press tour, Zendaya went the edgier route with her sculptural choker and cuffs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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Taking a break from her usual red carpet glitz and glam, Zendaya and Roach went for sculptural at the 2024 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The thick silver choker and coordinating cuff bracelets designed by Bulgari added even more coolness to her archival Jean Paul Gaultier lace corset top and wide-leg jeans.

Serpenti Rings at the New York Premiere of "Dune: Part Two" (February 25, 2024)

Zendaya attends the "Dune: Part Two" New York Premiere at Lincoln Center on February 25, 2024 in New York City.

Instead of one ring, Zendaya wore six from Bulgari's Serpenti collection at the "Dune: Part Two" New York premiere.

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Marie Claire could not get enough of Zendaya's Dune: Part Two press tour looks. Her look for the New York premiere specifically lives rent-free in my mind, thanks to glittering Bulgari Serpenti rings on nearly every finger to complement her Stéphane Rolland Couture dress. Her matching gold manicure was a nice touch.

A Diamond and Sapphire Collar Necklace at the World Premiere of "Dune: Part Two" (February 15, 2024)

Zendaya attends the World Premiere of "Dune: Part Two" in Leicester Square on February 15, 2024 in London, England.

Zendaya added a touch of glamour to her robot suit with a sapphire and diamond Bulgari necklace at the world premiere of "Dune: Part Two" in London.

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It's not a stretch to say Zendaya's 1995 Mugler cyborg suit at the London premiere of Dune: Part Two broke the internet. While the archival masterpiece deserves all the hype, it would be a shame to overlook her dramatic diamond sapphire Bulgari necklace that infused even extra drama into the futuristic look.

An Early-Aughts Louis Vuitton Bag During Spring 2024 Paris Fashion Week (October 2, 2023)

Zendaya is seen during the Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2023 in Paris, France.

This nostalgic bag was first worn by Naomi Campbell in Louis Vuitton's Spring 2004 campaign.

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In April 2023, Zendaya joined the Louis Vuitton team as a house ambassador and has since graced us with plenty of jaw-dropping archival looks. Before attending the brand's Spring 2024 show in a double-zipper dress, she stepped out in Paris with a multi-colored logo-printed LV bag that offered up pure nostalgia. Fun fact: The bag was first worn by none other than Naomi Campbell for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2004 campaign.

Multiple Diamond Pieces at the Bulgari Hotel Roma Opening Event in Rome (June 8, 2023)

Zendaya attends the Bulgari Hotel Roma opening event at Bulgari Hotel Rome on June 08, 2023 in Rome, Italy.

The Bulgari ambassador made sure she was iced out with multiple diamond pieces the Bulgari Hotel Roma opening event.

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You can almost always expect Zendaya to be rocking impressive jewelry alongside a look. For the Bulgari Hotel Roma opening event in 2023, the star was dripped out in five diamond pieces from the jeweler, including a Serpenti watch, three rings, and dazzling drop earrings.

Matching Animal Print Boots During Fall 2023 Paris Fashion Week (March 06, 2023)

: Zendaya wears gold and diamond pendant necklaces, a black bra underwear, a beige with black zebra print pattern suede jacket from Louis Vuitton, matching beige with black zebra print pattern suede shorts from Louis Vuitton, a black shiny leather large belt, a black with white embroidered LV monogram pattern handbag from Louis Vuitton, matching beige with black zebra print pattern suede block heels knees boots from Louis Vuitton , outside Louis Vuitton, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Fall Winter 2023 2024, on March 06, 2023 in Paris, France.

Zendaya took her matching Louis Vuitton set a step further with knee-high boots in the same animal print.

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Zendaya gave matching sets a whole new meaning while attending the Louis Vuitton show in Paris to see their Spring 2024 collection. She wore a tiger-striped cropped jacket and shorts for the occasion, but the knee-high boots in a matching print make this look a true fashion moment.

A Multi-Gemstone Necklace at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards (February 26, 2023)

Zendaya attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Zendaya's statement necklace on the 2023 SAG Awards red carpet featured a 32.13-carat tanzanite, 24.27-carat morganite, 24.88-carat aquamarine.

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Being the style star she is, Zendaya didn't wear just one look to the 2023 SAG Awards; she wore two. For her first red carpet outfit, she went full Hollywood glam in a pink satin rosette gown by Valentino and an eye-catching Bulgari necklace complete with cushion tanzanite, morganite, and aquamarine gems.

A Black Hair Bow and Diamond Choker at the 2022 Emmy's (September 12, 2022)

Zendaya attends the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

A black hair bow and diamond choker added even more Hollywood glamour to Zendaya's 2022 Emmy's look.

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As she often does, Zendaya took the regal route for her 2022 Emmy's red carpet look. In lieu of a tiara, she opted for a matching black hair bow—one of her signature accessories— that tied back to her vintage Valentino ballgown, Bulgari choker, and classic diamond stud earrings.

A Leather Tie and Peacock Brooch at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (March 27, 2022)

Zendaya attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.

Zendaya's leather tie and diamond brooch completed her menswear-inspired look at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars After Party.

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Let it be known that feminine glamour isn't the only aesthetic Zendaya can pull off. At the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, she sported a sleek black suit from Sportmax’s Fall 2022 collection alongside a smart leather tie and a peacock Bulgari brooch.

Stacked Diamond Bracelets at the 2022 Oscars (March 27, 2022)

Zendaya attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

Why wear one bracelet when you can wear eight or nine, like Zendaya did a the 2022 Oscars.

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Before changing into another iconic look for the Vanity Fair after-party, Zendaya graced the 2022 Oscars red carpet in a head-to-toe custom Valentino top and skirt set. The star stacked multiple Bulgari Serpenti Viper diamond bracelets up her arms to create a cool cuff-like effect and outdid herself with a Bulgari Serpenti High Jewelry necklace with over 13 carats worth of diamonds.

A Transformable Necklace at the 2021 Oscars (April 25, 2021)

Zendaya, necklace detail, attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Zendaya's Bulgari necklace at the 2021 Oscars can be worn as a brooch or with a diamond tassel.

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Sure, Zendaya's bright yellow Valentino dress at the 2021 Oscars was stunning, but we'd argue the real attention-grabber was her Bulgari necklace—or should I say necklaces? One necklace features a 6-carat yellow diamond on a removable diamond brooch (also with an optional diamond tassel), while the other has baguette-cut diamonds in a wavy pattern. If you count her three statement rings, she reportedly wore a whopping 231.78 carats of diamonds that night.

An Emerald Snake Necklace at the 2021 Venice Film Festival (September 03, 2021)

Zendaya attends the red carpet of the movie "Dune" during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

At the 2021 Venice Film Festival, Zendaya's Bulgari necklace stole the show with nearly 100 carats of emeralds.

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Zendaya debuted the Bulgari Magnifica Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald necklace, paired with a leather Balmain dress, for one of her most notable jewelry looks at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. The masterpiece featured a staggering 93.83 carats of emerald and was undoubtedly the highlight of her look. Please take a peek at her matching emerald ring, too.

A Lacy Black Mask at the L.A. Premiere of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" (December 13, 2021)

Zendaya attends Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

As an ode to Spider-Man: No Way Home, Zendaya wore a masquerade-style mask to the L.A. premiere, which she removed after walking the red carpet.

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Zendaya dressed in theme, wearing a web-adorned Valentino couture gown to the L.A. premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home. On the red carpet, she accessorized with a lacy black masquerade mask—a subtle reference to the unmasking of Peter Parker's identity in the film.

Cinderella's Carriage Purse and Headband at the 2019 Met Gala (May 6, 2019)

Zendaya attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.

With Roach as her "fairy godmother," Zendaya replicated Cinderella to a T at the 2019 Met Gala with a carriage bag and a blue headband.

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While other celebs may take a theme with a grain of salt, we can always count on Zendaya to hit the nail on the head. Her Disney princess look was the definition of "camp." the Met Gala's 2019 theme, and was accessorized with a sparkling "carriage" purse, Cinderella's signature baby blue headband. She fully committed to the look with glass slippers.

A Velvet Newsboy Cap at The Daily Front Row's 7th Annual Fashion Media Awards (September 05, 2019)

Zendaya attends The Daily Front Row's 7th Annual Fashion Media Awards at The Rainbow Room on September 05, 2019 in New York City.

To complete her '70s Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya ensemble, the star added a matching velvet newsboy cap.

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For The Daily Front Row's 7th Annual Fashion Media Awards, Zendaya leaned into '70s fashion. In fact, she took the opportunity to rep the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya Fall 2019 collection in a velvet suit, polka-dot blouse, and statement-making oversized tie. The matching velvet cap drove the '70s aesthetic home.

A Matching Hair Bow Heading to the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (June 25, 2019)

Actress Zendaya is seen outside "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on June 25, 2019 in New York City.

The actress opted for a matching hair bow (again) while heading to the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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Zendaya clearly loves a hair accessory, and we love seeing it. For an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Zendaya perfectly matched her oversized hair ribbon to her bright orange Carolina Herrera mini dress, which featured its own bow at the waist.

A Wide-Brim Hat at the Vanity Fair and Lancôme Paris Toast Women in Hollywood Event (March 1, 2018)

Zendaya attends Vanity Fair and Lancôme Paris Toast Women in Hollywood, hosted by Radhika Jones and Ava DuVernay, on March 1, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.

A wide-brim hat completed Zendaya's Marc Jacobs suit at a Vanity Fair and Lancôme Event.

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The style star wore a near-exact look that walked Marc Jacobs' Fall 2018 collection—an oversized color-block blazer dress and a wide-brim top hat that's '80s maximalism at its best.

Rose Brooches on Good Morning America (June 20, 2017)

Actress/singer Zendaya is seen outside Good Morning America on June 20, 2017 in New York City.

Rose brooches added a bit of texture and color to Zendaya's casual suit look on Good Morning America.

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Before you saw rosette pins all over this year's New York Fashion Week street style, Zendaya had already been there and done that way back in 2017. For an easy style hack, Zendaya pinned rose brooches to her oversized blazer for her appearance on Good Morning America, amplifying her more casual daytime look.

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Brooke Knappenberger
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Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she specializes in crafting shopping stories—from sales content to buying guides that span every vertical on the site. She also oversees holiday coverage with an emphasis on gifting guides as well as Power Pick, our monthly column on the items that power the lives of MC’s editors. She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.