There are a few things you can always say about Madonna's sartorial choices: they're daring, often black, and the woman loves her fishnets. Today August 16th is the superstar's 56th birthday, but she's never looked better!

We took a look at her style through the years: from the '80s pop sensation to the staple in everything entertainment that she's become today, she's always been a trendsetter. In the recent years she's chosen more refined, classic silhouettes -- but she always manages to squeeze in a bold ensemble complete with her favorite variation of tights.

Click through to see Madonna's style transformation -- from the crazy to the classic!