Jeans on a red carpet? The 2014 Blake Lively would be shuddering, but seven years ago she wore just that, she paired the look with layered vest tops and an unflattering large waist belt. Now, the actress goes all out on the red carpet, she oozes old school Hollywood glamour; one of our favourite looks was her Met ball dress. Dressed in a nude sequined Gucci gown, she sure has come a long way.
Rihanna’s style evolution has fascinated us all, with a wardrobe that would leave anyone green with envy, her style continues to improve in leaps and bounds. But long, long ago (okay, nine years ago) her style left much to be desired. Here she is at the Kiss 108-FM Jingle Ball in 2005. We don’t know what’s worst the glittery-cropped top or the matching arm cuffs! But it’s fine because Rihanna’s style has evolved like fine wine – she looked sizzling in this Stella McCartney crop top and maxi skirt. It may have taken nine years, but Rihanna now knows how to rock a crop top.
In 2008, Taylor was more country than sultry in her uniform of cute summer dresses and cowboy boots. At this year’s Country Music Awards, Taylor flaunted her model figure in a crop top with cutout detailing and a black maxi skirt, which included a racy thigh slit. Her J. Mendel outfit showed us how much she’s grown up in terms of fashion. We loved her new hairstyle too! She ditched her famous curls for a tousled bob that just looked effortless.
At the beginning of her career, Beyonce’s style was garish, bright and paired with shockingly blonde hair extensions. Today, she still rocks the blonde weave but with dark roots, the look is much more polished. Beyonce’s shocking outfits have continued, but for all the right reasons – she looked majestic in a floor-length Michael Costello dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Now we know why she’s called Queen B!
Selena Gomez’s transformation has to be one of the most dramatic. In the last couple of years, Selena has strayed from her Disney, wholesome persona and went all Hollywood vixen on us in this matching maroon top and skirt. The 21-year old singer/actress paired the look with Jimmy Choo shoes and rings by Porter Lyons and Rebecca Designs. A definite departure from her boho beauty image she displayed in ’08!