Selena Gomez has always been one to experiment with her personal style and lately it has gotten good. Like, really good. Stepping out in modern-chic suits and dazzling on red carpets in standout dresses, we can’t help but admire her ever-evolving look.
Kicking off her career as a child on Barney & Friends, the actress soon became a Disney Channel star as the face of Wizards of Waverly Place. This level of stardom meant lots of events to dress up for during her young teenage years. It was during these mid-2000’s events that Gomez showed off her youthful sense of style. Think skinny jeans with long tanks and Converse sneakers for the more causal awards shows and fit-and-flare skirt dresses for the fancier occasions.
As she grew up, she went on to become one of the hottest celebrities on any red carpet she walked. Always maintaining a sense of elegance, she played around with different added vibes, donning edgier styles with dark makeup and sleek hair, as well as sexier designs that incorporated tasteful cutouts and curve-hugging fits. Through this slight and smart transition, the young woman evolved into a fierce and confident leading lady — and style icon. In fact, the “I Can’t Get Enough” singer cemented herself as a Hollywood fashionista so much that she became the face of Coach in 2016, going on to help create pieces for the designer brand.
In 2021, Gomez took a trip down memory lane to discuss her most memorable looks. “I fluctuate a lot with my weight, and I remember this night specifically I didn’t feel good about my body,” she told Vogue about her Met Gala look in 2015. “What was really amazing was I got the chance to work on the dress that fit my body.”
The Hulu star added: “I think that we came together and built something really beautiful, and something that fit me really well. That was a moment where I was like, ‘I don’t have to be that 19-year-old body shape anymore.'”
At the time, the Rare Beauty founder also gushed over her favorite Versace gown from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, saying, “I loved this dress! I remember feeling, for the first time, like a woman. I had said many times, ‘I look like a little kid. I feel like I look like a kid still.’ I remember trying this dress on and the first thing my stylist said was like, ‘Is this too sexy?’ And I didn’t have any doubt in my mind.”
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Keep scrolling to see the A-listers incredible fashion evolution from her time as a graphic-tee-clad youngster to her near goddess-like turn on the Met Gala red carpet: