Celebrity Style

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

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Celebrity Style

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Katy Perry: Before

Smurf dress—enough said. GALLERY: Katy Perry's best fashion looks

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Katy Perry: After

Katy will always be a fashion risk-taker, but her more recent choices–like this mint-green Gucci dress—show an increasingly sophisticated taste. Our interview with Katy Perry

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Taylor Swift: Before

Country cutie Taylor Swift broke into the mainstream music scene with a princess-y style, like this 2007 Country Music Awards red carpet look. GALLERY: Taylor Swift's style evolution

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Keystone Credits: ELLE Canada

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Taylor Swift: After

A plunging midnight blue neckline from Hervé Léger by Max Azaria, retro faux bob and sultry eye makeup at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards showed that Taylor had left her country sweetheart days behind. Our interview with Taylor Swift

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Charlize Theron: Before

Charlize’s earlier red carpet approach seemed to be more is more. Case in point? This forest green dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior, which she wore to the 2006 Oscars. Must-read: The ultimate red carpet looks

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Charlize Theron: After

How elegant does Charlize look at the 2013 Oscars wearing a white two-piece gown by Dior? This was also the night she debuted her famous pixie cut. GALLERY: Red carpet worthy jewels

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Angelina Jolie: Before

During her Billy Bob Thornton days, Angelina owned gothic, jeans-and-a-tank type style, like this look which she wore to the 2001 premiere of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. GALLERY: 10 new red carpet stars to watch

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Angelina Jolie: After

Angelina did a sartorial 360 and won the award for best peplum at the 2013 premiere of Brad Pitt's film World War Z in a white and gold Ralph & Russo number. GALLERY: 10 celebrities with near-perfect skin

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Images for Paramount Pictures Credits: ELLE Canada

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Rihanna: Before

Rihanna’s first round of red carpet appearances? No skin, zero flair and less pizzazz than we knew she was capable of. Case and point: this floor length navy ball gown at the 2006 CFDA Awards. GALLERY: 20+ best celebrity hairstyles

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Rihanna: After

Rihanna’s signature edgy style is now firmly established, complete with risqué crop tops, like this Jean Paul Gaultier bustier from the 2013 American Music Awards. GALLERY: 20+ most iconic red carpet dresses

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Victoria Beckham: Before

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham—seen at Marc Jacobs' Spring 2008 runway show—sported a sexy cutout wrap dress and then-signature angled bob. GALLERY: Victoria Beckham's style evolution

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Victoria Beckham: After

Victoria made a huge style turnaround once the new millennium hit. She’s now a successful fashion designer, who makes classic pieces like a white shirt and cropped pants look superbly chic. Victorious fashion designer Victoria Beckham

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Emma Watson: Before

The Harry Potter actress arrived at the 2006 Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards wearing a girly purple dress and black cowboy boots. GALLERY: Most iconic movie dresses

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Emma Watson: After

At the 2013 Met Gala, Emma left her squeaky-clean image behind and opted for this sexy black Prabal Gurung cutout gown that earned her a coveted spot on fashion’s biggest best dressed lists. GALLERY: 12 pretty celebrity updos

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Kristen Stewart: Before

Back in 2007, Kristen tried this tweed dress and peep-toe pumps at the premiere of Into the Wild. GALLERY: Kristen Stewart's style evolution

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Kristen Stewart: After

After the success of Twilight, Kristen showed off her new grown-up style, like this combo—crop top, slacks and bright red lip—which she wore to the On the Road premiere in 2012. GALLERY: The best celebrity selfies

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Anne Hathaway: Before

Anne attended a 2006 promotional event for The Devil Wears Prada sporting a maroon frock with knee-high leather boots that we’re quite sure wouldn’t merit a nod of approval from Miranda Priestly. GALLERY: Celebrities wearing the LBD

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Anne Hathaway: After

Who: Anne Hathaway When: 2013 Wearing: A two-piece winter white dress by Chanel. READ MORE: 20+ most iconic red carpet dresses

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Rooney Mara: Before

Before she was Lisbeth Salander, Rooney Mara was a pretty, young actress with unremarkable style, as seen at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. GALLERY: Top 10 celebrity style must-haves

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Rooney Mara: After

After The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney evolved into one of the best dressed celebrities of the year with a predilection for avant-garde fashion and dark lipstick. GALLERY: 20 best dressed women of all time

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Jennifer Lawrence: Before

Before the iconic pixie cut and Dior collaboration, Jennifer Lawrence hit the carpet in 2007 in a girly blue mini dress with black taffeta trim. GALLERY: Jennifer Lawrence's best fashion looks

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Jennifer Lawrence: After

This jaw-dropping tangerine Dior gown was a runaway red carpet hit at the 2013 Golden Globes, and showcased J.Law’s emerging fashion chops. Our interview with Jennifer Lawrence

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Elisabeth Moss: Before

Elisabeth Moss tried to play it safe on the red carpet, wearing overly conservative looks to major Hollywood events. GALLERY: 8 celebrity smoky eye inspirations

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Elisabeth Moss: After

Recently, Elisabeth has become an emerging style icon with A+ red carpet scores, like this structured oxblood J. Mendel silhouette from the 2014 Golden Globes. GALLERY: Best short celebrity hairstyles

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Adele: Before

Adele walked the red carpet at the 2009 VH1 Divas event sporting a black long-sleeved dress with gold trim, classic pumps and long brunette hair. GALLERY: Best celebrity topknots, chignons and buns

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Adele: After

Adele officially found her trademark Old Hollywood style in 2012, arriving at the Grammy Awards decked out in this black sequin Giorgio Armani dress, new blonde bob and a few pieces of gold hardware to take home. GALLERY: The top celebrity bobs

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Christina Aguilera: Before

“Genie in a Bottle” singer Christina Aguilera stunned at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, showing off major skin in this barely-there top and mini jean skirt—a sign that she was leaving her sugary sweet past behind and embracing her now infamous “Dirrty” phase. GALLERY: Top celebrity engagement rings

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Christina Aguilera: After

Christina wore her Marilyn Monroe inspiration on her sleeve at the 2013 American Music Awards wearing a figure-hugging Maria Lucia Hohan dress, sparkly Christian Louboutin heels and a dramatically bleached mane. GALLERY: Our fave celebs and their zodiac signs

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Miley Cyrus: Before

During her Hannah Montana years (circa 2006), Miley was a ray of sunshine on the red carpet. She selected age-appropriate outfits that represented a fun, playful approach to fashion. GALLERY: The best celebrity style evolutions

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Miley Cyrus: After

At the 2012 Elton John Oscars after party, Miley reached her fashion peak wearing this metallic Roberto Cavalli gown, red hot lip and long calico bob that had us completely captivated. GALLERY: Miley Cyrus' 20 best Instagrams

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The most dramatic celebrity style makeovers

Miley Cyrus: Now

Miley shocked in 2012 at the VH1 Divas red carpet event, with her bleached blonde buzz cut (!), exposed midriff and low-rise leather pants. Can't stop? Guess not. GALLERY: Miley Cyrus' biggest moments in 2013

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of WireImage Credits: ELLE Canada
 
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