Celebrity style changes with every red carpet appearance. But the difference between fashion in the ’90s to now is something to behold. While some stars are glamorous no matter which decade they’re in, there were many 90s fashion trends people wish they could forget, such as kimono dresses and skirts.
From JLo to Britney Spears, take a look at these Hollywood stars’ fashion evolution.
Angelina Jolie Went From Edgy Capes To Classy Capes
In the 90s, Angelina Jolie was all about her bold and intense looks. For example, here, she went velvet on velvet, a fashion statement if there ever was one. not only that, but the second tier of velvet isn’t a jacket or anything, but a solid black cape only Jolie would be able to pull off at a Hollywood event.
Well, years went by, and Jolie is still sporting capes at movie premiers. Granted, this one is a bit classier and formal (if capes can be formal?). Either way, her style definitely went from edgy to classy in the best way possible.
Cate Blanchett Went From Drab To Fab
The 90s weren’t a great decade for fashion trends, especially for stars like Cate Blanchett, who were photographed and now can never get away from the bad styles. A slate gray silk dress that does nothing for her figure paired with an oversized blazer and faux flower in her side bang-swept hair being one of those trends.
Thankfully, Blanchett went through a bit of a fashion upgrade throughout the years, finally coming into her quirky, high-fashion style. This light green gown, for example, makes her look beautiful and yet somehow edgy at the same time. Not bad!
Claire Danes Finally Got That Hair Under Control
During the 90s, Homeland actress Claire Danes went, well, full-on 90s. From the spiked hair that might as well be held up by butterfly clips to the silk kimono dress, the entire look is a lesson in what not to wear to red carpet events.
The good news is the actress has since upped her game. Behind her are the days of questionable hairstyles and fashion trends. Now, Danes makes her way onto the red carpet in gorgeous gowns and professionally styled hair—a much-needed improvement.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Still Coordinate Outfits
When it came to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in the 90s, there was one thing fans could be certain of; they’d always match during their appearances. They might not wear the same color, but they’d definitely be wearing virtually the same outfit, like these spaghetti-strap tank tops with silk kimono-style skirts.
Well, not much has changed over the years. Even though they swapped cotton and silk for black leather, the twins still seem to coordinate their outfits. Now it’s just less Limited Too and more high-fashion with a gothic twist.
Scarlett Johansson Has A Thing For Silk
Actress Scarlett Johansson wasn’t immune to the pull of the silk kimono-style dresses of the 90s, as seen in the picture above. She was a ’90s teenager, after all, and that style was all the rage, especially that lavender color. And it looks as though she kept with the silk trend until the following decade.
While she changed her hair from the randomized braids known to the 90s, Johansson is still sporting a silk dress. Granted, the one from the late 2010s is a bit more chic, being strapless, multi-colored, with a statement zipper on the top.
Miley Cyrus Has Always Stood Out From The Crowd
While Miley Cyrus didn’t bring the multi-colored clip bow with her to the 2000s, she did bring something — her inevitable presence that makes her stand out in the crowd. Even though she most likely wasn’t dressing herself as a toddler, she was wearing all of the popular items, from the bow on the top of her head to the high striped collar.
Now, she’s gracing the red carpet and showcasing her personality while doing it. Here, she’s seen wearing an asymmetrical statement dress of green and black sequence, polka-dotted tights, and pin-straight hair. Well, the hair is a bit 90s, but she’s still making it work.
Courteney Cox’s Finally Dressing Her Age
Actress Courteney Cox has always been beautiful, but she wasn’t immune to the style trends of the 90s. Here, she’s sporting a silk ankle-length skirt with a sheer overlay and form-fitting black tank top. If the store Limited Too were still around, this ensemble would most likely be in the storefront window.
Moving ahead a few years and Cox is finally dressing her age, looking absolutely gorgeous in a fitted black suit, matching bag, and heels. And, hey, she went all out, even dying her hair a bit darker, making the look edgier and with the times.
Tia & Tamera Mowry, Sporting The Same Hairstyle Since The 90s
Tia and Tamera Mowry were absolutely adorable in the 90s. The Sister Sister actresses typically wore matching outfits during their appearances, even if that meant sporting wicker hats that looked better suited for a Sunday morning drinking lemonade on the front porch. Even so, it looks as though not much has changed in recent years.
The twins are still wearing coordinated clothing, down to their chic hairstyles. They might not be the stars of a teen sitcom anymore, but they’re obviously still full of sisterly love when it comes to fashion choices.
In the 90s, Kate Hudson fell prey to something most people who have ever straightened their hair know all too well: that one piece that doesn’t want to cooperate. Unfortunately, for Hudson, that piece just so happens to be in the front of her face for the world to see.
At least she swapped out the weirdly straightened hair for a more chic look, including the change from a plain t-shirt and grandma sweater to a gorgeous fire-engine-red gown. It was a much-needed upgrade.
Dakota Johnson Went Through A Transformation
It might be hard to imagine, but those side-to-side pictures are of the same person, actress Dakota Johnson. She was a product of the 90s, though, sporting a messy bun on the back of her head, a lavender kimono-style dress, and a sweater casually thrown over her shoulders.
Thankfully, she grew out of that style in the following decade. But, hey, that’s what happens when you grow up and star in major motion pictures! Johnson’s dual bright white top and full skirt on the carpet should be her go-to look for everything.
Winona Ryder Loves Her Graphic Tees
From the 90s to now, not much has changed in the ways of Winona Ryder’s style; the Stranger Things star still loves her graphic t-shirts! Also leaning towards an edgier look, Ryder is beyond able to pull the “rocker chick” look off, no matter what decade.
Amazingly, she looks the same in both pictures, even though they were taken years apart. The only differences being the jeans versus black pants and the leather jacket being swapped out for a more business casual blazer. Either way, she looks awesome.
Nicole Kidman Channeling Her Inner Spice Girl
The weird thing is that in the 90s, Nicole Kidman was pretty good about flaunting her naturally curly hair. Something just went very wrong at this particular movie premiere. Thinking she’s a Spice Girl, Kidman threw on a wide headband and teased her roots like there was no tomorrow.
Add in the black jumpsuit, and she’s sporting a look that, thankfully, never saw the light of day again. The actress has since tuned up her style with a bit more class. Now, she’s typically one of the “Best Dressed” celebrities on any carpet she steps on.
JLo Went From Old Hollywood Glam To Chic
Jennifer Lopez is gorgeous no matter which decade she’s in. In 1997, she graced the red carpet in what can only be described as an old Hollywood look, complete with a fierce blowout and silver hip-hugging dress. Fast forward a few years, and the singer came into her own fierce style.
So long were the days of playing it safe. In the late 2010s, JLo went for bold looks during events, such as this blue and black statement dress. She’s even colored her hair a bit lighter, bringing out her natural glow. A very chic look!
January Jones’ Went From Teenage Awkwardness To Glamorous
Actress January Jones held nothing back when it came to 90s fashion. Between the bold patterned mustard-colored dress, cropped, quarter-sleeved sweater, and hair parted down the middle with an uneven part, she was pretty much a teenager’s dream come true.
Thankfully, the general public has since changed their tune when it comes to style, including Jones. In the following decade, she cleaned up her look, giving herself a sleek and classy look in a bright red cutout dress and beautifully styled hair that doesn’t look as though it was done in five seconds after getting out of the shower.
Demi Moore And The Scarf That Never Should Have Happened
Nothing screams 90s fashion trends quite like a coral-statement scarf, complete with fishnet-like webbing. And leave it to Demi Moore to pair it with an all-black outfit, just to make sure it completely pops out, and no one can miss it. Demi, the scarf goes down to your waist; it’s virtually impossible to miss.
Anyway, the actress has cleaned up her act and has gone a bit less “in the cameraman’s face” with her recent wardrobe options. Not that Moore’s toning her look down, she’s just dressing for the times. Like this white dress and blazer combo that looks stellar on her!
Heidi Klum Went From Oversized Flower To Bangs
Supermodel Heidi Klum looks gorgeous no matter what decade it is, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t prone to some hardcore 90s fashion trends. One such trend being the oversized fake flower clipping back her barrel curls. The crunch of all of the hairspray she probably used is a thing that needs to stay in the 90s.
However, she learned from her hairspray mistakes and has since learned the art of the blowdryer and straightener. Now, Klum sports signature bangs, giving her an edgy look that only a supermodel her age is able to pull off.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Always Rocked Pastels
Gwyneth Paltrow’s 1999 Oscar gown isn’t everyone’s favorite look on the actress; she is pretty consistent when it comes to her color palate. From the 90s into the 2000s, the Academy Award-winning actress has graced the red, or pink, carpet in various shades of pastel.
While it’s not the most pleasing color on many people, Paltrow is a rare beauty who can pull off a light shade of pink or a muted yellow. It probably has something to do with her southern California tan she typically has going on.
Sarah Jessica Parker Stopped Experimenting With Layers
Sarah Jessica Parker was living her best life in the 90s. The only thing is her alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, would most likely not be amused by her fashion choices, specifically this blood-red corset layered over a silk floral dress. It wasn’t Parker’s best style choice.
The good news is her sense of fashion got a lot better over the years. She swapped the red corset for a stunning red gown, complete with powerful statement shoulders and sheer black sleeves ending in ruffled red cuffs. The side ponytail is also on point.
Britney Spears Was The Ultimate 90s Girl
Looking at those sequenced pink pants and matching tank top, it’s no wonder a whole lot of girls wanted to be Britney Spears back in the 90s. The pop princess had quite the sense of style! All that’s missing is a few butterfly hairclips and matching pink eyeshadow.
But as she grew up and the decade changed, so did Spears’ sense of fashion. She swapped out the sparkly pink pants for more sensible outfits, like this beautiful hip-hugging red dress. But she’s still the Princess of Pop, so obviously, she needed a little bling. That’s what the bedazzled choker is for!
Julia Roberts Loves Her Powerful Shoulders
Bold, beautiful, and absolutely rocking the pinstripes, Julia Roberts was a stunner in the 90s. Full-on boss lady mode, Roberts knew how to pull off powerful shoulder pads and make them work without them taking over her entire frame. Add in the short hair, and her look is top tier.
And nothing much has changed in recent years; the actress is still pulling off major looks, strong shoulder and all! While she might have ditched the shoulder pads, this look still has bold and beautiful lines that make her toned arms look better than ever!