How Selena Gomez's Style Has Transformed Since Her Disney Days

Revisit the 29-year-old's most memorable looks on the red carpet.

7/23/2021 12:25:00 AM

Sending birthday wishes to Selena Gomez, who never disappoints on the red carpet

Revisit the 29-year-old's most memorable looks on the red carpet.

Photo by Emma McIntyre via Getty ImagesIt’s hard to believe that, as of this Thursday, Selena Gomez is 29. The former Disney star has been seemingly everywhere for more than a decade now, starting all the way back with her breakout role inThe Wizards of Waverly Place.

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That Selena—along with the one long tied to Justin Bieber—seems ages back. (As does the then entirely benign decision to wear Marchesa, as Gomez did in her teens.) All that is in part thanks to her appearances on many a red carpet: She stepped into her twenties, for example, in a series of relatively edgy looks, from a gold Atelier Versace bustier to a low-cut Louis Vuitton gown made of leather. Fast forward to her social media comeback and

in a scripted series since 2012, and the pop star, actor, and newfound beauty mogul has made her public appearances even more can’t-miss. In honor of Gomez’s birthday, revisit her illustrious style evolution here.August 2008Just 16 at the time, Gomez was only one year into

Wizards of Waverly Placewhen she wore this toga-like Marchesa gown to the 2008 American Latino Media Awards.October 2009A year later, Gomez experimented with red lipstick and shorter hemlines at the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards.March 2010Doing her duty as a Disney star, Gomez showed up at the Kids’ Choice Awards in a cheery yellow dress and a casual braid.

November 2011This semi-sheer Marchesa was just the first of nine outfits that night, which had Gomez hosting the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.September 2012Gomez may have worn more fabric—and Atelier Versace fabric at that—to theSpring Breakerspremiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival than in the entire film.

January 2013Again in strapless Atelier Versace, Gomez switched into this metallic dress to party after the 2013 Golden Globes.August 2013Gomez’s appearance at MTV’S 2013 Video Music Awards proved her Atelier Versace gowns got more ambitious over the years.

October 2014Gomez switched it up with slick hair and Dior at a screening of her 2014 filmRudderless.May 2015Gomez brought a couple of tassles with her to the “China: Through The Looking Glass” edition of the Met Gala.November 2015Gomez wore a sparklier riff on wine red to the 2015 American Music Awards.

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January 2016Gomez started off the new year in red leather Louis Vuitton (and alongside the house’s designer, Nicolas Ghesquière) at a UNICEF gala.February 2016The color again popped up on Gomez at the 58th annual Grammy Awards.February 2016Gomez straightened her hair and sparkled in Louis Vuitton at the 2016

Vanity FairOscar Party.May 2016Gomez’s Louis Vuitton dress at the 2016 edition of the Met Gala featured a sculpted leather bralette.November 2016Gomez wore a whole lot of Prada to the 2016 American Music Awards. Read more: W magazine »

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