14 Celebrities Who Made a 180- Degree Style Transformation

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While many Hollywood stars have kept their signature style for decades, others have chosen to totally transform their look in order to mark a shift in their public persona or career path. And while these makeovers can be so drastic, they are also very therapeutic. Because a bold change in appearance can also mean a new and fresh beginning in our lives and that can be very beneficial for us.

1. Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock has often been dubbed America’s ’90s sweetheart. She has now gone on to win many awards. Her bold color choices and angular haircut are just as successful as she is.

2. Justin Timberlake

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From teen pop star in NSYNC to black tie suits, Justin has changed quite a bit.

3. Jared Leto

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Just like his career, Jared’s style has gone in many directions. During the ’90s his rock band 30 Seconds to Mars was formed. Of course, Jared had a rock star style to match. More recently, Jared has an eclectic style and embraces the ’70s with his long flowing hair and graphic suits.

4. Christina Aguilera

In the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera felt free and wanted to push the boundaries of fashion. She showed her “dirty” side and wanted to completely get rid of the image of a good girl. Since 2018, she has opted for more minimal makeup, often with a nude and natural look.

5. Drew Barrymore


Barrymore is no stranger to exploring different aesthetics. She was inspired by ’90s grunge during her teenage years but has also dressed in exactly the opposite manner in flowing gowns.

6. Emma Watson

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Emma Watson has refined her style over the years since her early Harry Potter days. She even recently joined the board of directors for a parent company that owns luxury brands like Gucci and Balenciaga. Her fashion diversity is most likely what makes her a style icon as she is known to pull off both tailored suits and feminine gowns.

7. Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon has a unique fashion sense that cannot be boxed into one category. She often incorporates tailored fits and bold colors into her style. What’s more, her outfits are known to be inspired by whatever project she is working on at the time. For example, she mostly wore pink on the red carpet while promoting her film Legally Blonde.

8. Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus has changed a lot from her Disney days. She has taken many style risks to arrive at where she is today. She hasn’t completely left her grunge-wrecking ball phase behind and still has an edgy sense of style.

9. Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie has had a whirlwind style transformation. She started as a Y2K socialite, alongside longtime friend Paris Hilton. Her early style definitely followed the trends of the time. However, over the years she found her own look.
She has now switched out rhinestones and thin scarfs for preppy looks or boho dresses and even embraces her natural curls.

10. Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp has always dressed creatively. However, he is not always laid back in his signature scarfs and fedoras. He has replaced this rugged look with sleek tuxedos and suits on many occasions.

One such occasion was the Monte-Carlo gala for planetary health where Johnny sported a classic tux with a twist on the traditional bow-tie.

11. Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is such a style icon her 2000s Grammy Awards dress is said to have kick-started Google images. In her early days on the red carpet, Jennifer Lopez took inspiration from street style. She then shifted her focus to sleeker and more clean-cut dresses, and is no stranger to the best-dressed list.

12. P!nk

P!nk made her debut in 2000 rocking a pink pixie haircut which then became her signature style for years. But she once experimented with a different hairdo for the Billboard Music Awards in 2001. The blond and pink dreads make for another unforgettable look in the singer’s style evolution. Nowadays, P!nk still rocks her short hair in platinum color, as seen during the premiere of her video documentary in 2021.

13. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift started her career doting cowboy boots and sparkly dresses. As she became more successful, her style matured. She has since forgone the boots and replaced them with her signature red lipstick.

14. Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway entered the movie scene in 2001 with her breakthrough role in the Princess Diaries. She’s since ditched the dress and jeans combo but still graces the red-carpet like a princess 20 years after the release of the movie.

Please note: This article was updated in February 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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