It feels like only yesterday that Selena Gomez, Vogue Singapore’s July/August cover star, made her debut on Barney & Friends at the age of 10. Five years later, she entered the Disney universe, starring as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place. While on the TV show, she also headlined hit movies such as Ramona and Beezus.
For her first post-Disney, Gomez surprised audiences by taking on a role in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, a movie she views as a turning point in her career. “I feel like it’s evolution. You’ve got to push yourself as an actor if you’re going to grow, and that’s what we’re doing, pushing ahead, learning all the time,” said Gomez in an interview with The Guardian in 2013.
Fast forward to 2021, and Gomez is starring in Hulu’s upcoming comedy series Only Murders in the Building alongside legends Steve Martin and Martin Short. She also has her own cooking show, Selena + Chef. But, of course, this is only a glimpse into her many roles in real life: as an actress, singer and entrepreneur. Her trailblazing beauty brand, Rare Beauty, is launching in Singapore come 15 July.
Throughout her years in the public eye, Gomez has brought a stylish flair to the red carpet. Starting with jeans and flirty frocks, she then tried mini dresses on for size, before gravitating towards dramatic floor-length gowns. Today, the 28-year-old continues to make an impact with every appearance, often opting for bold sophisticated ensembles with an edge. Take a stroll through Selena Gomez’s style evolution below.
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Selena Gomez kept it cool and casual at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards in leopard-print jeans and chunky bracelets.
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Wearing a strapless blue dress with silver pumps and a red ring, Gomez made a statement on the blue carpet at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards.
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At the 20th “A Time For Heroes” Celebrity Carnival, Gomez opted for a timeless ensemble: a sleeveless top, denim jeans and open-toe sandals.
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For the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards, Gomez embraced the LBD while adding interest through ruffles on the shoulders and pearl accessories.
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At a signing session for a clothing line, the actress went for a classic long-top-and-jeans pairing again, this time with a grey blazer on top.
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As the host of the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, Gomez went through 8 wardrobe changes. This embroidered tulle Marchesa dress was no doubt one of the highlights of the night.
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For the premiere of Katy Perry: Part of Me, Selena Gomez took the fun and flirty route in a bright pink Emilio Pucci frock, topped off with matching lipstick.
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Gomez wowed attendees at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a nude Atelier Versace gown and complementary accessories.
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“I remember feeling, for the first time, like a woman,” said Gomez about this Versace dress in her Life in Looks video with Vogue. We can see why: with a bustier and high slit, this is the perfect coming-of-age dress.
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Walking into the American Ballet Theatre 2014 Opening Night Spring Gala, Selena Gomez was a vision in a Lanvin dress with bows at the side.
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Gomez’s satin red Dior dress was pared back and statement-making at the same time.
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Proving she can pull off all types of hemlines, Gomez arrived at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a floor-length Louis Vuitton number.
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Another floor-length Louis Vuitton gown, this time with cut-outs at the waist, at the 58th Grammy Awards.
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“This is probably my favourite outfit I’ve ever worn,” said Gomez about this Prada dress in her Life in Looks video.
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A breath of fresh air in a lace and floral Coach dress, Gomez was radiant at the 2017 Met Gala.
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Gomez arrived at the world premiere of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in an Oscar de la Renta crop top and skirt; a fitting nod to the title of the film.
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At the photocall for her movie The Dead Don’t Die at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival, Gomez wore a two-piece navy set with gold accents by Chanel.
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Another brilliant American Music Awards look from Gomez as she stunned in a chartreuse Versace frock, worn with matching heels.
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Gomez attended the premiere of Dolittle wearing a sleek pink turtleneck with a voluminous black skirt by Givenchy.
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Clad in a Khaite midi dress with a sweetheart neckline and Gucci sandals, Selena Gomez’s look for her appearance on The Ellen show, hosted by Jennifer Aniston, was sultry and sophisticated.
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Gomez recently hosted Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World. This Bottega Veneta red cocoon mini dress, worn with black thigh-high boots, was one of her two looks for the night.