What 18 Famous Women Looked Like Before They Became Style Icons for Millions of People

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The images of these famous women inspire ladies from around the world to choose the bravest, brightest, and trendiest outfits. They are loved by critics and fashion magazines and there are hundreds of photos of them dressed in perfect combinations of clothes and accessories. And very few people actually remember that just 10-15 years ago, these fashion icons were only just looking for their style and making mistakes while building their wardrobes.

We at Bright Side decided to remember what path these 18 famous women walked to become true gurus of style and fashion.

18. Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is one of the women that has managed to turn their careers around 180 degrees and find themselves in a totally different field. Just 15 years ago, the entire world knew Victoria as one of the members of the Spice Girls and the wife of a famous soccer player. But today, Posh Spice has become one of the icons of the fashion world and the owner of a successful brand.

17. Natalie Portman

Since her very first appearance on the Red Carpet, Natalie Portman has always chosen feminine styles and simple colors. Over time, her outfits have become more well-thought-out and elegant. Also, the star of Black Swan prefers dresses from Dior and Givenchy that really highlight her style.

16. Cate Blanchett

Throughout her entire career, Cate Blanchett has chosen not only the most interesting roles, but also some very memorable outfits. And just 10 years ago, this Australian star made a few style mistakes here and there, but today her looks are always absolutely impeccable.

15. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is definitely one of those women who is not afraid of experimenting with their clothing. This Hollywood star has a lot of different dresses in her collection, but she still prefers clothes from Balenciaga, Lanvin, L’Wren Scott, Prada, and Dries Van Noten. Yes, in the past, her clothes might’ve been weird at times, but today, every time she appears in public, her fans and fashion critics love her style.

14. Sarah Jessica Parker

When we hear the name Sarah Jessica Parker, the first thing that pops up in our minds is her character Carrie Bradshaw who wore slightly extravagant, but still impressive outfits. At the moment, this 53-year-old fashion guru doesn’t need a stylist to know what to wear. Most of the time she even ends up making a good impression on people who are not all that interested in fashion. Even though the show ended a long time ago, Parker still loves her Manolo Blahnik shoes.

13. Angelina Jolie

In the past, Angelina Jolie used to choose jeans and bright prints, both as her everyday clothes and when it came to outfits for special occasions. Now, the actress wears more feminine clothes in very simple colors. And fashion critics totally agree with Jolie — her appearance doesn’t need any additional accessories.

12. Natalia Vodyanova

When this world-famous model was taking her first steps in the fashion world, her style was memorable, but a little bit too extravagant. At the moment, Natalia Vodyanova has found her own unique style, but she is still able to shock everyone from time to time when she wears a balloon-dress, for example.

11. Jennifer Lopez

After the release of the single Jenny from the Block in 2002, Jennifer Lopez actively supported the image of the girl “everyone knows.” A playful beret, a top, and capris — this is what 34-year-old Lopez would’ve easily worn for a public event. Now, this star tries to choose more elegant clothing.

10. Kate Winslet

The free-spirited Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind didn’t care about what she was wearing, but Kate Winslet herself spent a long time looking for “her” own style. As a result of many fashion experiments, the English star realized that sheath dresses and suits are the best choices for pretty much any event. And she is used as an example by many other women.

9. Scarlett Johansson

At the beginning of her career, Scarlett Johansson used to wear clothes that attracted attention to her breasts. But recently, the style of the actress has become way more elegant. Scarlett often experiments with the colors and shapes of her clothes and now, nobody can criticize this talented blonde actress for having poor taste in clothing.

8. Blake Lively

Before the TV series Gossip Girl was released that made the blonde a real star, Blake Lively used to wear simple jeans and tops. And just recently, Ryan Reynolds’ wife has been the center of attention for the fashion public for her impeccable choice of clothing. And also, there are rumors that the actress doesn’t hire any stylists and bases her clothing choices solely on her own decisions.

7. Kate Middleton

Before she became the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton was not very different from most young English girls. But after her marriage, the style of Prince William’s wife changed dramatically and became more planned. But because the Duchess supports the idea of conscious consumption, she often buys clothes from mass-market brands. And also, Kate is not afraid of wearing the same piece of clothing more than once.

6. Beyoncé

Very few people can orchestrate an entire show almost every time they appear in public. And we think that we will probably never again see Beyoncé wearing ordinary jeans and a T-shirt at a public event.

5. Alessandra Ambrosio

At the very beginning of her career, Alessandra Ambrosio appeared in very revealing and tight dresses that showed off her long legs and her great body — she was a Victoria’s Secret angel, after all. Now, this Brazilian supermodel has replaced the revealing dresses with more conservative ones and she looks way better than she did 10 years ago.

4. Heidi Klum

Her perfect appearance allows this German supermodel to wear pretty much anything and still look amazing. But in recent years, Heidi Klum’s style has become more well-thought-out and memorable. And it looks like this mother of 4 is one of those that only gets better with age.

3. Adriana Lima

A welcoming smile and an unusual appearance made this Brazilian beauty one of the most important models of recent times. At the moment, Adriana Lima chooses her dresses for public events perfectly, but at the start of her career, she made some mistakes. Unlike many other celebrities, this “angel” didn’t make that many mistakes.

2. Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore’s style of today is based on dark colors, simple shapes, and complicated details. It took the actress many years of experimenting with fashion before she learned which outfits suited her best. And today, she is considered to be one of the trendiest women in the world.

1. Halle Berry

Everyone is amazed by the perfect body of this 51-year-old actress. And it seems that Halle Berry herself knows that she looks amazing, so she highlights the best parts of her body. At the very start of her career, she might’ve worn a top and a mini skirt, but now Halle prefers more elegant outfits.

Whose style do you like the most? Tell us why in the comment section!

Angelina Jolie’s parenting style was further highlighted in another article, where her unconventional educational approach, acceptance of junk food, and emphasis on celebrating diversity were discussed. Jolie’s approach to parenting is marked by a deep respect for her children’s individuality and a commitment to nurturing their growth.


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