The post-breakup 'revenge look' has always been a celebrity trend we can firmly get behind.
When you are exposed to the public eye, unfortunate events like divorces and breakups become ten times harder. While normal people like us would react to heartbreaks by pulling into our comfiest and baggiest loungewear and hiding away with a bag of chips, some celebrities opt to flaunt their exes what they are missing rather than hiding away.
Princess Diana in Christina Stambolian
This is the iconic dress that started it all. Princess Diana's black off-shoulder Christina Stambolian dress made bold headlines and marked the beginning of her freedom from her failing marriage and the royal family. She pulled into the ultimate revenge dress on the same day that her ex-husband disclosed his relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Jennifer Aniston in Chanel
The famous “Bye Brad!” look of Aniston after one of the prickliest splits in the history of Hollywood is worth the mention. When the actress and Brad Pitt, her then-husband splat, only for him to couple with Angelina Jolie, Aniston emerged like a phoenix from the ashes in a stunning Chanel dress to a red carpet event in 2005, rocking the best revenge moment.
Selena Gomez in Jacquemus
After Selena Gomez’s split with her boyfriend, The Weeknd, she slew in a sultry look of her own. The actress and singer sported a bold, black mini-dress designed by Jacquemus, helping launch a French label to international prominence.
Jennifer Lopez in Michael Kors
Jennifer Lopez is ageing like a fine wine, only getting better with age. The singer's engagement with Ben Affleck offered tabloid fodder for three long years, but the relationship, unfortunately, ended in 2004. However, Lopez's yellow Michael Kors gown, worn to the Golden Globes, screamed to the world that she was doing just fine.
Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang
In 2017, supermodel Bella Hadid had broken up temporarily with her boyfriend, The Weeknd, who was dating Selena Gomez, his fellow performer at the time. The Weeknd and Selena attended the Met Gala red carpet for their first appearance as a couple, but it was Bella who stole the show in her bold, risqué sheer catsuit designed by Alexander Wang.
Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci
Reese Witherspoon maintained a low profile for a few months following her divorce from her husband, Ryan Phillippe, in 2006. However, Witherspoon resurfaced at the Golden Globe Awards 2007 in a luminous gold bodycon dress by Nina Ricci.
For most celebs, revenge is a dish best served to smoking hot!