14 Celebrity Outfits That Made a Lasting Impression

Celebrities are usually scrupulous when it comes to choosing their outfit for an important event. Some gowns are quickly forgotten, while others get a strong response from critics and the public, and continue to be remembered for years to come. While the comments may not be the most flattering, they’re bound to draw attention to the celebrity and their image. That’s how Rihanna’s “omelette” dress, for example, ended up being the top search for several years.

Singer Tems

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The singer-songwriter’s outfit at the 2023 Oscars was a sensation. For the event, Tems chose a white dress that flowed seamlessly into a puffy headpiece. It looked gorgeous on the red carpet. But as the woman took her seat in the audience, it became clear that the white fabric was blocking the view of the guests sitting behind her. This led to many jokes and critical comments online.

Ellie Goulding


At the recent British Academy Film Awards, the singer appeared in a lavish dark grey dress. But it was the gown’s long sleeves that made the biggest impression on everyone. It was this detail of the dress that immediately became the focus of many Internet memes.

Serena Williams


At the 2018 French Open tennis championships, Williams appeared in a tight black body suit. The athlete admitted she had experienced health problems after giving birth to her daughter and often wore trousers to improve blood circulation. Serena said she had always dreamed of being a superhero, and the black outfit gave her that opportunity.

She dedicated her outfit to all the women who have gone through a difficult pregnancy and childbirth. However, the organizers of the competition found the body suit too provocative and banned the athletes from performing in similar outfits in the future. While Williams herself wasn’t too bothered by this decision, it sparked a wave of outrage and anger online.

Katy Perry

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In 2017, the singer appeared at the Met Gala in an absolutely mind-blowing scarlet outfit, which consisted of layers of fabric and lace with embedded metallic detail. Perry’s head was covered by a veil, over which she wore an elaborately designed headpiece that even included a side mirror. The outfit sparked much discussion online as people tried to figure out what it reminded them of and whether it was approved by the event organizers.


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In 2015, the Met Gala ball was dedicated to Chinese culture. It was there that the singer appeared in an amazing golden outfit with an incredibly long train. This image inspired many memes (it was compared to an omelette or a pizza) and as a result became one of the most popular Internet searches for years to come.

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid’s dress itself, which she wore to the Met Gala 2022, didn’t generate much discussion. But her comment that she almost fainted on the red carpet got many people worried. The audience decided that the reason for the star’s poor health was the black corset. Hadid quickly clarified this misconception, noting that the outfit was very comfortable. She just got excited, which made her feel dizzy.

Harry Styles

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The singer has repeatedly been criticized for choosing feminine outfits. When Styles appeared in a dress on the cover of Vogue magazine, some critics were unhappy with his look. However, many people came to the musician’s defense, both celebrities and ordinary Internet users alike. Styles himself believes that everyone can wear whatever they like, and he’s not about to go against his own taste.

Timothée Chalamet

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The unusual detail of the outfit, which the actor wore to the Golden Globe Awards, intrigued many Internet users. Most people thought the shiny black item was some sort of harness that gave Chalamet’s image a certain edge. However, Timothée himself admitted that the item was just a vest, and he didn’t even expect there to be so much interest in his outfit.

Kim Kardashian

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At the Met Gala 2022, Kim Kardashian briefly appeared in a dress that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. It was this fact, rather than the look of the outfit itself, that caused a lot of controversy both in the press and online. People were worried that Kardashian might accidentally damage the rare dress. Additionally, the very idea that celebrities could wear museum pieces seemed wrong and even dangerous to many.

Fredrik Robertsson


The outfit that Fredrik Robertsson appeared in at the Met Gala 2022 was absolutely incredible, but this wasn’t what caused the stir on the Internet. It was the fact that many people, at first, mistook him for Jared Leto. When the actor himself later arrived at the same event accompanied by his look-alike, the discussion only intensified.

Jared Leto

When the actor and musician appeared at an important UFC event in a stylish outfit, many onlookers were unwittingly distracted from what was happening inside the ring. The black jacket, blue bandana and slicked-back hair made Leto stand out from the crowd. And so the star’s appearance ended up being discussed on social media even more than the results of the fight itself.

Doja Cat

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The singer wore scarlet from head to toe during Paris Fashion Week. It took five hours to create this look. First, her body was covered in red paint, and then the look was completed with over 30,000 Swarovski crystals. As a result, Doja Cat literally shone on the red carpet. The look was so impressive that it immediately sparked a wave of memes and discussions online.

Katie Holmes

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At the end of 2022, the actress arrived at a concert wearing an outfit that reminded many of the fashion trends of the early 2000s. The image of Holmes in a top and jeans immediately went viral online and became a top discussion item. Some criticized the star and the designer for this choice, but Brie Welch, the stylist behind the outfit, noted that they wanted to create something fresh and yet comfortable. In any case, the women succeeded in capturing the attention of the public.

Florence Pugh

Pugh’s airy pink dress by Valentino caused a real stir. The actress appeared in the see-through outfit at the haute couture show in 2022, and many had a strong reaction to such a bold choice. But Pugh was not at all bothered by the criticism. She was well aware that the outfit would attract attention. “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies,” said Florence.

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