singer-actress Selena Gomez at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on November 20, 2016.

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At 26 years of age, Selena Gomez has made her mark in Hollywood as a sensational superstar. From starting out in a minor role in Barney & Friends to releasing two chart-topping albums, with a third on the way, the former Disney star is now one of the most bankable names in Hollywood.   

It’s not just her talent in music and acting that makes her a darling, her looks also play a major role in the competitive fashion world. From shoes to her outfits, accessories to her hair, Selena continues to wow with exceptional red carpet and even casual looks.

She has transformed from wearing cut prom dresses to designer outfits from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. Looking through her wardrobe over the years, we have managed to put together 12 outfits that are Selena Gomez’s Best Fashion Moments. 

Black Christian Dior Dress – WE Day California 2019

Since late last year, Selena has managed to stay off the limelight and has only made rare appearances. One of her most recent red carpet looks was during the 2019 WE Day held at The Forum, Inglewood L.A. She was among the star-studded lineup that came out in support and celebration of young achievers all over the world.

For the occasion, she stunned in a black dress from Christian Dior collection. The tea length dress came with a plunging neckline- flaunting major cleavage. To complete the elegant look, she wore her hair in a bun with purple eyeliner and a beaded wrap bracelet. For shoes, she wore a pair of black Tamara Mellon Vamp Pumps.

The iconic and subtle look was befitting for a charitable cause, one that she has supported since 2014 and even hosted in 2017. Way to go Selena… That’s how to make a red carpet comeback after keeping fans waiting for months!

Dot Wrap Dress – Empowerment in Entertainment 2019

Not all celebs chase after new trends at every chance they get. Selena is a testament to this with some of her outfit choices being at least one year old. Case and point, she wore a polka-dot wrap dresse to this year’s The Hollywood Reporters. For the event, the executive producer of 13 Reasons Why wore a maxi dot wrap dress.

The piece was from 2018 biggest summer collection when it was all about animal-prints and maxi dresses. She made the free and girly look even cooler by pairing it with simple black pumps. She let her shoulder-length hair loose with a simple side part. Though she didn’t wear any visible jewelry, her makeup complemented the dress with emerald eye shadow.

All White Ensemble – Coachella Music Festival 2019

Selena knows how to keep her fans surprised and interested by making unexpected appearances. This year saw her attend and perform for the first time at the Indo festival, something that caught many people unawares. This was in a star-studded stage performance of Taki Taki with Cardi B, Ozuna and Dj Snake alongside her.

And to mark the occasion, she wore a complete white ensemble featuring lots of ruffles and laces. The outfit included a plunging sheer top with ruffled neckline and an oversized blazer. White trousers and matching pointed cowboy boots completed the angelic look. To top it all up she wore plenty of sparkly gold jewels. 

Gold and Black Dress – New York Fashion Week 2018

Selena Gomez became Coach Brand ambassador in 2016 and ever since, she has been representing the label in fashion events. During the 2017 Coach 41 presentation at the New York Fashion Week, she graced the event in a gold and black dress. With lacy long sleeves and sparkly embellishments, The Heart Wants What It Wants singer lit the red carpet.

The dress was thigh-high, giving a glimpse of long legs ending in red strappy heels. The golden frock was matched with a gold buckle accent on the shoes. The dress was from the label’s pre-fall collection. The festive look also came with a lacy bow collar and a low ponytail hairstyle.

For accessories, she went with a large handbag from the Coach X Selena Bond Bag collection. Its deep red hue matched with her nail polish and heels. Her face was defined by dramatic eye makeup and a pink lip.     

Trendy Naked Dress – BoF500 Gala 2017

The Fetish songstress is not one to shy from bold fashion statements. This was evident in the outfit she chose for the Business of Fashion’s party held in New York City. She dazzled in a see-through beige dress from the Rodarte Spring 2018 Ready-to-wear collection.

Wearing dark briefs against a medium-translucent beige fabric, there was no question that the look was meant to stun. The look was made even more beautiful by the inclusion of beaded floral decorations paired with a black clutch. To complete the romantic and fairy outfit, her makeup artist channeled a retro glamour look, with burgundy lip and smoky eye makeup.

Chic Silk Coach Gown – Met Gala 2017

After months of speculation about a budding relationship, Selena finally stepped into the red carpet hand in hand with The Weekend (aka Abel Tesfaye). This was at the 2017 Met Gala. The event held at Metropolitan Museum of Art was a chance to put the rumors to bed, and so they did… in style, kissing, cuddling and being generally adorable.

With the Coach label behind her, Selena beamed in a long silk gown from the collection. The dress was a lace maxi which came with beautiful sequin embellishments. It also featured a lace trim and a thigh-high slit, giving a subtle lingerie-esque feel to the whole look- understandably, it was the first official debut with her boyfriend and she wore to impress!         

Catwalk Meets Masquerade- First Revival Tour 2016

Selena’s fashion statements go beyond the red carpet, a fact that’s hard to miss from her provocative and stylish performance outfits. During the first tour for her second album, Revival, she kept the stage alive in sexy outfits. From body-hugging catsuits to gold bodysuits, her wardrobe for the tour has become one of her best looks yet.

To keep the fans’ energy going, for one performance she stunned in an ensemble that channeled the runway and masquerade balls. This was a custom-made black taffeta Monse frock covering a bodysuit from the Swarovski collection, complete with a black mesh face mask. For footwear, she matched the bodysuit with leather Louis Vuitton boots. 

Red and Flowy – American Music Awards 2016

Making a comeback from a self-imposed break from the public eye, the Kill Em With Kindness surprised many when she showed up for the 2016 AMAs. She had been nominated for 2 awards and took home 1 for the year’s Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock. For the occasion, she appeared in a stunning red flowy gown dress by Kate Young.

The glam red carpet look was completed by smoky eye makeup and sleek hair. The red Prada dress caught the eye of Vanity Fair who named it one of the boldest red-carpet looks from the event.

Equally bold was her acceptance speech which has gone down in memory as one of her best time on stage- she spoke about her struggle with lupus and the pressures of being in the limelight.

White and Skin – Met Gala 2015

The 2015 Met Gala was another event for the Confident singer to showcase her fashion. She chose white for the occasion, going with a custom ivory silk Vera Wang gown. The piece came with a plunging back that left a lot of skin uncovered. The dress was tall with a train that made her stand out in the red carpet.

Black tassel detailing contrasted with the bright fabric, making the gown even more outstanding. She also accessorized with a white-flowered headpiece. The ornate was complemented by the addition of sparkly jewelry from the Lorraine Schwartz collection.   

The look was glowing, enough to get the attention of Bieber. The duo had broken up for about two years prior to this, but the sparks seemed to have not died out yet- at least for Bieber. He was heard yelling out “Hey, Selena looked gorgeous at the Met Ball.”     

Black and Braless – Victoria’s Secret Performance 2015

Being a sexy star in Hollywood does not come easy and keeping the spotlight on is even much harder… well, not if you are Selena Gomez. The Me & My Girls singer knows how to capture her audience with over-the-top outfits. This is more so during her electric performances, one of which was at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret show.

She hit the stage rocking a black dress with a plunging neckline, ample slit and completely braless. The all-black ensemble included black heeled boots and black gloves. She also sported a statement necklace. Her hair was made into signature bombshell waves. For makeup, she went with soft pink colors on the lips and cheeks plus oversized lashes.     

The look was a complete about-turn from her earlier outfit. Earlier on, she had arrived in a much conservative look with a long-sleeved blouse and leather pants. So, when she adopted a skin-baring look for the stage, her fans had a reason to be ecstatic. But again, nothing less could be expected for a VS performance.    

Stylish in Shorts – Kids’ Choice Award 2014

The then 21-year old star got to show off her stylish and chic look at the Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Award. Apart from her winning outfit, she was on stage to receive the award for Favorite Female Singer. This is a huge feat considering she was nominated against more famous and established artists; Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

For the occasion, she wore a Dolce Gabbana top with a matching pair of shorts. She kept the mood of the fun-themed awards show by rocking color prints. The ensemble was also matched to some extent with the shorts’ trimming and the sleeve hems coming in yellow.

The outfit allowed her to show off much of her legs and added a well-balanced silhouette. Her hair was styled into loose curls with metallic heels to complete the chic look. For jewelry, she wore Neil Lane.

Stylish and Sexy- MTV Video Music Awards 2013

When Sel stepped on the red carpet for the 2013 MTV Music Awards, she gave the world a real glimpse of just how stylish and sexy she could be. Dressed in an Atelier Versace dress, she looked ravishing and a real contender for the best look of the day. The bold look revealed just what the then 21-year-old could achieve in the world of fashion.

The dress was an almost complete see-through with only a few silver clasps holding it together. The artful piece left her almost bare, revealing long legs with see-through shoes- only leaving a black triangle to cover the big toe. The look was completed by slick red lipstick which matched her nail polish.

The winning look also featured long emerald earring as her only piece of jewelry for the event. She chose a minimalist hairstyle to complement the daring look- straight waterfall hairstyle, parted at the front and falling on her shoulder. The look was spot on as she went on to win the award for Best Pop Video.

With several awards, including an MTV Music Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards and sixteen Teen Choice Awards, among others, Selena is arguably one of the most successful and influential celebrities of our time. Her prowess, however, goes beyond the microphone; with her fashion sense seeing her represent brands such as Coach, she can definitely stand to be counted among the most fashionable celebrities.

As we look back at her still young career, there is a lot to look forward to. We can expect much more in terms of fashion from her in future. The above are some of her most outstanding and fashionable looks yet.