If you’re anything like us you’ve brought your four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot and maybe the odd black cat (lucky in the UK) to work with you today to avoid any risk of incurring any bad luck from the fact that’s it’s Friday 13th.
Yes, we know that its more than likely just silly superstition made up to scare people but better safe than sorry, right? To distract ourselves from any possible bad vibes that might be coming our way we’ve done what we do best here at Looker- stare at gorgeous celebs in even gorgeouser outfits. So, put down your crystals and have a look at our picks for 13 of the most iconic celeb outfits we’ll never get tired of looking at…
Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars
Hands down this is our number 1 pick of any Oscar dress that has ever been worn by anybody ever. Lupita set jaws to the ground in this turquoise Prada gown at the 2014 Oscars and we’ve not stopped thinking about it since. The colour, the fabric, the fit, the way it moves effortlessly, how radiant she looks in it… we just can’t get enough!
Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys
Fun Fact of the day- Jennifer Lopez in this tropical print Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys is the reason that Google invented Google Images after internet searches to see J.Lo in the dress skyrocketed after she had worn it. Originally worn by Donatella herself to the Met Gala, it was Jenny from the Block who made the dress famous after walking the red carpet in it, accessorised only with strategically placed fashion tape and nude underwear. Queen!
Sarah Jessica Parker in the ‘Carrie’ tutu
We could talk all day about iconic outfits that both SJP and her infamous SATC character Carrie Bradshaw have worn but we’re on a word limit, so we’ll just have to go with the dress that started it all- the pink tutu. Seen in the opening credits of every episode of Sex and the City (and in one amazing scene in the first film) the dress cemented SJP as the fashion icon we know her as today and made sure we became SATC addicts. Even if that bus in the opening credits almost ruined the dress…
Heidi Klum as Jessica Rabbit
Nobody does Halloween as well as Heidi Klum does, that’s just a fact so we’re always more than excited to see what costume she manages to come up with every year. In the past few years she’s been a gorilla, Cleopatra and herself with no skin (yes, that’s every bit as freaky as it sounds) but we reckon her Jessica Rabbit is the one to beat. To achieve the look, the German supermodel spent a whopping nine hours in makeup and even had to wear prosthetic eyelids! Talk about committing to a role…
Blake Lively’s pregnancy style
What’s not to love about Blake Lively really? Stunning, funny, sweet, part of one of the best Hollywood couples… in all honesty we wish she’s just have a day off! But then if she did we would miss out on one of her amazing outfit choices such as the all black number she was papped in whilst pregnant with her and Ryan’s second child last year. Everything about this screams ‘pregnant glam’ from the fur-lined poncho to the leather-look jeans, and let’s not forget those amazing six-inch boots, we don’t know many women brave enough to wear those whilst with child!
Kim Kardashian on her hen do
Ok, Kim probably didn’t have a ‘hen do’ as we know them (no L plates and willy straws for Kimmy) but for the reality stars ‘bachelorette party’ before her wedding to Kanye West she got the fashion pack talking in this Balmain ensemble. The dress, created by Balmain creative Director and personal friend Olivier Rouseting, was inspired by a Faberge egg that was given to Elizabeth Taylor and was rumoured to have cost $20,000! How come we never get invites to hen weekends like this?
Amal Clooney at the Royal Wedding
The recent wedding of Meghan to Prince Harry was always going to set our hearts racing in terms of fashion and the guests certainly did not disappoint but it was Amal Clooney who really set the standard in this canary yellow Stella McCartney dress. The barrister made it to the top of nearly every ‘best dressed’ list and many high street retailers rushed in stock of copycat dresses that us non-celebs could afford. We’d even go as far to say that we loved it as much as we loved Meghan’s wedding dress…
Liz Hurley’s safety pin dress
Back in the 90’s Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley were the ‘it’ couple that the tabloids loved so when the pair attended the premiere of Grant’s film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ they were sure to have all eyes on them. However, it was Hurley’s choice of dress that really cemented her place in pop culture history. Often referred to as ‘THAT dress’ nowadays, Liz’s choice of a black Versace gown held together by gold safety pins made her an overnight fashion icon and the dress was voted as the best dress of all time in 2008. We’re still not daring enough to try it though…
Beyoncé in the ‘Crazy in Love’ video
Queen B has no shortage of on-trend looks but it was this outfit worn in the video for her debut solo single ‘Crazy in Love’ that really started the singer on the road to becoming an eternal style icon. The song won a Grammy and three VMA’s, but it was the denim hot pants and vest combo that really set off our 2003 summer wardrobe. And if you need more proof of the outfits lasting legacy it made news this year (15 years after we first saw it) when it was revealed that the vest top wasn’t white like we always thought but was actually sparkly!
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress
The so-called ‘Kate-effect’, where items worn by Kate Middleton sell out for retailers ridiculously fast, has never been seen more in the hundreds of copycat styles that emerged in bridal boutiques all over the world when she married Prince William back in 2011. The dress, designed by Sarah Burton, was made in complete secrecy (even the embroiderers were told the dress was for a TV show) and is credited as bringing lace sleeves back into bridal fashion. We still think everything about it was like a fairy tale!
Britney Spears at the 2001 VMA’s
Britney Spears is perhaps one of the biggest pop culture icons of our generation so it’s no surprise that one of her many outfits has made it onto this list. 2001 saw Britney break away from the classic ‘pop princess’ image she had marketed previously and embrace her womanhood in the most jaw-dropping way possible. For her VMA performance of ‘I’m a Slave 4 U” (still an absolute bop btw) the star appeared in a studded bikini, bejewelled belt and added a 7 ft PYTHON into the mix half way through. Although Spears now sees the stunt as ‘stupid’ and ‘scary’ there’s no denying it made Brit the style icon of the early 2000’s…
Rihanna at the CFDA’S
Choosing an iconic Rihanna look caused some serious debate in the Looker office but ultimately, we decided on the dress that she wore for the 2014 CFDA Awards (the yellow met gala dress was a close second) to pick up the style icon title she was being given. The Swarovski crystal encrusted Adam Selman design set tongues wagging when the singer wore it with no bra and a simple nude thong meaning that literally everything was pretty much on show. Well, what else are you supposed to wear to pick up a Style Icon award?
Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress
Last but not least, we can’t write a blog post about iconic outfits without mentioning one of the most famous pieces of British fashion ever- the Union Jack dress. Worn by Ginger Spice herself, Geri Halliwell, at the 1998 Brit Awards the dress actually started out as a tea towel stitched to a black Gucci dress and has since been voted as the dress that defined the 90’s. Recreated twice for Spice Girls reunion tours the original dress became the highest selling piece of pop memorabilia ever when Halliwell sold it at Sotherby’s for £41,300! Girl Power!