The Most Dangerous Revenge Dresses
As writes the periodical “In Style” breakups are never easy. Women require a great deal of time to get over the depression. Then comes a time when with a magical touch something happens and you’re finally ready to get back out there and show the world that you’ve moved way past what’s-his-name.
That’s where the revenge dress comes in. A revenge dress gives you a new lease on your social life in minutes. The periodical has presented the most wanted revenge dresses in the history and how they originated.
And believe it or not, the term actually has pretty aristocratic origins.
In November of 1994, Princess Diana was in the middle of a publicity storm following her separation from Prince Charles. All the royal periodicals started addressing the dress that Diana wore at one of the events held in London. So on the very night, Diana stepped out in a chic black curve-hugging, off-the-shoulder dress to attend a party in London. And so, the revenge dress was born.
Of course, Diana was already known as a royal trendsetter. But before that night, her look was demure, sophisticated, and regal, rather than sexy. That dress was the ultimate fashion power play. And now, more than 20 years later, women everywhere are still channeling their inner Lady Di.
And now let’s take a look back at the best revenge dresses of all-time.
NICOLE KIDMAN AT THE L.A. PREMIERE OF THE OTHERS (2001)
The night before her divorce to Tom Cruise became finalized, Kidman turned heads in this streamlined black bustier dress. Cruise, who had been separated from the actress for six months already, was also there as the film’s producer.
BRITNEY SPEARS AT THE LONDON PREMIERE OF CROSSROADS (2002)
Fans knew there was trouble in pop world when Spears showed up without Justin Timberlake. Spears came out stronger in this plunging metallic halter dress.
JENNIFER ANISTON AT THE N.Y.C. PREMIERE OF DERAILED (2005)
For her first premiere since her divorce from Brad Pitt, the actress let this beaded Chanel dress do all the talking
EVA LONGORIA AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES IN L.A. (2011)
Bold, dramatic, sophisticated. This is how Longoria showed up as a newly single lady.
KIM KARDASHIAN AT A NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT TAO LAS VEGAS (2011)
New dress, new bangs, new year. To bid farewell to hubby Kris Humphries and all of 2011, Kardashian poured herself into this embellished Gucci number.
JENNIFER LOPEZ AT THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS (2011)
Not long after she separated from Marc Anthony, the singer held it down in this minimalist white mini.
BELLA HADID AT THE MET GALA (2017)
When your ex, The Weeknd, is going to be yards away with Selena Gomez on his arm, you can’t just wear anything. This is how Bella Hadid decided to win the red carpet with her sheer catsuit.