We've had our suspicions for a while now. When Taylor Swift was first snapped at Coachella, we did a double take. A slouchy gray tee, a black mini, and sneaker slip-ons? Who was this person?! After years of documenting her every move and memorizing her fashion constants (crop tops, matching coordinates, loafer heels), it seemed like her preppy retro-chic uniform was set in stone. But then this new look she debuted at Coachella happened, followed by a slew of similar grunge-y looks. It all points to a seismic style shift, which she unofficially made official at the 2016 Met Gala when she assumed a glam-goth character clad in a metallic python Louis Vuitton number, bondage-like sandals laced all the way up to her knees, only one visible earring (and an ear cuff!), and a vampy lip for the finishing touch. Look, this is not to say that Swift can't reinvent herself. Tons of stars have done it (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Amanda Bynes for starters), and as ordinary humans, we do it all the time. But we have to wonder what sparked this swift (pun intended) transformation. Could it be Calvin Harris's influence? Perhaps it's a matter of getting older and realizing she doesn't have to look perfect every time she leaves the gym, or the fact that stepping into four-inch pumps to run errands is insanely impractical. Or maybe this grunge-punk look is actually a true reflection of who she is. In under a year (or more accurately, in just a few months), Swift has done a complete 180 (though just a month ago, her old self shone through when she selected a sequined crop top for her beau's Las Vegas concert), so before we completely forget her retro, preppy ways, we present to you a before-and-after look at her style switch-up, from various occasions to specific pieces.
The world's most fashionable doll might officially turn 57 today, but we think she has already had a milestone 2016. In January, girls of all ages rejoiced when Mattel announced that Barbie would now come in tall, petite, and curvy versions. And while it may have taken some time to get to this pivotal point, we love that Barbie has never shied away from a good makeover over the years. Following her 1959 debut, in that iconic black-and-white swimsuit, Barbie's look has been a reflection of the times. From pillbox hats (1962) to shoulder pads (1986), she has tackled every decade's tricky trends. And since Career Girl Barbie was released in 1963, she has stepped into the shoes (and outfits) of practically every profession, like surgeon, astronaut, and presidential candidate, proving that there was always major substance behind that style. To celebrate Barbie's big day, take a look at her fashion transformation through the decades. RELATED: Kim Kardashian's Hairstylist Just Gave Barbie a Brand New 'Do
In Honor of the Friends Reunion, See 13 Celebrities Who Have Also Rocked "The Rachel" Haircut
There are haircuts, there are classic haircuts, and then there's "The Rachel." The debut of Jennifer Aniston's iconic look on the set of Friends back in 1995 launched a thousand lookalikes in its wake, and the movement quickly caught on in Hollywood. Just like the rest of us, stars like Tyra Banks and Meg Ryan carted a picture of Aniston's shag to their stylists to achieve the crop defined by its choppy layers from crown to end. To celebrate the Friends reunion in our favorite way possible, we've put together a comprehensive timeline of other celebrities who have rocked Aniston's now-infamous shag. Scroll down to see all of the stars who have worn "The Rachel," spanning from the '90s to now. RELATED: A Friends Cast Reunion Is Coming to NBC
Lisa Kudrow’s Changing Looks
See Lisa Kudrow's transformation through the years.
Through the years, Tom Hiddleston has appeared in a slew of major motion pictures and, with that, he's undergone some major costume changes for each film. The actor is perhaps best known for playing Loki, the adopted brother and archenemy of the title character in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. Besides playing Loki, and has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Deep Blue Sea, and Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris—just to name a few of his impressive movie roles. From his role as Loki, the raven-haired Marvel Comics character, to playing soldiers and even vampires, the actor has shown he has no limits when it comes to on-screen versatility. That's why we've rounded up a look back at his most notable big screen transformations. Check them out below.
Oh, Harry Styles. How we love your British charm, jaw-dropping good looks, tight pants (sorry, we had to), killer singing skills, and, most importantly, that ever-changing hair of yours. Today, the boy bander is turning 23—and what better way to celebrate than by rounding up his best hair moments? Through the years, the One Direction member has tried every hairstyle imaginable. From short bed-head hair to man buns, swept-back long locks to a clean short cut, Styles has totally evolved his image since 2010 when 1D was just getting started. Early last year, Styles chopped off his once infamous long locks for his role in the war epic Dunkirk, out later this year. And, we have to say, the birthday boy looks pretty dang good doing so. RELATED: Watch the Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, Harry Styles and Tom Hardy's New Movie To celebrate his 23rd year, click through Styles's hair transformation—you won't be able to look away.