3:24am PST, Dec 10, 2021
Fashion changes quickly in Hollywood! The most stylish option 10 years ago could make you cringe today. Luckily for the ladies in Hollywood, their trendiest dresses often stand the test of time, but Wonderwall.com wanted to make sure, so we went back to 2011 to see what the coolest celebs wore on red carpets that winter, starting with Kim Kardashian’s super-conservative outfit choice… The reality TV star attended a February 2011 event in Los Angeles in something she would never be seen in in 2021: Kim paired loose black pants with neutral heels, a white tee and a gold cropped blazer. Her hair and makeup were on-point, but it’s shocking to see Kim in a such a figure-hiding ensemble.
For more of the red carpet looks from winter 2011, keep reading…
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Red carpet queen Blake Lively’s style has evolved since she wore this short purple dress to an event in New York City in January 2011. Blake paired the frock — which featured laser cut-outs along the bodice and embellished, dramatic shoulder puffs — with black strappy heels and turquoise drop earrings and a matching bracelet.
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Sandra Bullock looked chic and in a black satin suit with a plunging neckline and stick-straight hair at a New York City premiere in December 2011.
Back in February 2011, future Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence wore a blush pink slip dress with a lacy lingerie-like hemline to a Los Angeles event and paired it with bombshell waves reminiscent of a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Demi Moore was a Beverly Hills babe back in January 2011. The ageless actress attended a charity fundraiser looking like absolute perfection in a cool-toned draped gown and neutral pumps.
The oversized bow-and-lace dress that Eva Mendes wore to the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in January 2011 was a bold choice, but the super-feminine look worked on the glamorous actress, who paired it with natural makeup and neutral peep-toe heels.
Lea Michele attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2011 in a dazzling beaded Oscar de la Renta gown with a gold belt. Lea wore natural makeup and wore her hair down, letting her dress be the showstopper.
Drew Barrymore dressed super-summery for a January 2011 event in Los Angeles, but it worked. The actress leaned into her boho style with the long gown, and the bright color, paired with her messy locks and red lip, elevated the whole thing.
It wouldn’t be winter 2011 without a bandage dress! Miley Cyrus opted for the oh-so-popular style at a pre-Grammys party that February but made it a little more future-Miley-esque by choosing a frock with edgy, revealing netting on the chest and hips.
Jessica Alba was pure perfection when she attended a Gucci event in Paris in January 2011 wearing a single-strap cocktail dress in a seasonally appropriate cool blue hue that was covered in can’t-look-away glitz.
In January 2011, a then-21-year-old Taylor Swift wore a peachy J. Mendel dress with illusion netting — and her signature red lip — to the People’s Choice Awards.
Lily Collins attended a pre-Oscar dinner in February 2011 wearing a winter-appropriate tweed minidress with black tights — a chic and elevated yet age-appropriate look for the then-21-year-old.
Elizabeth Banks supported Tom Ford at his Beverly Hills store opening in February 2011 in a chic LBD with cut-outs on the hips and shoulders. The look balanced classic and modern and 10 years later is just as fashionable.
In February 2011, Kate Mara attended an event in Beverly Hills in a fitted gold cocktail dress with cap sleeves. She paired the look with severe hair and makeup, a gold clutch and copper-colored pumps.
The cut of this cocktail dress that Ginnifer Goodwin wore to the Costume Designers Guild Awards in February 2011 was classic at the time, with its wide shoulders, deep V-neck and asymmetrical hemline. Ginnifer smartly paired it with strappy tall heels, giving her more of an edge.
Michelle Williams rarely goes wrong when it comes to fashion, and her look at a January 2011 movie gala was no exception. The actress’s classical style was summed up in this lacy black tea-length dress featuring a sweet bow tied around her waist.
Emily Blunt’s ensemble at a January 2011 animated movie premiere made her look like a politician’s wife. The actress pulled off the winter white color flawlessly, but the frock’s conservative bent made it feel like Mary Poppins styled her.
Vanessa Hudgens attended a premiere in Los Angeles in February 2011 in a beachy strapless Julien Macdonald dress that fit neither the time of year nor the usual very fashionable starlet’s typical style.
LeAnn Rimes picked a gray gown for the February 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute. The country music singer’s dress featured some pretty elements like the beading and the fit, but the color washed her out.
Rachel McAdams posed for photos at a London premiere in January 2011 in a daring dress by Suno and added some ’60s flair with her hairstyle and a pair of purple satin platform pumps.
Julie Bowen partied after the 2011 Golden Globes in sheer gray Tadashi Shoji gown that featured a stunning cascade of chiffon ruffles and floral appliques from top to bottom.
Ever a fashion darling, Emma Watson’s delicate, feminine look at the BAFTAs in London in February 2011 was a stunner with its ethereal asymmetrical tulle neckline and gently pleated skirt and train.
The white silk gown featuring a floral and splattered-paint print that Sarah Hyland wore to the Costume Designers Guild Awards in February 2011 was a bit of a departure for her, but the “Modern Family” star looked mature and beautiful in the dress, which was finished with a black leather waistband.
Lake Bell was very va-va-voom at a January 2011 movie premiere in a unique green and slate-colored strapless sculptured dress by Basil Soda.