While Gwyneth Paltrow and her then-hubby Chris Martin separated amicably, Gwyneth still took the opportunity to strut her stuff as a newly single woman. A couple of months after the two announced a “conscious uncoupling,” Gwyneth stepped out to support her mom, Blythe Danner, in her new Broadway production of “The Country House.”
She wore a subtly sexy black two-piece that gave everyone the tiniest peek at her midriff. The skirt was trimmed in sheer black lace, and that silhouette left no place to hide. Her signature blonde hair and dewy makeup looked bright, hopeful, and oh-so chic. She was definitely ready for her future as a single, independent lady.
New Year, New Kim
Kim Kardashian’s marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries may have only lasted 72 days, but it was still worth a hot revenge look. Kim rang in the New Year in this Gucci minidress at the TAO nightclub in Vegas, only a couple of months after filing for divorce.
As always, Kim looked stunning in this short white dress. The minidress and keyhole cut-out showed off all her curves in all the right places. She completed her look with giant hoop earrings and a rare bang hairstyle. Let’s be real. How many of us have gone through a bang phase post-breakup? We’ve all been there, Kim.
Jennifer Garners Attention
Jennifer Garner and ex-husband Ben Affleck had a good run. The two were married for ten years, which is a lifetime in Hollywood years. However, all good things must come to an end, and the couple separated in 2015. Despite the tabloid speculation about infidelity, Jennifer Garner proved herself to be above the gossip.
She stunned everyone when she attended her first Oscars ceremony without Ben in February 2016. Her black Versace gown featured a crystal-encrusted bodice and elegant train that captured the glamour of old Hollywood. Her red nails, diamond earrings, and iconic smile were all she needed to show that the best revenge is looking hot and happy.
Love Don’t Cost a Thing
Jennifer Lopez looks great no matter what, but this 2011 revenge look is one for the books. The singer posed in this mod minidress during the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, after announcing that she and husband Marc Anthony were calling it quits. Allegedly, Marc Anthony was the one who initiated the separation.
Jennifer went all out with this tight, minimalist dress that hugged her signature curves. Her bright pink killer stilettos gave the whole look a fierce edge, which she played up with her smokey eye makeup. Coincidentally (or not), the dress was designed by the label Camilla & Marc.
An Atypical Dress for Reese
Reese Witherspoon turned heads and made headlines with this memorable revenge look. Instead of a sultry, all-black ensemble, Reese went for short, sweet, and bright yellow. She made her first public appearance after announcing her divorce from Ryan Phillippe at the 2007 Golden Globes. Instead of her usual cute and wholesome look, Reese turned up the heat.
If she was having a tough emotional time with the divorce, she didn’t let it show while on the red carpet. This Nina Ricci dress showed the tabloids that Reese was rising from the ashes of her divorce and starting a new era as a sultry fashionista. The strapless bodice showed more skin than Reese ever had before, telling us that she was back and better than ever.