Being a celebrity means that you will inevitably run into people you’d much rather avoid during red carpet events. When Bella Hadid got invited to the 2017 Met Gala, she knew that she’d see her ex, The Weeknd, on the arm of his new lady, Selena Gomez. Naturally, she pulled out all the stops for her Gala look. Bella pulled no punches with this completely see-through catsuit designed by Alexander Wang.
It never hurts to put your best foot forward for the Met Gala, especially when your ex will be there. This bodysuit left little to the imagination with its shimmering beadwork and low back silhouette. She later told Harpers Bazaar, “I had so much fun from the moment I got on the red carpet until the moment it all ended.”
A Model Revenge Dress
Clothing designer and model Nadia Bartel showed fans what was what when she hosted the 2019 Brownlow Medal event. She had just announced her divorce from former Australian soccer player Jimmy Bartel a few months earlier and wanted to show him what he was missing. She attended the Brownlow Medal in a stunning light blue J'Aton Couture gown that was teasingly semi-sheer.
The strapless dress featured a sky-high leg slit, allowing Nadia to show off her legs. Some people took issue with the fact that Nadia was hosting a soccer-related event after divorcing Jimmy, but fans cheered her on and showed their support on social media. Many praised her for getting back out there and stealing the show with her gorgeous revenge look.
Sun-Kissed and Unbothered
As we all know, Jennifer Lopez has more than a few revenge looks under her proverbial belt. And why shouldn’t she? Jennifer would look great wearing a burlap sack, so it only makes sense that she would want to flaunt it while she’s got it. The sherbet-orange Michael Kors gown that she wore to the 2004 Golden Globes was anything but heartbroken.
Around the time of this iconic look, Jennifer and Ben Affleck had just broken off their highly publicized engagement. “Bennifer” was no more. Jennifer wanted everyone to know that she was totally fine with it, at least on the outside. She looked sunkissed and glowing in this strappy dress that made her look like a real-life goddess.
Selena Gomez had a short-lived romance with The Weeknd in 2017. After they broke up in October of that year, Selena attended the InStyle Awards solo in this sultry little black dress. At the time, gossip was swirling not only about The Weeknd breakup but about her recent split from Justin Bieber.
Selena let us know that she was totally fine being single when she stepped out in this barely-there minidress. She rocked the outfit effortlessly and looked chic while doing it. Selena added some playful heels and dark vixen eyeshadow to complete this revenge look. Revenge really is best served cold while looking absolutely piping hot.
Getting Over a “Bad Romance”
Lady Gaga is known for her daring fashion choices and unique red carpet looks. It’s no surprise that she went all-out for her 2019 Grammy outfit. She attended the award show just days after announcing her split from agent-turned-fiancé Christian Carino. She stole the show in this edgy but classy Celine by Hedi Slimane dress.
The disco-worthy gown was an excellent choice, especially because the silver fabric acted as a perfect backdrop for all the golden Grammys she won that evening. This dress had a different vibe than the other, more toned-down outfits she wore during award shows earlier that year. Lady Gaga’s breakup look showed fans that she was ready to shine on her own again.