Model Irina Shayk didn’t let her breakup with actor Bradley Cooper stop her from having a great time at Milano Fashion Week. When the two unexpectedly broke up in 2019, Irina didn’t shy away from her modeling duties. In fact, she used the opportunity to show off and live her best life in the public eye.
Irina spent Fashion Week walking the Versace runway show and parading around Milan in various Versace outfits, including this one. Irina showed off her bod in an unbuttoned black top, matching bralette, and short skirt. Irina and Bradley’s team said their breakup was amicable, but we all know Irina got some satisfaction by wearing this stunning outfit.
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.
Taking the Plunge
Elizabeth Hurley dated 90s heartthrob Hugh Grant for a whopping 13 years. They stuck together through thick and thin but finally decided to split in 2000. Elizabeth took matters into her own hands and shaped the narrative with this iconic revenge dress from Valentino. She attended a charity event wearing this champagne-colored floor-length gown with a plunging neckline.
Although plunging necklines seem to be a dime a dozen these days, it caused quite a stir in the early 2000s. Judging by her smiling face, it seems Elizabeth was doing just fine post-breakup. Elizabeth and Hugh had an amicable breakup and are still friends to this day, so maybe this isn’t as big of a “revenge look” as we might think. Nevertheless, Elizabeth looks amazing, which is all we really need to count it as an epic post-breakup outfit.
Bye, Bye, Bye, Britney
It’s not often that the media covers revenge looks by male celebrities, but Justin’s breakup with Britney Spears in the early 2000s put this look on the map. The former pop power couple broke up and broke fans’ hearts in 2002, shortly before JT debuted this look at the MTV Video Music Awards. This all-black ensemble might not look like much by today’s standards, but people in the early 2000s thought Justin looked H-O-T. (It was a different time, okay).
Gone were the days of Justin’s all-denim outfits and frosted tips. This laid-back suit and snazzy fedora marked the beginning of a new era for Justin. He was single, hot, and ready to take over the pop charts with his revenge song, “Cry Me a River.”