Modern-day revenge looks seem to follow a certain trend. First off, many revenge looks debut at the illustrious Met Gala, which has turned into THE red carpet event for celebrities to see and be seen. Second, celebrities aren’t afraid to let it all hang out when getting dressed for sweet, sweet revenge. Zoë Kravitz did not come to mess around when she donned this scandalous YSL dress at the 2021 Met Gala.
Kravitz had filed for divorce from her husband, Karl Glusman, in early 2021. Not only did she make this post-divorce appearance in a completely see-through chainmail outfit, but she also attended with a new beau on her arm. Attending one of the top fashion events of the year with an impeccable body and a hot guy sounds like pretty great revenge to us, Zoë.
Revenge and Redemptions
Taylor Swift is our favorite petty queen. When she showed up at the 2022 MTV VMAs in a skin-baring silver number, her fans immediately knew what she was doing. No, she wasn’t dressing for revenge over a fresh breakup. Swifties everywhere knew she was referencing an infamous moment with Kanye West in 2009.
Her jewel-encrusted Oscar de la Renta mini dress looked strikingly similar to the silver gown she wore to the 2009 VMAs, where Kanya infamously grabbed the microphone out of her hands during her Best Female Video award acceptance speech. That fateful night incited a dramatic feud with Kanye and Kim Kardashian, and we can’t help but see the parallels between her old dress and this new, grown-up version. Taylor Swift may forgive, but she doesn’t forget.
J.Lo has worn some pretty scandalous outfits throughout her illustrious career. Her gown for the 2011 American Music Awards was barely there, but she managed to make it look classy in the way only Jennifer Lopez can. Her black-and-nude Zuhair Murad gown made jaws drop and cameras flash, and not only because the flesh-colored fabric made her dress look barely there.
Jennifer attended the American Music Awards after she announced her split from hubby Marc Anthony. She looked fearless in this showstopping gown and totally unbothered over whether Marc was eating his heart out at the sight of her on the red carpet. As icing on the cake, J.Lo took home the award for “Favorite Latin Artist.”
Amy Takes the Plunge
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett were married for nine years and were considered veterans of surviving the relentless Hollywood drama machine. However, the two made the tough decision to divorce in 2012. While the whole ordeal was excruciating for both of them and their kids, that didn’t stop Amy from having a little fun in the fashion department.
Shortly after Amy and Will’s divorce news went public, she attended the Emmys wearing a gown with a plunging neckline and a sultry silhouette. This style was way out of Amy’s usual look, so people immediately saw it as a “revenge look” related to her split with Will. What do you think?
Ravishing in Red
Some Hollywood relationships are so short-lived that most of us forget about them. Minnie Driver’s fling with none other than Matt Damon is one of those relationships. The two met in 1997 on the set of “Good Will Hunting” and split up less than a year later. While the relationship may be lost to time, Minnie’s revenge dress is not.
Minnie attended the 1998 Academy Awards in full “Hollywood glam” mode. She wore a stunning red dress with a faux fur stole to match. Her curls and red lipstick added a classic 1940s feel, and fans ate it up. Minnie wore this dress to let everyone know that she got her groove back after she and Matt were no more.