Lea Michele was allegedly pretty crushed when her relationship with Matthew Paetz ended in 2016. That heartbreak made this black-and-white revenge dress all the more important when she hit the red carpet a few months later at ELLE’s “Women in Comedy” event. Her sleek and stunning dress showcased what Matthew was missing out on.
The strapless dress featured an asymmetrical hemline that was highlighted by silver sequins and some strappy silver sandals. She wore her long hair parted to one side along with a sultry, smokey eye. Lea obviously wanted to distract from her recent breakup, and it definitely worked with this modern look.
Kate Hudson Stuns at the Golden Globes
Kate Hudson was in a long-term relationship with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy for quite some time. The two split after many years together, but that didn’t slow Kate down. She attended the 2015 Golden Globes looking stunning in white. This mom of three didn’t shy away from showing some skin in this Versace gown.
“It’s pretty snug,” Kate shared with E! News during her red carpet interview. Good thing, because the plunging neckline and crystal-encrusted cut-outs along the side made it look pretty precarious. Versace seems to be a go-to for celeb revenge looks. Perhaps it’s the designer’s love of sexy silhouettes and daring cut-outs. Whatever the reason, it really works.
Thirst Trap at the Thirst Gala
Kristen Stewart’s dress in this picture might not look like a thirst trap at first glance, but it’s pretty obvious when you really think about it. She wore this gorgeous lace dress to the 7th annual Thirst Gala in 2016. Kristen attended to support Thirst Project, which works to end the global water crisis. See, we told you this look was a thirst trap.
Her white lace dress was elegant yet sexy, showing a bit of leg, along with a nude-colored underdress that made people do a double take. Rumors were swirling at the time that Kristen was dating model Stella Maxwell, and this look didn’t quell any of those rumors.
The Post-Breakup Haircut
Sometimes a new haircut is the thing you need to process a breakup and get a fresh start. Sarah Hyland ended things with her long-term boyfriend, Matt Prokop, and quickly decided to change things up. She lobbed off her signature long brown hair and went for a refreshing bob with beach-blonde highlights.
It may seem like a simple haircut on the surface, but Sarah’s decision probably carried a lot more significance for her. Unfortunately, Sarah revealed that her and Matt’s relationship was abusive. She even filed for a permanent restraining order against him shortly after they broke up in 2014. Fans loved the haircut and marked it as the start of a new era.
Rock Steady Revenge
Gwen Stefani went through a painful divorce from her now ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, the year before this playful red carpet look. After two decades and three kids together, Gwen and Gavin got divorced amidst rumors that Gavin cheated on her with their nanny. Yikes. Thankfully, Gwen didn’t let that devastating news get her down.
She attended the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards with one of her kids and her new beau, Blake Shelton, at her side. She wore a colorful mini dress that captured her signature off-beat style, as well as her famous “victory roll” hairstyle. Everyone loves a good comeback story, and there’s nothing better than a celeb showing off a revenge look alongside a new relationship.