Katy Perry sure has changed since 2002. In 2001, before we knew her as the Teenage Dream she is, Perry released her debut album of Christian rock music, Kate Hudson. However, it wasn’t until 2008, with her bold hit song, I Kissed A Girl when Perry made her mark in the music industry.
Perry didn’t only make bold choices with her music, but also with her fashion choices. From seemingly every hair color to sparkly gowns, Perry never shied away from taking fashion risks.
So, in honor of her 35th birthday today, here’s how Katy Perry’s style has evolved through the years:
Back in 2002, Katy Perry can be seen rocking a rather casual look with a graphic Batman and Joker white tee and denim jeans.
Looking almost unrecognizable, Katy Perry wore an off-the-shoulder brown dress to the Mercedes-Benz Shows LA Fashion Week.
Attending the American Music Awards in 2004, Perry wore a vintage-inspired bright floral green dress and knee-high boots.
At Esquire’s 4th Annual Oscar Party in 2004, Perry looked gorgeous in a strapless black dress and red heels.
Perry looked stunning in a cute belted sundress and matching heart necklace. The starlet completed the look with black flats.
Perry returns to her retro-chic roots in this simple-yet-gorgeous lemon midi-dress and matching blood-red lips and heels. Perry matched the look with a skinny green belt.
This stunning sequined black-and-gold mini dress is a look I would definitely wear today!
Perry in a stunning off-the-shoulder silk gown, which marked a break from the flirty retro styles she has worked up ’till then.
Just three months before the release of her first major hit, Katy Perry attended one of New York fashion week’s parties, wearing a cutesy floral blue mini dress,
black tights, boots, and fake glasses.
Perry wore a chic dress by Dolce & Gabbana at their showroom in Milan.
In an iconic Katy Perry fashion, the singer took to the MTV VMA’s stage in a carousel corset dress by Manish Arora.
Perry wore a Jean Charles de Castelbajac dress at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The star completed the ook with a strawberry cupcake bag.
Perry stunned in a Basil Soda pale pink ruffled gown at the 2009 Annual Grammy Awards.
Dressing in the theme of her song Waking Up In Vegas, Katy Perry wore a sequinned red minidress covered in fluffy dice for a performance on The Today Show.
Perry arrived to perform at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in a silver metallic corset minidress by The Blonds.
Katy Perry looked stunning at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a red gown with a unique sequin pattern.
Later that month, at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards, Perry wore a metallic rainbow mesh dress.
Katy Perry wore a blue wig and a sparkly crystal Zuhair Murad dress at the MTV awards in 2010.
Attending the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Perry wore an elegant asymmetrical Marchesa dress, which she matched with colorful streaks in her hair.
Perry dazzled in a full-length pink and silver strapless gown at a pre-Grammy Gala.
At the actual award show, the singer looked angelic sporting a Giorgio Armani sequin-and-silk gown and a pair of angel wings.
At the 2011 MTV VMA’s, Katy Perry took theme dressing to a whole new level. While this wasn’t Perry’s only look that evening, there is no doubt that this sparkling record dress by her stylist, Johnny Wujek, stole the show.
At the AMAs, Perry went all-out in a stunning pink sequin Vivienne Westwood gown. The starlet completed the look with pink hair ad a pink floral hairpiece.
Perry wore a black Twenty Cluny gown, which features rows of sheer stripes, to the NARM Music Biz 2012 awards dinner party.
Wearing a ’20s inspired look which features blush pink flapper dress, long pearls, and an ornate headband, Katy Perry looks straight out The Great Gatsby!
Attending the 2012 MTV VMAs, Katy Perry wore a black, full-length Elie Saab gown.
Attending the Dream Foundation’s 11th Annual Celebration Of Dreams Gala, Perry wore a dreamy floral gown, which she matched with a gold belt.
The singer looked stunning at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in a navy blue Naeem Khan gown, complete with a matching sheer cape.
Attending the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, Perry looked classy in a gorgeous Valentino dress, which featured flowers all over.
At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Perry wore an embellished green Gucci gown.
While promoting The Smurfs 2, Perry wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier lacey dress and matching headband. The star completed her look with silver Jimmy Choo shoes and Miu Miu sunglasses.
Attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Perry wore a dazzling jade green Giambattista Valli gown.
Perry looked divine wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress to 2013’s Met Gala.
The pop superstar wore a music-themed Valentino gown to the 2014 Grammy Awards.
To the MOCA 35th anniversary gala celebration, Perry wore a directional yellow and black dress.
Attending the 2014 VMA’s, Perry channeled her inner Britney Spears, wearing a Versace recreation of Spears’ dress from 2001’s VMA’s.
For the 2015 Grammy Awards, Perry wore a dazzling semi-sheer Zuhair Murad dress.
For the Soho Desert House at Coachella, Perry wore a gorgeous sheer, floral-patterned gown.
Perry wore a shiny, neon pink Prada gown to the 2016 Golden Globes.
Attending the annual amfAR gala in 2016, Perry wore a crimson-colored, petal-adorned gown by Marchesa.
For the Capitol Records gala, Perry wore a chic off the shoulder, black and white patterned jumpsuit.
For the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Perry wore a metallic bronze Jean Paul Gaultier gown.
Stepping out to the streets of Paris, France, Perry was spotted sporting a pink turtleneck Elisabetta Franchi knit cape midi dress.
Attending the 2017 VMA’s, Perry wore a stunning white Stéphane Rolland gown.