Katy Perry’s Fashion Evolution
October 25, 2019
Penelope Trent

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:

 

2002

 

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Back in 2002, Katy Perry can be seen rocking a rather casual look with a graphic Batman and Joker white tee and denim jeans.

 

2003

 

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Looking almost unrecognizable, Katy Perry wore an off-the-shoulder brown dress to the Mercedes-Benz Shows LA Fashion Week.

 

2004

 

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Attending the American Music Awards in 2004, Perry wore a vintage-inspired bright floral green dress and knee-high boots.

 

February 2005

 

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At Esquire’s 4th Annual Oscar Party in 2004, Perry looked gorgeous in a strapless black dress and red heels.

 

May 2005

 

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Perry looked stunning in a cute belted sundress and matching heart necklace. The starlet completed the look with black flats.

 

April 2006

 

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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.

 

November 2006

 

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This stunning sequined black-and-gold mini dress is a look I would definitely wear today!

 

2007

 

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Perry in a stunning off-the-shoulder silk gown, which marked a break from the flirty retro styles she has worked up ’till then.

 

February 2008

 

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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.

 

September 2008

 

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Perry wore a chic dress by Dolce & Gabbana at their showroom in Milan.

 

November 2008

 

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In an iconic Katy Perry fashion, the singer took to the MTV VMA’s stage in a carousel corset dress by Manish Arora.

 

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Perry wore a Jean Charles de Castelbajac dress at the MTV Europe Music Awards. The star completed the ook with a strawberry cupcake bag.

 

February 2009

 

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Perry stunned in a Basil Soda pale pink ruffled gown at the 2009 Annual Grammy Awards.

 

July 2009

 

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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. 

 

September 2009

 

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Perry arrived to perform at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in a silver metallic corset minidress by The Blonds.

 

March 2010

 

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Katy Perry looked stunning at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a red gown with a unique sequin pattern.

 

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Later that month, at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards, Perry wore a metallic rainbow mesh dress.

 

June 2010

 

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Katy Perry wore a blue wig and a sparkly crystal Zuhair Murad dress at the MTV awards in 2010.

 

September 2010

 

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Attending the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Perry wore an elegant asymmetrical Marchesa dress, which she matched with colorful streaks in her hair.

 

February 2011

 

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Perry dazzled in a full-length pink and silver strapless gown at a pre-Grammy Gala.

 

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At the actual award show, the singer looked angelic sporting a Giorgio Armani sequin-and-silk gown and a pair of angel wings.

 

August 2011

 

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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.

 

November 2011

 

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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.

 

May 2012

 

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Perry wore a black Twenty Cluny gown, which features rows of sheer stripes, to the NARM Music Biz 2012 awards dinner party.

 

June 2012

 

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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!

 

September 2012

 

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Attending the 2012 MTV VMAs, Katy Perry wore a black, full-length Elie Saab gown.

 

November 2012

 

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Attending the Dream Foundation’s 11th Annual Celebration Of Dreams Gala, Perry wore a dreamy floral gown, which she matched with a gold belt.

 

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The singer looked stunning at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in a navy blue Naeem Khan gown, complete with a matching sheer cape.

 

January 2013

 

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Attending the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, Perry looked classy in a gorgeous Valentino dress, which featured flowers all over.

 

February 2013

 

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At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Perry wore an embellished green Gucci gown.

 

April 2013

 

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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.

 

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Attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Perry wore a dazzling jade green Giambattista Valli gown.

 

May 2013

 

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Perry looked divine wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress to 2013’s Met Gala.

 

January 2014

 

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The pop superstar wore a music-themed Valentino gown to the 2014 Grammy Awards.

 

March 2014

 

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To the MOCA 35th anniversary gala celebration, Perry wore a directional yellow and black dress.

 

August 2014

 

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Attending the 2014 VMA’s, Perry channeled her inner Britney Spears, wearing a Versace recreation of Spears’ dress from 2001’s VMA’s.

 

February 2015

 

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For the 2015 Grammy Awards, Perry wore a dazzling semi-sheer Zuhair Murad dress.

 

April 2015

 

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For the Soho Desert House at Coachella, Perry wore a gorgeous sheer, floral-patterned gown.

 

January 2016

 

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Perry wore a shiny, neon pink Prada gown to the 2016 Golden Globes.

 

May 2016

 

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Attending the annual amfAR gala in 2016, Perry wore a crimson-colored, petal-adorned gown by Marchesa.

 

November 2016

 

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For the Capitol Records gala, Perry wore a chic off the shoulder, black and white patterned jumpsuit.

 

February 2017

 

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For the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Perry wore a metallic bronze Jean Paul Gaultier gown.

 

July 2017

 

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Stepping out to the streets of Paris, France, Perry was spotted sporting a pink turtleneck Elisabetta Franchi knit cape midi dress.

 

August 2017

 

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Attending the 2017 VMA’s, Perry wore a stunning white Stéphane Rolland gown.

 

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