Long before Kristen Stewart portrayed Princess Diana in “Spencer,” she was channeling the original queen of the revenge dress after her breakup with Robert Pattinson. When the two officially split in 2013, the “Twilight” universe was torn apart. Their true love wasn’t supposed to play out like that! Kristen didn’t want her fans to worry, though, so she served some fierce revenge looks.
What better way to let your ex know you’re looking and feeling great than to become a brand ambassador for Chanel? That’s exactly what Kristen did, and she even participated in Paris Fashion Week. She rocked this haute couture piece on the Paris runway. If her smiling face is any indication, she’s not thinking about Robert at all.
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.
The Master of the Revenge Wardrobe
As we all know, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been the center of media coverage due to their dramatic rift with the British Royal Family. For better or worse, Meghan is constantly under public scrutiny for how she walks, talks, and carries herself. When Meghan made a rare public appearance in 2022 for the Invictus Games reception, she knew all eyes would be on her and what she wore.
She left no crumbs with this white-on-white tailored suit by Valentino. Meghan knew she’d be photographed relentlessly by the press at this event, so she got her revenge against all the haters with this perfectly tailored, high-fashion look. Plenty of her other outfits have been revenge-worthy, too. Some might say that Princess Diana immortalized the “revenge dress” so Meghan could perfect the “revenge wardrobe.”
Birds of a Feather
Vanessa Hudgens had her turn in the revenge dress spotlight when she showed up for the red carpet premiere of her 2020 film “Bad Boys for Life.” She and Austin Butler had just broken up after almost nine years together, but Vanessa was distracted from all that noise with her show-stopping gown. This all-white gown is the definition of drama.
The sky-high leg slit, the dramatic white feathers, and the one-shoulder neckline all worked together to create this glam revenge look. Vanessa was beaming on the red carpet and soaked up all the drama of her dress, working that red carpet like a runway. As she should!