Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton are inseparable pillars of the Royal Family. Although they seem stronger than ever as a couple today, they’ve gone through their ups and downs. Back in 2007, they reportedly took a break from their relationship for a few months. As any 20-something would do, Kate took it as an opportunity to hit the town with her sister, Pippa.
She decided to flaunt her stuff in this shiny kerchief dress and black boho bag. The plunging neckline and flimsy spaghetti straps are a far cry from Kate’s reserved royal style, but she was out to prove a point. She and William were on a break, so she decided to remind the paparazzi (and Will) how cool and sexy she was. This revenge look must have worked because the rest is royal history.
Piqué Missed His Shot
If you’re a Shakira fan, you undoubtedly know all about her breakup with her long-term boyfriend Gerard Piqué. The two split after eleven years together amid rumors of Gerard cheating on the famous singer. Most people are obviously “Team Shakira” in this situation. Fans rejoiced when she wowed the Cannes red carpet shortly after making the breakup public. Shakira is definitely channeling Princess Diana’s famous “Revenge Dress” with this all-black Mônot gown.
The curvaceous silhouette and sheer black gloves are giving major Jessica Rabbit vibes. The best part is that Shakira hit the red carpet solo. She doesn’t need a man at her side. That would just cramp her style. People around the world couldn’t help but admit that Gerard messed up big time. Your loss, Piqué!
Mariah Carey Sizzles in Black
There’s something about a sultry all-black look that screams “revenge.” Mariah Carey entered the canon of best revenge looks back in 1997 with perhaps one of the best-known little black dresses of all time. She attended the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards in a simple black bandeau top and thigh-high slit skirt to match.
The debut of this sizzling look coincided with her split from Tommy Mottola, her controlling and abusive ex-husband. Mariah wanted to show the world that she was moving on in her career and didn’t need Tommy’s help to succeed. This look is simple but effective. Mariah looks absolutely stunning.
A Bustier Boost
What do you wear when you have to attend a movie premiere that your soon-to-be ex-husband is also attending? Cue: Nicole Kidman in this little black dress. The evening before her divorce from Tom Cruise was legally finalized, Nicole attended the premiere of “The Others.” The problem was Tom was also attending because he produced the film. Awkward.
In classic breakup fashion, Nicole pulled out all the stops for her red carpet outfit. She showed up wearing this breathtaking black bustier dress and strappy stiletto heels to match. Nicole and Tom had already been separated for a few months by the time of the premiere, but Nicole definitely knew the kind of message she was sending with this look. This dress screams “single and ready to mingle.” Va-va-voom.
Sizzling in Chanel
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples…until they weren’t. We all remember the highly publicized and very dramatic divorce between these two Hollywood A-listers that resulted in Brad Pitt getting together with Angelina Jolie shortly afterward.
Although some of the tabloids tried to depict Jennifer as a jilted lover, she rocked the red carpet premiere of her movie “Derailed” with her head held high. She wore a glistening Chanel minidress that showed off her amazing legs, toned arms, and radiant smile. This dress captured Jennifer’s signature sexy-but-cute look that fans and admirers love. She looked anything but “derailed” by her breakup. Brad who?