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From grunge to retro: the evolution of Gwen Stefani's style

By Edwin C. Reade! 0 Comment 13th October 2019

On October 13, singer Gwen Stefani turns 50. Someone remembers her with pink or blue hair and a bra over a T-shirt, while others most of all love her images in the style of Marilyn Monroe. The singer in her style strongly evolved at the same time miraculously retained her individuality and charm, as well as youth and beauty. Let's remember what elements her outings consisted of and what can be adopted from the singer.

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Gwen Stefani has been working with No doubt since its founding, since 1987, when Brother Gwen became its founder. The music they performed is characterized as ska-punk, that is, a mixture of punk rock and Hawaiian 50s style. Apparently, because of this, vocalist Gwen decided to experiment with her style and appeared in more and more bold images in each new video.

Until the mid-1990s, not many people knew about the group, but in 1996 two hits No doubt came out at once – Spiderwebs and Don't Speak. To appreciate the style throwing of the vocalist of the group, just watch these two clips. In Spiderwebs we see an aggressive girl in plaid trousers with wound bangs, like a div from the 50s, a bindi (a point on her forehead, like an Indian woman) and a crazy, aggressive look from the bottom. But in the video Don't Speak, which, incidentally, is still not forgotten by fans of Gwen Stefani, she looks like a tender and vulnerable girl with a square, in a cotton dress. But the branded bindi made from rhinestones of different shades, as well as burgundy lips, remain her trademark.

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Remaining a platinum blonde, sometimes Stephanie radically changed her hair color. Either she appeared in public with blue hair like that of Malvina, or she starred in a music video (for example, Ex-girlfriend) with pink strands. From time to time, the singer created the makeup of some fairy-tale character on her face, presenting the make-up as an art object.

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In the 2000s, when chic and glamor was in fashion, Gwen again began to look for her new style, she decided to stay somewhere in the middle. She did not become a glamorous diva, like the rest of the performers, but applied a touch of chic to the rock style. So Gwen Stefani came to glam rock. This period coincided with the release of the Rock Steady album, and the singer began to combine in her images heels, large pendants and belts with buckles, low-rise jeans and crop tops, or even the top of the leotard instead of a T-shirt. She grew her hair and experimented with styling.

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In 2002, Gwen married musician Gavin Rossdale, and gradually began to switch to a new version of herself. Her musical style has undergone changes: the singer began to perform compositions in the style of pop, melodious tracks appeared in her repertoire. Her images have also evolved. Gwen tried on a retro style, long dresses, Hollywood locks in the style of Marilyn Monroe, red lipstick (instead of burgundy and brown), softer makeup. Sometimes she allowed herself to experiment, creating her own version of Alice in Wonderland, but still Gwen remained the embodiment of femininity.

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Sometimes, especially at concerts, Stephanie allowed herself a return to the style of glam rock. Beautiful crop tops and military-style trousers revealed her flat stomach, on which cubes were even visible. And all this after the birth, because in 2006 the singer gave birth to the first son of Kingston, and in 2008 – the second, Zuma. Each time, Gwen quickly returned to shape, as she ate only organic products, carefully measuring portions, and did a group of exercises to strengthen the muscles of the press. In 2014, the singer gave birth to a third son named Appolo, and again her figure remained the same, so that you can easily understand Gwen’s passion to wear translucent dresses or short tops.

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From about 2014 to 2015, Gwen Stefani again became interested in dyeing hair in other shades, but now she has her own corporate identity. She did not change color completely, but applied a bright color to the ends of her hair: from red to green, and the border was very clear. At that time, a lot of rebellious things in the style of rock appeared in the wardrobe of the singer.

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In 2003, Gwen Stefani created her clothing brand L.A.M.B. At first, she did not take her design work very seriously, but later on, Andrea Lieberman, a top stylist and consultant in the fashion world, appeared on her team. By the way, the singer herself often wears her design creations. Her clothing brand is eclectic – a mixture of different styles. This is exactly what Gwen is facing us now: either a glamorous diva with bold notes, or a lover of bright prints and unusual textures.

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In 2014, the singer became a member of the jury of the American show "Voice". The musical project became crucial for her: here she met her new lover – musician Blake Shelton. And the audience had the opportunity to regularly observe Gwen's style experiments. Often she appeared in things of her own design, whether it be a baby-dollar dress or a leather jumpsuit, and how beautiful the singer looks in her almost 50 years!

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