Ariana Grande’s Style Transformation

Her album is on the top of the charts. Her music is sweeping the world. Her spirit is contagious. Beginning with cat ears and mini dresses all the way to her signature high pony and sweater dresses, she rose to fame on Nickelodeon’s ‘Victorious’, then holding a lead role in spinoff show ‘Sam & Cat’. Overnight she turned from actress to instant pop star with her first single release of “The Way” in 2014. With that one song, Grande’s entire career changed, along with her style. Now, celebrating the Ariana Grande we all know and love, let’s take a look at her transformation throughout the years.

Ariana Grande at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

2013 MTV Music Awards

This event marks the beginning of Grande’s signature fit-and-flare dresses. Her feminine, fun and flirty style accentuates her pop-princess title–emphasis on princess. With her natural brunette hair, Ariana rocks a white mini-dress with a floral, beaded top by Jones and Jones Fashion. This Liberty Julia Dress has a tied bow revealing its open back feature. She completes the piece with classic, nude heels and a simple, white bracelet charmed with a silver heart.

Ariana Grande models her first fashion collaboration with Lipsy

2016 Lipsy Summer Collection

Grande released a fashion line that incorporates her everyday styles, which, at the time, consisted of many matching 2-piece sets. Ariana slayed in her youthful, yet mature wardrobe- showing the world that she is growing up from her Nickelodeon days, and grows more relevant by the hour. As for her hair, Grande begins to rock her slicked-back high pony that we all know and love.

Ariana at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

2016 Billboard Music Awards

Ariana Grande deserves to be recognized for this straight-off-the-runway Versace gown. Not only does the pop-star look absolutely radiant, she allows the dress to speak for itself. Simply complimenting it with black heels and diamond stud earrings, Grande’s look is simple, sleek and stupendous! The high pony, her forever staple, pulls the hair off her face and allows the details of this custom Versace to be noticed. 

Ariana on her Dangerous Woman tour

2016-2017 Dangerous Woman Tour

Ariana Grande showed off her fierce side in her Dangerous Woman album. Shiny leather was a “biker thing” until Grande came out on stage with a striking black leather ruffled gown. Her iconic all-leather outfits influenced this bold trend for seasons to come. Leather is still in style even now, so thank you, Ariana!

Ariana at the 2018 Met Gala2018 Met Gala

This dress just has to be featured in this article because it is too good to ignore! Grande kills the 2018 Met Gala in this stunning “Heavenly Bodies” inspired Vera Wang gown. The dress is based off the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. The gown is screen-printed with pieces from the ceiling painted by Michelangelo in 1534. This amazingly detailed gown speaks for itself in every way possible, and Ariana Grande looks gorgeous as always in it.


Ariana Grande posing in Gucci boots and a crew neck2018- 2019 Streetstyle

Ariana Grande’s newest style is stuntin’ in a comfy yet, stylish look all over town and in photoshoots. She completes sweater dresses and oversized sweatshirts with classic over-the-knee boots. Frequently high-heeled, her five foot figure looks tall and slim, giving hope to all of us short girls! Thousands of Ari stans love and copy this style, and hope Ariana keeps giving us fashion inspiration for years to come. 

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