The revenge dress

Symbol of a new beginning, the term "revenge dress" was born following the famous dress worn by Princess Diana in 1994 after her breakup with Prince Charles. Since then, each separation comes with an exceptional dress.


Lady Di became once again an inspiration to numerous women starting with Rihanna:


"Every time a man cheats on you, treats you badly, you have to have a revenge dress. All women know that. But the idea that even Princess Diana could have gone through a moment of loneliness like any ordinary woman , whether she consciously or unknowingly chose that dress that knocked everyone off my feet touches me. That Diana bad bitch moment blew me away."

A review in pictures of the most striking celebrity revenge dresses.



Princess Diana in November 1994

In the midst of media turmoil following her separation from Prince Charles, Lady Diana appears wearing this dress – daring for her rank – during an evening at the Serpentine Gallery.

Designed by Christina Stambolian, the black outfit and close to the body leaves the shoulders of the princess bare: it is then registered as the very first "Revenge dress".





Kate Moss in September 2007

After two years of tumultuous relationship, Kate Moss and Pete Doherty separate. For her first red carpet after their breakup, the top adopts the silky vintage Dior dress. All in sobriety and elegance, Kate Moss is luminous.



Eva Longoria in January 2011

More dramatic than ever, Eva Longoria dons a Zac Posen dress in her first official appearance without Tony Parker at the Golden Globe Awards in 2011.



Gigi Hadid in November 2015

Hadid probably knew that she was going to run into ex Joe Jonas at the AMAs, so she really went for it in a revealing Bao Trenchi look and a new cropped do.



Bella Hadid in November 2016

Bella Hadid is undoubtedly one of the worthy heirs of Lady Diana's "Revenge dress". Invited to the same ceremony as her former boyfriend and her new sweetheart, (The Weeknd and Selena Gomez), the model will eclipse the new couple thanks to a lace jumpsuit by Alexander Wang.







Angelina Jolie in September 2017

If Angelina Jolie is rare on the red carpets, the actress came accompanied by her children during the Toronto Film Festival a few months after her separation from Brad Pitt. Her outfit ? A silky asymmetrical black dress by Ralph & Russo.





Julia Fox February 2022

Freshly separated from Kanye West, the American actress marched for LaQuan Smith during New York Fashion Week in a bold black dress, not unlike that of the Princess of Wales one evening in June 1994.





Mayana

for Elemntz