Gwen Stefani might be the ultimate multi-hyphenate: singer-designer-television personality; there’s no doubt (sorry, had to!) she’s one busy lady.
But Stefani wasn’t always a platinum blonde powerhouse. Once upon a time, she was just a girl from Orange County. As her music evolved and career blossomed, so did her personal style.
When No Doubt was still a fledgling band, Stefani performed in Madonna-esque getups, including tulle skirts over leggings and hair bows. Later, her style devolved into the boyish, rocker look that has become her signature aesthetic—a look back into the archive gives definite evidence that Stefani may have been a forerunner of the normcore and athleisure trends. Along the way, there were flirtations with blue and pink hair, body jewelry, and furry bikini tops.
Yet some things have stayed the same—Stefani’s trademark crimson pout, her affinity for crop tops, and her insane washboard abs. And throughout it all, her dedication to staying true to herself and her personal style, come trend or commercial success, has proved itself over and over again.
Here, 23 of Gwen Stefani’s best looks—from the Tragic Kingdom era to her time on the Voice.