Celebrities Who Repeated an Outfit on the Red Carpet

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These celebrities are proving that some looks are timeless by repeating their best looks over and over again. Stars from Cate Blanchett to Gwyneth Paltrow have re-worn their red carpet looks on repeat and we’re applauding their sustainable, money-saving choice!

Not only has Blanchett defined herself as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, but she’s also established herself as a major head-turner on the red carpet. And while her elegance and fashion sense are enough to make Best Dressed lists all around, it’s her fashion rewears that have sparked the most conversations. Over the years, she’s re-worn and reinvented many of her red carpet looks.

Speaking of the trend, Blanchett said it was all no big deal. “It should be completely unremarkable, the idea of re-wearing (clothes), because we do it in our daily lives,” she told Business of Fashion a year ago. “We do it out of habit, we do it out of choice, we do it out of necessity.”

“It’s an expression of who you are and how you look at the world,” she continued. “I’ve always re-worn and recycled and all of those things. There’s nothing remarkable about that. There are millions of people doing that.”

Indeed, people rewear shirts, pants, and shoes every single day – it’s just unique that Blanchett does so on the red carpet.

Luckily for her, more celebrities over the years have hopped on the trend, whether it’s re-wearing the same piece two months in a row or in homage moments to their younger selves. To check out our favorite outfit re-wears over the years, including Paltrow, Laura Dern and Kirsten Dunst, scroll below!

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Jada Pinkett Smith

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Exactly 20 years ago, Jada Pinkett Smith wowed at the Hollywood Film Festival’s 2004 Hollywood Awards Gala in this black Alaïa dress with an ultra-high slit. Fast-forward two decades later, the actress wowed with the look once again at The Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala on May 18.

“Sis had to pull out that Alaïa piece she wore damn near twenty years ago for tonight’s event✨,” Smith wrote on Instagram.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

At the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, supermodel Naomi Campbell made quite a fashion statement by re-wearing a dress she once debuted on the runway for Chanel in 1997. Looking at the two pictures side by side, it’s safe to say the striped sequins and sheer dress is stunning in any decade!

Glenn Close

Glenn Close
Glenn Close

At the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Glenn Close won the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for The Wife while wearing a chic eggshell-colored double-breasted suit. Five years later, she rocked the look yet again at the Ralph Lauren Fall/Holiday 2024 Runway Show in New York City on April 29.

“I’m very very proud to be re-wearing this suit that I wore five years ago at the SAG Awards,” Close said on Instagram. “Beautiful, beautiful classic Ralph Lauren suit but this one happens to be covered with tiny Swarovski crystals.”

“I feel like a million bucks and I’m going to retire this suit to my costume collection after this,” she said. So stunning, then and now!

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

Civil War star Kirsten Dunst wore this plunging white lace dress at the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Over 13 years later, the actress wore it again at the Chopard presents the Garden Of Kalahari in 2017.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

In another major gap between red carpet wears, Gwyneth Paltrow first wore this bright red velvet suit and baby blue button-down to the 1996 VMAs. Years later, in 2021, she rocked the look at the Gucci Love Parade. Timeless!

Laura Dern

Laura Dern
Laura Dern

Back in 1995, Laura Dern brought out her sexy side in this cutout 1017 ALYX 9SM black dress at the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala. Over 25 years later, she wowed in the look yet again at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Plus, she had an Oscar to accessorize it with!

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett totally reinvented this lace Armani Prive she wore to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. At the 2023 SAG Awards, she wore the dress’ bottom layer paired with a black sequined dress on top.

Cate Blanchett (Again!)

Cate Blanchett (Again!)
Cate Blanchett (Again!)

In another reinvention, Blanchett first wore this floral corset top with a black feathered skirt at the 2016 BAFTAs. Fast-forward four years, she wore the top-half paired with tailored black pants.

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno paid tribute to herself at the 2018 Academy Awards as she re-wore the gold patterned dress she wore to the 1962 occasion when she won her Oscar.

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish
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Tiffany Haddish showed just how fierce she looks in white as she wore this halter dress to the Girls Trip premiere in July 2017 and later during her Saturday Night Live monologue in November.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda
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Jane Fonda wore this embellished black blazer in quick succession in 2016. The item’s first appearance was at Saint Laurent’s fall 2016 menswear collection and the second was at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability celebration in March 2016.

Jane Fonda (Again!)

Jane Fonda (Again!)
Jane Fonda (Again!)

Jane Fonda became an outfit repeater once again at the 2020 Oscars when she wore this bedazzled maroon Elie Saab gown to the stage. Previously, she rocked the look at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Elizabeth Banks

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Elizabeth Banks not only wore this gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress twice, but she wore it to the same event too. The first pic was at the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscars Party and the second was in 2020.

Kate Moss

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Kate Moss repeated a classic LBD and we can all relate. She first wore this feathered off-the-shoulder dress at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and later at Coty’s 100 Year Anniversary Party in 2004.

Calista Flockhart

Calista Flockhart
Calista Flockhart

Calista Flockhart showed just how versatile yellow can be as she re-wore this silk bright yellow Ralph Lauren skirt at the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny premiere in 2023. Previously, she rocked the skirt with a white button-down at the 1999 Emmys.

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