Today, birthday girl Selena Gomez takes her 28th spin around the sun, and she has been in the public eye nearly the entire time. Her first big break came with an early stint on Barney & Friends (remember that big purple dinosaur?), followed shortly by all things Disney. First, she made an appearance on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, then on Hannah Montana and Lizzie McGuire before landing a lead role in her own show – The Wizards of Waverly Place – in 2007.
Not only was she proving to be a promising young actress with comedic chops, but she was also venturing into a music crossover with the release of her pop album Kiss & Tell in 2009. Acting and singing brought her fame and fortune, but her multiple roles and music tours meant Gomez was constantly reinventing her red carpet look. Sometimes, she appeared in angelic column gowns in ivory, while her rock ‘n’ roll persona would come forward in the form of edgy leather separates at others.
Over her career, she’s worn a little bit of everything: Chanel tweed suits, voluminous chiffon gowns, toile two-pieces, slinky crimson dresses with cut-outs, and plenty of LBDs. As iconic as she has become, her red carpet style is next to impossible to pin down – we can never predict what she’ll wear next. In celebration of her birthday, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to revisit over 50 of Selena Gomez’s best red carpet looks of all time.