Gwen Stefani’s looks have always been ‘Hella Good!’ but we’re particularly obsessed with her earlier style. So for her 53rd birthday, we celebrate the singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress with some of our favorite looks from the late 90s and early 2000s.
The singer’s brother invited her to join his band No Doubt in 1986, and Interscope Records signed the band in 1991. No Doubt released their first self-titled album in 1992, and Gwen Stefani has been a star ever since, eventually going solo. As well as being known for her unique punk/reggae style of music, she was also known for her unique, fun fashion style. Let’s dive into the best looks from the artist’s early career.
2/15/1998 – End of Tour Concert & Party For The Rolling Stones
The singer’s oversized get-up and cute little buns (not those ones) make for a look that is to die for! This is an easy look to emulate if you have any cute patterned blazers on deck. The neat makeup, hair, and accessories make the completely oversized outfit, down to the shoes, look feminine and adorable.
9/18/1999 – Paul McCartney Record Party
Standing alongside No Doubt bandmate Tony Kamal, Stefani looked pretty in pink! Her matching hair and shoes are so precious, and the skirt over jeans brings back some serious nostalgia. Frequently we look back on the trend with regret, but she looked seriously stunning, so we may have to give it another chance.
8/12/2001 – 2001 Teen Choice Awards
Stefani’s appearance at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards is the epitome of early 2000s style. There are so many small perfect details we had to add this look to the list. First, the low-cut jeans with her lyrics on them are incredible. The studded ‘STEFANI’ belt. Paired with the matching glove and shirt and trucker cap, we’re obsessed!
12/04/2001 – 2001 Billboard Awards
Bold as always, Stefani paired a bikini top with a micro-jacket embroidered with “rock steady vibe,” referencing No Doubt’s 2001 album, among other slogans. With the plaid pants and spiky bracelets, she embodies the sexy punk brand she developed in the early stages of her career.
7/15/2003 – DKNY Jeans and The Fader present Duran Duran Performing Live At The Roxy For The 1st Time In The US In 18 Years
We’re obsessed with this casual look worn by Stefani, and we’re running to grab some scissors to make our own DIY tanks. She makes the casual look 10x more relaxed with some oversized jeans and a large belt. Stefani is the queen of details, and everything about this look is flawless.
12/01/2004 – Los Angeles Premiere Of “The Aviator”
This pink gown was a little softer than her usual looks at the time, but she looked gorgeous! Paired with stunning diamond jewelry, a golden drapey clutch, and cheetah heels to add a little edginess, Stefani has rocked almost every single style throughout the years.