Anne Hathaway’s Style Evolution Goes From Ingenue to Bombshell in 2022

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Anne Hathaway is currently enjoying the results of her fashion rebrand.

Gone are the days of wearing bedsheet-inspired dresses or exuding granny-chic at public events. Her current style is all about bold colors and striking prints that highlight her playful and sultry sides.

Anne Hathaway in head-to-toe pink at the Valentino Haute Couture show during Rome Fashion WeekAnne Hathaway in head-to-toe pink at the Valentino Haute Couture show during Rome Fashion Week on July 8, 2022 (Credit: Marco Piovanotto / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

The Academy Award winner always adhered to the “less is more” approach, favoring classic all-black looks and simple silhouettes.

Anne has a regal air about her, and she always exudes refined elegance no matter what she wears. She could be wearing an ugly gown or a lovely dress with the wrong shoes, and she’d still manage to look effortlessly sophisticated.

A princess moment

The world was introduced to Anne Hathaway in the 2001 coming-of-age Disney film The Princess Diaries. She embodied the role of a socially awkward teenager and charmed audiences with her wit and silly antics.

Anne Hathaway as Amelia “Mia” Thermopolis in the 2001 coming-of-age film The Princess DiariesAnne Hathaway as Amelia “Mia” Thermopolis in the 2001 coming-of-age film The Princess Diaries (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

We all fell in love with the lovable klutz, who tripped and fell straight into our hearts. Since then, we’ve seen her in a wide array of elegant gowns fit for the Princess of Genovia.

The bold and the beautiful

Of course, that doesn’t mean that she didn’t experiment with fashion along the way. Anne exuded modern glamour with a cool edge at the 2014 Academy Awards and even tried a bondage-inspired look for a premiere.

She seemed to favor head-to-toe black with flirty details or sheer panels for a hint of skin if she wanted to go for the sexy route.

Anne Hathaway exuding sultry elegance in a Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2016 macrame gown and Christian Louboutin heelsAnne Hathaway exuding sultry elegance in a Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2016 macrame gown and Christian Louboutin heels (Credit: Daniel Deme / WENN)

Fashion rebrand

Nowadays, Anne looks like she’s having a blast playing and experimenting with fashion. We’ve seen the same energy from Hollywood’s current favorite fashion muse Tessa Thompson, Anne’s fellow Oscar winner Natalie Portman, and it-girl of the moment Sydney Sweeney.

Anne’s brand reset began when she switched stylists from Law Roach to Erin Walsh, who stepped in during the WeCrashed promotional tour.

This year, The Devil Wears Prada actress showcased an assortment of looks that are more bombshell than ingenue. She rolled out several retro-chic ensembles for her daytime looks during the Cannes Film Festival but reserved her Hollywood glam moment for premiere night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Let’s take a look at some of Anne Hathaway’s memorable looks so far this year:

1. Valentino Pink PP Collection

Anne made a stunning appearance at the Valentino Haute Couture show during Rome Fashion Week. She combined two hot trends in one look – Barbiecore and the Valentino pink parade.

It was a sea of pink in the front row with Anne joining K-pop sensation Hwasa, Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, Vogue editor extraordinaire Anna Wintour, and Oscar-nominated Florence Pugh.

Anne Hathaway sitting in the front row of the Valentino Haute Couture show with Hwasa, Ariana DeBose, Anna Wintour, and Florence PughAnne Hathaway sitting in the front row of the Valentino Haute Couture show with Hwasa, Ariana DeBose, Anna Wintour, and Florence Pugh (Credit: Marco Piovanotto / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

The Valentino Pink PP collection took the fashion industry by storm since its debut. Some have succeeded in interpreting the trend, but others have most definitely not.

For Anne, it’s the former as she elevated it and made it elegant. She looked like a living Barbie doll, giving Margot Robbie (who stars in the upcoming Barbie film) a run for her money.

Anne wore a sequined minidress with long sleeves and a high neck. It features a peplum detail under the bust and a structured miniskirt that showed off her mile-long legs.

She carried a small Valentino Roman Stud shoulder bag and towered over everyone in her sky-high platform heels.

Anne Hathaway embracing the pink wave in a sequined minidress and towering platform heelsAnne Hathaway embracing the pink wave in a sequined minidress and towering platform heels (Credit: Marco Piovanotto / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

2. Valentino Spring 2022 look and open-toed heels

Last month, the Bulgari ambassador joined a slew of VIP guests at the luxury label’s Eden, The Garden of Wonders event in Paris.

She looked like a burst of sunshine in her Valentino Spring 2022 yellow shirt dress and matching shorts. The silk-faille maxi shirt dress has a buttoned front and a floor-sweeping hem. Only a few of the buttons were fastened to show off the shorts and glimpses of skin.

Of course, the star of the show is her stunning Bulgari diamond necklace. So she kept her styling simple with minimal makeup, a chic updo, and white open-toed heels.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Schiaparelli Spring 2022 look and Aquazzura Belissima sandals

This Schiaparelli number is definitely one of her best daytime looks during this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Anne wore a cropped blouse and matching wide-leg pants with sequin embellishments and multicolored floral print. She carried a Bulgari Serpenti clutch and wore a pair of oversized Serpenti shades.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As for her footwear, Anne wore the Bellissima sandals from Aquazzura. These shoes have ankle-tie closures, multicolored straps, and 4-inch stiletto heels. You can get yours for $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

4. Gucci embellished dress and metallic silver sandals

In May, Anne went for a retro-chic look at the Armageddon Time photocall in Cannes. She wore a Gucci embellished dress with a contrasting blue cone-shaped bodice.

Bulgari jewels and Gucci metallic silver heels rounded out her look.

Anne Hathaway wearing Gucci at the Armageddon Time photocallAnne Hathaway wearing Gucci at the Armageddon Time photocall during the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2022 (Credit: DDP / INSTARimages)

5. Armani Prive gown and Santoni slingback sandals

Perhaps the most memorable fashion moment in Anne Hathaway’s illustrious career is this Armani Prive gown for her Cannes Film Festival debut.

It has all the makings of a classic Anne Hathaway look – a simple design with a timeless appeal and a subtle sparkle. However, she added a hint of sultry elegance with the bare shoulders and the sliver of skin between the bandeau and the floor-length skirt.

She finished off her look with the gorgeous Bulgari Mediterranean Reverie necklace and Santoni silver slingback heels.

Anne Hathaway making her Cannes Film Festival debut in a custom Armani Prive two-piece gown and Santoni slingback sandalsAnne Hathaway making her Cannes Film Festival debut in a custom Armani Prive two-piece gown and Santoni slingback sandals (Credit: Doug Peters / PA Images / INSTARimages)

6. David Koma dress and Aquazzura Bow Tie pumps

In March, Anne attended the world premiere of WeCrashed in a daring David Koma dress that showed off her enviable figure and then some.

The aqua blue number features asymmetrical cut-out details and sheer panels that exposed her toned midsection and black bralette.

She rounded out her look with tousled waves, pink lips, hoop earrings, a black clutch, and Aquazzura Bow Tie pumps that you can buy at Farfetch.

Anne Hathaway proudly displayed her enviable figure in a David Koma dress with Aquazzura pointy-toe pumpsAnne Hathaway proudly displayed her enviable figure in a David Koma dress with Aquazzura pointy-toe pumps (Credit: Faye Sadou / MediaPunch / INSTARimages)

7. Versace Pre-Fall 2022 look and Jennifer Chamandi Cece knee-high boots

For her appearance on the Today Show, Anne wore a Versace multicolored geometric knit set.

She styled them with Wolford sheer black tights and Jennifer Chamandi Cece knee-high boots.

Anne Hathaway in a Versace Pre-Fall 2022 multicolored geometric knit set and Jennifer Chamandi Cece bootsAnne Hathaway in a Versace Pre-Fall 2022 multicolored geometric knit set and Jennifer Chamandi Cece boots for her Today Show appearance on March 16, 2022 (Credit: ROGER WONG / INSTARimages)

8. Christopher John Rogers look and Giuseppe Zanotti Lilas sandals

Anne stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in a multicolored set with polka dots. This Christopher John Rogers creation features a jacquard bustier and matching wide-leg trousers.

Hiding behind those wide-leg pants are her Giuseppe Zanotti Lilas heels, which were crafted from reflective purple leather.

Anne Hathaway in a Christopher John Rogers multicolored set and Giuseppe Zanotti heelsAnne Hathaway in a Christopher John Rogers multicolored set and Giuseppe Zanotti heels for her The Late Show with Stephen Colbert guest stint on March 15, 2022 (Credit: BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)

9. Burberry trench coat and studded black leather ankle boots

Adding her own spin to a biker-chic look, Anne wore a Burberry coat with her black top and black leather pants. She opted for The Long Waterloo Heritage trench coat, which features the luxury label’s signature vintage check lining.

She carried two bags – a Bulgari Logo Infinitum tote and a Bulgari Serpenti Forever shoulder bag.

While the coat gave a sophisticated touch to her look, the leather pants and studded ankle boots added a dose of cool-girl edge.

Anne Hathaway leaving her hotel in an all-black look to continue the press tour for WeCrashed in New York CityAnne Hathaway leaving her hotel in an all-black look to continue the press tour for WeCrashed in New York City on March 9, 2022 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)

10. Valentino minidress and Giuseppe Zanotti Morgana boots

In January, Anne wore a Valentino minidress to a gallery opening in New York City. It features long sleeves, a contrasting white spread collar, and a sheath silhouette.

Her hair was swept up in a ponytail with bangs and soft tendrils framing her gorgeous face.

She accessorized with stunning Bulgari jewels and finished off her look with Giuseppe Zanotti Morgana boots. These shoes have a patent finish with high platforms and chunky block heels.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We’re enjoying this post-pandemic resurgence of interest in fashion from our favorite A-list stars.

For Anne Hathaway, it’s all about confidence. She’s comfortable in her own skin, and she’s making bold choices that emphasize that fact.

We look forward to seeing more of her style evolution as time progresses. For now, let’s marvel at these ten looks that showcase her impressive sartorial sense.

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