Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the stars who are celebrating birthdays in April and looking back on their biggest fashion hits and craziest misses! First up? "Bridgerton" breakout Phoebe Dynevor, who celebrates her birthday on April 17. Back in 2018, the actress attended the Spice Girls exhibition VIP launch in this funky, underwhelming getup. From the fringed white jeans and the snakeskin-print blouse to the way she rocked a cropped jacket atop her shoulders and finished the look off with tan pumps, we just have a lot of questions about this all-over-the-place ensemble. Next up? Our favorite look on the actress, plus more fashion hits and misses from celebs born in April…
We have a feeling that once red carpets are back, "Bridgerton" beauty Phoebe Dynevor will be one to watch in the fashion world. The star showed off her style potential at an event in London in 2018, sporting this sweet spaghetti-strap midi-length dress with ruffles and a delicate all-over floral print. She completed her look with a tan bag and matching pointy-toe pumps.
Lizzo has served up looks that are anything but boring, but some have been much better than others. Case in point? This funky fumble at the BET Awards in June 2019. Lizzo arrived in a House of Holland minidress that bizarrely featured a print that looked like wood then kept the wooden theme going with a stump-like hat and matching booties. Next up? Our favorite look ever from the music star.
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Lizzo's 2020 Grammy Awards getup was one of our favorites of the night. The singer arrived in this angelic Atelier Versace confection comprised of a slinky white gown embroidered with sparkling crystals and topped with an insanely glamorous white fur stole.
Gigi Hadid was born on April 23, and in honor of her birthday, we're throwing it back to this funky look she wore to the CFDA Awards in June 2019. Though she usually excels on the red carpet, we couldn't help but hate this messy Louis Vuitton ensemble. Despite the pretty pale blue shade, all the pleating and extra fabric, the matching crossbody bag and the half-pants, half-skirt bottoms ruined this look for us.
We still think about Gigi Hadid's stellar Met Gala ensemble back in 2018. In honor of the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme, the supermodel arrived in a stained glass-inspired Atelier Versace creation comprised of micro Swarovski crystal elements and tulle and designed in various shades to conjure up the feeling of beautiful church windows.
April 9 marks Elle Fanning's birthday, and though the fashionista rarely makes a style misstep, we managed to dig up this questionable moment from the Berlin Film Festival in February 2018. The Valentino design, with its orange cape-like top, cream skirt and massive baby blue bow at the waist, remains one of our least favorite looks from the star. As for her best?
Elle Fanning regularly wows on the red carpet, but she gave us one of our all-time favorite ensembles a year ago at the "Les Miserables" premiere during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019. The actress sported this beyond beautiful gown — also by Valentino! — in a floral-print fabric with billowing short sleeves, a plunging neckline and a full skirt.
Birthday girl Penelope Cruz celebrates on April 28, but two months ago, we weren't applauding her 2020 Academy Awards fashion selection. Her Chanel ballgown featured a questionable high-low hemline, and when paired with a halter-style neckline and that big floral embellishment, it felt very dated.
Penelope Cruz rocked this perfectly over-the-top frock by Ralph & Russo at the "Pain and Glory" premiere in London in August 2019. Her confection featured just the right amount of feathers and sequins in alternating tiers and paired perfectly with those simple gold Jimmy Choo sandals.
On April 25, reigning best actress Oscar winner Renee Zellweger was born! Our least favorite look from the star came during her "Judy" press tour at the Los Angeles premiere of her film in September 2019. This Oscar de la Renta minidress in two tones of printed red fabric was already busy enough without that dramatic train.
Pretty in pink Prada! We adored Renee Zellweger's look at the 2020 BAFTAs — a gorgeous pale pink off-the-shoulder number that featured a Bardot neckline and a sleek fitted skirt.
No, this wasn't a Halloween costume! Shay Mitchell — who celebrates her birthday on April 10 — wore this funky gothic combination of a black minidress and a black faux fur coat to Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in December 2015.
Our favorite Shay Mitchell look? This sweet set of white lacy coordinates by Misha that the actress sported at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. We loved the combo and the way she paired her separates with a pair of silver pointy-toe heels.
April 15th birthday girl Emma Watson, who's rocked many a red carpet wearing one of our most dreaded combinations — the dress-and-pants hybrid. She wore this messy Osman ensemble — one of our least favorite versions of the look — at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April 2016. From the unfortunate asymmetrical neckline to the all-over floral print to the center slit showing off those navy blue cropped pants, there wasn't much to like.
Our favorite look from Emma Watson came when she stepped outside her comfort zone on fashion's biggest night back in 2013. Yep, it's this stunning and stark black Prabal Gurung gown with plenty of cut-outs and a surprising silhouette that Emma donned for the Met Gala that year.
April 10 is Maren Morris's birthday, but at the Academy of Country Music Awards back in April 2018, we weren't celebrating this look. The funky iridescent Christian Siriano minidress with an asymmetric hemline that Maren chose is our least favorite look from the singer.
This hot pink Carolina Herrera dress stands out among Maren Morris's red carpet getups. The stunning strapless gown featured delicately layered tiers of tulle and paired perfectly with her bright lip at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala in February 2019.
While it's a quintessential '00s look, Mandy Moore's fringed crop top and asymmetrical denim skirt combo from 2000 goes down as a pretty big fashion faux pas! The "This Is Us" star, whose birthday is April 20, donned this funky combo with even funkier strappy sandals 20 years ago!
Over the years, we've seen some polarizing fashion picks from Mandy Moore, but this custom Ralph Lauren number is our all-time favorite. She wore the slinky blue sequined frock with spaghetti straps and a coordinated clutch to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2018.
Yikes! Though the concept of April 11th birthday girl Alessandra Ambrosio's Valentino gown was lovely, its execution wasn't. The star's dress featured sheer lace sleeves and an equally sheer neckline before giving way to a full skirt in different muted hues — all of which didn't amount to the right look at the premiere of "Daddy's Home" in December 2015.
Alessandra Ambrosio wowed in this Ralph & Russo number at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2017, and it remains one of our favorite looks ever from the star. From the sweetheart neckline to the one off-the-shoulder sleeve to the ruffled detail at the tip of the gown's thigh-high slit, this vibrant red confection was memorable in all the best ways.
Oh no! Brooklyn Decker, whose birthday falls on April 12, wore this disastrous Giambattista Valli frock to the "What To Expect When You're Expecting" premiere in May 2012. From the funky floral print at the top to the oddly patterned skirt in mismatched yellow hues, we're still puzzled by this pick years later.
To check out our favorite Brooklyn Decker fashion moment ever, we need to head back to May 2011! That year, the model attended the Met Gala wearing this show-stopping hot pink Michael Kors gown with long sleeves and a thigh-high slit — a serious style moment.
We've never been wild about the sheer trend, and the lacy midi-length Valentino dress with sheer paneling that Katherine Langford wore to the BAFTA Tea Party in January 2018 didn't change our minds. The star, who blows out her birthday candles on April 29, added insult to injury by pairing it with stark black boots, cementing her look as a fashion miss.
Katherine Langford had a serious style moment in red at the 2019 American Music Awards. She arrived in this showstopping red Rodarte confection, an off-the-shoulder number with feathered tulle that paired perfectly with her red sandals and glam red makeup.
April 9 birthday girl Leighton Meester's most unfortunate fashion moment came at the Met Gala back in 2008. She arrived in this print-heavy Louis Vuitton getup that featured a puffy-sleeved and belted minidress atop printed leggings. The one element in this look that we did like? Those sweet heels with bows at the ankle.
Blair Waldorf would have been proud of this Met Gala moment! Leighton Meester wore Emilio Pucci to the high-fashion event in 2014, wowing in this embellished gown with long sleeves, a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit.
Peyton List, who celebrates her birthday on April 6, donned this disastrous Vitor Zerbinato design at the "Solo: A Star Wars Story" premiere in May 2018. Though it started out fine with a sparkly maroon cap-sleeved top, that sheer pleated skirt truly lost us.
Peyton List had a gorgeous golden moment at the premiere of "The Divergent Series: Allegiant" in March 2016 when she arrived in this asymmetrical minidress. We loved everything about this look, from the bold hue to the multicolored sandals she paired it with.
We've come to adore Saoirse Ronan's style. But the star, whose birthday is on April 12, surprised us in this Erdem frock at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards. The bold yet disappointing choice featured short sleeves and a tiered skirt in a coral floral print. Though we didn't love the cut or all-over print, we did appreciate how she complemented it with a major red lip.
One of our favorite Saoirse Ronan fashion moments also happens to be one of her most simple looks to date! This sleek white Calvin Klein design, which featured a high neck, long sleeves and a fitted silhouette was a major hit at the Governors Awards in November 2018.
Look at all those necklaces! For birthday girl Jennifer Garner's worst look (she celebrates on the 17th!), we're taking it back nearly a decade… to the Sixth Annual Pink Party benefit in Los Angeles in September 2010. The star arrived in Stella McCartney — a pink tank and white skirt — but it was the layers upon layers of pearl necklaces and the weird shoe choice that stuck out.
The color! The exquisite draping and cut! Jennifer Garner hit it out of the park at the 2018 Academy Awards with this cobalt blue Atelier Versace design. The actress stood out on the red carpet in the bold shade and posed perfectly to accentuate the glamorous train.
Though we loved the print, the fit of Jessica Alba's Oscar de la Renta gown at the Teen Choice Awards in August 2019 left a lot to be desired. The star, who celebrates her birthday on April 28, sported this funky floral-print frock with a halter-style neckline and a flowing skirt that we wished had been hemmed so it didn't look so oversized.
At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2020, Jessica Alba stunned in this shimmering metallic Atelier Versace confection. She wowed in the column-style gown with a daringly low neckline.
Ana de Armas might celebrate her birthday on April 30, but we weren't celebrating her look at the 2020 Golden Globes. Despite the fun addition of pockets, this shimmery navy Ralph & Russo gown proved there is such a thing as too many sequins. The strapless ballgown was dripping in sparkles, which didn't translate on the red carpet.
Lady in red! One of our favorite looks ever from Ana de Armas came in February 2019 at the "Campari Red Diaries: Chapter 3" premiere in Milan. The star arrived in a show-stopping red Versace number with spaghetti straps, a low neckline and a thigh-high slit up the front to show off her silver sandals.
Happy birthday, Amber Heard. The star will celebrate on April 22, but first she might need to explain this bizarre black Claes Iversen dress she wore to a "Gully" screening in April 2019. The funky frock — which featured a high neck, a thick leather belt and a completely sheer tulle skirt — was paired with thigh-high stockings and Christian Louboutin heels. A truly puzzling getup.
We love a good pantsuit, and Amber Heard's 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards ensemble wowed us back in June 2018. The actress rocked these sequined black Michael Kors coordinates with a ruffled white blouse underneath for the perfect amount of frilly fun.
These days, birthday girl Victoria Beckham (she blows out her candles on April 17) is known as an impossibly chic fashion designer. But back in June 2007, the former Spice Girl sported our least favorite look ever — this bizarre tiny one-piece topped with an incredibly cropped white jacket — which she wore to the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards in London.
Victoria Beckham arrived at the People's Choice Awards in November 2018 in — what else? — her own design! The former pop star sported this crisp white pantsuit with a lacy camisole underneath and completed her ensemble with pointy-toe pumps — a sharp red carpet ensemble.
April 15 marks Maisie Williams' birthday! The "Game of Thrones" star's most questionable look came during Comic-Con in July 2019 when she arrived in this mess of mixed prints from Prada. It started with a light blue shirt with a floral pattern underneath a black bandeau top paired with a lightning bolt-covered skirt. And if that wasn't confusing enough, she rocked sheer socks and platform heels with ankle straps to finish off this disastrous ensemble.
Maisie Williams seriously stunned at the 2019 Primetime Emmys, and her gown even had a sentimental backstory! The star's custom JW Anderson couture frock was designed by her boyfriend, Reuben Selby, who collaborated with the designer to help create the unique look that featured two contrasting styles. With one part sheer black adorned with sparkly polka dots and one part glam silk with an embellishment at the waist, this gown was truly one of a kind and one of our favorite looks of all time from the star.
One of our least favorite looks from birthday girl Gal Gadot, who blows out her candles on April 30? Her miss at the 2020 Academy Awards — this pale pink-and-black Givenchy Haute Couture gown. Though it started with a high-necked, long-sleeved sheer lace bodice, when paired with that baby pink silk organza skirt, the mix felt like too stark of a contrast… especially for such a high-fashion event.
A Givenchy look that worked for Gal Gadot? This sleek jumpsuit she wore to the fashion house's show during Paris Fashion Week in March 2019. From the silver embellished top with a plunging neckline to the fitted pants, this one-piece looked divine on the movie star.
No, this wasn't a Halloween costume on Paris Jackson in November 2019. The star — who celebrates her birthday on April 3 — arrived at an event in Los Angeles in this questionable black-and-red getup that seemed more costume-like than couture with its ruffles, studs and asymmetrical sheer lace skirt.
Paris Jackson wowed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles in February 2019. She wore this stunning orange silk Vivienne Westwood gown with elegant draping and a thigh-high slit up the front that showed off her pale gold heels.
This might have been Chanel, but there was no excuse for this odd pairing. Cobie Smulders (who was born on April 3) arrived at the Chanel Artists Dinner in April 2015 in this disastrous combo — a brightly hued sleeveless button-down tucked messily into a pair of gray woven wide-legged trousers.
Cobie Smulders wowed in crimson velvet at ABC's TCA Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles in August 2019. Her Reem Acra frock, which featured ties at the shoulders, a tiny slit at the waist and a ruffled high-low hemline, paired perfectly with her pointy-toe pumps for an A+ look.
Yikes! Kourtney Kardashian — who will be eating birthday cake on April 18 — arrived at the People's Choice Awards in November 2019 in this disastrous pantsuit by Naeem Khan. From the overly shimmery silver stripes to the way she decided to just wear a bra underneath with the jacket completely open, there wasn't anything to like about this red carpet look.
She had much better luck in this pantsuit! At the CFDA Fashion Awards in June 2018, Kourtney Kardashian arrived in a black velvet Christian Siriano suit with sparkly embellishments. Though she still opted against a shirt, this styling — a low but not wide-open neckline and layered necklaces — worked much better with the shimmery coordinates.