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Kelly Ripa’s Style Transformation Over the Years

We were blown away by Kelly Ripa’s hair transformation, and her wardrobe evolution is no different. Over the years, the 52-year-old host has experimented with her personal style by dabbling in new trends and adapting to the ever-changing industry, all while leaving behind a paper trail of throwback photos.

Join us as we take a look back at Kelly Ripa’s style transformation.

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1991: Polly Pocket Chic

Back in the ’90s, Ripa (pictured on the right) was still experimenting with fashion. At one point, she stepped out in a dress that looks like it belongs in our child’s costume box.

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1993: The Little Mermaid

The actress went full-blown mermaid glam for an event in New York City. That hairdo is something else…

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1997: Maternity Maven

At the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Awards, Ripa was pregnant with her first child, Michael Consuelos, and donned an LBD that complemented her growing baby bump.

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2000: Country Barbie

How could we forget about this pink number from the daytime Emmy Awards?

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2004: The Awkward Stage

Ripa went a little too casual at Fashion Week with baggy cargo pants and a see-through top. Basically, the early ’00s wardrobe we all wish we could forget. (Excluding Mark Consuelos, who is surprisingly wearing a shirt.)

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2007: Beach Vibes

She wore a fitting dress to a Hamptons social event, featuring a pleasing silhouette and a lace hemline.

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2011: Business Professional

While meeting her wax figure (creepy), Ripa donned a simple red dress that’s not only age appropriate, but it’s also flattering.

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2014: Casual Daywear

Ripa was spotted arriving at Jimmy Kimmel Live! wearing a casual daytime outfit, which consisted of dark wash jeans, a white button-down shirt, a preppy jacket and sneakers.

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2018: Pop Of Color

At the 90th annual Academy Awards, Ripa wore a stunning gown by Christian Siriano that’s practically the definition of “business in the front, party in the back.” Oh, and did we mention the dress had—drumroll, please—pockets?

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2020: Polka Dot Glam

The Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host’s present-day style mainly consists of tailored dresses—like this polka dot number she wore in New York City.

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2021: Sequins, Sequins, Sequins

Ripa attended the 15th Annual CNN Heroes: All-Star Tribute event in head-to-ankle sequins. Need we say more?

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2022: Metallic Goddess

During her Live Wire book tour, Ripa wore polka dots (again!). But this time, she paired a blouse with a metallic skirt.