13 Crazy Gwen Stefani Outfits That Prove She's No Doubt A Fashion Daredevil
Although she still stands for irreverence and quirk when it comes to her choice of garb, Gwen Stefani has understandably mellowed over the years. Nearly two decades after she became a pop sensation along with her band members in No Doubt, Stefani still loves to showcase her impossibly toned midriff in crop tops and hip-slung jeans, though the patterns and silhouettes she selects are a bit more conservative than those she might have worn in the mid-'90s.
During the heyday of No Doubt, one never knew what to expect from the chanteuse. Stefani experimented with Harajuku style in the early aughts, played with silver screen style during the era of her hit "Cool", and has intermittently flirted with androgynous looks from saggy boyfriend jeans to preppy plaid ties worn in rebellious fashion. The looks Stefani has channeled throughout her career are even echoed in the performer's L.A.M.B collection, which eschews bland basics in favor of neon, printed, and deconstructed wares, and is often seen on Stefani herself when the star parades down the red carpet. So which of Stefani's iconic ensembles are the most flamboyant, memorable, and simply bizarre? Read on to find out.
In Striped Black And White, 2001
The star channeled an updated pinup effect with a stomach-baring striped top, curled locks and a wide white belt.
In Clashing Prints And Colors, 2002
The singer chose punk-inspired plaid pants, a striped top, and multicolored wrist bands to demonstrate her quirky style in 2002.
In Black And White, 2003
Glamour and punk rock united to create this studded black and white look, which Stefani test-drove in concert.
Looking Rastafarian In 2001
Bob Marley, is that you? This odd blend of prep and Rastafarian style was a bizarre choice for Stefani.
Playing With Androgyny In 2002
Stefani (partially) suited up for her concert in 2002 with this plaid and leather-laced ensemble.
Doubling Up On Denim In 2003
I both love and abhor this ensemble. Its tailoring is impeccable, but the braided ribbon embellishments are immediate indicators that it was crafted in the early aughts.
In A Deconstructed Look, 2002
Don’t be alarmed: Stefani simply got into a brawl before hitting the red carpet, and subsequently tore her ensemble to shreds.
Playing With Bondage Gear In 2003
This ensemble is proof positive of the reasoning behind the “Don’t Wear Thigh-High Boots and Short Shorts” rule. An addendum should be added regarding crop tops specifically due to this ensemble.
Sporting An Athletic Chic Look In 2012
The Olympic gold medal for figure skating doesn’t go to Stefani in this oddly tattered crop top and pants.
Channeling The Drum Major In 2005
Leave it to Gwen Stefani to make the marching band cool.
Embracing Cutouts In 2001
Kudos to Stefani for channeling the cutout trend years before its time. Unfortunately, her top looks more like it belongs on a beach in Saint Tropez than on the red carpet.
Experimenting With Wonderland In 2004
Alice In Wonderland is a wonderfully whimsical and enthralling tale, but in attempting to channel it in concert, Stefani was sucked down the rabbit hole.
Perplexing The Paparazzi In 2004
Why this green, wide leg trouser, ripped crop top and black patent wedge pairing happened is beyond me, but it is a complete abomination.