Whether you were first introduced to the actor through the iconic horror film Midsommar or through the Don’t Worry Darling drama, Florence Pugh has stayed permanently on Hollywood’s mind over the past few years — and in fashion girlies’ hearts.
Though Pugh’s rise to fame has undeniably skyrocketed over the past four years, due to her work in Black Widow and Little Women, her red carpet moments actually span back to the start of her career in the mid-2010s. During that time, she has continued to define her red carpet style into what it is today (read: edgy as hell and inarguably cool).
Now, she’s one of the most exciting stars on any red carpet, with style savants eagerly awaiting what she’ll wear next. Case in point: the sheer anticipation for her Met Gala debut look. (She absolutely delivered, read on for her final look.)
Pugh is particularly known for taking fashion risks, ever reaching for edgy details, like plunging necklines, see-through fabrics, exaggerated trains, and, of course, her signature septum piercing. Her Oppenheimer press tour alone has seen her switching up several hair colors.
Her style risks are so bold, in fact, that they always prompt online chatter. In 2022, her sheer Barbiecore gown brought an onslaught of social media trolls with very outdated opinions on nipples. Her mic drop response: “I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it. What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts?”
Thankfully, this hasn’t stopped the actor from going full speed ahead with her chic (and majorly see-through) looks — for awards season, parties, and during her press tours.
Ahead, take a look at 41 of Pugh’s best red carpet looks to date.
UK Premiere of Oppenheimer
A voluminous skirt with a show-stopping train, the waist cut-outs, and a plunging halter neckline make for one spicy red carpet gown. Pugh even dyed her hair orange to match her gown’s rust hue. Now that is fashion commitment.
2023 Met Gala
At the 2023 Met Gala, she donned a voluminous ivory strapless dress with a saucy cut-out by Valentino and unveiled a shaved head under a magnificent feathered headpiece. It may have been Pugh’s debut at the famed fashion event, but this is already one of the greatest Met Gala looks of all time. Hands down.
2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
The Don’t Worry Darling star turned the Oscars after-party carpet into her own catwalk in a dramatic oversized pink parka and a rosette bra. It was a moment.
95th Annual Academy Awards
Pugh’s red-carpet appearances are always highly-anticipated and at the 2023 Oscars, she absolutely delivered. Looking like a vision, Pugh donned a voluminous cape that showed off her hot pants. Even her hair, a ponytail styled as micro bangs, was a work of art.
2023 BAFTA’s After-Party
Pugh channeled Barbiecore in this glitzy metallic minidress (again by Valentino). Covered in pink sequins and bejeweled with diamonds, this baby was, in a word, dazzling.
EE British Academy Film Awards 2023
Pugh may not have been nominated at the 2023 BAFTAs, but she won Best Dressed in my book. Cloaked in a tangerine tulle gown by Harris Reed for Nina Ricci, the voluminous mermaid gown was a look to be remembered.
25th British Independent Film Awards
From the boudoir straight to the red carpet, this sultry look by Rodarte channeled Old Hollywood glam. The sheer cape and slinky silk gown made for a look I will literally never forget.
The Fashion Awards 2022
This backless Pierpaolo Piccioli gown is very on brand for the starlet, with a classic silhouette and a saucy backless cut. Also, it has pockets.
13th Annual Governors Awards
Pugh has donned naked dresses several times, but this one takes the cake. She wore a sheer white dress by Victoria Beckham with an opaque panel around her chest and hips.
79th Annual Venice International Film Festival
One of Pugh’s best looks, IMO, was this sheer Valentino gown. It came with exaggerated puff sleeves a corset bodice, and a waist-high slit that revealed shorts underneath. Let’s not forget those plumed pumps. *Chef kiss.*
66th BFI London Film Festival
For London’s Film Festival, the star stunned in a spaghetti strap peach dress with a waist cutout and feather-trimmed hemline. Another gorgeous Valentino look.
Tiffany & Co. "Vision & Virtuosity" Brand Exhibition
This see-thorugh crochet set gave that signature spice that’s become Pugh’s calling card. She accessorized the Emilia Wickstead look with Tiffany jewels for a bit of Don’t Worry Darling-era glamour.
EE British Academy Film Awards 2022
This Carolina Herrera mini dress offers a stunning combination of ‘60s mod and ‘40s silhouettes. The mini dress is further accentuated with a baby pink train. (Also, TBT to this hair.)
Netflix Premiere of "Don't Look Up"
Dramatic as ever, Pugh donned a black bra top and itty bitty shorts, paired with cherry red platform heels, and a Valentino bag, topping with a tiger print duster.
World Premiere of Marvel Studios Black Widow
As a new addition to the Marvel universe, Pugh truly went off. She wore a black satin Miu Miu midi with a waist cutout and a glittering lace-up detail. She matched the energy with equally-sparkly Jimmy Choo heels and a crystal choker.
Louis Vuitton Parfum Dinner
For the brand’s Parfum Dinner in July 2021, Pugh wore a look from the Louis Vuitton Resort 2022 collection, which included a metallic bomber jacket and matching mini skirt.
2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Looking like a walking trophy, the actor wore a custom Louis Vuitton gown covered in gold sequins. She kept it simple on jewelry, but went with black Jimmy Choo platform heels for a little va va voom.
92nd Annual Academy Awards
To celebrate her first Oscar Nomination for her role in Little Women, the actor brought her mother Deborah Pugh as her plus-one. She glowed in another Louis Vuitton dress, this time with silky tiers and a belted waist.
EE British Academy Film Awards 2020
The Black Widow actor wore a Barbie pink Dries Van Noten gown with exaggerated puff sleeves and tie details down the center. The look then opened up like a cape, billowing out behind her.
EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 Nominees' Party
For the pre-show party, Pugh wore a fiery red Ulyana Sergeenko mini dress with shoulder pads and ruffle detailing. The ultimate LRD.
World Premiere of Little Women
Wearing another Valentino look, the Little Women actor wore a mini dress with an off-the-shoulder sash that hung down to her feet.
92nd Oscars Nominees Luncheon
After being nominated for “Best Supporting Actress” in Little Women, Pugh wore an asymmetrical kumquat gown by Monse and glitzy gold sandals.
25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
Following her January 2020 Vogue cover, Pugh went full force for the Critics' Choice Awards. She quite literally dazzled in a Prada gown covered in silver sequins and tassels.
Little Women London evening photocall
Taking it back to the 1940s, Pugh’s gingham dress featured a pencil skirt and keyhole cut-out at the bust, leading up to a buttoned collar and puff sleeves. Very much giving Clare McCardell, the OG of American fashion.
72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival
At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the actor wore a custom Schiaparelli gown in baby blue with bright orange accents, accessorizing the look with matching Christian Louboutin stillettos.
Premiere of Netflix's Marriage Story
Attending the premiere of Marriage Story, Pugh wore a Kelly green silk A-line dress by Galvan London.
Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards
Channeling a bit of her famous Midsommar floral gown, her stylist informed fans that the Valentino couture dress actually was inspired by a Parisian bloom. Only the best for the May Queen (IYKYK).
Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party
Wearing another Monse dress, alongside former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wager, the actor’s dress brought a nautical theme to the Young Hollywood party.
Surprise Screening Of Fighting With My Family
Who doesn’t love a power suit on the red carpet? This baby blue set is giving off serious boss energy.
62nd BFI London Film Festival
The actor wore a floral print spaghetti strap dress with beige leather over-the-knee boots for the premiere of The Little Drummer Girl.
Screening of King Lear
Sometimes all you need is a sheer top and a high waisted pant to make a massive statement. Clearly, Pugh was a fan of sheer everything all the way back to her early red carpet days.
EE British Academy Film Awards
The BAFTA brought out Pugh in Miu Miu. She was cloaked in sparkle, donning a midnight blue embellished gown, covered in jewels that looked like the night sky. The highlight of this ‘fit, however, had to be her Time’s Up ring.
EE British Academy Film Awards nominees party
For the BAFTAs nominee party, Pugh went for a sultry sequin number, finished with a red lip and silver pumps.
BFI Luminous Fundraising Gala
Going casual, Pugh’s simple silk shirt dress and fur-covered sandals still gets the job done.
London Film Critics Circle Awards 2018
This romantic Sandra Mansour dress was covered in script and featured lace ruffle sleeves. The velvet accessories, however, are what really look the ensemble up a notch.
British Independent Film Awards
Looking regal in a goldish green Mui Mui gown, Pugh added a bit of edge with sultry glam, spiky hair, and black nails.
The London Evening Standard British Film Awards
Taking home the Breakthrough of the Year Award from the 2016 British Film Awards, Pugh wore a brocade dress by Milly.
London Critics' Circle Film Awards
For one of her first red carpet moments, Pugh chose a simple black jumpsuit, topped with a black blazer.
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