Style Look Back at 2019: The 5 Biggest Celebrity Fashion and Beauty Trends of the Year

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With the year coming to a close, we're looking back on the biggest fashion and beauty trends of 2019! 

The past 12 months were certainly stylish, with celebrities and Hollywood stars at the forefront of influencing all of us to try a fresh crop of trends, particularly ones that make a big statement. ET Style has narrowed it down to the top five trends that were everywhere, spotted on the red carpet, the street and on Instagram. 

Rediscover the fashion and beauty trends that defined 2019 and shop our picks of products to try the trends if you haven't already. 

Snakeskin

Leopard print wares and accessories were huge in 2018, but an edgier and arguably cooler animal print took over in 2019. Snakeskin had a ubiquitous presence this year from the street to the red carpet. Kim Kardashian West, Cardi B and Kendall Jenner were all celebs who wore the trend in rotation via sexy dresses to wearable separates. 

Kim Kardashian at Dior Men Fall 2020 show
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Cardi B in snakeskin dress
Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Courvoisier® Cognac
Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Times Square Edition Premiere
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Times Square Edition Premiere

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Leith

Steve Madden
Steve Madden Chels Tan Snake
Steve Madden
Steve Madden


Mini Bag 

Throughout 2019, stars have been toting around mini bags in which they can only stuff cards, a phone and maybe a lipstick. It girls like Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner have carried the adorable minute purse style everywhere. However, Lizzo showed off the most teeny-tiny design from Valentino at the AMAs, which could probably just fit a penny.

lizzo 2019 amas
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Gigi Hadid green mini bag trend
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Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters Lilly Mini Crossbody Bag
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Urban Outfitters


Boohoo
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Euphoria Makeup

The boundary-breaking HBO teen drama, which premiered this summer, had the internet obsessed with the head-turning beauty looks on the show, created by the series' head makeup artist, Doniella Davy (whose Instagram is filled with BTS photos of her work). There was no shortage of glitter, rhinestones, negative space eyeliner and watercolor eyeshadow in bright shades rocked by characters like Rue, played by Zendaya, Jules, played by Hunter Schafer, and Maddy, played by Alexa Demie -- convincing fans that makeup looks usually associated with high-fashion editorial can be worn IRL. 

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Hair Accessories

Barrettes, pins and headbands, oh my! So many celebs like Ashley Graham, Jessica Alba and Bebe Rexha rocked accessories atop their heads for that extra statement flair and a little throwback vibe. From crystal and pearl to resin designs, hair accessories had a recognizable resurgence this year. (It was seen everywhere on social media, too.)  

Ashley Graham hair accessories Met Gala 2019
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Jessica Alba headband Baby2Baby Gala 2019
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Kitsch x Justine Marjan
Kitsch x Justine Marjan Plain Padded Headband
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Kitsch x Justine Marjan


High Ponytails

Blame it on Ariana Grande, but the high ponytail hairstyle became a big red carpet trend this year. Stars like Hailey Bieber and Jennifer Lopez chose snatched, doll-like ponytails for major events. We recommend rocking this style with a stunning holiday dress or jumpsuit for Christmas and New Year's Eve. 

Ariana Grande on tour in london
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG
Hailey Bieber, Met Gala 2019
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Jennifer Lopez
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