Style Look Back at 2019: The 5 Biggest Celebrity Fashion and Beauty Trends of the Year
By Amy Lee
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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