Style Evolution: Jesseca Liu

In light of Jesseca’s 38th birthday, we take a look at how her style has changed over the years.

Style Evolution: Jesseca Liu
Style Evolution: Jesseca Liu
13 Feb 2017

Style Evolution: Jesseca Liu

Happy birthday, Jesseca Liu! The Langkawi lass, who turns 38 today (Feb 13), first caught our eye when she stripped down to her bikini for her first Singapore drama The Champions in 2005. Once criticised for her dowdy dressing, the actress has risen to become one of Mediacorp’s princesses and a regular on our best-dressed list. Whether she's playing a character or simply being herself, Jesseca sure knows how to make an impression with her wardrobe. Here’s a look back at her style evolution - onscreen and offscreen - through the years.

Pictured above:
Through It All (2006)
Marry Me (2013) 
Hand in Hand press conference (2015) 



2005
2005
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2005

Before she was a "Revenge Queen", Jesseca was just another low-key girl next door, babydoll top, blue jeans, and all. 

Star Awards (2005)
Star Awards (2005)
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Star Awards (2005)

But perhaps Jesseca’s satin nightie and frizzy mop were indicative of a hidden wild side. 

Women of the Times (2006)
Women of the Times (2006)
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Women of the Times (2006)

Back to the sweet look for Women of the Times. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who thought crimped hair was cool. 

Women of the Times press conference (2006)
Women of the Times press conference (2006)
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Women of the Times press conference (2006)

Ah, 2006, when shaggy layers were as ubiquitous as rainbow hair is today. Remember how much of a nightmare it was to flatten flyaways? We’re never getting this haircut again, and we doubt that Jesseca will either. 

Falling in Love (2007)
Falling in Love (2007)
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Falling in Love (2007)

We’re so used to seeing Jesseca with her long flowy tresses that we forgot she once rocked a pixie cut....

Falling in Love press conference (2007)
Falling in Love press conference (2007)
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Falling in Love press conference (2007)

...and uh, fell victim to this lilac potato sack of a dress.  It’s okay, Jesseca, we’ve all been there, worn that.  

Mars vs. Venus (2007)
Mars vs. Venus (2007)
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Mars vs. Venus (2007)

Jesseca, who sticks to simple hairstyles nowadays, is practically unrecognisable with her choppy fringe and stringy ‘do.   

Star Awards Show 1 (2007)
Star Awards Show 1 (2007)
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Star Awards Show 1 (2007)

Kohl-rimmed eyes, ruddy cheeks, wispy bangs, rhinestones, satin prom dress -- yup, this outfit is a straight-up time capsule to 2007. 

The Dream Catchers press conference (2009)
The Dream Catchers press conference (2009)
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The Dream Catchers press conference (2009)

Shirtdresses never go out of style, so chunky belt aside, this may be an outfit worth resurrecting. 

Star Awards (2009)
Star Awards (2009)
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Star Awards (2009)

Unlike the Jesseca we know today, the Jesseca of yesteryear had no problem wearing bright colours on the red carpet. 

Fann Wong and Christopher Lee’s wedding dinner (2011)
Fann Wong and Christopher Lee’s wedding dinner (2011)
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Fann Wong and Christopher Lee’s wedding dinner (2011)

Jesseca's outfit is surprisingly chill, given the occasion. 

Lost and Found press conference (2010)
Lost and Found press conference (2010)
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Lost and Found press conference (2010)

We can’t be the only ones who completely forgot about the short-lived bubble shorts trend, which flattered only those with legs as long as Jesseca’s (if you’ve got it, flaunt it). 

Star Awards (2010)
Star Awards (2010)
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Star Awards (2010)

Another one-shouldered gown? At least lilac isn’t as hard on the eyes as bright pink or yellow, marking Jesseca's foray into a more subdued colour palette. 

Star Awards Show 1 (2011)
Star Awards Show 1 (2011)
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Star Awards Show 1 (2011)

Jesseca did a 180 style-wise the following year, opting for a simple black gown and wet hair.


Louis Vuitton Island Maison gala opening (2011)
Louis Vuitton Island Maison gala opening (2011)
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Louis Vuitton Island Maison gala opening (2011)

Jesseca stayed true to 2011’s style trends by showing off bold hues, colourblocking, and er, an Ali Baba-worthy balloon jumpsuit? We'll give her points for deviating from her usual look. 

Yours Fatefully (2012)
Yours Fatefully (2012)
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Yours Fatefully (2012)

Yeah, yeah, this isn’t a “hot or not”, but we can’t help ourselves: Jesseca is about as delicious as the lattice pie crust she’s wearing.

Star Awards 2012 Show 1
Star Awards 2012 Show 1
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Star Awards 2012 Show 1

After years of showing up to the Star Awards dressed in wedding dinner gowns, Jesseca finally stepped it up with a Louis Vuitton laser cut organza dress. 

Star Awards 2013 Show 2
Star Awards 2013 Show 2
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Star Awards 2013 Show 2

Jesseca might have walked away empty-handed that year, but who needs a Star Awards trophy when you look like an Oscar statuette?

Blessings press conference (2014)
Blessings press conference (2014)
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Blessings press conference (2014)

Jesseca was equal parts sexy and sweet in her chic crop top and floral maxi skirt. 

Mediacorp New Campus opening (2015)
Mediacorp New Campus opening (2015)
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Mediacorp New Campus opening (2015)

If Jesseca was going for a chic Morticia Addams look with her icy-yet-sultry gaze and black Stella McCartney gown, she totally nailed it.

Photo: Facebook / Jesseca Liu

Star Awards 2016 Part 1
Star Awards 2016 Part 1
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Star Awards 2016 Part 1

True to her character in Revenge Queens, Jesseca evoked confidence and strength in her Tony Ward Couture gown.

Star Awards 2016 Part 2
Star Awards 2016 Part 2
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Star Awards 2016 Part 2

After channeling her inner warrior princess at Star Awards 2016 Part 1, Jesseca showed off her softer side in an elegant Bulgari gown.

Hero press conference (2016)
Hero press conference (2016)
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Hero press conference (2016)

So there we have it. Ten years ago, Jesseca lit up the room in bold rainbow hues. Today, she prefers black, white, and brocades, as shown by her attire at the Hero press conference.  

More in this series: 
Style Evolution: Ann Kok
Style Evolution: Fiona Xie
Style Evolution: Fann Wong
Style Evolution: Rui En
Style Evolution: Jeanette Aw

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