Style Evolution: Paige Chua

In light of the actress' 36th birthday, we take a look at how her style has changed over the years.

Style Evolution: Paige Chua
Style Evolution: Paige Chua
23 Jun 2017

Style Evolution: Paige Chua

Happy birthday, Paige Chua! Before the actress, who turns 36 today (Jun 25), was widely known as Mediacorp’s goddess, she was a fashion noob like most of us. Here’s a look back at her style evolution - onscreen and offscreen - through the years.

Singapore Motorshow (2006)
Singapore Motorshow (2006)
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Singapore Motorshow (2006)

Did you know that Paige once donned the classic Motorshow Babe crop top?
 

2008
2008
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2008

Like the Paige of today, the Paige of yesteryear kept it simple: a neat hairstyle, natural makeup, and simple white shirt and pants set were all she needed to look fresh and pretty.

The Dream Catchers (2009)
The Dream Catchers (2009)
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The Dream Catchers (2009)

No hawker babe outfit is complete without a fanny pack and a backward baseball cap.
 

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

Ah the unflattering potato sack dress. Don’t worry Paige, we’ve all been there – Ya Hui included - and worn that.

Star Awards 2009 Show 2
Star Awards 2009 Show 2
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Star Awards 2009 Show 2

Paige clearly didn’t get the memo that less is more. While we think the shimmery dress is pretty cute, the necklace is total overkill.

The Princess and the Prince (2009)
The Princess and the Prince (2009)
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The Princess and the Prince (2009)

Paige certainly looked royal in her multi-tiered cocktail dress and tiara comb.

Your Hand in Mine press conference (2009)
Your Hand in Mine press conference (2009)
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Your Hand in Mine press conference (2009)

Despite how well it blends in with the curtains, we’ve got to love the timelessness of Paige’s linen top-white pants combo.
 

Channel 8 Countdown Show at VivoCity (2010)
Channel 8 Countdown Show at VivoCity (2010)
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Channel 8 Countdown Show at VivoCity (2010)

Even though Paige usually chooses more low-key outfits, she looked completely at ease in this boudoir-inspired getup. (Confidence gained from the Motorshows, perhaps?)
 

Chinese New Year Show (2011)
Chinese New Year Show (2011)
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Chinese New Year Show (2011)

Chinese New York show outfits tend to be a little flamboyant, and Paige’s gown – and those velvet gloves – were no exception.

Photo: Facebook/Paige Chua

Secret Garden (2010)
Secret Garden (2010)
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Secret Garden (2010)

Paige would look right at home with us when we’re burning the midnight oil in the office.

Star Awards 2011 Show 2
Star Awards 2011 Show 2
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Star Awards 2011 Show 2

A pompadour, bejeweled fox necklace AND see-through skirt? Did Paige wear this on a dare?
 

Channel 8 Lunar New Year show (2012)
Channel 8 Lunar New Year show (2012)
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Channel 8 Lunar New Year show (2012)

We’re pretty sure the sight of Paige in this Japanese school uniform costume set many guys’ hearts aflutter.

Photo: Facebook/Paige Chua

Star Awards 2012 Show 2
Star Awards 2012 Show 2
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Star Awards 2012 Show 2

While Paige looks gorgeous, this dress, with its layers of tulle and silver hue, screams wedding gown. Paige even wore her hair in a bridal-like bun to complete the look. 

2012
2012
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2012

Yikes! The dress’ excessive ruffles and garish colour take all the attention away from Paige’s pretty face. 

Photo: Facebook/Paige Chua

New Year Countdown Show (2013)
New Year Countdown Show (2013)
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New Year Countdown Show (2013)

Sorry Paige, this tie dye dress looks more 70s hippie fashion than Coachella chic.

Photo: Facebook/Paige Chua

Star Awards 2013 Show 1
Star Awards 2013 Show 1
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Star Awards 2013 Show 1

2013 must have been Paige’s experimental year. First she decided to attend the Star Awards as MC Hammer…

Star Awards 2013 Show 2
Star Awards 2013 Show 2
23 Jun 2017

Star Awards 2013 Show 2

... and then as Elmo.

Drama 30th Anniversary Show (2012)
Drama 30th Anniversary Show (2012)
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Drama 30th Anniversary Show (2012)

The cutting and the embellishments... this dress looks like something a tai tai in her 50s would wear.

Star Awards 2014 Show 1
Star Awards 2014 Show 1
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Star Awards 2014 Show 1

Who needs jewellery and a designer gown when you look this good in Love Bonito? 

Star Awards 2015 Show 2
Star Awards 2015 Show 2
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Star Awards 2015 Show 2

Paige decided to step out of her comfort zone and opt for a sexy Roberto Cavalli number, which she said was “revealing for my standards”, for the 2015 Star Awards. And the risk paid off. Paige was named Most Stylish star that night.

Festival of wheels (2015)
Festival of wheels (2015)
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Festival of wheels (2015)

It’s amazing how Paige managed to look like she’s 34-going-on-14 with her cute pigtails and camo print tank.

Photo: Facebook/Paige Chua

PPCTV-Mediacorp Awards (2015)
PPCTV-Mediacorp Awards (2015)
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PPCTV-Mediacorp Awards (2015)

Paige dazzled in a romantic Alice + Olivia lace gown when she picked up the Most Stylish Artiste award at the PPCTV-Mediacorp Awards.

Photo: Mediacorp

Star Awards 2016 Part 1
Star Awards 2016 Part 1
23 Jun 2017

Star Awards 2016 Part 1

Paige must have gotten loads of compliments for the Vaughn Tan dress she wore to the Mediacorp New Campus Opening so she wore a similar gown to the Star Awards the following year. We like this much better!

Mightiest Mother-in-law press conference (2017)
Mightiest Mother-in-law press conference (2017)
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Mightiest Mother-in-law press conference (2017)

We’ve never been fans of gingham but the sexy cutouts elevate this dress from cheap (read: table cloth) to chic.

Photo: Facebook/Paige Chua

Star Awards 2017
Star Awards 2017
25 Jun 2017

Star Awards 2017

Paige and Alice + Olivia are a match made in heaven. Doesn't she look charming in this dress that looks seemingly lifted from the pages of a storybook?

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