Style Evolution: Jeanette Aw

Happy birthday, Jeanette Aw! In light of Jeanette’s 38th birthday, we look back at how her style has evolved over the years. 

Style evolution: Jeanette Aw
Style evolution: Jeanette Aw
08 Mar 2016

Style evolution: Jeanette Aw

Happy birthday, Jeanette Aw! The actress, who turns 38 today (June 28), first caught our eye when she joined a TV talent search programme in 2002 and boy has she come a long way in the past one and a half decades, both career-wise and fashion-wise. Here’s a look back at her style evolution - onscreen and offscreen - through the years.


Star Awards 2002
Star Awards 2002
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2002

Let’s take a look back at where it all started. Oh, Jeanette, how far you’ve come from your early days in showbiz.

2004
2004
08 Mar 2016

2004

Jeanette’s look here gives us major flashbacks to when we were young, impressionable, and convinced that our overpriced Ralph Lauren polo tees were a timeless investment. 

2004
2004
08 Mar 2016

2004

25-year-old Jeanette looked like she was pushing 40 thanks to her excessive makeup and choppy hair. She’s since remedied the problem, looking far younger than her 36 years. 

Photo: J-Code

Mid 2000s
Mid 2000s
08 Mar 2016

Mid 2000s

This hairstyle makes no sense. Is she wearing hair extensions, or did her stylist give up straightening her layers halfway? Whatever the case, we’re glad this hairdo has been banished to the annals of history. 

Mid 2000s
Mid 2000s
08 Mar 2016

Mid 2000s

It’s kind of comforting to know that we weren’t the only ones who thought it was acceptable to wear a camisole as a top. (And check out those roots! Current Jeanette would never.)  

2006
2006
08 Mar 2016

2006

Whether inflicted by a pair of tongs or by a bolt of lightning, Jeanette’s overly crimped Rainbow Connection hair looks rather comical in retrospect.

Star Awards 2007
Star Awards 2007
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2007

Leopard preenz, furry arm sleeves, blinding choker and faux collar … did Jeanette wear this on a dare? 

2007
2007
08 Mar 2016

2007

Jeanette’s wispy layers and chunky highlights were the envy of all teenage girls in the mid-2000s.

2009
2009
08 Mar 2016

2009

While this look hasn’t aged as badly as the rest (the makeup is a vast improvement from how it was in 2007), Jeanette’s plastic earrings and arm candy are an obvious token from a bygone era. 

Star Awards 2009 press conference
Star Awards 2009 press conference
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2009 press conference

Hey Jeanette, the ‘90s called and they want their babydoll dress back.

Star Awards 2009
Star Awards 2009
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2009

What was with our belt obsession in the mid-2000s? Clearly, Jeanette wasn’t immune to the craze, given the awkward and unnecessary placement of a belt around her ribcage.

Breakout press confefrence 2010
Breakout press confefrence 2010
08 Mar 2016

Breakout press confefrence 2010

Jeanette rocked office chic at the Breakout press conference in 2010. 

Star Awards 2010 Show 2
Star Awards 2010 Show 2
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2010 Show 2

It’s amazing how Jeanette’s current eyebrows make her look a lot younger than she did in 2010. 

New Beginnings press conference (2010)
New Beginnings press conference (2010)
08 Mar 2016

New Beginnings press conference (2010)

Let this look serve a reminder to all about what happens when you spend so much time on your hair and makeup that you forget to iron your dress. 

Asian Television Awards (2010)
Asian Television Awards (2010)
08 Mar 2016

Asian Television Awards (2010)

Was Jeanette inspired by the Little House on the Prairie?

Gucci event (2010)
Gucci event (2010)
08 Mar 2016

Gucci event (2010)

The otherwise demure Jeanette flashed her enviously flat stomach (are those abs?) at a Gucci event in 2010. (On a side note, good riddance to the nude lips fad – poor Jeanette looks like she’s fighting the flu here.) 

Photo: Jeanette Aw's Facebook

Star Awards 2011 Show 2
Star Awards 2011 Show 2
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2011 Show 2

Jeanette made a bold fashion statement when she skipped her usual feminine gowns for this sexy tux-inspired two-piece. 

Star Awards 2012 Show 1
Star Awards 2012 Show 1
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2012 Show 1

Well, ain’t this a far cry from Jeanette’s wispy hairstyles of yore. We can only wish we had enough hair to replicate her lustrous braid!

Star Awards 2012 Show 2
Star Awards 2012 Show 2
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2012 Show 2

Ugh, the top half of this shapeless gown looks like a pearl hair net.

Mid Autumn Festival event (2012)
Mid Autumn Festival event (2012)
08 Mar 2016

Mid Autumn Festival event (2012)

While it’s pretty amazing how Jeanette managed to look 33-going-on-18 in this photo, thanks to her pulled-back hair and ruffled bubble dress, we prefer her more mature, refined style as of late.

Photos: Jeanette Aw's Facebook

Star Awards 2013
Star Awards 2013
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2013

Blush was Jeanette’s go-to colour for the 2013 Star Awards when she rocked it in two very feminine but different gowns.

Jump press conference (2013)
Jump press conference (2013)
08 Mar 2016

Jump press conference (2013)

Jeanette revealed more than she bargained for when she suffered a wardrobe malfunction on stage. Bet she wished those flowers were around her hip and not her chest. 

Star Awards 2014 Show 1
Star Awards 2014 Show 1
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2014 Show 1

Jeanette oozes just the right amount of sexy with the chic crop leather top. Who knew she had a naval piercing?

World At Your Feet Press Conference (2014)
World At Your Feet Press Conference (2014)
08 Mar 2016

World At Your Feet Press Conference (2014)

Jeanette’s simple, sportswear-inspired dress was the perfect choice for this football-themed drama.

Sol's World book signing (2015)
Sol's World book signing (2015)
08 Mar 2016

Sol's World book signing (2015)

This adorable Alice & Olivia getup is exactly what we’d imagine a children’s book author wearing at her book signing.

Photo: J-Code 

Star Awards 2015 Show 1
Star Awards 2015 Show 1
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2015 Show 1

Alice & Olivia and Jeanette are clearly a match made in fashion heaven. 

Read also: HOT OR NOT: Star Awards 2015 Show 1 fashion

Star Awards 2015 Show 2
Star Awards 2015 Show 2
08 Mar 2016

Star Awards 2015 Show 2

Orange can be a tricky colour to pull off but the slightly bronzed up Jeanette looks amazing in this gown. 

The Dream Makers 2 press conference (2015)
The Dream Makers 2 press conference (2015)
08 Mar 2016

The Dream Makers 2 press conference (2015)

There’s no denying that Jeanette is stunning in this embellished shift dress but the pom pom heels are our favourite part of the look.

Star Awards 2016 Part 2
Star Awards 2016 Part 2
27 Jun 2017

Star Awards 2016 Part 2

Jeanette won both the fashion and the acting game at the 2016 Star Awards, since she looked flawless as usual in an Alexander McQueen dress and half a million dollars worth of Cartier jewellery.

Star Awards 2017
Star Awards 2017
27 Jun 2017

Star Awards 2017

Jeanette is proof that wearing all black doesn't have to be drab. This Dsquared number with the one-shoulder neckline and thigh-high slit looks va va voom and classy on the actress.

Related:
Style Evolution: Paige Chua
Style Evolution: Fann Wong
Style Evolution: Rui En
Style Evolution: Ann Kok

Report a problem