Style Evolution: Ann Kok

Happy birthday, Ann Kok! The actress, who turns 45 years young, has had no shortage of interesting outfits over the years. Here are some of the most memorable ones. 

Style evolution: Ann Kok
Style evolution: Ann Kok
14 Jul 2016

Style evolution: Ann Kok

Happy birthday, Ann Kok! The actress, who turns 45 today, has dressed adventurously since her debut on Star Search in 1993, where she wore a pair of spiral earrings half the size of her head. Since then, Ann’s become an exciting fashion fixture at various events, be it Star Awards 2012, where her gown’s neckline plunged to nearly her bellybutton, and on social media, where she frequently shows off her rockin’ personal style.

Keep reading to see how Ann’s onscreen and offscreen fashion has changed over the years!  

Star Search (1993)
Star Search (1993)
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Star Search (1993)

Ann Kok got her big break on Star Search at the tender age of 20. Also tender? Her earlobes after wearing that jewellery. (Please tell us they were clip-ons.) 

Coffee or Tea (1995)
Coffee or Tea (1995)
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Coffee or Tea (1995)

Oddly enough, this outfit from Coffee or Tea looks like something you would see on a contemporary Korean drama. 

The Morning Express (1996)
The Morning Express (1996)
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The Morning Express (1996)

Sometimes, keeping it simple is best: Ann’s natural beauty shone in her days on The Morning Express. 

Mid-1990s
Mid-1990s
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Mid-1990s

Nineties #stylegoals all the way. 

Mid 1990s
Mid 1990s
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Mid 1990s

Ann has come a LONG way since this photo was taken. 

Album Cover (1997)
Album Cover (1997)
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Album Cover (1997)

This hair gives Christopher Lee’s curly ‘do at the Star Awards a run for its money.

Photo: Hype Records

Album Cover (2000)
Album Cover (2000)
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Album Cover (2000)

BAN CENTRE PARTS. This outfit looked way too dowdy for the fresh-faced Ann Kok.

Photo: Hype Records

A New Life press conference 2 (2005)
A New Life press conference 2 (2005)
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A New Life press conference 2 (2005)

Ann dabbled in “cute nerd” territory at the press conference for A New Life

2005
2005
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2005

And she went “country club mum” in this sweet summer outfit from the mid-2000s. 

Love Concierge (2005)
Love Concierge (2005)
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Love Concierge (2005)

Is it a stretch to call this Athleisure before Athleisure was even a thing? 

Kinship (2007)
Kinship (2007)
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Kinship (2007)

If you have ever wondered what Ann would look like as a wallflower, wonder no more – this outfit for 2007’s Kinship is a stark departure from her usual showy style. 

2009
2009
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2009

Looks like Ann managed to jump on the bubble silhouette trend during its brief period of popularity. 

2009
2009
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2009

This dress is definitely the kind of thing we used to hunt down in Bugis during our JC days. 

2009
2009
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2009

Remember when waist-length statement jewellery was THE must-have accessory for a ~jazzy~ outfit?

Photo: Dasmond Koh’s blog 

2009
2009
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2009

It’s a little hard to believe that Ann once wore a colour (and a silhouette) this dreary. 

2009
2009
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2009

Who approved this lipstick? Poor Ann looks like a non-living character on The Walking Dead. 

Housewives Holiday press conference (2009)
Housewives Holiday press conference (2009)
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Housewives Holiday press conference (2009)

Off-shoulder blouse, dark boot-cut jeans, giant hoop earrings, a smokey eye – yep, this is DEFINITELY what all the cool girls wore back in the day. 

Channel 8 Countdown Show (2009)
Channel 8 Countdown Show (2009)
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Channel 8 Countdown Show (2009)

Our prom outfit goals, circa 2005 (this was actually taken in 2009, but yeah). 

Daddy at Home press conference (2009)
Daddy at Home press conference (2009)
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Daddy at Home press conference (2009)

Sorry, Ann, but this shirt would look more at home in a cosplay convention than at a drama press conference. 

2010
2010
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2010

Ann was clearly ready to conquer the stage here. 

The Oath press conference (2010)
The Oath press conference (2010)
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The Oath press conference (2010)

It was around this time when Ann entered her (in)famous bodycon dress era. 

BIGBANG Pre-Concert Party (2012)
BIGBANG Pre-Concert Party (2012)
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BIGBANG Pre-Concert Party (2012)

Ann’s personal style is so adventurous, it’s a little refreshing to see her in something relatively plain. 

Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2 (2012)
Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2 (2012)
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Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2 (2012)

This outfit might be a little ridiculous, but to be fair, it was for the stage – we can only hope that Ann remembers it as fondly as we do!

Star Awards 2012
Star Awards 2012
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Star Awards 2012

This outfit caused quite a stir at the Star Awards a few years ago – and it’s not hard to imagine why. 

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

Who needs evolving Pokemon when you have a dress that evolves to show off your best assets? (If you know what we mean.) 

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

Ann Kok: Singapore’s very own Jessica Rabbit? 

Filial Party press conference (2013)
Filial Party press conference (2013)
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Filial Party press conference (2013)

Was the air conditioning THAT cold inside the press conference? 

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

Who could ever forget how fierce Ann looked in this fishnet top and Herve Leger dress? That is one POWERFUL push-up bra (if there is one). #CleavageGoals

8Days (2014)
8Days (2014)
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8Days (2014)

As much as we love this bikini, we can’t imagine that it was very comfortable to sit on those rocks. 

Crescendo Press Conference (2015)
Crescendo Press Conference (2015)
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Crescendo Press Conference (2015)

Ann’s honey-blonde dye job gave her complexion a dash of youthful vigor. 

Mulan The Musical
Mulan The Musical
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Mulan The Musical

Ann just ended her run in Mulan The Musical, a production by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), where she played the title character's pregnant older sister, Mulian. While Mulian's hairdo might be a little over-the-top, even for ancient China, we're sure it was no big deal given Ann's eccentric fashion sense. 


Harmony Bakery Grand Opening (September 2017)
Harmony Bakery Grand Opening (September 2017)
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Harmony Bakery Grand Opening (September 2017)

Ann celebrated the opening of her new F&B venture in a white H&M dress vaguely reminiscent of a baker's outfit. 

​​​​​​​Photo: Instagram/@ann_kok

G-Star RAW event (October 2017)
G-Star RAW event (October 2017)
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G-Star RAW event (October 2017)

Ann served up major attitude in her lacy, peekaboo crop top and loud checked pants. 

Photo: Instagram/@ann_kok

Singapore Fashion Week (2017)
Singapore Fashion Week (2017)
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Singapore Fashion Week (2017)

Leave it to Ann to make a hoodie work for her at Singapore Fashion Week! True to form, she showed off her long legs in a blue velvet skirt that gave her outfit just the right amount of pizzazz. 

Photo: Instagram/@ann_kok

December 2017
December 2017
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December 2017

Ann outshone the flowers in a Korean-inspired getup consisting of high-waisted pants and a wrap top over a simple white shirt. 

Photo: Instagram/@ann_kok 

December 2017
December 2017
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December 2017

Ann showed off a bit of skin in a chain link tee from TopShop. 

Photo: Instagram/@ann_kok

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