Style Evolution: Fann Wong

As the actress turns 47 on January 27, we look back at how her style has evolved over the years.

Style Evolution: Fann Wong
Style Evolution: Fann Wong
26 Jan 2018

Style Evolution: Fann Wong

Happy birthday, Fann Wong! The actress, who turns 47 today (Jan 27), sure has come a long way since her modelling days, when she became a household face after appearing in an Oil of Ulan commercial. Once known for her bold and experimental style (remember the lime green hot pants she wore to the 1996 Star Awards?), Fann’s fashion choices have toned down considerably since becoming a mother. Keep reading to see how her style has evolved over the years. 

1995
1995
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1995

We’d say Fann’s hair is cute, but we’re getting distracted by the poorly applied falsies on her lower lashes.

‘Shopping’ album cover (1998)
‘Shopping’ album cover (1998)
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‘Shopping’ album cover (1998)

Ah, the 90s, when baggy cargo pants and tiny camisoles were the wardrobe staple of every burgeoning pop star.

2000
2000
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2000

Fann’s feathered layers and thin eyebrows take us right back to the turn of the millennium.
 

Shanghai Knights movie premiere (2003)
Shanghai Knights movie premiere (2003)
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Shanghai Knights movie premiere (2003)

Business in front, party at the back! While Fann’s combination of a sexy handkerchief top and skirt isn’t ugly, we were expecting so much more for the gala premiere of her Hollywood movie.

8 DAYS cover (2004)
8 DAYS cover (2004)
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8 DAYS cover (2004)

Some wear their hearts on their sleeve. Fann wears her face on her, uh, swimsuit area.

Photo: 8 DAYS

Album autograph session (2005)
Album autograph session (2005)
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Album autograph session (2005)

Nothing about Fann’s look – from her cornrows, to her knit turtleneck, to her sequined dress - even matches.

Drama 25th Anniversary (2007)
Drama 25th Anniversary (2007)
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Drama 25th Anniversary (2007)

When it comes to bell sleeves, Fann was way ahead of the curve.

Just Follow Law press conference (2007)
Just Follow Law press conference (2007)
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Just Follow Law press conference (2007)

Nothing in this look has aged well, save for Fann’s ever-youthful features.
 

2007
2007
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2007

Hey Choo Sarang called and she wants her bangs back.

Star Awards 2007 Show 1
Star Awards 2007 Show 1
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Star Awards 2007 Show 1

We can’t help getting Beauty and the Beast vibes from Fann’s puffy-sleeved gold dress (not that Chris is the Beast, but anyway….)

2008
2008
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2008

Big hair, don’t care. Candyce Toh should have learned from Fann’s mistakes.

Goldheart press conference (2009)
Goldheart press conference (2009)
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Goldheart press conference (2009)

While Marilyn Monroe-inspired dresses never go out of style, this one’s uncanny resemblance to a folded top sheet detracts from its sophistication.
 

Levis event (2009)
Levis event (2009)
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Levis event (2009)

Sorry Fann, you look more ah lian than ah jie in this get-up.

Wedding (2009)
Wedding (2009)
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Wedding (2009)

Fann literally took our breath away when she walked down the aisle in this Bollywood-inspired bejewelled gown specially designed by Bally. It was so unexpected, so refreshing, and so gorgeous.

Star Awards 2010 Show 2
Star Awards 2010 Show 2
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Star Awards 2010 Show 2

That smokey eye is out of control. #KungFuFannda

Happy Go Lucky gala premiere (2010)
Happy Go Lucky gala premiere (2010)
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Happy Go Lucky gala premiere (2010)

Style inspiration: Bugis Village, circa 2004.
 

China TV Awards (2011)
China TV Awards (2011)
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China TV Awards (2011)

As much as we love her sexy back, none of Fann’s usual glamorousness could help her get away with looking like Big Bird.

Star Awards 2011 Show 1
Star Awards 2011 Show 1
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Star Awards 2011 Show 1

Fann caused quite a stir when she turned up at the 2011 Star Awards in this revealing Gucci suit, which ”conservative” hubby Christopher Lee had to approve of before she could wear it. Well, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

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

Fann showed off her gorgeous gams in an embellished white minidress.

On The Fringe press conference (2011)
On The Fringe press conference (2011)
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On The Fringe press conference (2011)

Looks like Fann decided to celebrate the Year of the Rooster six years early.
 

MNET Asian Music Awards (2011)
MNET Asian Music Awards (2011)
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MNET Asian Music Awards (2011)

Catholic nun on top, Catholic school girl at the bottom, if you get what we mean.

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

Maybe it’s the bulky fringe dress or the ma jie hair, but we are not feeling this look at all.

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

Leave it to Fann to make a crumpled Ferrero Rocher wrapper look classy.

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

Any outfit that channels the Gold Power Ranger, however inadvertently, is a win in our books.

Tencent QQ Star Awards 2012
Tencent QQ Star Awards 2012
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Tencent QQ Star Awards 2012

Pink animal print, unflattering silhouette, visible bra straps – truly, the whole of this outfit’s ugliness is greater than the sum of its parts.

Huading Awards (2012)
Huading Awards (2012)
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Huading Awards (2012)

While “jaunty” isn’t the first word we would associate with Fann, she pulled off this otherwise corny red carpet look with aplomb.

Photos: TPG

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

While we distinctly remember comparing Fann’s 2013 Star Awards look to Grover from Sesame Street, in retrospect, it beats looking like Big Bird.

Esquire 80th Anniversary Celebration Night (2013)
Esquire 80th Anniversary Celebration Night (2013)
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Esquire 80th Anniversary Celebration Night (2013)

Crazy Rich Asians personified (please audition, Fann!).

Photo: Facebook/Fann Wong

Star Awards 2014 Show 2
Star Awards 2014 Show 2
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Star Awards 2014 Show 2

While Fann looked absolutely stunning in her flowy Bottega Venetta gown, it was her baby bump (hello Zed Zed!) that stole the limelight.

Marie France press conference (2015)
Marie France press conference (2015)
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Marie France press conference (2015)

If only we could look this Fann-tastic five months after giving birth.

Singapore Fashion Week (2016)
Singapore Fashion Week (2016)
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Singapore Fashion Week (2016)

Fann screamed hot mama in leather at the Hardy Hardy show.

Photo: Hardy Hardy

Fendi party (2017)
Fendi party (2017)
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Fendi party (2017)

Looking sweet and girly in a rust-coloured baby doll dress, Fann stuns at the reopening of Fendi's boutique in Ngee Ann City. 

Photo: Fendi

Doppleganger lensing ceremony (2017)
Doppleganger lensing ceremony (2017)
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Doppleganger lensing ceremony (2017)

We love how Fann paired her tweed skirt suit with a Chanel sweat shirt and blue suede boots for a spunkier edge to the look.


Singapore Fashion Week
Singapore Fashion Week
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Singapore Fashion Week

Want to make mom jeans look cool? Take a leaf out of Fann's style book and pair it with a black leather top. Unexpected accessories like these crystal-embellished Giuseppe Zanotti platforms take the look to the next level. 

Photo: Singapore Fashion Week

2017
2017
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2017

The festive season is the only time we’d embrace matching family outfits, like the Lee family’s adorable elf-inspired one. 

Photo: Instagram/@fanaiaiwong

Doppleganger press conference (2018)
Doppleganger press conference (2018)
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Doppleganger press conference (2018)

Fann looks absolutely radiant in this gorgeous sunshine yellow slip dress with a knot detail AND hidden pockets. 

Related:
Style Evolution: Christopher Lee
Style Evolution: Julie Tan
Style Evolution: Jeanette Aw

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