See Adele's Evolution From Indie Singer to World-Famous Superstar

See how Adele's style changed throughout the years as she went from indie artist to a chart-topping A-list celebrity

By Cydney Contreras May 06, 2020 9:57 PMTags

Like her music, Adele never fails to disappoint.

When the singer first emerged on the music scene in 2008, she was nothing but the most humble and kind artist.  In one of her first interviews with E!, the artist said, "It's really quite ridiculous how [her career] has blown up." 

And since then, she's only become more and more popular.

Nonetheless, the star continues to be the same person she was in 2008, albeit dressed a bit differently. 

In terms of makeup, Adele's stuck to her signature mod look, with a dramatic cat eye, voluminous lashes and a striking lipstick. But when it comes to her fashion, her wardrobe's evolved slightly, especially as she's undergone a transformation in recent years.

In the early days of her music career, the artist frequently wore dark-colored gowns and more conservative styles, but as of late, she's embraced color and new silhouettes, as she showed in her latest Instagram post.

Adele's Summer 2019 Vacation

To see how the 32-year-old has effortlessly dressed over the years, check out the gallery below!


In one of her first red carpet appearances, the singer attended the Brit Awards in an all-black ensemble and classic makeup.


Fresh off the success of her debut album, the star attended the 2009 Grammys in a chic black ensemble. 


At the 2010 CMT Artists of the Year show, the Brit stuck with her tried and true black stockings and a dark dress, thus creating a signature style.


By the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Adele had ditched her red locks and went for a dramatic dark blonde bouffant.


Adele proved that all a girl needs to impress is an elegant black dress and the perfect red lip. 


At the 2013 Golden Globes, the star continued to dress in modest, yet chic dresses and had her makeup done in a mod style, which was perfected by her and makeup artist Michael Ashton


Eventually, the artist began to introduce more color into her wardrobe but stuck with her favored empire silhouette at the 2013 Grammys. 


The singer sparkled from head to toe in an elegant but understated gown for a performance at the Radio City Music Hall.


For years, the artist sported long locks, but she went for a major change when she debuted a lob at the 2016 Grammys.


The singer had everyone green with envy when she showed up the 2017 Grammys in this beautiful gown.


Adele dazzled the crowds in more ways than one when she performed in this shimmering dress at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.


Not only can she rock an evening gown like no other, but sweatshirts look amazing on her too.


Although the artist has shown a preference towards more vintage styles, she went for the more unpredictable LBD to celebrate her 32nd birthday. 


The pop star made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut in Oct. 2020 while wearing a chic peplum blouse.


Adele and her boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, made their relationship Instagram official in Sept. 2021.


At the 2022 Brit Awards, she sparked engagement rumors after debuting a massive rock on that finger.


The singer won her 16th Grammy Award in 2023, this one for Best Pop Solo Performance.