Selena Gomez's Most Unforgettable Red Carpet Moments

Sometimes it feels like superstar Selena Gomez can do no wrong — in fashion, music, acting, and everywhere else. Gomez first appeared on television in "Barney & Friends" back in 2002. That's one long career for someone who only turned 30 in 2022. Two decades and counting in the spotlight gives a starlet plenty of time to rack up quite a portfolio of stunning red-carpet looks

Of course, when your career starts at the age of just 10, there's also potential for major fashion misses (it's safe to say most of us are grateful that our middle school style choices weren't broadcast on any major media outlets). And yet, Gomez's transformation has been truly stunning even through all the ups and downs of adolescence. She's always carried herself with grace and looks great in pretty much everything. 

While the "Only Murders in the Building" star has had her fair share of unforgettable red-carpet moments, we have a few favorites that we especially love to reminisce about. 

Selena Gomez was a vision in red at the 2016 American Music Awards

Let's start with what we consider to be the definition of a perfect red carpet moment — pun very much intended. Gomez sported this simple and classic yet utterly show-stopping Prada gown at the 2016 American Music Awards (via PopSugar). Not only is this shade of red the perfect palette for Gomez, but the flowing gown also fits her to a T and lets her beauty shine through with the perfect balance of drama and simplicity. 

While we often think of red carpet looks as all about a dress, hair, makeup, and accessories are just as important to paint a whole picture. In this case, Gomez did not sell her gown short with the rest of her look. The pop star's makeup was simple and natural and brought out her inner glow. It paired beautifully with her understated, middle-parted low ponytail, while her dangling Cartier diamond earrings were the cherry on top. 

The 2016 AMAs represented a bit of a comeback moment for Gomez after she had stepped out of the public eye to handle health problems (via Teen Vogue). That makes this look all the more unforgettable. What better way to say "I'm back and better than ever?" 

This black dress at the 2022 SAG Awards was anything but simple

A few years later, at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Selena Gomez looked like the illustration that should be in the dictionary next to the word "star." It seems the Disney alum has a knack for showing up ready to slay, and she made a huge impression at her first-ever SAG Awards. This Oscar De La Renta gown was floor-length black velvet which is as classic as it is perfect for a cool February night out (via PopSugar)

The straight silhouette paired with perfectly puffed sleeves creates a look that somehow manages to marry daring and unusual with elegance and ease. Once again, Gomez knocked it out of the park with her accessories too. Her subtle, pretty makeup and simple hair balance out the statement sleeves flawlessly (via The Hollywood Reporter). 

Moreover, the outfit simply wouldn't have been complete without the Bulgari diamond necklace and earrings, which kick her glamour level into high gear while still remaining understated. Plus, the addition of an emerald ring gives the perfect subtle pop of color. 

The Disney alum made dressing up look cool at the Frozen II premiere

It doesn't get any cuter than this. Sure, this look doesn't scream "glam" the way others on this list do, but it does prove that an "unforgettable red carpet moment" isn't always about striving for perfection — sometimes, it's about having fun. In this particular case, Selena Gomez was all about fun when she sported a Princess Anna-inspired look at the "Frozen II" premiere in 2019 (via Insider). 

She walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with her little sister, 6-year-old Gracie Teefey, who matched Gomez perfectly in a totally coordinated family fashion moment. If you think this meant Gomez ditched a designer look for the occasion, though, you'd be wrong. Gomez and Teefey did their cosplay the starlet way and rocked dresses from the Marc Jacobs 2019 fall runway collection. 

While the twinning of it all was the star of this show, we genuinely love the look, too. The floral prairie dresses paired with wild sparkly feather capes and sweet double braids are certainly a surprising combination that wouldn't work for many occasions, but it's ideal for this particular premiere, and totally "Frozen"-worthy too (via Harper's Bazaar).

Selena Gomez oozed glamour at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Last but certainly not least, we have Selena Gomez's jaw-dropping Louis Vuitton ensemble from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival (via Elle). Everything about this head-to-toe look evokes quintessential Hollywood royalty. And, similar to the SAG Awards, this marked Gomez's first time at the event, making it doubly impressive. 

The two-piece set with a thigh-high slit and an eye-catching belt buckle is sleek and sultry (via E! News), but the Bulgari jewels take it to the next level. Her beauty look is a bit different than what we normally see from Gomez, too. She sported a snatched cat eye with a bold, red lip that adds a little edge and a pop of color to her neutral, monochrome palette.  

The makeup paired with a simple bun makes Gomez look like an old Hollywood starlet brought back to life. We can't wait to see what the singer will be wearing on her next stroll down the red carpet. We're sure to have something new to add to the list.