Jennifer Hudson's Stunning Style Transformation

The singer's 80-lb. weight loss isn't her only big change – she's also stepped up her fashion game!

01 of 07

THINK PINK

THINK PINK
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Before: wears the feminine shade in an ultra-princessy, draped and sparkly number with matching accessories at the 2009 Whitney Museum gala.
After: Two years later, she’s still sporting the hue, but in a more modern, vibrant shade, and keeping the sparkle contained to her funky accessories.

02 of 07

BRIGHT IS RIGHT

BRIGHT IS RIGHT
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Before: Always a fan of vivid shades, the singer chooses a teal number for a 2007 awards gala.
After: She’s still into brights, but at a January signing of her book, I Got This, in L.A., she pays attention to proportion, knowing that a good fit and cinched waist is more flattering.

03 of 07

CITRUS STUNNER

CITRUS STUNNER
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Before: Even before her dramatic weight loss, the star knows how to make an entrance, wearing a head-turning orange gown in 2007.
After: Jennifer wears the same shade and a similar silhouette at the 2011 Oscars, keeping her look crisp and classic by ditching the embellishments and train.

04 of 07

FIGURE FLATTERY

FIGURE FLATTERY
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Before: The Weight Watchers spokesperson is no stranger to slimming tricks, picking a dress with paneling for a 2008 premiere.
After: She shows off the same color-blocking technique at a January book signing but steps it up with a waist-cinching belt (to accentuate her curves) and rocker booties (to add edge).

05 of 07

ANIMAL INSTINCTS

ANIMAL INSTINCTS
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Before: At her heaviest, Jennifer said you “couldn’t pay” her to wear heels. At a 2008 charity ball, she sports flip-flop-like sandals with an animal-print maxi.
After: She wears an equally wild print to a November 2011 Michael Kors event in Tokyo,with one major upgrade: leg-lengthening pumps.

06 of 07

SILVER BELLE

SILVER BELLE
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Before: She stuns in a sparkly silver dress and punchy red peep-toes in 2009, but should swap the cropped pants for tights or none at all.
After: At the 2011 American Music Awards, Jennifer brings back the sparkle but ditches the leggings to highlight her gams.

07 of 07

THE PANTS SUIT

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Before: Jennifer knows the power of an allover black ensemble, but the gloves, bling and zipper distract at a 2009 movie screening.
After: During her January book tour, she cuts down on the bling – and adds a winter white topper, which looks smoking on her trim arms! – allowing her beautiful body and face to take center stage.

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