Lifestyle Style 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! By Alex Apatoff Alex Apatoff Instagram Twitter Alex Apatoff is the Executive Editor of PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for more than a decade, holding various roles on the Style and Beauty team before becoming the site's Lifestyle Director to coordinate the work across the commerce, evergreen, features and marketing teams. Prior to her role at PEOPLE, Alex worked at Us Weekly (where, among other things, she oversaw the Fashion Police pages) and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 24, 2012 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 07 THINK PINK Brian Zak/Sipa; Kevin Winter/Getty 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 Jamie McCarthy/Wireimage; Jason LaVeris/Filmmagic 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 Patrick/Globe; Steve Granitz/Wireimage 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 Jason Merritt/Filmmagic; Prince Williams/Filmagic 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 Suzan/Empics Entertainment/Abaca; Koki Nagahama/Getty 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 Steffman/Curd/Splash News Online; Jason Merritt/Getty 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 Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia; Debra L Rothenberg/Filmmagic 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.