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How Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's style has evolved since the '90s

Amanda Krause   

How Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's style has evolved since the '90s
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Soul Train Music Awards on March 6, 1997.Steve Granitz/Getty Images
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been walking red carpets together since the '90s.
  • Over the past three decades, the couple's style has changed dramatically.

When they started dating in 1995, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith wore daring looks at the "Devil in a Blue Dress" premiere.

When they started dating in 1995, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith wore daring looks at the "Devil in a Blue Dress" premiere.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at a movie premiere on September 22, 1995.      Ron Galella, Ltd./Getty Images

Smith opted for a gray, striped suit with a unique jacket. Pinkett Smith, on the other hand, chose a blue two-piece that had a form-fitting skirt and bra-like top with strings that wrapped around her waist.

By 1997, they were coordinating their outfits for red-carpet appearances. They did so at the Soul Train Music Awards.

By 1997, they were coordinating their outfits for red-carpet appearances. They did so at the Soul Train Music Awards.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Soul Train Music Awards on March 6, 1997.      Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Pinkett Smith opted for a white halter dress that night, and Smith wore a cream-colored suit that complemented her look.

Sometimes, they even wore the same color at red-carpet events. The couple donned lime-green together at the 69th annual Oscars.

Sometimes, they even wore the same color at red-carpet events. The couple donned lime-green together at the 69th annual Oscars.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars on March 23, 1997.      KMazur/Getty Images

Smith's suit was traditional, but his vibrant undershirt was anything but. It matched Pinkett Smith's metallic crop top and matching skirt, which were both covered in green sparkles.

They continued to share a similar style while Pinkett Smith was pregnant with their son Jaden Smith in 1998.

They continued to share a similar style while Pinkett Smith was pregnant with their son Jaden Smith in 1998.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at the Blockbuster Awards on March 9, 1998.      Steve Granitz/Getty Images

They attended the Blockbuster Awards together in standout looks that featured many '90s style trends.

Smith sported a leather jacket with dress pants, and Pinkett Smith wore a floral, metallic duster over a strapless gown.

But they still had their own fashion sense, as seen in 1999 when they attended the Grammys.

But they still had their own fashion sense, as seen in 1999 when they attended the Grammys.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Grammys on February 23, 1999.      Jim Smeal/Getty Images

Smith wore leather pants and a shining gray jacket that night, while Pinkett Smith donned a sleeveless yellow gown with a thigh-high slit and a triangle cutout at the bodice.

She also wore a matching headscarf and black sandals with crisscross straps.

But even when the couple didn't wear matching outfits, like in 2000, they made sure to honor each other in other ways.

But even when the couple didn
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at an event in California on June 18, 2000.      J. Vespa/Getty Images

For one red carpet, Smith wore a red leather jacket that contrasted Pinkett Smith's white-and-pink look.

But in a nod to her husband, she wore a red rhinestone-covered, lip-shaped tattoo that matched his jacket on her shoulder.

They occasionally wore classic red-carpet looks together, like at the 2022 Broadcast Film Critics Awards.

They occasionally wore classic red-carpet looks together, like at the 2022 Broadcast Film Critics Awards.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at a red carpet on January 10, 2002.      Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Smith wore a white suit that night, complemented by a dark shirt and matching tie. Pinkett Smith also looked elegant in a black halter dress with a plunging neckline and knee-length skirt.

They started to show the more casual side of their couple style in 2003.

They started to show the more casual side of their couple style in 2003.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at a movie premiere on November 30, 2003.      Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Both walked the red carpet at "The Last Samurai" premiere that year in jeans and brown leather coats.

Their Oscars fashion started to evolve in 2004 when the couple wore glamorous looks to Vanity Fair's after-party.

Their Oscars fashion started to evolve in 2004 when the couple wore glamorous looks to Vanity Fair
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at the Oscars after-party on February 28, 2004.      Jean-Paul Aussenard/Getty Images

Smith attended in an all-black tuxedo, while Pinkett Smith stood by him in a sleeveless gown that had a crystal-covered bodice, sheer panel at the waist, and ruffled skirt.

The couple embraced fashion trends of the early aughts around 2005.

The couple embraced fashion trends of the early aughts around 2005.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in New York City on February 2, 2005.      Jim Spellman/Getty Images

Smith's look in February of that year was simple: a standard suit with a red shirt and matching tie underneath.

Pinkett Smith, however, wore a bright orange dress with a deep neckline and a mermaid-style skirt. She accessorized the ensemble with a brown, fur-trimmed jacket.

Red-carpet events have always been family affairs for the Smiths, especially in 2006.

Red-carpet events have always been family affairs for the Smiths, especially in 2006.
The Smith family at "The Pursuit Of Happyness" premiere on December 6, 2006.      Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Smith and Pinkett Smith both wore different shades of blue in December of that year to attend "The Pursuit Of Happyness" premiere with their children.

Still, the couple always made time for each other — and their standout fashion — at Hollywood events.

Still, the couple always made time for each other — and their standout fashion — at Hollywood events.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the SAG Awards on January 27, 2007.      J. Vespa/Getty Images

They did just that at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2007. Smith walked the red carpet in an all-black suit and stopped to admire his wife's vibrant outfit.

She wore a strapless, neon-pink gown with a sweetheart neckline and a statement gold necklace.

Of course, Smith and Pinkett Smith still matched on occasion. They both wore looks with red accents at the 2008 Essence Black Women In Hollywood event.

Of course, Smith and Pinkett Smith still matched on occasion. They both wore looks with red accents at the 2008 Essence Black Women In Hollywood event.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at an Essence event on February 20, 2008.      Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Smith's gray suit and red shirt complemented Pinkett Smith's red-and-white halter dress, which wrapped around her neck and was pleated from top to bottom.

In 2009, the couple looked like royalty at Vanity Fair's Oscar after-party.

In 2009, the couple looked like royalty at Vanity Fair
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at the Oscars after-party on February 21, 2009.      Kristian Dowling/Getty Images

Smith looked dapper in his black tux, but it was Pinkett Smith who stole the show. She wore a cream-colored gown with a single sleeve and crystals placed across her waist, bodice, and skirt.

The couple started to wear opposite styles in 2010, as seen at the Kids' Choice Awards.

The couple started to wear opposite styles in 2010, as seen at the Kids
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Kids Choice Awards on March 26, 2010.      Chris Polk/KCA2010/Getty Images

Smith arrived in a preppy look consisting of a purple sweater, jeans, and a plaid shirt. But Pinkett Smith opted for a more edgy style.

She wore a white blouse with fishnet sleeves, black shorts, and layered cross necklaces.

They continued to contrast each other's styles in 2012.

They continued to contrast each other
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the "Men In Black 3" premiere on May 12, 2012.      Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Smith was photographed wearing a black jacket, white pants, and a polka-dot-print button-up shirt at the "Men In Black 3" premiere.

Pinkett Smith took a different approach. She wore a green minidress with a single strap and gold studs across it.

At the 2014 Oscars, Smith and Pinkett Smith looked even more fashionable than they did at the event more than a decade earlier.

At the 2014 Oscars, Smith and Pinkett Smith looked even more fashionable than they did at the event more than a decade earlier.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars on March 1, 2014.      Lester Cohen/Getty Images

Pinkett Smith stunned in a peach-colored Versace dress with a halter neckline, wrapped bodice, and cape-style train.

Smith's look was more subdued but still chic. He wore a black tuxedo with a white shirt and dark scarf underneath.

Smith's style stayed consistent in 2015, but Pinkett Smith's fashion became more daring.

Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at a "Concussion" screening on November 22, 2015.      JB Lacroix/Getty Images

The actor attended a movie screening that year in a gown crafted entirely from see-through mesh and shining crystals.

Smith, on the other hand, wore a black suit jacket, vest, and blue tie for the event.

But by 2019, both stars were embracing their unique styles together on red carpets.

But by 2019, both stars were embracing their unique styles together on red carpets.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at the "Aladdin" premiere on May 21, 2019.      Rich Fury/Getty Images

Smith walked the "Aladdin" premiere red carpet in a printed Dolce & Gabbana suit, while Pinkett Smith posed next to him in a blue two-piece. Her outfit included both a sparkle-covered crop top and parachute pants.

The latter was seemingly a nod to the pants her husband wore as Genie in the movie.

They attended the 2022 Oscars together in standout fashion but made headlines for other reasons.

They attended the 2022 Oscars together in standout fashion but made headlines for other reasons.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Oscars.      Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Smith unintentionally became the face of the event, garnering major attention and backlash after he slapped Chris Rock when the comedian made a joke at Pinkett Smith's expense.

But Pinkett Smith also stood out that night. Her Jean Paul Gaultier dress had a ruched bodice, high neckline, and thigh-high slit that showed her matching heeled sandals.

They've since moved past the incident and are back to looking fashionable on red carpets together — even after announcing their separation.

They
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 2024 "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" premiere.      Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

The couple revealed in 2023 that they had actually been separated since 2016. But Pinkett Smith later clarified that they're "staying together forever," even while technically being apart.

And they showed that they're still a power duo despite the specifics of their relationship while attending the "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" premiere.

Smith walked the red carpet in a black suit with a textured blazer and accessorized with a beanie, tinted sunglasses, and a beaded necklace. Pinkett Smith stood beside him in a sheer Iris Van Herpen design with a plunging neckline and black stripes.


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