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Compare & Contrast: Angelina Jolie, Pre and Post Mommyhood

Compare & Contrast: Angelina Jolie, Pre and Post Mommyhood

Mommyhood has done Angelina some good! Besides affecting her behavior, it has also worked wonders for her wardrobe. I do think she often dresses too old for her age, but it sure beats her old goth and defiant self. She's traded leather for cashmere, baggy pants for pencil skirts, masculine boots for feminine flats. But most importantly, she's traded trashy for refined. Is it because she has adapted her style as a multi-tasking mommy? Or has she simply grown up and gotten sophisticated with age? Let's compare 1999 and present day for clues...

Top: The old Angelina said no to bras and
yes to ill-fitting tops. Cringe! She should really give that hideous coat back to the cast of
Lord of the Rings.

Bottom: A leather mini skirt a la
Ashley Olsen is fashion-forward, but a long one is fashion-backward.

Accessories: Because she wasn't very feminine, she doesn't even have a purse or
any jewels. And her shoes are square-toe... enough said!

Top: Mommy Angelina is wearing a form fitting cashmere sweater in a classic bold color; she is polished and chic.

Bottom: A gray pencil skirt is the ultimate sign of sophistication and she wears it well. She flaunts her slim legs.

Accessories: The cream bag is mature and the nude flats are very mommy-appropriate. The aviator sunnies and diamond stud earrings round out the classy look perfectly.


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Pepper Pepper 9 years
I just think that her style has evolved as she's gotten older. To be fair, the picture on the left is from the 90's!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
Oh my, thank god for children.
frpmvw frpmvw 9 years
I love her look. It's classic and smart. I love handbags and notice she's carrying a botkier sasha duffle in cream. Angie thanks for showing that you don't have to be a slave to one style.
jyllish jyllish 9 years
"Not feminine" is a fashion problem? What would you say about Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, or Diane Keaton? I remember the Angelina of the mid-90s being the hottest techno-goth babe around -- she was smart, she was real, and she wasn't going to take anyone's crap. The "masculinity" you're inferring is just her being tough and making her own rules -- the same qualities that make her so successful in her career and motherhood now. With all of the floaty style apparent in women's fashion these days, we have to remember that being ethereal does not equate to being weak of personality.
shiamay shiamay 9 years
You're right! She looks so much better now.
andrea426 andrea426 9 years
she's bad ass either way. big angie fan :D
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
Motherhood definitely suits Angie, as well as the goth image she had back in the day. I think her new style goes with this new period in her life. I like it. Yes, it can be boring but it's well-groomed and classic. She does not need to be flashy, Angie herself is already going to get attention. And it's not like I really look to Angie as some type of fashion icon, I like her for other things.
jadoremondieu jadoremondieu 9 years
I definitely like the direction in which her style is evolving, too (at least judging by the pictures). Some of the comments are true; what she's wearing can be pretty boring, but on HER, they just look classy and elegant. It's actually pretty amazing, given her crazy schedule, how well-groomed she always looks. (like Gwen Stefani =)) If I could be a mum and look a quarter as good as either of them, I'd be pretty stoked.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
:rotfl: FiestyRed!
vjadore vjadore 9 years
I love her sunglasses! Anyone know what make/model they are?!
FiestyRed36 FiestyRed36 9 years
She's also lost about 20lbs... If it weren't for incredibly enormous boobs and lips, she'd look unacceptably emaciated.
Frangry Frangry 9 years
she is so fucking fake it makes me sick.
Wendy-Brandes Wendy-Brandes 9 years
Ugh. The old picture is a bad one...she wore some pretty terrific things back in the day. She had her bad days too, yes, but don't we all. I find her current style ostentatiously matronly, like she's trying to prove a point by being dowdy.
hollygo4405 hollygo4405 9 years
She has always been a bombshell, this black leather skirt was just one outfit (don't forget it was the late 90's when pretty much anything went). What about the nude sequin and bejeweled Randolph Duke she wore when she won the Golden Globe for Gia????
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I personally think she's doing the mature look on purpose. I don't think she wants the bombshell attention all the time, especially with her children around. So she looks good, put together, classy. Nothing flashy or over the top. I think she's awesome and beautiful no matter what.
marley11 marley11 9 years
she's definitely changed her style a lot. i like her better now, she's aged very well. but you can def. see her original ways influenced on maddox.
lilflowa lilflowa 9 years
her style is uninterestinng very boring and frumpy...and even though she doesnt have to dress like everyday is a fashion show she can still dress with some style! the only time she has some style is on the red carpet when designers send them dresses! PERIOD!........other times she aint got one clue!!
figurine figurine 9 years
What I like about her style is that she doesn't dress as if every day is a fashion show, but she still often manages to look well put together. She tends to wear pieces that I could see in my wardrobe and I'm pretty much totally uninterested in fashion.
lucyS lucyS 9 years
I think Angelina did the right thing by rocking the edgy look back in her 20s. Now that she's a mother of 4 she's become more sophisticated in her dress choices. Sure, they seem a little boring, but after trying to organize and get 4 kids ready for the day I doubt she cares much how polished or trendy she looks.
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
i've never been a fan of angelina, but i do prefer her "new" look to the old one. it's much easier on the eyes.
zeldaf zeldaf 9 years
Thank goodness she evolved away from the old look. Growth is good and she seems to get that when she's taking her son to the bookstore that's a good time to not show her boobs. Keep them holstered until date night or the red carpet. When you don't let your look mature you end up looking like a tired and old version of yourself. Think Pam Anderson.
Hellena25 Hellena25 9 years
**gen92** her nude ballerinas are by Pedro Garcia.... They're a little more pinky/peachy in real life. I love them (and the leather is soooo incredibly soft!) but they were too rich for my blood ($325USD plus tax) so the search for a replica is on...siiiigh
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
i think she looks totally chic & sophisticated. i don't think her look is "too old" at all. she has a more mature personality than other people here age (tara reid), so she dresses to suit her personality. so she's not cutting edge & trendy. who cares?
sashak sashak 9 years
While I'm not a fan of this particular outfit, I do think her style now is great. I miss the old AJ too, but when she was rocking all that black I was rocking hippie skirts & Birkies & sun dresses over jeans w/ a huge sweater to top it all off. We all grow up eventually! :D
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Being a mom should not make you become a frump. My mom is a grandma and while she doesn't do the trendy thing she never ever looks frumpy, she totally rock the crap out of a pencil skirt and heels
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