35 photos that show how Quinta Brunson's style has evolved over the years
Quinta Brunson's style has dramatically changed since her days working at BuzzFeed.
In her early years in the public eye, the "Abbott Elementary" star wore jumpsuits and simple dresses.
Today, Brunson walks red carpets in custom, couture gowns with stunning details.
At one of her first public appearances in 2016, Quinta Brunson wore a simple peach dress.
Brunson attended the Shorty Awards in a knee-length dress with a halter neckline and a subtle slit on one side of the skirt. She kept the accessories to a minimum, pairing the dress with nude wedges and hoop earrings.
Brunson kept it casual at a 2017 event for BuzzFeed, where she previously worked as a video producer.
Brunson wore a black-and-white, patterned sweater and skinny jeans to the event.
She accessorized the look with shiny boots and a beanie.
Brunson chose an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit for the 2017 premiere of TruTV's "Upscale with Prentice Penny."
The gray piece had billowy sleeves and flared pants. It cinched at Brunson's waist, but most of the garment was loose.
She added tassel earrings and suede, pointed-toe heels to the look.
She wore another jumpsuit at the 2017 Streamy Awards.
Brunson chose a blue pinstripe look for the 2017 event.
The jumpsuit had spaghetti straps, slim-fitted pants, and pocket detailing on the waist.
Brunson wore a T-shirt to perform at Clusterfest in 2019.
The creator wore a laid-back look for her performance, pairing a yellow T-shirt with an oversized cardigan, jeans, and white sneakers.
She wore another casual look to Twitter's 2019 fan premiere of Disney's "The Lion King."
Brunson arrived at the premiere in a tie-dye tank top and army-green cargo pants.
She added a high-fashion flair to the look with shiny white boots and simple jewelry.
Brunson started to play with asymmetrical fashion at Variety's Power of Young Hollywood event in 2019.
Brunson's black top had a strapless neckline that pointed upwards on one side. It cinched at her waist and then flowed downwards over her colorful pants on the same side.
The floral pants added to the look, as did the black clutch and black-and-white heels.
Brunson showed off a sleeker side to her style at the 2019 Audi pre-Emmy celebration.
Brunson arrived at the event in a long-sleeve, black dress made of velvet.
A strip of fabric cut across the neckline, forming a triangular cutout on the top of the bodice. Heels that laced up her ankles completed the look.
Brunson rocked a suit with a daring neckline to the 2019 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party.
Brunson's bold suit was white with black lapels and black lining on the pants. She opted not to wear a shirt with the look, giving it a sexy edge.
She made the look even more fun by adding a textured handbag and gold necklaces.
Brunson wore a sleek bodycon dress to the 2020 Lexus Uptown Honors Hollywood event.
The aquamarine, form-fitting dress had a high neckline and a slit that hit just above Brunson's knees.
Sheer, gray sleeves made the look pop, and she added strappy sandals and a simple clutch.
Brunson's dress for the 2020 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon featured an off-the-shoulder neckline.
The peach minidress from Area featured subtle cutouts on the sides. She accessorized the look with black, pointed-toe heels, a white clutch, and a simple strand necklace.
Over a year later, Brunson went back to her fashion roots with a simple minidress for the premiere of Disney's "Turning Red" in 2021.
The bright-green dress had a high, scooped neckline. She added another pop of color to the look with red earrings.
Her dress for the 2021 "Black Widow" premiere had a daring neckline.
Brunson's hot-pink dress had pointed shoulders and long sleeves, which accentuated the gown's neckline that plunged all the way to her navel.
The dress tied at the end of the cutout before flowing into a miniskirt.
At HBO's final season premiere of "Insecure" in 2021, Brunson added a pop of color to an all-black ensemble.
Brunson wore a simple black dress with a sweetheart neckline and coordinating black ankle boots to the premiere.
But her teal trench coat that flowed to the floor gave the look some much-needed color.
She attended the premiere of "Abbott Elementary" in a form-fitting dress with a daring slit in December 2021.
Brunson's slate-blue dress, designed by Marcell Pustul, had one sleeve, which puffed at the shoulder.
The thigh-length dress ruched at the waist, and a daring slit cut up one side.
Brunson stepped up her red-carpet style at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a custom Dolce & Gabbana look.
The strapless gown had a sparkly, gray-and-black bodice in an animal print pattern with a stripe of black fabric cutting across it.
The stripe matched the floor-length skirt, which had a daring train on one side and a thigh-high slit.
Brunson worked with stylist Bryon Javar for the event, who had a massive impact on her style as her fame rose.
She wore a more structured look to the 2022 ABC Disney Upfront event.
Brunson's light-brown minidress had a structured, dropped-waist bodice that gave way to a pleated skirt.
Matching shoes made the outfit look cohesive.
Brunson chose another one-sleeve gown for the 2022 Time100 Gala.
Styled by Javar, Brunson's purple Dolce & Gabbana gown had one long sleeve with a padded shoulder and pointed neckline.
Ruching covered the bodice and cinched at the waist before flowing into the long skirt.
Brunson arrived at the 2022 ESPY Awards in a playful Prabal Gurung minidress.
Javar styled Brunson in the strapless dress, which was completely covered in rainbow-hued feathers.
They paired the look with pink Stuart Weitzman heels.
Brunson wore a statement cape to the 2022 HCA TV Awards.
Brunson arrived in a sheath-style minidress that was completely covered in sparkles and had a high neckline.
She added a pink jacket to the ensemble that had puffy sleeves and a full train.
The actor had fun with volume at Variety's 2022 Power of Women event in Los Angeles.
Javar styled Brunson in a color-blocked dress from Christopher John Rogers for the event.
The lime-green bodice dipped low, where the gown belted at her waist with a layer of cream fabric. The yellow skirt puffed out at Brunson's hips before tapering down.
Brunson wore another custom Dolce & Gabbana look to the 2022 Emmys.
Javar styled Brunson for the event, dressing her in a floor-length brown gown.
The off-the-shoulder bodice was covered in swirling, textured fabric, while the silky skirt had a thigh-high slit and pooled into a train.
A playful peplum made Brunson's gown for the 2022 EBONY Power 100 event stand out.
The purple ball gown had a high neckline adorned with sparkles that flowed down the top of the bodice, coordinating with the peplum that sat on Brunson's hips.
The rest of the bodice was a semi-sheer corset, which balanced out the skirt's semi-sheer tulle that flowed to the floor.
Sebastian Gunawan Signature designed the gown, while Javar styled the ensemble.
Brunson embraced a modern princess look at the 2022 LACMA Art + Film Gala.
The Raniz Akhem gown had a strapless, curved neckline, as well as a dropped waist and full skirt.
A black belt cinched at Brunson's waist, and she paired the look with sheer, black gloves.
A pop of color set Brunson's black dress for a 2022 Critics Choice Association celebration apart.
The base of Brunson's Christian Siriano look, which Javar styled, was a form-fitting black gown with a scooped, strapless neckline and a daring slit.
A purple ribbon sat atop the dress, cutting across the bodice and wrapping around Bruson's arms to flow into an off-center train.
She chose another Christian Siriano look for the 2023 Golden Globes.
The mermaid-style dress was made entirely of black and pink tulle. Pink tulle created the sweetheart neckline, while the form-fitting bodice was black.
Brunson's skirt was both pink and black, tying it all together.
Robert Wun designed the three-dimensional dress Brunson wore to the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
Javar styled Brunson in another mermaid-style dress for the Critics Choice Awards.
The semi-sheer, gray gown was form-fitting, while black ruffles cut out from the skirt and from Brunson's back, flowing around her shoulder to create a headpiece.
She wore a chic all-black look for the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2023 New York Fashion Week Show.
Dressed in head-to-toe Siriano and styled by Javar, Brunson wore a tea-length dress with an angular neckline that dipped low.
Angular sunglasses, a hat, and pointed-toe heels completed the look.
The sparkly dress Brunson wore to the 2023 NAACP Image Awards had an ombré effect.
Dundas designed the strapless gown Javar styled Brunson in for the event, which was completely covered in sparkles and had a thigh-high slit.
The bodice of her gown for the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards looked like a seashell.
Jean Louis Sabaji designed the floor-length gown that Javar styled Brunson in for the event.
The strapless bodice looked like a white-and-black seashell, while the form-fitting skirt was made of sparkly, black, fringed fabric.
Brunson wore an animal-print dress to the 2023 Billboard Women In Music event.
The slinky animal dress had a halter neckline and a train, and it was designed by Sergio Hudson.
The look was also styled by Javar.
Later that night, Brunson changed into a three-dimensional minidress from Gaurav Gupta.
Brunson said on Instagram the light-brown dress made her feel like a "music note," thanks to the swirl of fabric that wound around her shoulders.
She popped in yellow at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards.
Styled by Javar, Brunson's ALIÉTTE gown had a sweetheart neckline, and the bodice featured semi-sheer panels in a geometric pattern.
The dropped-waist skirt was completely covered in feathers.
Brunson chose a color-blocked ensemble for TIME's 2023 Women of the Year Gala.
Fendi designed the dress, which consisted of a red bodice with ruffles on the quarter-length sleeves, and a purple high-low skirt that flowed into a train.
Brunson wore a flower-covered dress for the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Brunson attended the Oscars after-party in another custom Dolce & Gabbana look styled by Javar.
The dress was completely covered in pink, orange, and white flowers, while the asymmetrical neckline had one off-the-shoulder pink sleeve. A peek of black fabric was visible on the other side of the neckline.
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