11 Birthday Outfit Ideas Inspired by Our Favorite Celebrities

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Usually, celebrity birthday outfits are excessively glamorous—think: Paris Hilton’s iconic silver mini—but we’ve seen a shift in the past year away from over-the-top glitz to cozier ensembles for staying at home or heading to dinner. If you find yourself also paring back your plans but still wondering what to wear, you can still look to stylish stars for inspiration.

For summer celebrations, an easy-to-throw-on sundress will do the trick, like the off-the-shoulder designs worn by January Jones and Emma Roberts. For those celebrating the big day in colder climates, follow Yara Shahidi’s lead and layer a chic turtleneck with your birthday dress. Or channel Jessica Alba’s 40th birthday style by pairing a hoodie with a silky slip skirt. But there’s no need to stick to a dress: A bikini feels just as jubilant, as Jennifer Lopez proved last month during her birthday.

To get inspired for your big day, take a closer look at some of our favorite celebrity birthday outfits below.

Yara Shahidi

Keep those summery dresses in rotation even during colder months with a perfect-for-layering turtleneck, as demonstrated by Shahidi.

January Jones

It’s your day, so why not shine bright in a cheerful yellow maxi dress similar to Jones’s.

H&M off-the-shoulder dress

Jennifer Lopez

If you’re spending the special day near the pool or at the beach, follow J.Lo’s lead in a logo-adorned bikini paired with a floral cover-up and chic hat.

Valentino printed triangle bikini

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa kept the accessories to a minimum but went all out with a fun matching set by Supriya Lele.

Supriya Lele saree sash top

Supriya Lele ruched drawstring skirt

Kate Hudson

A denim dress—like the Gabriela Hearst one worn by Kate Hudson—offers the perfect balance of glamour and comfort.

Gabriela Hearst Patricia pleated denim dress


Blackpink’s Jennie made a chic case for the birthday sweater while wearing a cloud-themed knit.

Lirika Matoshi clouds knit sweater

Jessica Alba

Alba balanced the ease of a pullover with the elegance of a coordinating silk skirt

For Days For Better Days vintage sweatshirt

Laura Harrier

Versace from head to toe is always a good idea. Here, Harrier celebrated in a babydoll dress, twisted mules, and hair clips by the brand.

Versace twist detail sandals

Hailey Bieber

Even if you’re cozying up by the fireplace, you can still go all out like Hailey Bieber in a cut-out gown.

Saint Laurent wool sable gown

Olivia Rodrigo

Reformation’s polka-dot dress paired with chunky combat boots felt just right for Rodrigo’s outdoor celebration.

The Reformation Gail dress

Emma Roberts

What better way to feel special than by wearing a one-of-a-kind vintage dress similar to Emma Roberts’s design from Thriftwares? She topped it off with delightful Moschino sunglasses.

Moschino Mos006 sunglasses

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