Cheryl’s most stylish moments

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  • Track Cheryl's style transformation from Girls Aloud to X Factor judge to solo star to fashionable mum-to-be!

    Cheryl Cole has been making strong style statements ever since she found fame on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002.

    Then, going by the name Cheryl Tweedy, the Girls Aloud singer favoured low-slung jeans and flirty little dresses. She was even known to accessorise her looks with bandanas and chunky belts.

    Her ensembles became a little more daring in 2004 when she started dating Ashley Cole. She was seen wearing many saucy outfits that showed off her incredibly taut abs. Can you blame her?!

    In July 2006 Cheryl married the footballer and proudly took his surname. In the years that followed she was known for her sassy WAG uniform of form-fitting bodycon dresses and tiny shorts that she’d often style with revealing sweaters.

    Cheryl started to experiment with different textures too – she was spotted wearing sparkling sequins and sleek metallic pieces on a number of occasions.

    The Geordie star really upped her fashion game after she bagged a spot on The X Factor judging panel alongside show boss Simon Cowell. She wowed the nation with her wardrobe choices week in, week out for a few years. Along with Cheryl’s outfits, here are 14 other moments that explain why X Factor was once our favourite show. Sigh.

    Of course, no look back at Cheryl’s transformation would be complete without a mention of the striking outfit she donned to appear on The X Factor US back in 2011. With a Barbarella-inspired bouffant, Cheryl made her boldest move yet when she stepped out for the LA auditions in purple high-waisted trousers, bright blue belt and an orange ruffled top.

    Now known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, the singer scored two style hits while hitting Cannes in May 2015, firstly in a 60s-inspired mini and then in a dusky pink gown, and 2016 has been no exception in the style stakes.

    She may not be back on The X Factor wrangling Simon Cowell, but she is back to her original moniker, ‘Cheryl’, and has been seen out and about wearing some of the new seasons hottest looks, including a knockout look at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 look which was fresh off the Naeem Khan catwalk.

    But most recently, in November 2016, Cheryl finally confirmed what the world had long suspected was true: she and boyfriend Liam Payne were expecting their first child.

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