22 Times Celebrities Actually Pulled Off Canadian Tuxedos – Glam
The fashion world changes every single day, and while some trends go and never come back, others stand the test of time, adapting to each new fashion era. One such trend is the iconic double denim, famously known as the Canadian tuxedo. While this daring denim-on-denim style has had its fair share of ups and downs, there’s no denying that it’s almost always on the fashion radar — and the rich and famous are proving just how versatile and fun it can be.
Celebrities from all areas of the entertainment industry have embraced the double denim look, giving us endless inspiration for rocking the Canadian tuxedo in style. Whether it’s a sleek and polished take on the trend or an edgy and innovative interpretation, stars have shown that double denim caters to all aesthetics. When it comes to Canadian tuxedos, there are no rules — this trend is all about a fashion adventure waiting to be explored.
The denim cape: Rihanna rocking the Canadian tuxedo look
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We’re starting with a true bang, as Rihanna has always been known to push fashion boundaries. The star redefined denim elegance at CinemaCon 2023, where she promoted “The Smurfs” movie in a head-turning Canadian tuxedo. Rihanna’s daring ensemble, courtesy of Y/Project’s Fall 2023 collection, featured an oversized denim cape dress and matching bants — yes, that is the term for pants that connect to boots. Leave it to Rihanna to take the classic denim-on-denim trend to a whole new level of innovation!
Edgy and dark: Julia Fox’s all denim ‘fit
In the constantly changing world of fashion, Julia Fox has been a shining name for years. Since her big breakthrough, the actor and model fearlessly pushes boundaries, even in avant-garde fashion. During a 2022 sighting in New York City, Fox was spotted showcasing her fearless take on the Canadian tuxedo. She wore a denim patchwork maxi skirt paired with a fun denim bralette and an oversized denim jacket. While some might consider her outfit a tad tamer than her usual daring ensembles, it still gave us plenty of her signature edginess.
Blond and blue: Kylie Jenner goes for head-to-to denim
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Kylie Jenner is undeniably a fashion icon, and her appearance in Manhattan in 2018 showcased her take on an all-denim look. The reality star exuded an edgy and stylish vibe while still giving the overall look that signature Kylie touch. Jenner accentuated the Parisian brand IRO’s denim look with sleek blond locks that added that extra touch of fierceness, elevating the outfit to a whole new level of fun. Even though technically a jumpsuit, the piece was created to give off the illusion of a Canadian tuxedo.
From distressed to dazzling: Camila Cabello’s take on the Canadian tuxedo trend
Camila Cabello took the stage at the “Today” show in New York City in 2022, and her denim look was nothing short of spectacular! With distressed baggy jeans, a patchwork denim corset, and a bedazzled denim coat by Diesel, it might sound like an overload of denim, but Cabello easily pulled the combination off. Once again, the pop sensation proved that she’s not afraid to experiment with fashion, and her daring choice paid off.
All about Y2K: Dua Lipa’s fun denim ensemble
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In 2022, Dua Lipa graced the streets of Manhattan in funky denim bants and a matching sleeveless cropped top (both by Diesel), and a trendy Y2K-inspired denim shoulder bag. To no one’s surprise, the singer perfectly blended nostalgia with modern trends, as she captured the essence of the early aughts’ aesthetic while keeping her look fresh and contemporary.
Double denim on a blue carpet: Kim Kardashian’s curve-hugging look
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At the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York City, Kim Kardashian proved once again that she’s a fashion powerhouse. The reality star and entrepreneur arrived on the blue carpet in an all-denim Burberry ensemble consisting of an off-the-shoulders puffy-sleeved corset top and matching skinny jeans tucked into a pair of ultra-high navy latex boots that added an extra dose of drama and edge.
Oversized and cool: Billie Eilish’s signature denim style
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For LACMA’s “Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined” exhibit in Los Angeles in 2022, Billie Eilish rocked her signature style — but this time in Canadian tuxedo form by Très Rasché. The musician, known for her authentic fashion choices, wore baggy cargo-like denim pants paired with a matching puffy denim vest.
Jean overload: Bella Hadid’s take on head-to-toe denim
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Even though this can be said for any Bella Hadid appearance at a fashion show, her look for the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week in 2020 is a particularly memorable one. The supermodel embraced the head-to-toe denim trend by opting for loose baggy jeans paired with a denim button-up and an oversized denim coat, adding even more denim to the look. To complete the outfit, Hadid wore black boots and sleek black sunglasses, adding the perfect finishing touch.
Matching all the way: Rita Ora’s relaxed oversized ‘fit
On the streets of Soho in 2023, Rita Ora showcased a casual yet effortlessly chic take on the Canadian tuxedo trend. Her oversized denim look featured jeans that were a tad too long and a buttoned-up jacket that hid her hands, but it was clear that the ensemble was tailored that way on purpose.
Disco queen alert: Emily Ratajkowski’s ’70s denim vibe
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Emily Ratajkowski took us on a stylish trip down memory lane when the model was spotted in Soho in 2021, channeling ’70s fashion in a showstopping Canadian tuxedo. The brown boots and belt were a great finishing touch, making the ‘fit look like it was plucked right out of the disco era.
The 2000s called: Irina Shayk’s low-rise Canadian tuxedo look
Irina Shayk brought Y2K nostalgia to the streets of New York City in 2023 in a Givenchy ‘fit, proving just how well the Canadian tuxedo fits into the trend. The model rocked a pair of low-rise jeans reminiscent of early ’00s fashion and a matching, tight denim jacket. Her approach to the Canadian tuxedo trend definitely makes us yearn for more looks inspired by the fabulous fashion days of the past.
Denim for a busy day: Zoë Kravitz’s stylish on-the-go look
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Zoë Kravitz could wear a trash bag, and we would still think her look is fab, as the star is one of the few names in Hollywood that can literally pull off everything and anything. In 2016, Kravitz was seen on the streets of Soho in a pair of cropped bell-bottom jeans paired with an oversized denim jacket — the perfect combo for a day of running errands.
The glamorous Canadian tuxedo: Dakota Johnson proves it’s possible
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At Sundance Institute’s Opening Night celebration in 2023, Dakota Johnson showed up in an exquisite head-to-toe denim look that showed just how incredibly chic and elegant denim can be. The star wore an outfit by Magda Butrym consisting of wide high-waisted pants, a cropped corset, and a chic denim trench coat. With this look, Johnson proved that denim can be elevated to a level of red-carpet glamour.
Denim for an edgy silhouette: Jennifer Lopez’s denim-daredevil moment
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In 2019, at the screening of her movie “Hustlers” in New York City, Jennifer Lopez turned heads in a daring Balmain denim ensemble. Lopez boldly rocked a pair of jeans that might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but she undeniably pulled them off with her signature confidence. The matching corset top and cropped oversized jacket flawlessly tied the look together, making sure the jeans remained the focal point.
Glitter and distress: Miley Cyrus shining in a Canadian tuxedo
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During her MTV “Unplugged” performance in 2014, Miley Cyrus lit up the stage in a dazzling Ashish look that gave us girly glitter and rockstar edginess at the same time. The former Disney Channel star embraced a unique look consisting of oversized jeans, a bikini top, and an oversized jacket that gave us a truly iconic fashion moment.
Not for the faint-hearted: Demi Lovato’s daring denim chaps
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At the 2017 Y100 Jingle Ball, Demi Lovato made a fearless fashion statement that caught everyone’s attention. The singer opted for a look far from boring, embracing denim chaps reminiscent of Christina Aguilera’s iconic “Dirty” era. Paired with a black bodysuit and denim jacket, Lovato gave us plenty of attitude, solidifying her status as a star who isn’t afraid to take fashion risks. While the outfit sparked some controversy, there’s no denying that it left a lasting impression.
Black and blue: Taylor Swift’s mismatched summer denim
Spotted in New York City in the summer of 2018, Taylor Swift showed us a fresh take on denim that certainly set her apart from the other celebs on our list. While many tend to stick to monochromatic or matching denim ensembles, Swift opted for a more playful combination. The singer wore a delicate denim button-up tank top in classic blue which she paired with black denim shorts for a casual and fun summer day in the city.
Casual but cute: Hilary Duff’s relatable Canadian tuxedo
While spotted in Los Angeles in the spring of 2019, Hilary Duff showed us just how down-to-earth and comfortable the Canadian tuxedo can be. The celebrity combined a pair of mom jeans with a classic denim jacket, creating a relatable look that certainly resonates with many. Her choice to keep it simple and comfortable highlighted the versatility of the Canadian tuxedo, proving that it’s a fashion staple most of us already have in our closets.
Torn but fancy: Megan Fox’s edgy way to combine denim with glitter
Arriving at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 2022, Megan Fox stole all the attention with her chic and edgy denim getup. The actor (and style icon) chose dramatically distressed jeans that added a touch of rebelliousness to her look. To complement the daring denim, Fox paired it with a chic Rubin Singer silver glittery strapless top that gave us plenty of glam. To finish it off, she added an oversized denim jacket which tied the whole ensemble together.
A belt to save the day: Cher’s 2000s take on head-to-toe denim
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At “The Perfect Storm” Los Angeles Premiere in 2000, Cher graced the red carpet with a rather tame denim ensemble that nevertheless still showcased her iconic fashion sense. Known for her extravagant looks, this ensemble fell into a more relaxed and casual category. Cher effortlessly paired mom jeans with a simple white top and a denim jacket, radiating that classic elegance. True to the fashion trends of the 2000s, the singer added a circular medallion belt for that necessary extra touch of flair.
Sleek and polished: Anne Hathaway’s denim pantsuit
While leaving the set of “The View” in New York City in 2022, Anne Hathaway showcased a sophisticated denim ensemble from Nili Lotan’s Resort 2023 collection, proving once again that denim can be sleek and elegant. Her wide-leg jeans and matching blazer jacket in dark wash denim gave us all the elegance we never knew we needed from denim. Just like Dakota Johnson, Hathaway also showed us that denim is a versatile fabric that can be transformed into elegant pieces.
The look that started it all: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s coordinated denim moment
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No Canadian tuxedo list would ever be complete without mentioning Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s Canadian tuxedo moment at the 2001 American Music Awards. In fact, if you ask us, there’s no doubt that this is the most memorable example of the Canadian tuxedo trend in pop culture. “It was kind of like their prom. They had an idea, and we did what they wanted as opposed to the other way around,” the costume designer for Timberlake’s Canadian look, Steven Gerstein, tells Jezebel. “The rest is history.”