Hilary Duff has been in the public eye since she was cast in the lead of the Lizzie McGuire franchise in 2001. She skillfully transitioned her time on the show into a successful music career that has seen her release several albums.
Now at the age of 30, Duff has returned to her roots with a leading role on the hit series Younger that is going to be releasing its 5th season in the near future. But as tremendous as Duff looks on the series, as we'll show you, she may look even better when she steps in front of the camera for a photo shoot. Duff's popularity in Hollywood has also led to many unsuspecting paparazzi photos of her showing off her tremendous sense of style.
She might have started out with the outfits that made you laugh, but let's remember she was young and naive. Since then, she has grown not only into a beautiful woman, but has amazing fashion taste, and shows that part of her constantly.
With photos that span over a decade, we don't know which one of Duff's styles will be your favorite, but we are confident you'll love getting to decide!
20 She's A Sucker For Denim Jeans
When discussing her love for the clothing item in a past interview, Duff stated,
“I’m a sucker for denim! I probably own 30 pairs of jeans, but honestly, I don’t wear most of them. I rotate eight or nine pairs."
There are many different types of style that you will see put on display throughout this list. But we don't know if there is a more universally beloved item of clothing than jeans, and of course, Duff knows how to rock them.
If the above photo is any indication, we're sure you won't be too disappointed to know that Duff in jeans will make another appearance on the list! See, women don't need to wear tights to show themselves off, to this day, jeans work just as well as anything else. It's a forever casual look that people just love, and they definitely compliment her.
19 She Doesn't Think Super Skinny Is Attractive
Hilary Duff may not be the skinniest woman in Hollywood, but by no means does that discredit the amount of allure she has. Duff has always been an advocate for body positivity which at one point gave her a platform to speak out about her 'thicker' frame.
"It's not attractive when girls get super skinny. Guys don't like it. Girls don't like you as much. You lose some happiness when that's all you think about," said Duff.
We're sure she's more than happy to look the way she does and not think as much about calories! We know that she did have some trouble with her health for a while, just like a lot of girls who go through their teenage years, but we're happy to see her coming out on the other side of that glory. It's truly what she deserves.
18 Her Seduction Techniques
There are many different things that women can do to help gain the attention of the guy they like. While we don't know exactly what Duff's style for wooing a man over is, we do know due to one interview what some of her 'moves' are.
"Girls bat their eyelashes and act like they don't know anything in front of guys they like, or give a little bit of eye contact, but not too much, or a bit of touching. Or being coy. Sure, I do a bit of that."
We're sure Duff has a pretty high success rate whenever she makes a move, regardless of how smooth she is in the execution of it! Not to mention, we're pretty sure that if she ever came up to any of us regular guys, she would have us eating out of the palm of her hand in no time. Not just for beauty, mind, but because she just genuinely seems like an all around great person.
17 She's Happy With Her Post-Baby Body
Hilary Duff was once quoted as saying,
"I don't care to look absolutely perfect in a bathing suit," but that may be exactly how amazing you think she looks for our next entry. The interview came with Today Parents and was conducted 4 years after she had given birth to her son, Luca.
Duff went on to say,
"I’m a normal girl. I’m strong. I’m fit. I feel good about myself after I’ve had a baby.”
We're sure having such a strong relationship with her son also helps Duff ignore all the unnecessary drama that can come with being a celebrity. It does kind of suck that a lot of women, especially in Hollywood, are barely given a moments rest, and have to kick back into gear to lose all that weight. So we're glad that she took her time, and did things at her own pace.
16 Her Son Thought All Mom's Get Magazine Covers
Hilary Duff's son Luca, 5, has started to recognize that his mom is super famous. When talking about their relationship on Good Morning America, Duff told a story of how Luca came home from school and let her know that someone at school had let him know that he had a famous mom.
Something that made it hard for Duff to keep up the charade was her appearance on magazine covers. But when talking about Luca, at least prior to his discovery, Duff stated,
"He'd seen me on the cover of a magazine before in the grocery store, but I think he thinks that, like, the next day, it's the next mommy's turn to be on it. Like, he has no clue."
15 She Hates The Paparazzi
Hilary Duff may be a popular target for tabloids and paparazzi members, but that doesn't mean they take the time out of their day to make sure they're reporting things that are accurate.
"Every week I read about myself in a magazine, about something that I haven't done or some place that I've never been or don't even know. It's just gossip, rumors, egos, and politics," said Duff.
Though there is no "story" to deny about how amazing she looks in this photo! She's not wrong though, half the time magazines are made, it's in order to cause a stir. Otherwise, magazines really aren't doing their jobs. It's just unfortunate that it takes pushing down someone as nice as her to get their way.
14 Her Favorite Clothing Item Is Her Leather Jacket
One of the entries on our list is going to take some time to talk about how much Hilary Duff loves wearing jeans. But what goes great with jeans? An amazing leather jacket. Which may be why you may not be too shocked that when Duff was asked by StyleCaster what her favorite clothing item was, she replied,
"Maybe my Saint Laurent leather jacket. I got it about a year and a half ago. It was a big purchase—a big scary purchase. But I love it, and I can wear it with anything. I feel like I’m going to be a 60-year-old lady still wearing it, you know?"
Seriously, we can't even blame her. Leather jackets are kind of like motorcycles. It's really, really hard to look bad on them. There's just something classy and edgy about them, that make you swoon. Especially when someone like Hilary Duff is wearing them, you can't get much more beautiful, or cooler, than that.
13 The Difficulties Of Fame
Hilary Duff may be all smiles in the above moment caught by the paparazzi, but that doesn't mean she was having a great day. She just knows that if you know someone is taking a photo of her, that it's probably in her best interest to at least flash a smile. When discussing how fame changed her life, she said,
"Like going to my favorite restaurant, it can sometimes get hard. I just can't go to the mall."
Which also means that Duff may be a huge fan of online shopping! If Duff shot an annoyed glare their way, though, we don't know if anyone would be able to blame her. That's the thing about paparazzi, sometimes they'll give up on you if you continue to always be happy and shiny, since you're not looking annoyed and can't make a tabloid out of you. So maybe that's how she has the world in the palm of her hand.
12 The Rush Of Touring
You may know Hilary Duff best from her acting career, but she's also made several waves in the music industry. When discussing how it felt to take her music on the road, Duff revealed,
"When I'm on tour, I'm in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff."
Despite that rush, we're sure now that Duff is a mom that she isn't looking to tour again anytime soon. We kind of miss her though, she hasn't taken on the music world in a long time, having continued with her acting career and being a mom, but we're sure that if she would return to that world, she would be a hit. How could she not? She will be forever loved.
11 She Shakes Off The Haters
Hilary Duff has been acting since a young age and all things considered, has managed to grow up under the public spotlight without too much negativity thrown her way. Especially in comparison to others like Lindsay Lohan or Amanda Bynes.
"At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it's just not worth my energy."
Duff still did receive her own share of negative tabloids. Thankfully, she has learned how to accept what people write about her without it getting her down. That is what a lot of celebs say you have to do when you become famous. It's all about tuning out the bad and focusing on the good, otherwise you kind of go into this state of madness that you can't take yourselves out of.
10 Talking About Her Love Of Family
One of the biggest influences in determining who you become as a person is who your parents are. And while some former child stars have some horror stories from their relationship with their family, thankfully, Duff is not one of those people. Along with considering her sister Haylie her best friend, Duff has also been open about her love for her Mom,
"My mom is rad. I feel I'm so much like her. I don't know if it's wrong to drop an "F" bomb in the same sentence as your mother, but I'm so f*cking lucky to have my mom. She's just taught me so much and given me so much, and she has such an open heart."
It's nice to see the former Disney star remain so close to her family, as we have seen throughout the years with Disney, some of them grow up and kind of lose themselves to fame.
9 She's Stepping Into The Shoes Of Sharon Tate
Hilary Duff's primary success in the world of acting has come in the medium of television. But kudos to her for attempting something again in the world of movies with the lead role in the upcoming film The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
If the title didn't give it away, Duff portrays the heavily pregnant Sharon Tate who had her life taken from her on the orders of the infamous criminal, Charles Manson. When talking about the project on Instagram, Duff also revealed that she was able to film the entire part in two weeks as it was an independent film. We're sure the filmmakers were ecstatic she signed on to the film!
Though there are some mixed reviews on people's taste in her casting, we are definitely excited to see her play the part. Worst case scenario, you have someone beautiful to look at.
8 She Has a Separate Group Of Non-Famous Friends
Hilary Duff may not get spotted out at some of the hottest nightclubs like some of the other celebrities in Hollywood, but that doesn't mean she doesn't love to party. It just means she's sneaky about it.
When discussing how her social life shaped up, Duff once explained,
"I go out to clubs sometimes, but I have a totally separate group of friends outside the business, friends who are not actors, and we go out, but we also know there's a front door and a back door, and there's one you don't get seen at."
Can you blame her? Celebs spend so much time in the spotlight, it's not hard to understand why they would want their privacy on a night out with their friends. A lot of us say that we would sell our souls to be famous, but then when you read and see the troubles that certain celebs experience when they're just trying to have a fun night, it makes you think twice.
7 Talking About Her Favorite Hair Styles
Hilary Duff shows off a variety of different hairstyles in this list. At the time of doing an interview with Refinery29, she was rocking the classic blonde look that you know and love.
When asked about what type of hairstyle she would love to bring back, Duff mentioned that she would love to go back and revisit her dark hair phase. She also mentioned that while she doesn't think she'd ever go with blue hair again, that she wasn't ruling out the possibility! We suppose it may also help that if she ever is trying to decide if she wants to re-visit an old look that she can always just throw her name in google and see tons of photos from when she rocked that particular style.
Luckily, she's one of those girls that just seem to look good no matter how they decide to dress up or dress down, or do their hair.
6 She Hates The Bangs
It is very possible that you look at this above photo and you may think it's your favorite one on this entire list. But when talking about the time of her life when Duff was rocking the bangs, she was left with some negative impressions,
"I really struggle with the bangs; I have such a love-hate relationship with bangs. They're great for the first week and then I am growing them out for years to come."
Even if Duff may not be a huge fan of her hairstyle in the above photo, it'd still be realistic to assume that was one of her favorite dresses! Personally, we think that they look amazing. It's really hard for her not to work any hairstyle, or so we feel, and she proved that with this gorgeous look.
5 She Looks Amazing On Younger
If you finish this list and find yourself wondering where you can check Hilary Duff out on a regular basis, we have to direct your attention to the television series Younger. The series is currently 4 seasons deep and 48 episodes and see's Duff in one of the leading roles.
When talking about the style on the show with InStyle, Duff stated,
"We have amazing costumers on the show. Patricia Field is the creative director, so the fittings are always a lot of fun. She always has very fresh ideas and cool new ways to wear clothes. To still be hustling the way she does is really impressive."
We're sure Duff is also ecstatic to have found another television series post-Lizzie Maguire to let her talents shine. A 5th season is expected to also come out in the near future so you may want to get your binge-watching on!
4 She Loved Her 18th Birthday Party Dress
When asked about this outfit by Cosmopolitan, Duff revealed,
"This one I actually loved. It was a Stella McCartney dress, and my parents had just gotten me that Loree Rodkin evil eye necklace. I think that was the first time I wore Stella McCartney. I liked this dress; I still like it."
Hilary Duff knew she wanted to stand out when she celebrated her 18th birthday. And regardless of your opinion on her look, at the end of the day, she's able to look back at this dress and consider it a winner and that's the most important thing. Besides, at the end of the day, what matters most beyond anything else is how she felt about herself in the dress. So who cares about the haters!
3 What She'd Tell Her Younger Self
It's understandable that even though there are many benefits that come with being famous, that it must also be an incredibly overwhelming feeling. When talking to People magazine, Duff revealed the important advice she would have shared with the younger version of herself,
"Calm down, it’s all going to be good. You got here for a reason. Sometimes I think growing up in the public eye as a child, it’s very scary and you put a lot of pressure on yourself. I think now, especially having a child on my own, it’s all good, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be.”
What makes it even better is the fact that out of all the Disney stars, she always seemed to remain true to herself. There were very few, if not any at all, scandals about her, because she was so busy just doing her best. We expect nothing less from our old pal Lizzie.
2 Looking Stylish In Her Own Fashion Glasses
Hilary Duff would be able to live comfortably the rest of her life if she just sat back and put her efforts on being the best actress she can be.
But Duff has aspirations that extend beyond that. She told People.com,
“It was really fun for me to create a line that I feel like works for girls, just like me, that are influenced by something or inspired by something different every single day. They’re very eclectic, fun, fashionable and inexpensive so you can have more than one pair,"
Honestly, the fact that she created a fashion line with the intention to make it affordable already puts her ahead of the game of so many others. Not many people sadly take the time to do that.
1 She's Still Friends With Ex-Husband Mike Comrie
One of the most important people in Hilary Duff's life is Mike Comrie. The two were married in 2010 and have a child together, but eventually found themselves getting divorced in 2016 after announcing a separation in 2015.
Thankfully, especially when there is a child involved, the two remain on strong terms,
"They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time," stated a representative for Duff. Considering the mess that is Hollywood, the fact that these two have in fact managed to stay friends is something really valuable. Once again Hilary proves that she's a step above everyone else in Hollywood.