They act, they direct, they sing, and they design, too! It’s no secret that celebrities in Hollywood today aren’t just known for one specific talent. Many branch out and try their hand at a variety of different side hustles, from launching lifestyle blogs, writing self-help books, pouring themselves into philanthropies, and designing fashion lines.
Since the fashion industry is so saturated, it takes a keen eye for design and attention to detail when it comes to creating a brand that will stick out among the rest. We’ll say it: not all celebrity fashion lines were a success. But these celebrities have proven that they have what it takes to create fashion lines that their fans love and continue to purchase from. From girly and chic dresses to bold and edgy shoes and even baby gear, here are 16 celebrities that have the cutest fashion lines.
16. Lauren Conrad
As the queen of all things chic and feminine, Lauren Conrad’s fashion line for Kohl’s is a girl’s dream come true. After a career on television (she starred in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills), she went on to write several fashion and beauty books before launching her everyday line, LC Lauren Conrad, for Kohl’s and a high-end online boutique called Paper Crown. Also in 2013, Conrad announced the launch of The Little Market, an online shop that sells handmade clothes and goods from women all around the world.
15. Rachel Zoe
The definition of a girl boss, Rachel Zoe began as an editor and celebrity stylist before launching her own life and style brand. Her reality show The Rachel Zoe Project launched on Bravo! in 2008, and later in 2009, she launched her online newspaper The Zoe Report which offered subscribers news and tips on all things related to style and beauty. Her first clothing line was released to department stores in 2011 and was sold by department stores including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus. Her designs now, which are ready-to-wear and formal pieces, are sold from her website at shoprachelzoe.com.
14. Victoria Beckham
Need to spice up your life (or your closet)? Look no further than Victoria Beckham’s fashion line! The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer now devotes her time to her fashion line, Victoria Beckham Official, which is sold online and at select department stores. Her classic and timeless designs reflect Beckham’s British roots. In Spring 2017, her designs were featured in a limited partnership with Target, and many pieces sold out online within minutes – proving her fans got what they really, really, wanted.
13. Gigi Hadid
While she got her start on the runway, it didn’t take long for model Gigi Hadid to break into the fashion designing industry, too, and start earning some designer cred. Her capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger was officially launched in 2016, and Hadid got to model her designs on the runway, too. She was also named an ambassador for the brand and continues to be the face of Hilfiger’s campaigns for fragrances, watches, and more. She continues to design collections for the brand, and her current designs are available at usa.tommy.com.
12. Melissa McCarthy
When Melissa McCarthy wants something done, she’s not afraid to do it herself. That’s the attitude she had in mind when designing her her fashion line, Seven7, in 2015. She knew she wanted to see more fashion lines fit for every body type introduced into the fashion industry, so the actress and comedian took matters into her own hands. She took the opportunity to create everyday, wearable pieces fit for the average woman. All pieces are priced under $150 and can be bought online at and in department stores.
11. Gwyneth Paltrow
This lifestyle guru knows a thing or two about creating a brand – while Gwyneth Paltrow got her start as an actress, she’s expanded her career the the lifestyle and wellness industries, too. She launched her brand Goop in 2008, which focused on encouraging her readers to nourish themselves from the inside out. In 2016, Goop launched its first fashion line, which was created in Italy and inspected by Paltrow during every step of production. Her pieces are basic, everyday capsule pieces that act as the backbone of a wardrobe. She’s since added shoes, accessories, and jewelry to her line.
10. Jennifer Lopez
What can’t Jenny from the block do? In between acting gigs and performance residencies and wrting bestselling books, Jennifer Lopez also has time to design a fashion line for Kohl’s. The Jennifer Lopez Collection was launched in 2011 and remains one of the store’s best-selling lines to this day. Her designs aim to bring glamour to everyday life, and her affordable pieces offer hints of shimmer and flare that will make every woman feel like a star.
9. Sarah Jessica Parker
Calling all shoe-lovers: Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe collection is one that would make Carrie Bradshaw’s heart sing. After wrapping up filming for the Sex and the City TV series in 2004, Parker dabbled in fragrance lines and brand partnerships before launching her own shoe line, The SJP Collection, for Nordstrom in 2014. Today, her shoes continue to be sold at various department stores across the country like Saks off Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales.
8. Kate Hudson
After making a name for herself as a rom-com queen, Kate Hudson has since moved on the fashion designing industry. In 2013, she partnered with online retailer JustFab to create a brand new workout line called Fabletics. From selling individual workout gear pieces to curating outfits fit for each individual member of the site, Fabletics provides their customers with high-quality workout pieces at an affordable, every-day budget. Customers can take a quiz to specific their styles, and they can choose to pay for products individually – but with the VIP membership, customers are offered extra deals, savings, and perks.
7. Olivia Palermo
Olivia Palermo first made a name for herself when she was featured in MTV’s reality show The City. She began her career in the Public Relations department at Diane von Fürstenberg but has since made a name for herself as one of New York City’s best dressed fashionistas. She launched her lifestyle and fashion blog in 2011, and since then, she has designed a charity shoe for Stuart Weitzman, a classic-meets-high-street collection for Banana Republic, and a shoe collection with Pretty Ballerinas. In addition to shopping her collections through various department stores, all of her collections are featured on her blog.
6. Eva Mendes
Work clothes don’t have to be boring and lifeless, and actress Eva Mendes proves that in her wear-to-work line for New York and Company. Described as “bold meets feminine,” her fashion line, which features day-to-night appropriate pieces, launched in 2013. While not all celebrity fashion lines remain successful, Mendes continues to design her line for the brand in 2018 and has since incorporated over 100 pieces into each new collection.
While actress Zendaya got her big break on the Disney Channel original show Shake It Up in 2010, it didn’t take long for the young star to try her hand at fashion design, too. The 21-year-old launched her shoe line, Daya, with celebrity stylist Law Roach in 2016. The shoes, which begin at $70 and include everything from everyday flats to bold stilettos, were available both at Nordstrom. While the collection is no longer available online, many designs can still be purchased on Amazon. If you’ve ever wanted to walk in this young star’s shoes, now’s your chance.
6. Demi Lovato
Not only does singer Demi Lovato have some of the best workout songs, but now she has some of the best workout gear, too. In 2017 Lovato launched her first collaboration with Kate Hudson’s activewear line Fabletics. Because the collab was so popular and well-received, Lovato was brought back by popular demand for another collaboration in 2018. Lovato designed 15 outfits for her newest collection, and VIP members can snag the pieces at a discounted price, starting at just $19. The structured cut and “confident” color palette will make every woman feel great while working out. After all, what’s wrong with being confident?
5. Jessica Simpson
When it comes to celebrities turned fashion designers, Jessica Simpson is arguably one of the most successful. She broke into the entertainment industry as a singer and an actress, but has since moved on to a career in design. She originally launched The Jessica Simpson Collection in 2006 during a collaboration with Nine West. Since then, she’s added clothing for juniors and women, and she’s also added shoes, fragrances, sunglasses, handbags, and jewelry in addition to clothing. The brand is still sold today in over 650 department stores across the United States.
4. Ellen Degeneres
She acts, she dances, and she hosts one of the most popular talk shows on television – what can’t Ellen Degeneres do? In addition to her already impressive resume, Degeneres added “fashion designer” in 2015 with the launch of ED by Ellen Degeneres. Her quirky line of clothes, which includes sweaters, tops, pants, and shoes, features gender-neutral designs, fun prints, and patterned sneakers. She often wears her own designs on her show, which makes it that much better. Since the launch of her brand in 2015, she’s also added baby clothes, home decor, pet accessories, and furniture.
3. Reese Witherspoon
As the ultimate southern belle, Reese Witherspoon’s fashion line Draper James is a prepster’s dream come true. While she made a name for herself in Hollywood as a talented actress, director and producer, she launched her fashion line in 2015. The name is an ode to Witherspoon’s southern grandparents, and she pays homage to her southern roots in tiny details like clean collars, gingham prints and bags with sayings like “Totes, y’all!”. Her designs are sold online and in a number of stores scattered throughout Southeastern US.