Sometimes a big breakup is the perfect inspiration to try out a new look. Plus, you get to show your ex what he or she is missing.
The celebs in the slideshow below sported new looks after divorce by revamping their wardrobes or chopping off their locks. Click through to see who they are, then tell us: Did they look better before or after their post-split makeovers?
BEFORE: Britney Spears
Britney Spears kept her hair long and mostly blonde throughout her two-year marriage to Kevin Federline, her back-up dancer/rapper husband.
AFTER: Britney Spears
After <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1039012_1556563,00.html" target="_hplink">filing to divorce K-Fed in 2006</a>, Spears went on a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/07/divorce-downward-spiral-5_n_831731.html#s249356&title=Britney_Spears" target="_hplink">downward spiral</a> that culminated in the pop princess <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Health/story?id=2885048&page=1#.UD_fyNaPWSo" target="_hplink">shaving off all her hair</a> in a Tarzana, Calif. hair salon. "The only emotions that she showed was when she said her mom was going to be mad that she was doing this to her hair and she got a little bit teary eyed," <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Health/story?id=2885048&page=1#.UD_fyNaPWSo" target="_hplink">salon owner Esther Tognozzi said</a>. "Then she all of a sudden realized what she did."
BEFORE: Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin's kept her hair short and slightly spiky throughout all five seasons of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8," a reality show which chronicled her life with hubby, Jon, and the couple's eight kids.
AFTER: Kate Gosselin
After the couple <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2009-12-18/entertainment/jon.kate.divorce.final_1_jon-gosselin-kate-gosselin-jon-and-kate?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ" target="_hplink">divorced in 2009</a>, Gosselin got herself some blonde hair extensions, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/06/kate-gosselins-hair-exten_n_413338.html" target="_hplink">showing off her new look on the cover of <em>People</em> magaine</a> in March 2010. "I'm starting over. It's good to have hair again," the reality star told the magazine. "I never thought I'd have short hair for as long as I did. I feel like this is a fresh start, a fresh me, a fresh life. I'm rebuilding. There's no option for this not to be a good year. Now I get to start over with a new self and new goals."
BEFORE: Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss' look didn't deviate much during her short-lived marriage to SNL star Fred Armisen. The pair wed in October 2009, then <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/elizabeth-moss-fred-armisen_n_1332911.html" target="_hplink">separated the following May</a>.
AFTER: Elisabeth Moss
After her <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/19/fred-armisen-elisabeth-moss-divorce-documents-officially-divorced-split-marriage-over/#.T1kA4XLLyRk" target="_hplink">divorce from Armisen was finalized in May 2011</a>, Moss shocked fans by posing in a sexy photo shoot for the <a href="http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20120308/Mad+Woman+Bad+Girl?page=4" target="_hplink"><em>New York Post's</em> <em> Page Six</em> magazine</a>. In August 2012, the "Mad Men" <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-elisabeth-moss-hair-20120822,0,5763720.story" target="_hplink">actress revamped her look further</a> by chopping off her hair and dying it blonde.
BEFORE: Katy Perry
Katy Perry isn't one to shy away from over-the-top looks. The singer's flare for the fantastical didn't stop during her marriage to Russell Brand, as the red-sequinned movie ticket dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards proves.
AFTER: Katy Perry
The couple split in December 2011 after just 14 months of marriage. The breakup ushered in a blue period for Perry, who showed up at Paris Fashion Week in March 2012 <a href="http://globalgrind.com/style/katy-perry-paris-fashion-week-blue-hair-photos" target="_hplink">revealing a blue-dye job and a number of more refined looks.</a>
BEFORE: LeAnn Rimes
Country singer Leann Rimes' wholesome look didn't change much during the course of her seven-year marriage to Dean Sheremet.
AFTER: LeAnn Rimes
But after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/19/leann-rimes-husband-files_n_398050.html" target="_hplink">splitting from Sheremet</a> in December 2009 and marrying second husband <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/23/leann-rimes-eddie-cibrian-married_n_852841.html" target="_hplink">Eddie Cibrian in April 2011</a>, Rimes adopted a sleeker -- and noticeably skinnier -- look that <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/231146/why-does-leann-rimes-look-so-scary-skinny" target="_hplink">got the press wondering if she had lost too much weight. </a>
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