STYLE EVOLUTION

Allison Williams’s Style Evolution As Girls‘s Ultimate Girl Next Door

With the highly anticipated series finale of HBO’s Girls on Sunday, Allison Williams is wrapping up her breakout role as Marnie Michaels. Despite growing up a scion as the daughter of news anchorman Brian Williams, the actress came into her own as the lovable, often insufferable best friend of Lena Dunham‘s character. While Marnie has certainly had her share of fashion hits and misses, off screen the actress has become a fashion girl in her own right. A regular on the red carpet, gala circuit, and front row at fashion week, Williams always catches our eye, and often ends up on W’s Best Dressed list. From event to event, the star a huge range of looks, but always stays true to her signature in a girl next door meets classic, feminine silhouettes style. While she always stuns in monochromatic looks, Williams is also quite daring with her looks, often opting for gowns that add a dramatic, girly flare to an otherwise classic silhouette. Here, we take a look at some of her best looks over the years.

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Williams went strapless in this daring, feathered dress as she celebrated at the 2011 American Museum of Natural History Gala. 2011.

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At the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Williams had everyone green with envy in this gorgeous dress by Oscar de la Renta. The rich, green gown has a feminine, peplum trimmed bodice that added just a touch of drama to an otherwise classic Hollywood gown. 2012.

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Williams looked extra sweet as she attended the 9th Annual CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund awards in a pale pink dress with a woven bodice by Peter Som. 2012.

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Williams took pretty in pink up a notch at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards in her layered tulle and embroidered gown by Valentino. 2012.

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Williams dominated in black at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Her gown, by J. Mendel, was an elevated, timeless look with a deep-V and mermaid cut silhouette. 2013.

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Williams was a vision in white at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Her white Valentino gown was incredibly sophisticated, featuring cap sleeves and intricate floral beading that we love to love. 2013.

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Williams continued to stun in white Valentino later that year at the 2013 MTV Awards. Her beautifully embroidered mini-dress was paired with classic Christian Louboutin shoes and Paige Novick earrings. 2013.

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Williams wowed at the 2013 Annual Emmy Awards in a beautiful blue gown by Ralph Lauren. The look was classic and sophisticated, finished with Fred Leighton jewels. 2013.

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Williams supported Fashion Fund finalist, wearing Misha Nonoo’s black and white look to the 2013 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Awards. 2013.

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Williams showed off her ultra-feminine style sitting front row in Paris at Haute Couture Fashion Week wearing head-to-toe Christian Dior. 2014.

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Williams lit up the red carpet at the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala wearing an amazing, structured coral gown by Oscar de la Renta. 2014.

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Williams opted for monochromatic white again at the Museum of Moving Pictures honors Richard Plepler and Charlie Rose event in a lace gown by Dolce & Gabbana. 2014.

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Williams had a major fashion moment at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Her ultra-feminine gown by Giambattista Valli truly made her pop; these risks are what continue to land her on the best dressed lists. 2014.

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Williams attended Lynn Hirchberg Celebrates W’s It Girls in a chic, white pant look. This was a departure for the actress, who usually opts for a more feminine dress, but stays true to her sophisticated style. 2015.

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Lady in red. Williams attended the Met’s Costume Institute Gala opening “China: Through the Looking Glass” in a beautiful red gown with black crystal detail by Giambatista Valli. 2015.

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The following year, Williams managed to top her look at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala by staying true to the theme, “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” wearing a custom gown by Peter Pilotto, which featured a futuristic floral pattern. 2016.

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Later that year, Williams hit the red carpet for the New York premiere of Sully in an incredibly chic look by Monse. The look features an asymmetrical black and white top and perfectly fitted trousers that was taken right off the Fall runway. 2016.

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The actress dazzled in a silver shimmering dress by Diane von Furstenberg as she hosted Voices in Solidarity 2016. 2016.

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Celebrating the premiere of the sixth and final season of HBO’s Girls, Williams had all eyes on her in this off the shoulder bodice and high-waisted trouser set by Gabriela Hearst, paired with Christian Louboutin heels. 2017.

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Williams attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party in a dark, shimmering gown by Miu Miu paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. 2017.