Blake Lively has always loved fashion trends. To promote her first film, her
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, she wore tube-top dresses and low-rise jeans, which were the look of the moment. During the Gossip Girl years, she was all about over-accessorizing, much like her character Serena van der Woodsen. Today, Lively favors elegant gowns that accentuate her enviable figure. In honor of her birthday today, here’s a look back at the girl-next-door-turned-bombshell’s best red carpet looks.
Fresh off her first major movie role in
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. 17-year old Blake Lively wore a simple, strapless yellow jersey dress at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
The actress was chic and sophisticated in a white dress at the CW Upfronts event in 2006.
Lively channeled Marlene Dietrich in a black satin pantsuit with seductively curled hair and an unbuttoned white shirt at the CW’s
The actress looked sophisticated and stunning in a yellow gown at the 7th On Sale Gala at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City.
While attending The CW’s Upfronts event in 2008, Lively glowed as she wore a taffeta gold Dolce and Gabbana dress and a cluster of beaded necklaces.
Lively’s orange Gucci maxi dress at the 2008 premier of
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 was the epitome of bohemian chic.
The lady in red. Lively looked flawless in a Versace gown with a plunging neckline and high split at the 2009 Emmy Awards.
The actress won first place on every best dressed list when she wore this Dolce & Gabbana mini dress to the
Sherlock Holmes New York premiere in 2009.
At the 2010 ‘American Woman: Fashioning A National Idenity’ Met Gala, Lively showed off her phenomenal legs while wearing this fun yet gorgeous cobalt blue Marchesa mini dress with floral applique.
The actress looked incredibly stunning while attending
The Town premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in a red Chanel dress with floral appliqué and coordinating closed-toe pumps.
Channeling her inner mermaid, Lively showed of her new strawberry blonde locks by wearing a teal-colored Zuhair Murad chiffon gown to the Time 100 Gala.
Lively became the talk of the night at the 2011 ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Met Gala when she arrived on the arm of Karl Lagerfeld wearing a Chanel Haute Couture dress with silver floral embroidery and nude insert.
At the 2012
Savages NYC premiere, actress Blake Lively looked like a goddess in a bespoke yellow silk georgette gown by Gucci.
Lively posed at the 2013 ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ Met Gala in another Gucci gown, this one with black feathers, embroidery, and embellishments.
A nude-colored pencil skirt and sheer tank, both by Burberry, looked fresh and elegant at the 2013 New York City
Turbo film premiere.
Lively embodied Hollywood glamour in a stunning black and white silk crepe strapless Gucci gown while attending the
Captive premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Debuting her new baby bump at the Golden Heart Awards in New York City, the mommy-to-be looked glowing while wearing this floral Michael Kors maxi dress.
For the New York City premiere of
The Age of Adaline, Lively wore a red Monique Lhuillier corset gown that featured a halter lace bodice with a voluminous feather layered skirt.
Lively turned the streets of New York City into her runway when she left
Good Morning America in a fun and bold Roksanda ensemble paired with Christian Louboutin heels.
Jaws dropped as the actress arrived to
The BFG premiere at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival in an exquisite blue Versace gown that accentuated her baby bump.
Lively wore this Carolina Herrera corset dress at the New York City world premiere of her latest movie