STYLE EVOLUTION

Blake Lively’s Transformation, from Girl Next Door to Red Carpet Bombshell


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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.

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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.

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The actress was chic and sophisticated in a white dress at the CW Upfronts event in 2006.

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Lively channeled Marlene Dietrich in a black satin pantsuit with seductively curled hair and an unbuttoned white shirt at the CW’s Gossip Girl.

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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.

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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.

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Lively’s orange Gucci maxi dress at the 2008 premier of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 was the epitome of bohemian chic.

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The lady in red. Lively looked flawless in a Versace gown with a plunging neckline and high split at the 2009 Emmy Awards.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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At the 2012 Savages NYC premiere, actress Blake Lively looked like a goddess in a bespoke yellow silk georgette gown by Gucci.

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Lively posed at the 2013 ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ Met Gala in another Gucci gown, this one with black feathers, embroidery, and embellishments.

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A nude-colored pencil skirt and sheer tank, both by Burberry, looked fresh and elegant at the 2013 New York City Turbo film premiere.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lively wore this Carolina Herrera corset dress at the New York City world premiere of her latest movie The Shallows.