STYLE EVOLUTION

Elizabeth Olsen’s Style Evolution Stands Out on Its Own


Not everyone is lucky enough to have a clothing line named after them. But actress Elizabeth Olsen has petite shoes to fill: her older sisters, fraternal twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, are the lauded fashion designers behind luxury brand The Row and its sister contemporary label Elizabeth and James. The twins named the later line after their two siblings, and even before Olsen began acting, she had clothes with her name on them ready for red carpet events.

Olsen’s style has been on the ascent since she made her big screen debut in 2011’s indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene. Throughout the 2010s, Olsen proudly wore Elizabeth and James, pairing the brand’s crisp modern jackets with power heels, becoming the brand’s poster child and its namesake. But as the decade turned and she joined the Marvel Universe, she’s shown off her star power by experimenting with The Row’s famed tent dress silhouettes, wide-legged suits, and sumptuous velvet textures.

Now, Olsen is starring in the new limited series WandaVision on Disney+. She’s reprising her role as Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in the show, Wanda and Vision (played by Paul Bettany) channel the perfect Stepford couple as they attempt to blend in with the suburbs. But in real life, Olsen’s style sets her apart, with its practicality and ease — and it’s only gotten better with time. Click through to see Olsen’s style evolution through the years.

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Elizabeth Olsen, wearing a beige dress, attends the after party for the Broadway opening night of “Impressionism,” which we could help establish her acting career, at the Schoenfeld Theatre March 24, 2009 in New York City.

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Elizabeth Olsen wears a black gown from The Row while attending the “Martha Marcy May Marlene” premiere during the 64th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2011 in Cannes, France.

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Wearing Erdem, Elizabeth Olsen attends the “Martha Marcy May Marlene” premiere at Ryerson Theatre during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.

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Wearing Proenza Schouler, Elizabeth Olsen attends the W Magazine Best Performances issue party at Chateau Marmont on January 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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In a Antonio Berardi dress, Elizabeth Olsen arrives at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25, 2012 at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California.

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In Christian Dior, Elizabeth Olsen arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California

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Wearing a chic velvet suit from The Row, Elizabeth Olsen leaves a taping of “The Today Show” on March 8, 2012 in New York City

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Wearing Chanel Couture, Elizabeth Olsen attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England.

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At her first Met Gala, Elizabeth Olsen wears Miu Miu on May 5th, 2014.

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Wearing a green Chloé suit, Elizabeth Olsen is seen on May 6, 2014 in New York City.

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Wearing Tom Ford, Olsen attends the TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on February 20, 2015

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Elizabeth Olsen wears Galvan at the Los Angeles Premiere Marvel’s “Avengers Age Of Ultron” at Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California

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Elizabeth Olsen arrives at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016/17 on February 24, 2016 in Milan, Italy.

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Wearing Dolce & Gabbana, Elizabeth Olsen attends the Cinema Society with Audi and FIJI Water host a screening of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” on May 4, 2016 in New York City.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, wearing The Row, attend the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City.

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Wearing matching Marc Jacobs dresses,Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Neon’s ‘Ingrid Goes West’ at ArcLight Hollywood on July 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California

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Wearing Christian Dior, Elizabeth Olsen poses ahead of the NGV Gala at NGV International on August 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Wearing an Alexandre Vauthier dress, Elizabeth Olsen attends the UK Fan Event for “Avengers: Infinity War” at the Television Studios White City on April 8, 2018 in London, England.

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Elizabeth Olsen attends Rosetta Getty’s third annual Tuscany weekend at Villa Cetinale on June 30, 2018 in Italy.

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Elizabeth Olsen attends the Salvatore Ferragamo show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 21, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

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Elizabeth Olsen attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

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Wearing The Vampire’s Wife, Elizabeth Olsen is seen on October 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.