STYLE EVOLUTION

Lake Bell’s Style Evolution is Equal Parts Bright and Daring

Lake Bell is more than a triple threat, having taken over Hollywood as an actress, director, and screenwriter. Originally known for her roles in romantic comedies, she was quick to find her voice through writing a directing, even receiving a screenwriting award at the Sundance Film Festival. Bell’s style, both on and off the red carpet, reflects her career in a refreshing way that we rarely see in Hollywood. She has a clear sense of humor and her affection for fun and whimsy comes through in her fashion choices. Brightly colored dresses, and daring black cocktail looks have certainly gained our attention, even landing her on W’s Best Dressed several weeks running. It may have been her prowess for entertainment that landed her on the red carpet, but over the years we have watched her truly coming into her own style. Here, a look at Bell’s best looks throughout the years.

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2004
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Bell was all smiles in Cannes for the 20th Anniversary Party of MIPCOM wearing a fun, black party dress. 2004.

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2007
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Bell stepped out in a glamourous flowing red gown for the New York City Ballet Opening at the New York State Theater. 2007.

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2008
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Bell went back to wearing a fun and flirty dress with this strapless, champagne dress to the Los Angeles premiere of Over Her Dead Body. 2008.

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2009
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Bell took a daring turn with this dark glamour cocktail dress by Louis Vuitton at the CFDA Fashion Awards. 2009.

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2011
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Keeping with her love of a short, cocktail dress, Bell wore a black mini dress with gilded belt by Etro to the Los Angeles premiere of Burning Palms. 2011.

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2012
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Bell stunned at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards wearing a brilliant blue gown by Andrew Gn. Although the look is a favorite on the red carpet, it was different for Bell and an exciting change of pace. 2012.

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2011
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Bell loves to create a pop of color in an otherwise all black look. At Francois Nars Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself book celebration, she did just that with a brilliant green clutch paired with black denim jeans and a subtly embellished, black tee. 2011.

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2013
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Bell exemplified how to kill it at street style while staying warm wearing this oversized caramel coat on her way to sit front row at Marchesa’s Fall 2013 runway show. 2013.

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2013
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Later that year, at the 16th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball, Lake Bell stunned in a black, lace Marchesa gown and an emerald green clutch in New York City. 2013.

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2013
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Bell again showed her affection for lace-detailed dresses when she attended the 2013 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, wearing a short, emerald and black dress by Dolce and Gabbana and an Edie Parker clutch. 2013.

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2014
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In a different look entirely, Lake Bell attended the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards showing off her legs in a polka dotted dress from Stella McCartney’s pre-fall 2014 collection. 2014.

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2014
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Bell was simply glowing as she showed off her pregnancy at the 2014 American Comedy Awards wearing an embellished, sky blue gown by Dolce and Gabbana. 2014.

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2014
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Bell became a part of the ultimate fashion crowd when she attended the Charles James: Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala looking every bit the part of old Hollywood glamour in a scarlet gown by Tommy Hilfiger. 2014.

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2015
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The following year, Bell attended the New York premiere of Dior and I wearing a chic dress designed by the film’s subject, Raf Simons. True to her own style, she finished the look with a pair of multicolored shoes that gave an extra punch of whimsy. 2015.

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2015
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Later that year, Bell attended a screening of Man Up in London, looking incredibly chic in a sleeveless black crop top paired with a sequin skirt. 2015.

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2015
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Reprising old Hollywood glamour in red, Lake Bell attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new film No Escape in a brilliant dress by Vionnet. 2015.

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2015
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Lake Bell made W’s Best Dressed list in this asymmetrical Marni skirt and Christian Louboutin sandals as she continued to promote her film No Escape. 2015.

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2015
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Bell was a vision in white at the 12th Annual CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, wearing a chic, long sleeve dress from Calvin Klein Collection Resort 2016 with a gold box clutch and nude sandals. 2015.

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2016
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Bell attended Stella McCartney’s Fall 2016 Presentation at New York Fashion Week, wearing a fun and colorful dress from the designers’ previous collection. 2016.

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2016
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Bell attended the Women in Film 2016 Crystal & Lucy Awards looking incredibly sophisticated and polished in two-toned knit cocktail dress from Vionnet’s pre-fall 2016 collection and pointed toe Casadei black pumps. 2016.

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2016
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Bell stepped away from a marathon of wearing black dresses on the red carpet at the New York Premiere of Secret Life of Pets wearing a fuchsia pink paneled floral print dress by Oscar de la Renta. The look was a refreshing step just as summer was starting. 2016.

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2016
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Lake Bell was all glitz and glam in a stunning, embellished gown by Naeem Khan at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. 2016.

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2016
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Bell attended Variety and Women in Film’s pre-Emmy celebration wearing a sophisticated dark floral dress by Preen. 2016.

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2016
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Bell’s pinstriped pants paired with a sheer long sleeve top at the Ninth Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar cocktail party was a departure from her usual look, but stays true to her fun yet chic aesthetic in a way that left us wanting to see more. 2016.