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The style evolution of Blake Lively

Blake Lively's style is so good that it seems to have always been that way, but everyone has to start somewhere...
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are Hollywood’s golden couple – and she has the fit-for-a-queen wardrobe to match!

Now that it’s her birthday, here is her style evolution, all the way from Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants to Gossip Girl to The Shallows, click through to see how far Blake Lively has come over the years.

See more photos of Blake Lively’s red carpet style evolution over the years

A fresh-faced Blake struts her stuff on the orange carpet at the Kids Choice Awards in 2005, Check out the oh-so-2005 belt and jeans combo!

Not long after, at the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants premiere, Blake’s fame seemed to be changing her wardrobe for the better, in a bold choice of orange that worked well for her!

In 2006, at The Hollywood Life 6th Annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards, Blake’s style continued to move toward ‘celebrity’ status in a cute satin little black dress.

In 2007, Blake became the beloved Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, and every teen girl on earth’s style icon alongside co-star Leighton Meester.

For Serena’s fashion, the costume designers were inspired by Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.

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It seems that her part in Gossip Girl made her a fashion icon, because she started showing up to the kind of high fashion events that her character Serena would have attended.

Blake even seemed to carry something of Serena’s style into her own wardrobe. This cream and gold dress that she wore to Tiffany & Co’s 2008 Blue Book Collection Launch in 2007 looked as if Blake and Serena had raided each other’s wardrobes.

Keeping it balanced, Blake also rocked some amazing casual outfits with her Gossip Girl cast mates, Ed Westwick, Chase Crawford and her on-screen and former real-life love interest Penn Badgley.

Blake definitely made the most of all the events by wearing stunning dresses (like this amazing Marchesa dress at the 2009 Where the Wild Things Are premiere) and embodying the phrase ‘hair goals’.

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Her red Versace dress stole the show at the 2009 Emmys and we can definitely see why…

And of course at the 2010 Met gala, who could compete with her in this bright blue Marchesa dress that showed off her endless legs. Blake definitely lived up to that year’s theme “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”.

This Chanel dress that Blake wore to The Town premiere in 2010 showcased her trim and toned figure – and it’s clear that the lady loves red!

At the 2011 Met Gala, Blake turned heads in this dreamy draped gown.

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At a premiere for The Green Lantern, the movie where she met her future husband Ryan Reynolds, Blake shone in an angelic ivory gown from Chanel.

By October 2011, Ryan and Blake were dating (and Blake wowed with a brief switch to red hair!).

Blake is the epitome of old-school Hollwood glamour in this intricately detailed gown.

Here she is in Gucci at the Met Gala for the ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition.

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Blake and her husband stole the show on the red carpet of the Met Gala in 2014 – check out that amazing subtle cape detail on Blake!

And again at Cannes in 2014, the couple proved they were red carpet stars.

In 2015, Blake continued to show how to make an entrance with this stunning Monique Lhuillier gown at The Age of Adaline premiere.

Blake’s day-to-day wardrobe seems to be just as on point as her red-carpet fashion. In April last year, she dazzled in this all-pink ensemble.

Blake rocked a classic silhouette with ease as she stepped out in New York in 2015.

At the Met Gala this year, she brought her A-game to the red carpet with a gorgeous strapless gown.

More recently, in 2016, Blake continued to school us in casual street style – did anyone else notice that now she is a fashion Goddess, she nearly always wears Louboutins?

In April 2016, she and Ryan announced their second pregnancy – and of course, Blake’s maternity style is just as flawless as her everyday style!

At a premiere for The Shallows, Blake proved again how she can pull off amazing maternity style.

Here, she models a more casual look with a denim jacket.

On the Cannes red carpet this year, she wowed in a stunning blue dress.

It was just one of many dazzling outfits for her promotional tour for Cafe Society.

Blake looks like the belle of the ball in this glittering number!

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