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From 2009 to Now: 53 Pictures Charting Lily Collins’ Style Evolution

Before Lily Collins was inspiring the wardrobes of twentysomethings with her American-meets-French style in Emily in Paris, there was something to be said of her own sartorial sense.

The British actor first emerged on the film and TV scene in 2009, and embraced ultra-feminine and girl-next-door style early on, which she has honed to make her signature since. Her early red carpet appearances witnessed her love for vintage fashion peek through in pieces that gave her looks an old-timey charm. Think dresses paired with tights, round-toed pumps, and lots of florals. As she took on a range of roles, her wardrobe was influenced accordingly. She took on an edgier approach to her style with leather ensembles while promoting the film The Mortal Instruments, and gravitated towards princess-like dresses and corseted dresses after starring in Mirror, Mirror. Collins has also made sure to venture away from her usual style at times by going incorporating masculine pieces in her look. For a Cartier event in 2012, the actor wore a black suit by Dolce & Gabbana with a chiffon blouse, and in 2015, wore a burgundy satin suit with a plunging black top.

Her penchant for dreamy gowns naturally led her to be a fan of Arab designers, particularly, Elie Saab. Who can forget the Lebanese couturier’s lilac ombré dress she wore in 2014 and made headlines in? His floor-grazing, embroidered pieces have been spotted on the star on a number of special occasions, and so have a couple of risqué numbers by Zuhair Murad. This has also made the actor’s public appearances ones to always keep an eye out for, especially at the Met Gala. While she had been walking the red carpet at the annual event for quite a few years, her attendance in 2018 is what cemented her as one of the best dressed at the gala.

Take a look at Lily Collins’ style evolution in pictures below.

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2010. Photo: Getty

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2012. Monique Lhuillier. Photo: Getty

2012. Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Getty

2013. Cushnie Et Ochs. Photo: Getty

2014. Elie Saab. Photo: Getty

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2016. Elie Saab. Photo: Getty

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2017. Zuhair Murad. Photo:

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2019. Elie Saab. Photo:

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2019. Giambattista Valli. Photo:

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2019. Ronald van der Kemp. Photo:

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2021. Oscar de la Renta. Photo:

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2021. Georges Hobeika. Photo:

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2021. Prabal Gurung. Photo:

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