Anne Hathaway’s Style Evolution Through the Years

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1999: Get Real

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In the late ’90s, Hathaway appeared in Get Real, a television series that also starred Jesse Eisenberg. The young actress is pictured here in a publicity portrait for the show wearing an army green cargo skirt, buckled leather boots, and a light blue long-sleeved top.

1999: At Lincoln Center

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A 17-year-old Hathaway kept it casual when she attended an event at Lincoln Center in a pale pink sweater, gray slacks, and open-toed black sandals. She also incorporated a popular late ’90s accessory into the mix: a choker.

2002: MTV Movie Awards

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A few years later, the young Hollywood star walked the MTV Movie Awards red carpet in a ruched black dress styled beautifully with strappy black sandals and a swept-back hairdo. Her chandelier earrings provided the perfect touch.

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2002: Sex and the City Fifth Season World Premiere

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Hathaway embraced contrast dressing when she wore a dark red tube top with a flowy white silk skirt to the Sex and the City premiere in 2002. She also highlighted two buzzy Y2K-era pieces in this outfit, a wide belt and a chunky statement necklace.

2002: Lady in Red

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That same year, she posed with her Nicholas Nickleby co-stars Charlie Hunnam and Jamie Bell in a delicate red dress with a matching red lip.

2003: 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Hathaway pulled out all the stops when she walked the Golden Globes red carpet in 2003 in a head-turning fuchsia ensemble. The pink-hued look featured a thigh-high slit, a sultry chiffon overlay, and a flower-lined bodice.

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2004: Golden Globe Awards HBO Party

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The actress decided to go dark the following year in a voluminous black dress for HBO’s Golden Globe party.

2004: Miramax Pre-Oscar Party

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Hathaway’s simple yet chic fringed dress at an awards party in the early 2000s was indeed a hit.

2004: Ella Enchanted Film Premiere

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Does it get any more early 2000s than this? Hathaway embraced Y2K dressing when she styled an embroidered pink tunic over a pair of loose-fitting jeans.

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With Dakota Fanning

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Just a year later, the actress went in a totally different direction when she showed up to a benefit wearing a red and white gown with a maroon clutch.

2004: Teen Choice Awards

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Hathaway was the epitome of laidback cool at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards. That night, she walked the red carpet in a statement-making graphic tee, denim jeans, and a studded belt.

2005: AmFar Gala

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She settled on a demure, beaded look a year later for the amfAR Gala.

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2006: Golden Globe Awards

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Her 2006 Golden Globe Awards ensemble, consisting of a sparkly mid-length dress and silvery heels, was a precursor to all her magnificent looks to come.

2006: The Devil Wears Prada New York Premiere

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Hathaway turned heads at The Devil Wears Prada premiere when she stepped out in a red chiffon dress.

2007: Academy Awards

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Her outfit for the 2007 Academy Awards, which included a floor-length lace look with a large beaded bow, was something out of a dream.

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2007: 45th Anniversary Valentino Celebration

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That same year, she donned a halter-neck black gown to Valentino’s anniversary celebration in Rome. Her emerald green accessories offered a pop of color to the monochrome look.

2008: Academy Awards

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In 2008, she returned to the Academy Awards red carpet in a deep red Marchesa gown with simple accessories.

2010: Alice in Wonderland Royal World Premiere

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The starlet kept the dramatic gowns coming when she showed up to the Alice in Wonderland royal premiere wearing a shimmery Vivienne Westwood creation with a draped bodice.

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2010: Met Gala

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Speaking of sparkles, the Hollywood star’s 2010 Met Gala dress was fit for a princess. The picture-perfect ensemble included a floor-length Valentino ball gown, Bulgari jewels, and a Ferragamo clutch.

2011: Golden Globe Awards

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Hathaway kept the sequined theme going when she walked the 2011 Golden Globe Awards red carpet in a long-sleeved blush-colored gown.

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Brittany Natale

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Brittany is a freelance writer based in her hometown of New York City. She writes about everything from fashion and beauty to food and wellness. When she’s not writing, she can often be found at her local library, playing with her cats, or exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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