Lauren Conrad has come a long way since her Laguna Beach days, but her style? It's been impeccable since day one. After retiring from reality TV, the star-turned-designer launched several successful lines, including her affordable Kohl's collection LC Lauren Conrad and her slightly more upscale Paper Crown line.
With an eye for beauty and a hand for design, LC and her myriad of talents have proven that she can hold her own in the competitive world of fashion. And clearly, that has translated quite well onto the red carpet. Let's backtrack to her earlier days—the star stunned at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards in a sweeping Pamella Roland gown that hinted at just a whisper of pink (above, left).
Fast forward six years and LC nailed it again in a Camilla and Marc wide-leg one-piece (center). And most recently, she literally turned heads in an extravagant headpiece that matched her polka dot Paper Crown dress at the Kentucky Derby (right).
1. Pamella Roland, 2007
Conrad was a Grecian goddess at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards-she swept onto the red carpet in a pale pink Pamella Roland gown that she accessorized with jewelry by Loree Rodkin and Kaviar and Kind, and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.
2. Pogah Couture, 2008
LC flaunted her svelte frame at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in a plunging white-metallic Pogah Couture mini dress, complete with Le Vian jewelry, a Kara Ross clutch, and metallic Sergio Rossi peep-toes.
3. Lauren Conrad, 2008
The reality star-turned-designer arrived at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in one of her own creations-a ground-grazing strapless empire gown embellished with a floral brooch.
4. 3.1 Phillip Lim, 2008
LC struck a pose with co-star Audrina Patridge at The Hills season four finale party in a bedazzled 3.1 Phillip Lim mini and metallic Christian Louboutin peep-toes.
5. Topshop, 2010
Conrad looked elegant in a plunging, tiered gray Topshop gown with strappy metallic heels and House of Lavande jewelry at the VH1 Save The Music Gala in New York.
6. BCBG Max Azria, 2011
Conrad shimmered on the red carpet at the 2nd Annual Autumn Party in a plunging sequined BCBG Max Azria mini, neutralizing over-the-top shine with delicate gold jewelry and neutral accessories.
7. Paper Crown, 2012
Conrad hosted a Susan G. Komen for the Cure benefit gala in a design from her Paper Crown line, which boasted a lace bustier and a long black skirt.
8. Camilla and Marc, 2013
The star embraced the one-piece wonder at Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show with a black wide-leg Camilla and Marc jumpsuit, topping it off with her signature glam waves and a fuchsia lip.
9. Paper Crown, 2013
Conrad graced the Julep Ball 2013 during the 139th Kentucky Derby in a gray lace bustier Paper Crown gown that she accessorized with a statement hair clip.
10. Paper Crown, 2013
The ombre beauty hit the 139th Kentucky Derby and turned heads with a winning ensemble. She topped off her nude-and-white polka dot Paper Crown sheath with a dramatic floral fascinator and nude pumps.