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By Kelsey Glein
Updated Feb 17, 2015 @ 12:33 pm
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Reese Witherspoon's Best Red Carpet Looks
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She may have long been known as America's sweetheart, but Reese Witherspoon’s sexy red-carpet style and gritty Academy Award-nominated role in the film Wild says otherwise. As of late, the actress has been stepping out in a slew of edgier looks, and we couldn't be more thrilled. Case in point: the trio of outfits above, from her shockingly pink strapless Stella McCartney creation to a shimmering Calvin Klein column and a two-tone Lanvin number complete with train.

While we're loving this new direction, we're still enamored by many of her past ensembles as well. With her inevitable appearance at this Sunday's Oscars, there's no better time than now to peruse some of Witherspoon's most memorable red-carpet looks from over the years. We can't wait to see what she wears to the awards show this weekend—check out some of her past hits in our gallery for a hint at what the star might choose!