By Kelsey Glein
Updated Jan 06, 2015 @ 4:28 pm
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She may have long been known as America's sweetheart, but Reese Witherspoon’s sexy red-carpet style and gritty Golden Globe-nominated role in the film Wild say 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 body-hugging Calvin Klein Collection sheath to the shockingly pink strapless Stella McCartney creation and a wow-worthy Saint Laurent LBD.

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 Golden Globes, 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!