Jennifer Aniston's Style Evolution in 50 Photos

She loves her little black dresses.

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Jennifer Aniston has a signature red carpet look: black dresses. Time and again the actress opts for this classic and flattering hue, be it a black leather Brandon Maxwell piece or one-shoulder black Valentino gown. Just when you least expect it, however, Jen will go with a vibrant red dress or, if she's feeling particularly cool, a printed frock. No matter what she picks, the pieces always fit her silhouette and show off her shoulders. Just like her Friends alter ego, Jennifer's style has become iconic. And when you've been a star as long as she has, there are plenty of photos to prove it. Ahead, we've selected 50 of her best looks so far.

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December 2018

The star arrived for the premiere of her film Dumplin in a long-sleeve sequin black minidress. She wore a pair of minimalist mules to keep the attention on the dress. Does Jen ever do black wrong? Nope.

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June 2018

This Christian Lacroix gown is from the fashion house's couture collection, with unique detailing around the neckline and waist.

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April 2017

Jennifer wore a leather top underneath her suit set for a Louis Vuitton dinner in Paris. The tailored separates made her look sophisticated and smart, so consider this your inspo to ditch the dress.

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April 2017

The star isn't afraid to wear leather and we love it. For the season 3 premiere of HBO's The Leftovers, Jennifer wore a one-shoulder dress from Brandon Maxwell.

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February 2017

Jennifer's semi-sheer Versace dress was a lewk at the 2017 Oscars after-party. She is a exceptionally talented at picking out black gowns that look different, but stay true to her style and love for the color.

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September 2016

It's a rare sight to see Jennifer in a print, so we fully appreciate this moment. She wore this richly detailed Valentino minidress with black heels to the premiere of Storks in Westwood, California.

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April 2016

Meghan Markle would be proud of Jen in this blazer dress. She chose the asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello look for the Mother's Day premiere in Hollywood.

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January 2016

The star almost matched the carpet at the Critic's Choice Awards in this gray-meets-blue Saint Laurent gown. The spaghetti strap number had soft ruffles on the front and a dangerously sexy high slit in the middle.

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January 2015

The star looked radiant in a beaded one-shoulder Versace at the 87th annual Academy Awards. This dress had all the Jen trademarks: a structured bust, leg slit, and a way to show off her shoulders.

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January 2015

Mermaid or actress? Jennifer looked like a sea goddess in this green vintage John Galliano dress from his spring 1998 collection in Paris. To draw attention to the neckline, she wore a long silver necklace by Amrit and kept her Fred Leighton earrings and bracelet simple but sparkly.

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January 2015

In a refreshing move, Jennifer skipped the gown for a sexy suit by Gucci at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewelry and an Amrit necklace.

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January 2015

Jennifer selected this Saint Laurent halter neck gown with a sequined bodice and side slit for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. She swept her hair up and away from her face to show off her shoulders.

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November 2014

When it comes to dresses, Jennifer knows what works for her figure like this formfitting lace dress with a sweetheart neckline. Black beading added some shimmer to her head-to-toe dark look.

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August 2013

Jen showed off her sweet side in this double layered floral Dior dress at the European premiere of We're The Millers. The actress loves a good peep-toe pump and chose a pair from Giuseppe Zanotti.

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August 2013

Jennifer attended the New York premiere of We're The Millers in a strapless plum-colored Burberry dress. The tailored piece featured a cutout in the middle and a midi length fit to show off the star's Giuseppe Zanotti heels again.

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February 2013

Whenever Jen wears red, we can't help but smile. She looks great in the color! The actress arrived to the 85th annual Academy Awards in this strapless Valentino spring '13 couture gown. It was gorgeous.

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January 2013

For the People's Choice Awards, the star wore a leather Christian Dior minidress with plain black heels in typical Jen fashion.

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November 2012

Jennifer wore a black-and-white dress to an event celebrating Ben Stiller at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. It's one of the first times we've seen the actress pull off a two-tone look, though of course Jen played it safe with classic shades.

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February 2012

The star celebrated her Hollywood Walk of Fame induction in a Chanel dress from the 2012 resort collection. It was the perfect casual-meets-comfy west coast outfit and plenty of photographers were around to capture this moment.

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February 2012

Jennifer chose a Tom Ford leather trim dress for the Los Angeles Premiere of Wanderlust. The structured peplum look differed from the star's usual soft column-style dresses. But, she wore it well.

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July 2011

When she's not wearing black, the star often picks something glittery and beige for red carpet events. She wore this angelic-looking beaded dress by Valentino to the London premiere of Horrible Bosses.

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January 2010

The actress loves wearing Valentino on the red carpet and chose this one-shoulder black gown from the fashion house for the Golden Globe Awards. A thigh-high slit along with a pair of strappy Versace heels gave the look a sultry appeal.

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September 2009

Jennifer showed up to the Los Angeles premiere of Love Happens in a long-sleeve sheer dress. She solved the NSFW problem with a nude bodysuit underneath. Genius.

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June 2009

The actress shined bright like a diamond in this foil-colored Prada minidress at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. The dress featured a bustier-style fit and showed off the star's athletic build. This is definitely one of our favorite looks of all time.

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March 2009

Jennifer attended the film premiere of Marley and Me in a blue strapless dress. The color brought out the actress's eyes and sun-kissed skin.

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February 2009

Back in 2009 (the year she was dating John Mayer), Jennifer looked gorgeous in this bedazzled Valentino gown with Fred Leighton jewels at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. The star wore her hair half-up in braids and kept the rest down for a youthful look.

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February 2009

For the Los Angeles premiere of He's Just Not That Into You, Jennifer skipped the red carpet dress for a black pantsuit set. She added some shine to the look with a variety of gold necklaces.

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December 2008

If you're going to wear a black dress, make sure it's interesting. The star achieved this by choosing a piece from Valentino that had tiers of lace. Peep-toe pumps completed the look.

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January 2007

For the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards, the star went for an all-beige look. Here, she clutched her best Female Movie Star award in the press room.

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June 2006

The star can check halter neck dresses off her trends she's tried list. Jennifer wore this cutout minidress to the London Premiere of The Break Up.

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