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Two years later at the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, the budding actress threw in the pants, and wore a tight floral dress, showing off the curves that helped catapult her into stardom.
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Leather and lace sound a bit risqué, but Alba made the combination work in a curve-hugging dress at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
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For the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Alba traded her usual vampy look for a demure, ruffle-collar turquoise dress.
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Although she was only a presenter at the 2006 Oscars, Alba looked golden-statue-worthy in a stunning, embroidered Versace dress.
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The Costume Institute celebrated Anglomania, but Alba arrived to celebrate looking all-American in a strapless, aqua Calvin Klein dress.
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The movie-star went for the gold in a cinched-waist, Grecian-style dress at the premiere of her film, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
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The actress looked better-than-ever in an empire-waist, plum Marchesa gown at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. Alba hid one more curve — she was pregnant with daughter Honor!
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We took a shine to the glowing, fresh-faced actress when she wore a bust-skimming Narcisco Rodriguez gown to the 2008 ALMA Awards.
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The actress was sexy yet polished in a Jason Wu strapless dress with a sparkly bodice at the Costume Institute Gala at the Met.
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Alba dressed up a classic, '60s-style shift-dress with a colorful print and eye-catching accessories for the Hollywood launch of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
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The actress showed off a sleek bob and whole lot of leg in a tiered flapper dress by Valentino at the Little Fockers premiere.
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Alba showed off her baby-bump in a chic, color-blocked, custom Diane von Furstenberg dress at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards.
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The actress made our best dressed list for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, for which she chose a strapless, embellished Gucci stunner.
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