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    Take a look back at Meryl Streep's style over the years

    Meryl Streep is known as one of this generation's greatest actresses (with the awards to prove it). Take a look back at her style evolution.

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    1979

    Meryl Streep posed for a photograph in 1979 wearing purple overalls, a purple blouse and cowboy boots. Yee-haw!

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  • 51st Annual Academy Awards

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    1979

    Meryl Streep, who was nominated for best supporting actress for "The Deer Hunter," arrives with husband Don Gummer attend the 51st Academy Awards on April 9, 1979. She wore a black peasant gown with a sheer neckline.

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    1980

    Meryl holds her first Academy Award received for best supporting actress for "Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1980. She wore a white jacket-dress combo with a high-collar.

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    1983

    Meryl Streep, wearing a glittery maternity gown, receives an Academy Award for her role in "Sophie's Choice" in 1982.

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  • 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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    1989

    Streep attends the 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1989. She was nominated for her "Dingo got my baby" role in 1988's "A Cry in the Dark"  and wore a gold shimmery suit with a matching gold purse.

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  • "Postcards from the Edge" Century City Premiere

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    1990

    Streep attends the "Postcards from the Edge" premiere in 1990, sporting a short haircut and wearing a belted, sunflower-printed skirt.

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  • "The Bridges of Madison County" Burbank Premiere

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    1995

    Streep attends "The Bridges of Madison County" 1995 premiere in California in an all-white suit and tan slip-on sandals.

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  • Meryl Streep receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    1998

    Meryl Streep wear John Lennon-style sunglasses, a taupe suit and white sneakers while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 16, 1998.

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  • 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    1999

    Meryl Streep arrives in an off-the-shoulder cream gown at the 71st Annual Academy Awards held on March 21, 1999.  Streep was nominated for "One True Thing" for playing Kate Gulden, but lost to Gwyneth Paltrow in "Shakespeare in Love."

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  • Actress Meryl Streep (R) arrives with her daughter

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    2000

    Meryl Streep arrives with her (color-coordinated) daughter Grace Gummer for the 72nd Academy Awards on March 26, 2000. Streep was nominated for best actress for her role in "Music of the Heart," but lost to Hilary Swank in "Boy's Don't Cry."  

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  • 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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    2002

    Meryl Streep poses with her best supporting actress award for "Adaptation," backstage during the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 19, 2003. She wore a glittery top matched with wide-leg black pants.

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  • 75th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    2003

    Meryl Streep attends the 75th Annual Academy Awards with her youngest daughter Louisa on March 23, 2003. Streep was nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Susan Orlean in "Adaptation," but lost to Catherine Zeta Jones in "Chicago." She wore a black ballgown with a stunning emerald necklace.

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  • 32nd Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

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    2004

    Meryl Streep attends the 32nd Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep" held at the Kodak Theatre on June 10, 2004. She wore a black gown with a full tiered skirt and a white wrap-around collared shirt.

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  • 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room

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    2004

    Streep poses with her award for best actress in a miniseries or movie for "Angels in America" during the Emmy Awards on Sept. 19, 2004. Her off-the-shoulder top was paired with a floor-length skirt and a gold sash. 

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  • "Bridge & Tunnel" Opens On Broadway - After Party

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    2006

    Meryl Streep arrives at the opening night party for "Bridge and Tunnel" on Jan. 26, 2006. Her pretty silver jacket and scarf looked great with a peasant skirt and belt.

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    2006

    Meryl Streep arrives for the 78th Academy Awards Sunday on March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles wearing an eggplant gown with an embroidered train and gorgeous drop earrings.

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  • The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room

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    2007

    Meryl Streep poses with her best actress award for "The Devil Wears Prada" backstage during at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2007.

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  • The 79th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet

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    2007

    Meryl Streep, as anominee for best actress for "The Devil Wears Prada," arrives at the The Oscars on Feb. 25, 2007. She lost to Helen Mirren in the role of Queen Elizabeth in "The Queen." Her black silk coat was accessorized with a heavy coral necklace and an emerald belt. 

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  • Mamma Mia! The Movie: World Premiere - Arrivals

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    2008

    Meryl Streep arrives at the premiere of "Mamma Mia!" in London wearing a belted red shirtdress.

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  • Actor Meryl Streep arrives for the 81st Academy Awards cerem

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    2009

    Meryl Streep arrives for the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009. Streep was nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Sister Aloysius Beauvier in "Doubt." She lost to Kate Winslet in "The Reader."

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  • 82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    2010

    Meryl Streep arrives at the Oscars on March 7, 2010 wearing a sleekly draped white gown. Streep was nominated for her role as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia," but lost to Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side." Streep wore a white dress created by "Project Runway" alumnus Chris March. 

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    2010

    Meryl Streep poses with her best actress award in the press room at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 17, 2010.

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    2012

    Meryl Streep, looking like a Greek goddess, arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 26, 2012. Streep won the Oscar that year for playing Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." 

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    2012

    Meryl Streep holds her best actress award for her role in "The Iron Lady" backstage at the BAFTAs in London on Feb. 12, 2012. 

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    2012

    Meryl Streep poses backstage with her award for best actress for "The Iron Lady" during the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012.

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  • 85th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

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    2013

    Posing next to Daniel Day-Lewis, best actor winner for "Lincoln," Meryl Streep shows off a glittery, V-neck gown at the Oscars.

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  • Image: 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

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    2014

    Did Meryl Streep start the off-the-shoulder trend? The actress is seen here at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2014. 

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  • Image: 'August : Osage County' : Premiere  At Cinema UGC Normandie In Paris

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    2014

    Meryl Streep attends the "August: Osage County'" premiere in Paris on Feb. 13, 2014 wearing a very Fracophile, black-and-white striped dress. Tres chic! 

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  • 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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    2014

    Covered in rainbows, Meryl Streep walks the red carpet during the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. 

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  • The Christopher And Dana Reeve Foundation's "A Magical Evening" Gala

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    2015

    For a charity gala honoring The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Streep chose a bell-sleeved frock paired with cool-girl glasses.

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  • 87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    2015

    Suits for the win! Meryl Streep attends the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015 in a menswear-inspired look.

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  • 2015 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars Gala

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    2015

    Meryl Streep attends the Night Of Stars Gala in a floor-length white gown accessorized with a bold cuff.

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  • Premiere Of Focus Features' "Suffragette" - Arrivals

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    2015

    Meryl Streep shows off her flower power at the premiere of "Suffragette" on Oct. 20, 2015. 

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  • "Suffragette" - Opening Night Gala - BFI London Film Festival

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    2015

    Talk about royal blue! The legendary actress chooses a bold hue for the "Suffragette" premiere in London.

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  • "Into The Woods" - Gala Screening - Red Carpet Arrivals

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    2015

    While brown isn't often a popular color on the red carpet, Meryl Streep makes the argument that it should be.

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    2016

    What's floral, sheer and chic all over? Meryl Streep in this very pretty dress.

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  • 2016

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    2016

    Meryl Streep proves she's the queen of big, bold jewelry in this special necklace. 

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    2016

    Streep shows off her fashion-forward side while in Tokyo.

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    2017

    Meryl Streep, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room after the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 8, 2017. Did she just single-handedly bring back shoulder pads? Maybe.

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    2017

    Dressed in a white dream of a dress, Meryl Streep attends the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29, 2017.

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