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See every Oscar dress Meryl Streep has ever worn

The incomparable Meryl Streep has been attending the Oscars for more than 30 years and been nominated a whopping 20 times. If she wins one more Oscar this year, for her role in "Florence Foster Jenkins," she’ll tie Katharine Hepburn for the most wins for any performer — that includes both actors and actresses!

But whether she wins or loses, Streep always graces the red carpet as a true lady. Here are all of Meryl Streep's Oscar outfits from years past.

1979 - Nominated for best supporting actress for "The Deer Hunter"

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Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer in 1979.

The iconic actress wore a long black gown with flouncy sleeves and sheer, Swiss-dot style paneling across the bust. She wore her long hair down in loose curls for a very effortless, bohemian effect.

1980 - Won best supporting actress for "Kramer vs. Kramer"

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Meryl Streep holds her Oscar on April 1, 1980.

One year later, Streep took home the gold in a white gown by French designer Pauline Trigere. The design featured colorful square embellishments across the bodice and a matching jacket which she wore with a popped collar for a very '80s feel.

1982 - Nominated for best actress for "The French Lieutenant's Woman"

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Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer in 1982

In 1982, Streep wore a purple Kristian Leigh ballgown with layers of pleated taffeta and three-quarter sleeves with puffy shoulder pads. She accessorized the look with a black pumps and a long pendant necklace.

1983 - Won best actress for "Sophie's Choice" (pregnant with daughter Mamie Gummer)

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Meryl Streep holds her second Oscar in 1983.

Streep had that expectant-mom glow when she took home her second Oscar in 1983. The star sported a golden caftan with sequined embroidery throughout the entire garment for a shimmery, stunning look.

1984 - Nominated for best actress for "Silkwood"

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Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer in 1984.

The next year, Streep opted for a shorter hemline in this feminine cocktail dress. The white gown was embellished with floral appliques throughout the bodice and at the cuff and she paired the look with gorgeous, dangling earrings.

1986 - Nominated for best actress for "Out of Africa" (pregnant with daughter Grace Gummer)

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Meryl Streep at the Oscars in 1986.

Streep stepped out in an almost 1920s style for the the 1986 Oscars. Her ankle-length skirt and long white sweater looked like something out of "The Great Gatsby," especially when paired with long strands of pearls!

1988 - Nominated for best actress for "Ironweed"

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To celebrate her seventh nomination, Streep wore a sassy black and gold patterned blouse with an obi belt and flowing black bottoms.

1989 - Nominated for best actress for "A Cry in the Dark"

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Don Gummer and Meryl Streep in 1989.

A decade after she first attended the awards show, the actress stepped out looking every bit the glamorous movie star she is. She wore a black Donna Karan ballgown-style skirt and off the shoulder top. She paired the look with a four-strand pearl choker.

1991 - Nominated for best actress for "Postcards from the Edge" (Not present)

The actress didn't attend the ceremony in 1991, so all we can do is imagine the glamorous gown she would have worn to celebrate her ninth nomination!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1996 - Nominated for best actress for "The Bridges of Madison County"

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Meryl Streep arrives wearing a Donna Karan gown on March 25, 1996.

In 1996, Streep continued her elegant streak in a navy Donna Karan dress with a long silk shawl. She kept her accessories minimal to accentuate her stunning decolletage.

1999 - Nominated for best actress for "One True Thing"

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Meryl Streep at the Oscars in 1999.

Twenty years after she first graced the Academy Awards red carpet, the star stepped out in a high-fashion gown worthy of the queen she is! The pale lavender Valentino gown was intricately embellished into a drop-waist style with a flowing chiffon skirt.

2000 - Nominated for best actress for "Music of the Heart"

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Meryl Streep with her daughter Grace March 26, 2000.

Streep turned the Oscars into a mother-daughter affair in 2000 by bringing along her daughter Grace. She chose a bold, printed pantsuit for the occasion and paired the look with sleek hair and statement earrings.

2003 - Nominated for best supporting actress for "Adaptation"

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Meryl Streep walks on stage to present an award on March 23, 2003.

The star sported a dramatic ballgown for the 2003 ceremony. The dress featured iridescent gray sleeves and Streep paired the look with an opulent gold and emerald statement necklace.

2006 - Presenter

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Meryl Streep arrives to the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

Streep was on-hand to present an award honoring her "Prairie Home Companion" director and she chose a dramatic violet gown for the evening. The empire-waist dress featured three-quarter sleeves and ombre floral detailing throughout the skirt.

2007 - Nominated for best actress for "The Devil Wears Prada"

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Meryl Streep at the Oscars in 2007.

Four years later, Streep returned with another statement necklace. The star received her 14th nomination for her work in "The Devil Wears Prada," and we can only hope her fashionista character Miranda Priestly would give this look an approving nod.

2009 - Nominated for best actress for "Doubt"

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Meryl Streep arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2009.

Two years later, the actress was nominated again and chose an elegantly draped Alberta Ferretti gown for the awards ceremony. In keeping with the gown's elegant silhouette, Streep kept the accessories minimal.

2010 - Nominated for best actress for "Julie and Julia"

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Meryl Streep at the Oscars on March 7, 2010.

Streep took a bit of a fashion risk in 2010 by calling on "Project Runway" alum Chris March to design her dress for the award show. The move paid off big time because the actress looked like a million bucks in this custom white, cowl-neck gown. The hem of the skirt parted in a dainty, subtle slit that showed off her strappy silver sandals.

2012 - Won for best actress for "The Iron Lady"

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Meryl Streep poses with Oscars number three on February 26, 2012.

It's hard to believe this powerhouse has only won three Oscars, but Streep took home her most recent statuette in a gathered Lanvin gown that matched her shiny new trophy. Gold seems to bring the star good luck! The best part about this dress? It's made completely from eco-certified fabric, which makes it a very chic win-win.

2013 - Presenter

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Meryl Streep enters the press room during the Oscars in 2013.

After taking home the gold one year before, Streep presented the award for best actor at the 2013 ceremony. She chose another glittering Lanvin gown for the occasion, this time in multi-tonal silver sequins! She paired the look with matching silver cuffs to up the sparkle factor just a bit more.

2014 - Nominated for best actress for "August: Osage County"

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Meryl Streep at the Oscar Awards on March 2, 2014.

The actress returned to Lanvin for a third year and chose an elegant black-and-white creation to wear to the awards ceremony. She paired the look with a bejeweled belt and simple accessories.

2015 - Nominated for best supporting actress for "Into the Woods"

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In 2015, Streep went for a sleek and sophisticated tuxedo-style suit. She paired the tailored separates with a loose fitting blouse and structured black and silver belt. She paired the look with a box clutch and pulled her hair back into an elegant up-do to show off her stunning shoulder-grazing earrings!

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Only time will tell if she'll win the gold on Oscars night, Sunday, Feb. 26!

This article was originally published Feb. 22, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. ET.

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