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See Oprah Winfrey's style evolution

As Oprah Winfrey is honored with the Cecil B. Demille award, we take a look back at her evolution through the years.

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1971

Oprah Winfrey submitted this photo to the Nashville Fire Department as part of her entry into the Miss Fire Prevention competition in her hometown of Nashville. She won the competition.

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1986

Oprah Winfrey was spotted in a graphic sweatshirt and pleated skirt at a restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.

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1987

Oprah Winfrey posed with her Daytime Emmy Award while wearing a striped red jacket.

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1988

Oprah Winfrey showed off her new figure to her audience in Chicago while wearing high-waisted jeans and a black turtleneck on her TV show. 

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1989

In true '80s fashion, Winfrey poses with spiked hair and a shoulder pad-filled suit.

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1993

It wouldn't be the '90s without a menswear-inspired suit! Winfrey poses next to her book cover during the tour for her biography.

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1994

Oprah Winfrey holds her Emmy for outstanding talk show host in an elegant dress with a floral skirt in 1994.

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1995

Oprah Winfrey poses with her partner Stedman Graham at the 1995 Essence Awards wearing a dramatic ballgown skirt. 

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2001

Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers at a party celebrating the first anniversary of her "O" magazine. 

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2002

Oprah Winfrey arrives with Stedman Graham at the Emmy Awards in a cold-shoulder gown.

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2002

Winfrey stunned in head-to-toe black at the Broadcasting and Cable Magazine Hall of Fame Gala. 

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2003

Oprah Winfrey and Bono attend a gala dinner for The Nelson Mandela Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. 

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2004

Oprah Winfrey arrives for the Academy Awards in a cool blue gown. 

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2004

Oprah Winfrey speaks at the annual California Governor's Conference on Women and Families on Dec. 7, 2004. 

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2004

Oprah Winfrey attends the People's Choice Awards in a leather top, black skirt and boots. 

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2004

Oprah Winfrey poses backstage at the Directors Guild Of America Honors in a ballerina pink dress.

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2005

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the premiere of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" in a white pantsuit. 

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2005

Oprah Winfrey attends the Broadway opening of "The Color Purple" in a sparkly bronze gown.

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2005

Arriving at the State Department for a dinner hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2005, Winfrey wore an all-black dress with a deep-V neckline and black wrap.

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2005

Red is her color! Oprah Winfrey attends the Legends Ball in a cherry red hue.  

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2005

Oprah Winfrey poses at the U.S. Dream Academy's Gala fundraiser in Washington, DC in an all-white jersey dress.

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2005

Oprah Winfrey and actress Halle Berry pose at the Oscars red carpet in 2005.

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2006

In a flirty red cocktail dress, Oprah Winfrey attends the Hearst Tower inauguration in New York. 

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2007

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar party in a boho-chic dress. 

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2010

Oprah Winfrey arrives with Oscar de la Renta arrive at the Met Gala in a navy blue gown of his design.

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2010

Oprah Winfrey greets the audience during "The Oprah Winfrey Show" live in a white top and pink skirt. 

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2010

While Winfrey usually likes to wear ballgown style dresses, she chose a slinky beaded gown for the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

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2010

Oprah Winfrey arrives at The Royal Botanic Gardens for a garden party in Sydney, Australia. 

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2011

Oprah Winfrey arrives at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party wearing a belted jacket tunic and black pants. 

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2011

In an off-the-shoulder gown, Oprah Winfrey poses with Ralph Lauren at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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2013

It was all business in this black-and-white look as Oprah Winfrey attends the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon in 2013. 

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2013

In a hot pink dress, Winfrey attends the premiere of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" in Los Angeles. 

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Oprah Winfrey is not afraid to wear color as she wears this perfect purple to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2014. 

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2014

Swathed in burgundy, Oprah Winfrey attends the EE British Academy Film Awards in London.

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2014

Lovely in lavender! Oprah Winfrey attends the "Selma" and the Legends Who Paved the Way Gala in Goleta, California. 

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2015

Oprah Winfrey attends the Academy Awards in this beautifully beige number.

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2016

Oprah Winfrey attends the Tribeca Tune In: Greenleaf in a sleek ponytail and her signature black glasses.

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2017

In a military-style jacket, Winfrey attends "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" premiere in New York City.

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2017

As one of the movie's stars, Winfrey arrives at a premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Anaheim, California.

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