Carey Mulligan’s style evolution

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From child star to Hollywood beauty, see Carey's style transformation here.

Carey Mulligan is one of the classiest ladies in Hollywood, and nothing proves that more than her effortless style.

Gaining her first Academy Award nomination in 2009 for An Education, Carey has been a red carpet mainstay ever since, eschewing flashy gowns for understated elegant gowns at every turn.

And what more would you expect from the English rose who got her start in Brit classics like Pride & Prejudice and Doctor Who? It’s no wonder then that the 30-year-old loves her British fashion designers, having been spotted wearing Alexander McQueen and Jonathan Saunders.

That isn’t to say she doesn’t go international. With her slender frame and luscious locks, Carey has caught the eye of designers around the globe, with Chanel and Erdem on speed dial, and Prada her go-to for any big event (they were the first designers to ever loan her a gown!)

Our favourite Carey moment? Who can forget her show-stopping Met Gala Prada gown, with pleated back detailing and satin Prada pumps? This mixed metal look took Carey from ingenue actress to full-fledged fashion maven, and she’s never looked back since.

But just like her film roles, Carey loves to switch up her style. From adrogynous suits to a pixie cut, from blonde to brunette, this English actress isn’t afraid to try new things (and even made us consider getting our own short hairstyle).

A fan of the au naturel look, Carey likes to pair her designer duds with a barely there make-up, highlighting the artistry of the designs she loves to wear.

Most recently, Carey Mulligan joined the rank of celebs who are in loooooove with Erdem, wearing an Erdem Resort 2016 gown at the Hollywood Film Awards. With a black shimmery tiered skirt and Christian Louboutin ‘Baila Spike’ pumps, Carey continues her style evolution to full-fledged superstar.

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