Let's not forget THAT Dior dress which took 1,000 hours to create
Not many celebrities are consistently great at both street style and red carpet style, but Nicole Kidman is definitely one of them. In fact, the mere fact that some of her outfits from the 90s are still on point today makes her a style icon, because isn’t it all about timeless fashion?
But that’s not to say Nicole has been afraid to take sartorial risks, and she’s wowed with many bold choices, especially at the Oscars.
In the late 90s and early noughties, the actress played with shimmering textures and bold colours. There was the green satin Dior dress she wore in 1997, followed by the sexy gold dress by the same designer in 2000, which was actually dipped in gold. The perfect homage to the golden statuette, non? For the later part of the noughties, she went more demure with powder pink Chanel dresses and ladylike LBDs, but my all-time favourite has to be the red bow Balenciaga dress at the 20017 Academy Awards.
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More recently, Nicole ruled the red carpet at pretty much every ceremony going. Her Cannes wardrobe of 2013 was just the best. That strapless Dior ballgown with touches of neon and fuschia heels deserves its own award. At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, she wore a delicate embroidered dress which took 1,000 hours to make. Then at the Emmy Awards, where she picked up a gong for her incredible role in Big Little Lies, she wore a majestic red Calvin Klein number.
Scroll down to see her full style evolution.
Rocking an off-the-shoulder dress and curls.
A white shift dress and shrug made for a glamorous look.
We love this prom style slip dress, accessorised with white gloves.
A bit of a Little House on the Prairie vibe on a date with then-husband Tom Cruise.
The empire line waist on this dress really suited Nicole's tall frame.
Lovely in lilac.
Back in the 90s, Nicole loved matching all her accessories to her dress, including this sparkling number.
Nicole has been known to glam up an otherwise plain dress with a statement necklace.
In a shimmering midi dress, a style she wore a lot in the 2000s.
Nicole even managed to make the crop top and low rise trouser trend look chic, embellishing her midriff with a belly chain.
The gold Dior dress she wore to the 2000 Oscars was actually dipped in gold.
Nicole Kidman is loyal to her favourite brands, and those include Chanel. Here she wears a powder blue dip hem gown to the Golden Globes.
Nicole chose a classic black Jean-Paul Gaultier dress to pick up her Oscar for Best Actress at the 2003 Academy Awards for her role in The Hours.
Daring a masculine suit.
In a Chanel tweed suit at Cannes.
In a sequin 1920s-inspired dress at the 2004 Golden Globes.
Another Chanel number for the 2004 Oscars.
Wearing a layered gold necklace over a demure white dress.
The famous red Balenciaga dress of the 2007 Academy Awards.
The perfect maternity style.
Another classic LBD for the Oscars.
Perhaps one of her best looks, the Dior dress at the 2013 Cannes festival.
Nicole Kidman went bold and opted for this Louis Vuitton sparkling number, teamed with a clashing waist belt. Loving the new 'do, too.
Nicole Kidman teams her Versace dress with Brian Atwood shoes and Harry Winston jewellery at the InStyle Awards in LA.
Nicole wore a SS17 Silver wave sequin gown by Alexander McQueen.
Wearing Gucci with Stuart Weitzman heels.
Nicole, nominated for her supporting role in Lion at the BAFTAs 2017, took to the red carpet in a plunging Armani Prive black gown.
Wearing Rodarte sequins.
This stunning Dior dress took over 1,000 hours to make.
Looking like a ballerina in custom Calvin Klein at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
In a romantic floral Carolina Herrera dress for the Beguiled premiere.
Wearing Michael Kors.
The custom Calvin Klein gown she wore to receive her Emmy in 2017 for her role in Big Little Lies.