Style Evolution: Elizabeth Banks

(Source: Bauer Griffin, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images North America)In her new movie Walk of Shame, out today, Elizabeth Banks wobbles around LA in a dayglo yellow bandage dress and sky-scraping heels that she's clearly been wearing since the night before. In other words, she is a grade-A hot mess––which couldn’t be further from the actress’s real-life look. Since her red carpet debut over a decade ago, Banks has been a paradigm of classic feminine style that always feels fresh, appropriate, and unequivocally elegant. She knows exactly what works on her: form-fitting frocks, delicate heels, and Old Hollywood-style curls in her shoulder-length blonde hair. Even as she's tested out some edgier looks –a sheer-paneled jumpsuit here, a plunging cut-out dress there –she always looks like her glamour-girl self.

Here, we take a look back at her misstep-free red carpet journey.
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