Oprah Winfrey Style Transformation

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Oprah Winfrey Style Transformation

1975

Oprah in the 1970’s.

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1986

Oprah out on the town at Tramp’s in Beverly Hills.

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1986

Oprah attends the premiere of “Native Son” in a long fur coat.

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1991

Oprah receives an award at the Bafta Film & TV Awards in the UK.

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1996

Oprah poses in an all-black ensemble, accessorized with stylin’ shades and hat.

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1997

Oprah poses with her People’s Choice Award.

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2004

Oprah celebrates her People’s Choice award in a stunning black leather accented dress.

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2005

Oprah rocks a white suit to the premiere of her movie “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”

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2005

Oprah is radiant in a red gown at the Legends Ball.

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2006

Oprah during opening night of “Three Days of Rain” on Broadway.

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2007

We love Oprah’s patterned gown at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

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2007

Oprah attends the L.A. Premiere of “The Great Debaters.”

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2009

Oprah and First Lady Michelle Obama. (I can’t be the only person just dying to sit at this table with them!)

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2009

Oprah wears a navy gown to the premiere of “Up In the Air,” pictured here with the dreamy George Clooney.

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2009

Oprah at the premiere of “Precious.”

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2009

Oprah dazzles in a hot pink dress as she tapes “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

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2010

Oprah would command a boardroom in this suit, but is still all-glam at the event to honor Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.

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2011

We love that you can see that Oprah's fabulous shoes are Louboutins while she speaks about her network, OWN.

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2012

Oprah and students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa’s first graduation.

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1994

Oprah receives an award from Ladies Home Journal, dressed in a red suit.

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1995

Oprah in all black, posing with a cute pup!

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1995

Oprah presents at the Oscars, with a tulle skirt flowing behind her.

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1995

Oprah rocks a metallic lilac suit at the Daytime Emmys.

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1996

Oprah poses in an all-black ensemble, accessorized with stylin

1996

Oprah, never one to shy away from color, dazzles in red.

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1996

Oprah looking elegant at the 68th Annual Academy Awards.

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1997

Oprah poses with her People

1997

Oprah showing off those gams!

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1998

Oprah rocks the sheer top to this dress, with accompanying jacket for added flair.

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1998

Another lovely black gown, accompanied this time by a silver shawl.

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1999

Oprah wears black lace while being honored at The National Book Awards.

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2000

Oprah at the launch party for O Magazine.

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2001

First Anniversary Party for O Magazine, Oprah rocks lime green.

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2002

Oprah attends the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

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2002

Oprah wears a great scarf to the Oxygen 2nd Anniversary Party.

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2002

Oprah took our breath away at the 2002 Primetime Emmy Awards.

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2002

Oprah and Halle Berry are visions in white and black gowns.

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2004

Oprah celebrates her People

2004

Oprah at the 2004 Academy Awards in a lovely metallic gown.

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2004

Oprah poses in a sleek black outfit.

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2005

Halle Berry and Oprah pose at the 77th Annual Academy Awards. Oprah is stunning in a pale gold gown.

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2005

Oprah rocks a white suit to the premiere of her movie

2005

Oprah is radiant in a red gown at the Legends Ball.

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2006

Oprah during opening night of

2006

Oprah attends the Tony Awards in a belted navy gown.

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2006

Oprah wearing a beautiful red dress with matching shoes.

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2007

Oprah is elegant at the opening of her school for girls in South Africa.

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2007

We love Oprah

2007

Elegant in a white gown, Oprah attends the CFDA Fashion Awards.

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2007

Oprah attends the L.A. Premiere of

2008

Oprah makes red her color, wearing it again to the Primetime Emmys in 2008.

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2008

Oprah rocks a grey dress at an event celebrating Women in Entertainment.

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2009

Oprah and First Lady Michelle Obama. (I can

2009

Oprah wears a navy gown to the premiere of

2009

Oprah at the premiere of

2009

Oprah dazzles in a hot pink dress as she tapes

2010

Oprah looks absolutely beautiful in this dark blue gown at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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2010

Oprah with Steven Spielberg, in a lovely flowing orange gown.

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2010

Though most often in black or brighter colors, we love this neutral outfit on Oprah.

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2010

Oprah would command a boardroom in this suit, but is still all-glam at the event to honor Glamour Magazine

2010

Oprah visits Australia in style.

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2011

We love that you can see that Oprah

2011

Surprise Oprah! At the Farewell Spectacular event, Oprah wore a long purple gown.

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2011

Oprah speaks on stage in a bold yet lovely magenta dress.

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2011

Oprah with Ralph Lauren, radiant in a red gown.

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2012

Oprah and students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa

2012

Oprah at the 2012 Oscars, shimmering in gold next to Oscar himself.

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2012

In a gorgeous green gown, Oprah attends the 3rd Annual Diane Von Furstenberg Awards.

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2012

We love this mint dress that Oprah wore to the O You! Event, presented by O, The Oprah Magazine.

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2012

Ravishing in red yet again, Oprah wears this color with style.

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Happy birthday Oprah! Oprah Gail Winfrey, one of the most successful American women of our time, turns 59 on January 29th.

She is a television personality, philanthropist, producer, actress, and all-around inspiration to millions. Here's a fun fact: Oprah was originally named Orpah after a biblical character, but her name was misspelled on her birth certificate, and Oprah stuck!

Born in poverty to a single teenage mother in Mississippi, she was taught to read by the age of 3 by her grandmother Hattie Mae. Oprah credits her grandmother for giving her a "positive sense of [herself]" and encouraging her. Her grandmother once said that as soon as she could speak, Oprah was on stage and "interviewing" her dolls and animals!

She had a rough childhood, but as a teenager moved to live with Vernon Winfrey, whom she calls her father, and became an honor student, joined the speech team, and won the superlative "most popular." She won the Miss Black Tennessee pageant at the age of 17, and was invited to do part-time news coverage locally. This was all Oprah needed to capture the hearts and minds of many, and start to work her way up the ladder.

In 1983, she moved to Chicago to host a morning show, which quickly became the top-rated show in her time slot. A few years later, The Oprah Winfrey Show launched (and her rise to fame was set in stone!). Viewers adore her for her ability to connect: that she's loud and fun yet down to earth and empathetic.

Oprah has starred in and done voice-overs for movies, co-authored five books, and published her own magazine: O, The Oprah Magazine. She has multiple philanthropies, opened a school for girls in South Africa in 2004, and recently launched her television network OWN. Miraculously, she's accomplished all of these things while keeping her classic style intact.

This woman has almost literally taken over the world – and she's captured our hearts in the meantime! We put together a gallery of Oprah's best fashion moments through the years, noting some very consistent trends. She is an expert at dressing perfectly for her body type, and she always chooses flattering silhouettes. Of course, there's some crazy 80's looks in there (which we love!) but she consistently looks put together, and is often in fun bold colors.

Click through the gallery above to see Oprah's style transformation!

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