Kaley Cuoco's complete style transformation: From crop tops to dreamy princess gowns

Kaley Cuoco is truly America's sweetheart!

The actress rose to fame for her role as Bridget Hennessy on hit ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules" between 2002 to 2005. Since 2007, she's starred as Penny on CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory."

And while there's no denying that Cuoco has transformed as an actress through the years, the same can be said for her style.

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Kaley Cuoco during ABC 2002 Summer Press Tour All - Star Party at Tournament House in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the Style by the Shore fashion show hosted by clothing designer David Park at Malibu Beach on October 12, 2002 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Kaley Cuoco during 'Bringing Down the House' Premiere at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco of '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco during 2003 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage for Vogue and Vogue.com (USA))
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 2: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives for the Premiere The New Power awards at Forbidden City June 2, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Kaley Cuoco during 2004 ABC All Star Party at C2 CafZ in Century City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Teen Vogue)
Kaley Cuoco 8505_SG18_00037.jpg during TNT Broadcasts 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Kaley Cuoco (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Kaley Cuoco attends Nautica and Details Magazine Celebrate the April Issue of Details and NEXT BIG THINGS... at Roosevelt Hotel on April 12, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Kaley Cuoco during 2006 General Motors Annual ten Celebrity Fashion Show - Arrivals at 1540 Vine Street in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 'CBS Summer Press Tour - Stars Party 2007' at the Wadsworth Theatre on July 19, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 'Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood 2007- Arrivals' at Opera on September 26, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the CBS monday night season premieres held at Area in West Hollywood, California on September 19th, 2007. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 18: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 29: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 29, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 28: Kaley Cuoco attends 23rd Annual Genesis Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 28, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 05: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at Entertainment Weekly and Women In Film pre-Emmy party held at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 2010 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends Gen Art's 12th annual 'Fresh Faces In Fashion' at Petersen Automotive Museum on October 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 18:Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 18th Annual ''A Night At Sardi's'' Fundraiser And Awards Dinner held a the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' an evening with 'The Big Bang Theory' on February 18, 2010 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the Entertainment Weekly and Women In Film Pre-Emmy Party at the 'Restaurant' at the Sunset Marquis Hotel on August 27, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Annual Installation Luncheon held at The Four Seasons Hotel on July 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 2011 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the world premiere of the live action/CG -animated comedy 'Hop' held at Universal Studios Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 10th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree held at The London Hotel on August 10, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Host Kaley Cuoco arrives at the People's Choice Awards 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 01: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame gala held at Beverly Hills Hotel on March 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 13: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends 'The Big Bang Theory' Press Room during Comic-Con International 2012 held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 13, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Kaley Cuoco attends the 2013 People's Choice Awards nomination announcements at The Paley Center for Media on November 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actor Kaley Cuoco attends the 2013 People's Choice Awards Press Room held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Actor Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the BTJA Critics' Choice Television Award held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 5, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the Amanda Foundation's annual 'Bow Wow Beverly Hills' Halloween event at Rodeo Two on October 27, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting attends the 2014 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEL AIR, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting attends the ASPCA Compassion Awards on October 22, 2014 in Bel Air, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting attends the PEOPLE Magazine Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/PMA2014/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting attends the world premiere of 'The Wedding Ringer' at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 21: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends The Beverly Hilton celebrates 60 years with a diamond anniversary party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Kaley Cuoco attends the Fallout 4 video game launch event in downtown Los Angeles on November 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends Art of Elysium's 9th annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends 'The Big Bang Theory' 200th episode celebration at Vibiana on February 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 09: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends the 2016 Alzheimer's Association's 'A Night At Sardi's' at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Actress Kaley Cuoco arrives at The Paley Center For Media's 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles presentation of 'The Big Bang Theory' at the Dolby Theatre on March 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 30: Kaley Cuoco visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 30, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the Longines Masters Los Angeles - Gala at Long Beach Convention Center on September 29, 2016 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Kaley Cuoco attends Fergie, First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Elaine Wakeland & Barneys New York Host Dinner to Welcome Cindi Leive & Glamour's 2016 Women of the Year to the West Coast on November 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Glamour)
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Photos of the 31-year-old actress during her earlier years in Hollywood shows a much different Kaley, who often hit the red carpet in tummy-baring tops. She was also a fan of gowns in bold colors -- like aquamarine and bright yellow -- and wild prints.

As years passed, the blonde beauty toned it down with the color and transformed into one of the most stylish actresses in Hollywood. There's no denying that Kaley's go-to is princess gowns in pretty pastel and neutral hues. The nude Catherine Kidd ballgown she wore to the 2011 Golden Globes remains one of her most stunning looks ever.

But Kaley also isn't afraid to flash some skin on the red carpet as well. She has show up to a handful of events in wearing cutout ensembles or dresses with plunging necklines. The star looked absolutely stunning at the 22nd Annual SAG Awards in a black gown with sexy cutouts.

Check out the slideshow above for Kaley Cuoco's complete style transformation.

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