Dakota Johnson's complete style transformation: From spaghetti strap tops to sparkly gowns

There's one word to describe Dakota Johnson's style -- sexy. 

The daughter of actress Melanie Griffith isn't afraid to get risqué on the big screen -- made obvious by her starring role in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie franchise -- and she's brought some of that sexiness to her red carpet fashion.

Dakota, 28, has clearly come a long way since she first appeared on the red carpet as a little girl for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" alongside her father Don Johnson. 

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Don Johnson and daughter Dakota during 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Dakota Johnson and Dakota Banderas during New York Premiere of Disney's 'The Cheetah Girls' at La Guardia High School in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 23: Dakota Johnson arrives at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Chateau Marmont on September 23, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Megan Gaynes/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith during InStyle & Warner Bros. 2006 Golden Globes After Party - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
(L-R) Actresses Dakota Johnson, Stella Banderas and Melanie Griffith arrive at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic for Variety Magazine)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 25: Dakota Johnson arrives at The 30th Anniversary Carousel Of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Melanie Griffith and daughter Dakota Johnson arrive at Los Angeles premiere of 'Biutiful' held at DGA Theater on December 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the LACMA inaugural Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at 2011 MOCA Gala, An Artist's Life Manifesto, Directed by Marina Abramovic at MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, California, on November 12, 2011. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle Presents 'A Night Of Firsts' at Cecconi's Restaurant on December 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 'GOATS' premiere during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival held at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 13: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at '21 Jump Street' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Dakota Johnson attends attends the Fox 2012 Programming Presentation Post-Show Party at Wollman Rink - Central Park on May 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson attends the Five Year Engagement premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 'Goats' premiere at Landmark Nuart Theatre on August 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 26: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the New FOX Tuesday screening and live Q&A held at The Broad Stage on August 26, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the FOX fall Eco-Casino party at The Bookbindery on September 10, 2012 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 05: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the Hollywood Reporter's 21st annual Women In Entertainment breakfast at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 08: Dakota Johnson arrives at the 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour - FOX All-Star Party at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 8, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Chrysalis)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Dakota Johnson arrives at the Tommy Hilfiger LA Flagship Opening on February 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Dakota Johnson attends the 'Don Jon' New York Premiere at SVA Theater on September 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Model Dakota Johnson attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - MAY 31: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the seventh annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Liberty State Park on May 31, 2014 in Jersey City City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the 2014 LACMA Art & Film Gala held at LACMA. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Dakota Johnson arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
US actor Jamie Dornan and US actress Dakota Johnson pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of Fifty 'Shades of Grey' as part of Berlinale Special Gala at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, on February 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Dakota Johnson attends the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Dakota Johnson attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Dakota Johnson attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection at Park Avenue Armory on March 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Dakota Johnson arrives at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Dakota Johnson attends a premiere for 'Black Mass' during the 72nd Venice Film Festival at on September 4, 2015 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Dakota Johnson attends the 'Being The Protagonist' Party hosted By L'Uomo Vogue during the 72nd Venice Film Festival at San Clemente Palace Hotel on September 5, 2015 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Dakota Johnson attends a photocall for 'A Bigger Splash' during the 72nd Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on September 6, 2015 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Dakota Johnson attends a premiere for 'A Bigger Splash' during the 72nd Venice Film Festival at on September 6, 2015 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the pre-screening event for 'Black Mass' presented by Audi during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Michaels On Simcoe on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BROOKLINE, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the Boston premiere of 'Black Mass' at Coolidge Corner Theater on September 15, 2015 in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: Dakota Johnson arrives at amfAR Milano 2015 at La Permanente on September 26, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for amfAR)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Alejandro Gonzalez Iarritu and James Turrell and presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the opening event for the Michael Kors Ginza Flagship Store on November 20, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 'How To Be Single' New York premiere at NYU Skirball Center on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Dakota Johnson attends AOL Build Speaker Series - Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Alison Brie, 'How to be Single' at AOL Studios In New York on February 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Dakota Johnson attends 'A Bigger Splash' photocall at Ham Yard Hotel on February 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Dakota Johnson attends the UK Premiere of 'How To Be Single' at Vue West End on February 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Dakota Johnson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Dakota Johnson poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Dakota Johnson attends a special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 31st Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 4, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson attends the 'Fifty Shades Darker' movie premiere at Kinepolis Cinema in Madrid on Feb 8, 2017 (Photo by Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Dakota Johnson attends the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker' at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 9, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Dakota Fanning attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14: Dakota Johnson at the Power Stylists Dinner, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo, on March 14, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Dakota Johnson attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the Panthere De Cartier Party In LA at Milk Studios on May 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Dakota Johnson attends a screening of 'Call Me by Your Name' during the 55th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: Dakota Johnson attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, wearing Gucci for the Green Carpet Challenge at Teatro Alla Scala on September 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Eco-Age)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Dakota Johnson attends the Intimissimi Grand Opening on October 18, 2017 in New York, United States. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
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Early in her her Hollywood career, the actress kept it conservative with her looks, opting for more covered up ensembles in neutral hues of black, nude and white. It wasn't really till Dakota landed her role as Anastasia Steele in the "Fifty Shades" franchise where she really made a drastic change to her style.

For the 2015 Golden Globes, Dakota truly sparkled in a Chanel gown that hugged her flawless figure. At the 2015 Met Gala, she stunned in another Chanel number -- a strapless frock that showed off her enviable, mile-long legs. 

Recently, she hit the red carpet in a diamond-embellished Gucci gown for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, and we have to say -- it may be one of her most gorgeous looks to date. 

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

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