If a gown is curve-hugging, colorful or strapless (bonus points if it ticks off all three from this list), then we'd imagine that it has a good chance of becoming one of Reese Witherspoon's red carpet dresses.
The Louisiana-born star's awards show fashion M.O. may be predictable, but it's far from boring. After walking countless red carpets, Witherspoon has curated a signature look that is all about gorgeous fabrics in vibrant hues with interesting necklines and cut-outs. Not to mention, she's perfected that whole hand-on-the-hip pose.
So in celebration of Witherspoon's 40th birthday on March 22, we decided to take a look back at the Oscar-winning actress' best red carpet dresses. These 14 striking style moments (which are arranged in no particular order) prove that once you've discovered something that works for you, it's perfectly OK to stick to that.