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Reese Witherspoon's 14 Best Red Carpet Dresses Of All Time

Remember that iconic black and white dress she wore with the high ponytail to the 2011 Oscars? Stunning.

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.

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At the 2011 Oscars.
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At the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.
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At the 2013 Oscars.
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At the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.
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At the 2014 Costume Institute Gala.
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At the 2014 American Cinematheque Awards.
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At the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
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At the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
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At the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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At the 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards.
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At the 2015 Oscars.
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At the 2015 Costume Institute Gala.
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At the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala.
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At the 2016 Oscars.