Julia Roberts Style Evolution: From Menswear-Inspired Suits To Gorgeous Gowns (PHOTOS)

10/26/2012 07:08 pm ET | Updated Oct 29, 2012

We'll never forget going to the local movie theater in 1990 to see Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman." We've seen the film countless times since then, and we still laugh at all the same parts. The wavy-haired actress has that affect on us: We love to watch Roberts' movies over and over again and get lost in the familiar love stories.

The Georgia native has certainly moved beyond her days of playing a damsel in distress: The actress is happily married to cinematographer Danny Moder and a mother of three young children. Eschewing Hollywood for the more grounded locales of Taos, New Mexico and New York City, Roberts manages to stay out of the limelight for the most part. But the stunning redhead -- named one of People's magazine's "Most Beautiful People in the World" 11 times -- shows up on the red carpet every now and then and always manages to look jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

In earlier years, the Oscar winner favored masculine silhouettes in oversized blazers; one unforgettable look was the men's suit she wore to accept her Golden Globe in 1990 for "Pretty Woman." Since then, we've seen the leggy beauty show off her gams on more than one occasion. And though she still loves structured suiting, she's sticking with shapes that show off her long, lean frame. Case in point: That vintage Valentino gown she wore to accept her Academy Award for "Erin Brockovich," which her niece, Emma Roberts, called "such a pretty dress."

In celebration of her 45th birthday on October 28th, we've rounded up some of her best looks throughout the years. Oh, and we just have one wish for the birthday girl: Can she bring back those "Pretty Woman" curls?

Julia Roberts' Style Evolution

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