01/25/2013 12:41 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres Style Evolution: From Baggy Blazers To Tailored Suits (PHOTOS)

Ellen DeGeneres may be one of Hollywood's well-suited stars (in our opinion), but it took the Emmy-winning talk show host years to find her footing in fashion.

It couldn't have been a coincidence back in 1997 when she made TV history on "Ellen" and came out as a lesbian, that DeGeneres' personal style went from slouchy to sleek. She traded in oversized suit jackets for tailored blazers, then chopped off that lob hairstyle into a textured and spiky short cut. Plus, it didn't hurt that the entertainer went on to marry one of the most beautiful actresses, Portia de Rossi.

As DeGeneres dances her way into her 55th birthday on Saturday (Jan. 26), we're taking a look back at the CoverGirl's style over the years.

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Ellen DeGeneres Style Evolution

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