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Keke Palmer’s Style Evolution, From Child Star To Red Carpet Baddie

Her style has the bright personality to match.

Keke Palmer first stepped into the spotlight as everyone’s favorite childhood star. Over the years, she’s made her way onto everyone’s style radar, too. Not only does Palmer know how to have fun on the red carpet, with colorful gowns and playful silhouettes, but she has the bright personality to match. Ahead, tap through her best fashion moments on the red carpet so far.

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2005, SAG Awards

In one of her very first red carpet appearances, Palmer wore a pink dress, gray velvet cardigan, and pointed metallic flats. She topped the look off with a pink bow.

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2005, Family Television Awards

Wearing a brown long-sleeve blouse with a sage-green midi skirt, gold mules, and a studded belt.

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2006, Akeelah And The Bee Premiere

Wearing a strapless black-and-white lace gown with shimmery pumps.

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2007, Nickeloden Kids’ Choice Awards

Wearing a golden jacket over a red top and a belt at the waist. Palmer also wore cargo capris and red strappy wedges.

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2007, Hairspray Premiere

Palmer went for a nautical-inspired outfit at the Hairspray premiere.

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2009, Dance Flick Premiere

Wearing a hot pink dress under a black chained blazer and black open-toe pumps.

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2010, NAACP Image Awards

Palmer channeled her inner goddess wearing a yellow one-shoulder gown from BCBG Max Azria.

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2010, Nickeloden Kids’ Choice Awards

Wearing a multi-colored mini dress from Adam Lippes’ Spring 2009 collection, paired with lavender pumps.

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2014, BET Awards

Wearing an Alon Livné metallic cutout dress with Saint Laurent heels.

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2015, ELLE Women In Music Celebration

Wearing a colorful striped jacket and pants set from Rubin Singer, along with a pink purse and silver heels.

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2015, Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Celebration

Wearing a plum jumpsuit by Mugler and black pumps.

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2015, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Wearing a white form-fitting gown from Stella McCartney.

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2016, MusiCares Person Of The Year

Palmer opted for an all-black ensemble, wearing a baggy jumpsuit with black heels with fur trim.

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2016, Billboard Music Awards

Wearing a red latex pencil dress from House of Harlot.

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2016, Teen Choice Awards

Wearing a sequined jumpsuit and matching choker from The Blonds.

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2016, American Music Awards

Wearing a Natalia Fedner sheer, two-piece crystal ensemble with a blinged-out choker, Saint Laurent shoes, and a pink fur coat.

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2017, iHeartRadio Music Festival

Wearing a fiery red latex dress with red heels and a Louis Vuitton handbag.

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2019, MTV VMAs

Wearing a Swarovski-studded gown by Yousef Aljasmi. She also carried a golden phone in her hand.

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2019, Tribeca Film Festival’s Chanel Luncheon

Wearing an all-Chanel ensemble to the fashion house’s luncheon.

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2019, Gotham Awards

Wearing a Khyeli black gown adorned with ostrich feathers, along with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

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