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Oprah Winfrey's Style Evolution through the years



Oprah Winfrey is a screen goddess, no doubt but little did you know that she is a style icon too.
Oh yes! She rocked (and still rocking) every fashion trend over the decades.
Below are her styles over the years....
Oprah Winfrey, 1986
Fringe and fur and sparkles - Oh, my! Oprah's all white outfit at the 43rd annual Golden Globes was over the top, to say the least.

Oprah Winfrey, 1986
Oprah apparently stole one of Bill Cosby's trademark sweaters back in 1986!


Oprah Winfrey, 1986
We don't know what you're smiling about, Oprah ... are those turkeys on your blouse?!

Oprah Winfrey, 1987
Oprah may have taken home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show, but her red beaded outfit wasn't exactly winning any awards.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham, 1987
Oprah and her longtime beau Stedman Graham make quite the coordinating couple in all white outfits at an Emmys after party in 1987.

Oprah Winfrey, 1988
Yes she did! After years of yo-yo dieting, Oprah debuted her new size 10, 145-lb. figure on her show on Nov. 15, 1988. She credited an all-liquid diet for her dramatic slim down, but later told People Magazine how much she regretted the experience. "I had literally starved myself for four months -- not a morsel of food -- to get into that pair of size 10 Calvin Klein jeans," Winfrey recalled in 2005.

Oprah Winfrey, 1989
While her waist may have been small, Oprah's hair was larger than ever during the 9th Annual National Conference for Women in 1989.

Oprah Winfrey, 1989
With a trim waist and a flashy blazer, Oprah was the epitome of '80s chic in 1989. Luckily, she toned down the hair a bit this time.

Oprah Winfrey, 1990
Going to prom, are we? Oprah was at her heaviest in 1990, tipping the scales at 237 lbs., according to People magazine.

Oprah Winfrey, 1991
Oprah dons a power suit - and 'do - for a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." We bet she's hiding her hair spray in that massive lapel!

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham, 1992
Oprah and Stedman hit the town during the 19th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 1992.

Oprah Winfrey, 1993
Blame it on the '90s! Oprah tries out a sunny vested look at the National Association of Television Program Executives Convention on Jan. 27, 1993.

Oprah Winfrey, 1994
Oprah was back to her super-trim self at the 21st annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a sexy corseted gown. Good thing she looked so good - she took home the award for outstanding talk show host.

Oprah Winfrey, 1995
The media mogul was the epitome of glamour in a tasteful cocoa gown at the 1995 Academy Awards.

Oprah Winfrey, 1995
That same year, Oprah looked like a princess in a voluminous skirt alongside beau Stedman at the Essence Awards.

Oprah Winfrey, 1996
Spotted! Oprah Winfrey looking incognito and super chic (for the '90s at least) at Giorgio Armani in New York City.

Oprah Winfrey, 1996
The key to Oprah's flattering new figure? Her dedication to workouts! Winfrey hit the ground power-walking with her new personal trainer, physiologist Bob Greene, during the American Booksellers Association convention.

Oprah Winfrey, 1997
The talk show host makes a powerful statement in a red pantsuit and matching turtleneck on the set of her show.

Oprah Winfrey, 1998
Yowza! Oprah dares to bare in a sheer, form-fitting gown and embroidered kimono at the premiere of "Beloved."

Oprah Winfrey, 1999
Winfrey toned down the sex appeal a bit at the National Book Awards in a twinkling black gown.

 Oprah Winfrey, 2003
The Big O got whimsical, going barefoot in this pink three-piece suit at an AIDS awareness event in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003.

Oprah Winfrey, 2004
The talk show host glowed in a pewter Gianfranco Ferré gown at the 76th annual Academy Awards.

Oprah Winfrey, 2004
The media mogul got all wrapped up in a satin nude number at the 5th annual Director's Guild of America Honors on Sept. 29, 2004.

Oprah Winfrey, 2004
Winfrey chose a pair of wide leg trousers to accentuate her narrow waist.

Oprah Winfrey, 2005
At the 2005 Oscars, Oprah glimmered in a gold hand-embroidered Vera Wang gown.

Oprah Winfrey, 2005
Looking super-svelte, Oprah rocked a white-hot pantsuit on March 2, 2005.

Oprah Winfrey and Andre Leon Talley, 2005
Oprah epitomized Old Hollywood glamour alongside fashion icon Andre Leon Talley at the Legends Ball on May 14.

Oprah Winfrey, 2006
Oprah celebrated the success of her "O" Magazine in a figure-hugging red frock on Oct. 9, 2006.

Oprah Winfrey, 2006
Gunmetal suits her! Oprah chose a lux hue for her Tony Awards gown at Radio City Music Hall.

Oprah Winfrey, 2007
Winfrey had a little fun in a floral Gucci kimono dress at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2007 ...

Oprah Winfrey, 2007
... but was back to her trademark neutral-toned look in no time.

Oprah Winfrey, 2007
At the premiere of "The Great Debaters," Oprah wowed in a luxurious brown leather skirt and perfectly coiffed hair.

Oprah Winfrey, 2008
All eyes were on O in this scene-stealing orange gown at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Oprah Winfrey, 2008
But by the end of 2008, Oprah had packed on the pounds again - and was not happy with it. In the January 2009 issue of "O" magazine, the media mogul announced that she was mad at herself for gaining 40 pounds onto her formerly 160-lb. frame.

Oprah Winfrey, 2009
"I'm embarrassed ... I can't believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I'm still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, 'How did I let this happen again?'" she said.

Oprah Winfrey, 2009
A glowing Oprah was surprised when Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig came on stage when she was filming her live show in Central Park in 2009.

Oprah Winfrey, 2009
Yee-Haw! Oprah got her cowgirl on at the State Fair of Texas in October 2009 ...

 Oprah Winfrey and Oscar de la Renta, 2010
... but was back to her glam self alongside designer Oscar de la Renta (who designed her gown) at the 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala.

Oprah Winfrey, 2011
The media mogul gets all wrapped up in an iridescent trench and peep toes on the red carpet.

Oprah Winfrey, 2011
O, my! At the 83rd annual Academy Awards, Oprah was simply radiant in an ombre sequined creation by Zac Posen.

Oprah Winfrey, 2011
At her "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular" show, Oprah opted for a bohemian-chic purple frock.

Oprah Winfrey, 2013
Oprah is back on the big screen! The media mogul stars in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," and she made sure to pull out all the stops as she hit up the movie's highly anticipated Los Angeles premiere donning a figure-flattering fuchsia gown that hit her curves in all the right spots.

Oprah is something of a pro when it comes to hamming it up on the red carpet.
From shoulder pads and bad hair to skinny jeans and corsets, the talk show host has evolved over the years....

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