Since 2008, when she first made her TV debut, actress-producer Margot Robbie has left an indelible mark on Hollywood. She’s gone from small guest roles in her native Australia to in-demand leading lady for big-budget productions — and she’s got the critical acclaim to back it up. With two Academy Award nominations and five BAFTA noms under her belt, it’s no surprise TIME magazine hailed the star as one of 2017’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Boasting some serious industry credentials, Robbie is no stranger to the spotlight and, as her career skyrocketed, so has her near-flawless sense of style.
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Channeling chorus girl glam
Rocking a strapless mini dress with a fitted bodice and voluminous ruffled skirt to a 2009 TV awards show in Australia, Robbie was still a newbie to the red carpet. We love how she was experimenting with fun trends while trying to find her own personal (style) groove.
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Keeping it short and sweet
In 2011, Robbie was feeling the thrill of being a star-on-the-rise, and her growing confidence reflected in her playful fashion sense. Keeping it simple, while incorporating a bit of fun, the Pan Am star rocked a yellow mini dress and nude heels at the Australians in Film Awards.
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Wearing white at her breakthrough premiere
It turns out 2013 was the year of Margot. Starring in About Time and, of course, her breakthrough role in The Wolf of Wall Street that year, Robbie's performances earned her the international praise and recognition needed to really catapult her acting career into the worldwide market. Her style sense was on the same track, with the perfect balance of sleek and sexy.
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Entering her “It Girl” era
We love this white lace mini with a full skirt and high neck, worn to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2013. It's the perfect example of how the actress continues to step outside of her comfort zone and never settles for the overly-sexualized bombshell stereotype.
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Seeing stars (and stripes) on the red carpet
Starring in four films released in 2015, Robbie’s acting career was showing no signs of slowing down, and neither was her fast-track to the top of every best-dressed list in Hollywood. This absolutely iconic style moment from the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar party cemented what fans had already determined: Margot Robbie can do no wrong.
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Giving off a golden glow
Rocking a gold plunging gown by Tom Ford to the 2016 Academy Awards, Robbie had the life-size awards statues beat that evening.
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Showing off her layers
By 2019, jaw-dropping style moments like this one, where Robbie stepped out in a flawless lavender-hued gown with layered-fabric details, had become commonplace for the actress — and so had her knack for picking the right films at the right time. Now into her Hollywood royalty era, Robbie’s style — and film selection — choices seemed to be reflecting a more serious tone, with the actress choosing to star in films packing a little more substance and drama.
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Taking fashion risks
In 2020, to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Robbie once again showed her willingness to step outside of her signature style choices and experiment with new looks. Unfortunately, having signed on as a brand ambassador with Chanel in 2018 (worn here), her ability to play outside of the proper uptown-styling of the design house had her somewhat limited in her options. This seemingly-rigid partnership eventually caused fans to speculate as to whether some of her red carpet choices were really reflecting her own tastes — or just catering to her role as brand ambassador.
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Keeping it under wraps
Understanding the assignment has never been an issue for Robbie, who showed up the the 2022 premiere for Babylon in a gown that screamed of outrageousness and excess, core themes of the classic Hollywood-set film.
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In full-glam mode at the Oscars
Robbie nails red carpet glam in a black sequined off-the-shoulder gown by Armani Privé, accented by the perfect delicate jewels from Lorraine Schwartz. With her hair sleek and swept back over her shoulders, this look was timeless and occasion-perfect. Now a seasoned red carpet vet, Robbie has officially entered her “I got this” phase.
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Written BySusy Alexandre