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17 Kate Upton Red Carpet Ensembles That Prove She's A Classic Beauty

Though edgy, outré looks and the women who wear them may come in and out of fashion, there is something to be said for a celebrity who owns the sartorial classics on the red carpet. Kate Upton is one such stylish hyphenate. This model and actress works jewel-tone sheaths like no one else, favors leg-elongating pointy toe pumps, and makes sure to include at least one rouge or black ensemble in her wardrobe rotation every few months. Whether wearing a pair of slim black trousers and a motorcycle jacket or a sleek slip dress, Kate Upton always looks dressed to impress. Here, 17 of her most memorable red carpet moments.

Skeleton Marilyn Monroe

A zombie costume never looked quite as chic as the night Upton wore hers to Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash. It’s true what they say: Marilyn Monroe’s signature look is a lesson in the staying-power of classics.

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Pastel Herve Leger

The model glowed in a subtle, body con bandage dress by Herve Leger in 2011.

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In Gilded Michael Kors At The 2012 Met Ball

The model and actress took her all-American look in a dazzling direction with this twinkling, metallic Michael Kors gown for the 2012 Met Ball.

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In Red Valentino At The 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

A simple sheath fashioned in Valentino’s signature crimson gave Upton a rosy glow at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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In A Teal Shift, 2012

A simple teal shift and crisp pointy toe pumps gave Upton ladylike flair in 2012.

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In A Simple Black Column Gown, 2012

Upton let her signature smile and glowing skin take center stage in this off-the-shoulder black column gown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

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In A Strapless Purple Cocktail Dress, 2012

The actress selected a radiant, draped, amethyst-colored gown for a 2012 red carpet appearance.

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In A Red Sheath Dress and Black Coat Before A Late Show Appearance In 2012

A curve-hugging red sheath gave the actress an aura of confidence on The Late Show in 2012.

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In A Pleated Aqua Dress, 2012

A simple aqua dress with short sleeves and a pleated skirt perfectly accented Upton’s blonde locks and fair complexion.

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In A Red V-Neck Cocktail Dress, 2013

The 2013 Melbourne Cup saw Upton don an elegant, rouge ensemble complete with a jaunty fascinator.

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In Diane von Furstenberg At The 2013 Met Ball

Upton stood out in a sea of gothic attire with her jewel-toned Diane von Furstenberg gown at the 2013 Met Ball.

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In Leather And Jeans, 2013

The model made an edgy impression on her audience in a leather motorcycle jacket, black skinny jeans, and crimson pumps for a 2013 appearance.

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In A Red Silk Dress, 2014

The Bobbi Brown spokeswoman took a leap of sartorial faith in this optical red silk gown — and the gamble paid off beautifully.

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In A Black Slit Sheath, 2014

Simplicity of design kept Upton from veering into vamp territory with this plunging black cap-sleeve sheath dress.

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In A Floral Mini, 2014

Upton donned a sculpted minidress with floral embellishment for a red carpet appearance to promote her film The Other Woman.

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In A Simple Black Gown, 2014

A black, collarbone-revealing gown created the perfect frame for a pair of diamond chandelier earrings in 2014.

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In A Plunging Black Gown, 2014

This bias-cut, inky black gown emphasized Upton’s athletic curves at a Sports Illustrated event in 2014.

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