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In describing the phenomenon that is Oprah Winfrey, we have nothing but superlatives. Arguably the most inspiring celebrity in modern times, she battled unbelievable poverty and hardship to become one of the wealthiest, most influential, and most likable personalities in the world.

Fashion-wise, she's also put on quite the glamorous display over her decades-long career in media. She has such a regal style it's hard to believe how far she's come. And in her roller-coaster journey through weight changes, she's always looked fabulous — she can definitely teach us a thing or two about dressing for our figure!

From the Oscars to the Met Gala and all the A-list events in between, from one dramatic ball gown to another, here's Oprah's style evolution.