Style Icon~ Charlize Theron

When we think about the most glamorous actresses in Hollywood, Charlize Theron tops that list. Award-winning roles in films like Monster, North Country and Young Adult have put Charlize at the top of best dressed lists for years and noted her as a serious fashion force. The South African beauty started her career as a model and her youthful good looks and glamorous demeanor landed her the gig as the face of J'adore Dior fragrance.

On the red carpet, Theron has a tendency to experiment with lust worthy heels and sandals, not to mention showing off her physique with edgier minis and daring necklines and slits. Moreover, the Prometheus star consistently finds balance between utterly sexy and totally sophisticated silhouettes.

Wearing designers like Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Gucci and Rag & Bone allows the 36-year-old to go from red carpet starlet to casual cool effortlessly. Her off-duty style of tailored jackets paired with skinny denim jeans and go to trendy accessories serves as a fabulous style look book for any fashion forward and classic fashion lover.

Charlize has had a plethora of stunning red carpet looks over the years. Here we take a look at her ten best looks ever.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio, People, InStyle

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In 2004, Charlize dazzled on the red carpet at the Oscars in this shimmering Gucci gown featuring a leg baring slit. The actress had just lost the 30 pounds she had gained for her role in Monster and was simply radiant with her glowing complexion.
In 2004, Charlize dazzled on the red carpet at the Oscars in this shimmering Gucci gown featuring a leg baring slit. The actress had just lost the 30 pounds she had gained for her role in Monster and was simply radiant with her glowing complexion.
Some criticized the actress for wearing this pale blue, ruffled Christian Dior gown at the 2005 Oscars saying it was a a princess prom dress. However, this dress has been on many best dressed lists and is notably one of the most iconic red carpet dresses of all time.
Some criticized the actress for wearing this pale blue, ruffled Christian Dior gown at the 2005 Oscars saying it was a a princess prom dress. However, this dress has been on many best dressed lists and is notably one of the most iconic red carpet dresses of all time.
In 2000, Charlize wore this bold and brilliant, tangerine hued, Vera Wang halter gown to the Academy Awards. The actress later stated that this dress kept her from getting several roles and instantly pegged her as a blonde bombshell.
In 2000, Charlize wore this bold and brilliant, tangerine hued, Vera Wang halter gown to the Academy Awards. The actress later stated that this dress kept her from getting several roles and instantly pegged her as a blonde bombshell.
The blonde beauty was glamorous in this plunging blush, Grecian inspired Dior Haute Couture gown with a daring thigh-high slit at the 69th Golden Globes earlier this year.
The blonde beauty was glamorous in this plunging blush, Grecian inspired Dior Haute Couture gown with a daring thigh-high slit at the 69th Golden Globes earlier this year.
The Academy Award winning actress was a vision in this black, Dior Haute Couture sheer gown. She added a satin clutch and Solange Azagury-Patridge jewels for the London premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman.
The Academy Award winning actress was a vision in this black, Dior Haute Couture sheer gown. She added a satin clutch and Solange Azagury-Patridge jewels for the London premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman.
In 2011, Theron arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing this elegant white Atelier Versace gown featuring a Swarovski star burst design. She accented her look with Neil Lane diamonds, Roger Vivier heels and a black satin Judith Leiber clutch.
In 2011, Theron arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing this elegant white Atelier Versace gown featuring a Swarovski star burst design. She accented her look with Neil Lane diamonds, Roger Vivier heels and a black satin Judith Leiber clutch.
Charlize put a new twist on old Hollywood glam with this sparkling, platinum Dior mini at the AFI Festival in 2009. She added a Bulgari ring, Dior minaudiere and jeweled sandals to complete her dazzling look.
Charlize put a new twist on old Hollywood glam with this sparkling, platinum Dior mini at the AFI Festival in 2009. She added a Bulgari ring, Dior minaudiere and jeweled sandals to complete her dazzling look.
Charlize showed off her newly dyed locks and curves in this gorgeous, dark blue Christian Dior mermaid gown at the 2005 Golden Globes.
Charlize showed off her newly dyed locks and curves in this gorgeous, dark blue Christian Dior mermaid gown at the 2005 Golden Globes.
Last November, Theron attended the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in NYC wearing this sensational, multi-pleated Gucci dress with a deep v-neckline.
The Young Adult star completed her look with Fred Leighton jewels, Jennifer Behr headpiece and strappy Gucci heels.
Last November, Theron attended the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in NYC wearing this sensational, multi-pleated Gucci dress with a deep v-neckline. The Young Adult star completed her look with Fred Leighton jewels, Jennifer Behr headpiece and strappy Gucci heels.
Even her casual style is impressive. The actress arrived in Paris in March of 2010 wearing dark rinse, skinny jeans with zippers at the ankle, paired with a black trench coat and beret. She completed her look with sky-high pumps, aviators and a Dior bag.
Even her casual style is impressive. The actress arrived in Paris in March of 2010 wearing dark rinse, skinny jeans with zippers at the ankle, paired with a black trench coat and beret. She completed her look with sky-high pumps, aviators and a Dior bag.

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