Style Watch: Nina Dobrev’s Fashion Through the Years (PHOTOS)

Ever since Nina Dobrev landed the coveted role of Elena Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries and burst onto the Hollywood scene, she has filled our screens — and our lives — with excitement, tears, and lots of drool-worthy fashion moments. This doe-eyed beauty knows how to make a lasting impression when it comes to dressing to the nines, that’s for sure! From sexy, printed jumpsuits to flirty, sparkly cocktail frocks with flared hems to luxurious designer gowns that accentuate all her dangerous curves, Nina can do no wrong on the red carpet.

Even though she has the expert help of in-demand stylist, Ilaria Urbanti, to advise her on what looks stunning and what looks drab, Nina still has a say in what she ultimately wears to the hottest Hollywood parties and award shows. The talented actress admits to being open-minded and testing out the waters — as long as an outfit is not ridiculously wild or unflattering, she’s on board. Moreover, she loves to experiment with different bold trends and colors — she rarely dons the same look in a row, and even when a piece or accessory doesn’t seem like it would stand out, she manages to make it work anyway! (It probably doesn’t hurt that she also happens to have a svelte figure and tons of confidence!)

That said, let’s take a look at a list of Nina’s most memorable red carpet outfits in the gallery below — and be sure to tell us in the comments which of her many stylish ensembles is your favorite!


May 2009

Nina DobrevThe CW Network 2009 UpFront - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, New York, United StatesWhen: 21 May 2009

Photo Credit: WENN

August 2009

Nina Dobrev2009 TCA CW Summer Press Tour held at The Langham Hotel & Spa in PasadenaLos Angeles, California - 04.08.09: WENN.com/FayesVisionFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: California, United StatesWhen: 04 Aug 2009

Photo Credit: WENN

October 2009

Nina Dobrevarriving at Heidi Klum's Halloween Party held at Voyeur nightclub in West HollywoodLos Angeles, California - 31.10.09Featuring: Nina DobrevWhen: 31 Oct 2009Credit: WENN

October 2009

Nina DobrevSpike TV's 2009 Scream Awards held at the Greek Theatre - ArrivalsLos Angeles, California - 17.10.09Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: California, United StatesWhen: 17 Oct 2009

Photo Credit: WENN

December 2009

Nina DobrevSecond Annual Golden Globes Party Saluting Young Hollywood at Nobu West Hollywood - ArrivalsWest Hollywood, California - 08.12.09Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: California, United StatesWhen: 08 Dec 2009

Photo Credit: WENN

January 2010

Actress Nina Dobrevmakes a personal appearance at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall as part of the Hot Topic 'Vampire Diaries' Promotional TourParamus, New Jersey - 30.01.10Featuring: Actress Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, , New York, United StatesWhen: 30 Jan 2010

Photo Credit: WENN

January 2010

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev celebrates her 21st Birthday party at Studio 54 at the MGM Hotel and Casino.Las Vegas, Nevada - 16.01.10Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWhen: 16 Jan 2010

Photo Credit: Chris Connor / WENN

March 2010

Nina DobrevThe 27th annual PaleyFest presents 'The Vampire Diaries' at the Saban TheatreLos Angeles, California - 06.03.10Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: United StatesWhen: 06 Mar 2010

Photo Credit: WENN

May 2010

Nina Dobrev2010 The CW Network UpFront at Madison Square Garden - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 20 May 2010Credit: WENN

May 2010

Nina DobrevThe 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards - Arrivals held at the Wilshire Ebell TheatreLos Angeles, California - 13.05.10Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 14 May 2010

Photo Credit: WENN

June 2010

Nina Dobrev,50th anniversary of the Monte Carlo TV Festival - 'Dallas' photocallFeaturing: Nina Dobrev,Where: Monaco, FranceWhen: 08 Jun 2010

Photo Credit: WENN

June 2010

Nina Dobrev2010 MuchMusic Video Awards - Red Carpet ArrivalsToronto, Canada - 20.06.10Credit:Dominic Chan/ WENN.comFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhen: 20 Jun 2010

Photo Credit: WENN

June 2010

Nina Dobrev,at the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum - Red CarpetMonte-Carlo, Monaco - 10.06.10Featuring: Nina Dobrev,When: 10 Jun 2010Credit: WENN

August 2010

Nina DobrevThe 12th Annual Teen Choice Awards 2010 held at the Universal Gibson Ampitheatre - Press RoomLos Angeles, California - 08.08.10Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: United StatesWhen: 09 Aug 2010

Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson /

October 2010

Nina DobrevSpike TV's 'Scream 2010 Awards' at the Greek Theater - ArrivalsLos Angeles, California - 16.10.10Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: California, United StatesWhen: 16 Oct 2010

Photo Credit: WENN

September 2011

Joe Jonas and Nina Dobrevhost 'WE Day' at the Air Canada Centre.Toronto, Canada - 27.09.11Featuring: Joe Jonas and Nina DobrevWhen: 27 Sep 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

October 2011

Nina Dobrevhosts 'Project Pink Day NYC' for Breast Cancer awareness month at the Puma store in Union SquareFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 02 Oct 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

April 2011

Nina Dobrev2011 Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of 'Last Night' at the BMCC Theater - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, New York, United StatesWhen: 25 Apr 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

May 2011

Nina Dobrev2011 CW upfront presentation - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 19 May 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

June 2011

Nina Dobrev2011 MTV Movie Awards - Arrival held at the Gibson AmphitheatreLos Angeles, California - 05.06.11 Featuring: Nina DobrevWhen: 05 Jun 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

June 2011

Nina Dobrev22nd Annual MuchMusic Video Awards - ArrivalsToronto, Canada - 19.06.11Featuring: Nina DobrevWhen: 19 Jun 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

July 2011

Nina DobrevComic-Con 2011 Day 4 - Entertainment Weekly Party - ArrivalsSan Diego, California - 24.07.11Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: United StatesWhen: 24 Jul 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

August 2011

Nina Dobrev2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre - ArrivalsUniversal City, California - 07.08.11Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 08 Aug 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

September 2011

Nina DobrevThe CW's Premiere Party held at Warner Bros. Studios LotBurbank, California - 10.09.11Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Burbank, California, United StatesWhen: 10 Sep 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

September 2011

Nina Dobrev63rd Primetime Emmy Awards ArrivalsLos Angeles, California - 18.09.11Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, CAWhen: 18 Sep 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

December 2011

Nina DobrevThe Ripple Effect Benefiting The Water Project Charity held at Sunset Luxe Hotel - InsideLos Angeles, California - 10.12.11Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: California, United StatesWhen: 10 Dec 2011

Photo Credit: WENN

January 2012

Nina DobrevForevermark & InStyle Beauty & Brilliance Celebration with Honoree Michelle Williams at Bar Nineteen 12Beverly Hills, California - 10.01.12Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: USAWhen: 10 Jan 2012Credit: WENN

January 2012

Nina Dobrev2012 People's Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Press RoomLos Angeles, California - 11.01.12Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: CA, United StatesWhen: 11 Jan 2012Credit: WENN

February 2012

Maz Azria and Nina DobrevMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 - Herve Leger Runway Show - ArrivalsFeaturing: Maz Azria and Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 07 Apr 2008

Photo Credit: WENN

February 2012

Nina DobrevMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 - Herve Leger by Max Azria - DeparturesFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 07 Apr 2008

Photo Credit: WENN

February 2012

Nina DobrevMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 - Christian Siriano - BackstageFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 11 Feb 2012

Photo Credit: WENN

March 2012

Nina Dobrev at the 9th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit. West Hollywood, California - 11.03.12Where: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 11 Mar 2012

Photo Credit: WENN

May 2012

Nina DobrevSchiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 07 May 2012

Photo Credit: WENN

January 2013

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, USAWhen: 27 Jan 2013

Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

January 2013

18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker HangarFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Santa Monica, California, United StatesWhen: 10 Jan 2013

Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

January 2013

InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Beverly Hills, California, United StatesWhen: 13 Jan 2013

Photo Credit: Daniel Tanner/WENN.com

January 2013

Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Party at Chateau Marmont - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 26 Jan 2013

Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

February 2013

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Santa Monica, CA, United StatesWhen: 23 Feb 2013

Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

February 2013

21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing PartyFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 24 Feb 2013

Photo Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

May 2013

Premiere of the 'The Great Gatsby' at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, United StatesWhen: 01 May 2013Credit: C.Smith/ WENN.com

May 2013

2013 CW Upfront Presentation - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Manhattan, NY, United StatesWhen: 16 May 2013

Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

May 2013

'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, NY, United StatesWhen: 07 May 2013

Photo Credit: Andres Otero/WENN.com

July 2013

Variety's '7th Annual Power of Youth' event presented by Hasbro Inc. and GenerationOn - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Hollywood, California, United StatesWhen: 27 Jul 2013

Photo Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

August 2013

2013 Teen Choice AwardsAt the Gibson Amphitheater, Universal cityFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Universal City, California, United StatesWhen: 11 Aug 2013

Photo Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

December 2013

Celebrities attend 'TrevorLIVE LA' honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium.Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 08 Dec 2013

Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

January 2014

Nina Dobrev visits Universal Studios where she was interviewed by Mario Lopez for television show 'Extra'Featuring: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 10 Jan 2014Credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

January 2014

The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards held at Nokia L.A. Live - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 08 Jan 2014

Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

January 2014

15th Annual Warner Bros and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party - Arrivals held at the Oasis Courtyard at the Beverly Hilton HotelFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 12 Jan 2014


Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

January 2014

The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 11 Jan 2014Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

February 2014

DirecTV's 8th Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl held at Pier 40 - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: New York City, New York, United StatesWhen: 01 Feb 2014

Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

March 2014

PaleyFest 2014: 'The Vampire Diaries' presentation at The Dolby TheaterFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Los Angeles, California, United StatesWhen: 22 Mar 2014Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

May 2014

2014 CW Upfront Presentation - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Manhattan, New York, United StatesWhen: 15 May 2014

Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

May 2014

The 2014 World Music Awards at the Salle des Etoiles - ArrivalsFeaturing: Nina DobrevWhere: Monte Carlo, MonacoWhen: 27 May 2014

Photo Credit: WENN.com

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