15 Surprising Jennifer Aniston Red Carpet Looks, So Stop Saying She's Vanilla

Certain Hollywood celebrities embrace signature styles for reasons of comfort or recognition, and Jennifer Aniston happens to be one of those actresses. Rarely seen in wares that aren't rendered in neutral shades or denim, the actress knows what works for her and sticks with it. As the reigning Sweetheart of America and a savvy style expert, I don't begrudge her this at all; in fact, Aniston happens look ravishing in neutrals and cuffed jeans. However, her sartorial proclivities make it all the more thrilling when the actress turns up on the red carpet in — gasp! — a printed gown, or a bright pop of color. Here are Aniston's most surprising red carpet looks.

A Printed Fit And Flair Dress

Who knew the denim devotee would look so delightfully prim in a rose-printed dress?

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A Tiered Leather Dress

A tiered, flared leather dress took a walk on the wild side.

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A Tangerine Bustier Dress

Not only did Aniston venture outside her comfort zone with a beautifully bright tangerine pop of color, but the dress’s daring draped neckline was a shock as well.

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A Strapless Red Gown

A full-skirted, crimson Valentino could not have looked more vibrant on Aniston.

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A Metallic Mini

The actress took the plunge in this metallic mini dress with a daringly dipped neckline.

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A Printed Silk Mini Dress

A prettily printed frock unexpectedly suited Aniston’s bohemian style at the premiere of Horrible Bosses.

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A Grecian-Style White Column

Aniston looked downright goddess-like in this bead-embellished empire waist gown, which nevertheless defied the expectations of fashion critics everywhere.

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A Skin-Baring Black Dress

Holy skin-baring bodice, Batman! Aniston gave fans more than they bargained for in this slinky, inky black dress.

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A Hot Pink Satin Frock

This multi-hued pink satin gown was far more feminine than Aniston’s typical fare, but its flower petal-like layers gave the actress a rosy glow.

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A Metallic Slip Dress

Little more than a fitted, metallic slip, this shimmering mini dress turned quite a few heads on the red carpet.

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A Petal-Pink Beaded Gown

Aniston’s wispy beaded gown and matching scarf were more ethereal than anyone expected, but the Emmy-winning actress knew it would be a hit.

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An Optically Printed Dress

The houndstooth pattern and leather peplum detailing on this strapless frock added hypnotic allure to the typically pattern-shy actress’s ensemble.

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A Braided Grey Frock

The intricate detailing and braided trim on this frock make it both an unanticipated choice for Aniston, and an ultra-chic one at that.

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A Beige Gown

Aniston’s loosely draped nude gown harkened back to couture classicism while maintaining modernity thanks to strategic cutouts and an asymmetric shape.

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A Sequined Ruffled Mini

The typically subdued dresser kicked her red carpet style up a notch in this sequined, drop-waist, ruffled mini.

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