Just like her amazing acting skills, Winona Ryder's red carpet looks have always been on point. Ryder was an iconic '90s fashion symbol, and she's got the outfit photos to prove it. The simple black shifts, grunge-inspired velvet dresses and spaghetti strap frocks have made her a fashion icon from the minimalist era, but she brings style even past that one particular period — especially when it comes to the red carpet.
This year, Ryder nabbed a nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama," for her portrayal in Stranger Things. It will be amazing to see what she wears to the big event, but before the public starts speculating on which designer is going to outfit her and whether she'll go for flashy or understated, let's take a peek back into her glorious sartorial past.
Over the years she's played with simple shifts and crystal embellishments, moved over to slinky vintage dresses and flapper inspired gowns. She's tried out curve hugging frocks and cupcake silhouettes, proving she's not afraid to try out any style. Below are some of the most fun Winona Ryder red carpet looks to tide you over until Jan. 8.
The Gatsby inspired finger waves, the bustier top, the dreamy, unicorn-like lilac color. Everything about this 1996 red carpet dress is total perfection.
21997 Academy Awards
Clearly Ryder had a vintage kick towards the end of the '90s. Rather than going soft and feminine with her Golden Age inspired dress, she instead went dark and slightly gothic. The slicked back hair with the sheer overlays and flapper-like beading made it feel more edgy and less vintage.
32000 Golden Globes
Wearing a white satin dress that paid homage to the silk slips of the '90s, Ryder added a feminine touch to her simple shift by rocking one fluttery sleeve that amped up the romance. Matt Damon makes the perfect accessory, too.
4A 2004 Benefit
Ryder showed up to the 19th Annual American Museum of the Moving Image Benefit looking like an Old Hollywood movie siren. Boasting a sweetheart neckline and a slinky silhouette, something about the look was very Jessica Rabbit.
52009 Star Trek Movie Premiere
Walking the red carpet for Star Trek's movie premier, you have to love how Ryder's outfit feels slightly out of this world. Looking galactic in rough tulle and a textured dress, her elaborate headband almost acts as an ethereal crown.
62011 Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
But honestly, who doesn't love to rock a princess dress now and then? If you have the opportunity to swan dive into a bunch of tulle, why wouldn't you take it?
72013 The Iceman Movie Premiere
Looking regal in a red velvet dress with a heavy dose of elaborate embroidery, you have to love how Ryder balanced the potential stuffiness of the dress with a messy ponytail. The hairstyle gives an "I've been in bed till two in the afternoon feel," while the dress gives a prim touch to the sexy vibes.
Not being afraid to explore her sartorial tastes, it's going to be exciting to see what Ryder wears for the 2017 Golden Globes.