Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence celebrates her 25th birthday on 15 August (Getty Images)

She may be one of the most pristine and preened women on the red carpet these days but even Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence had to start somewhere. The Hunger Games star is celebrating her 25th birthday tomorrow (15 August) so what better time than now to look back at how her style has evolved over the past few years.

When awards season rumbles around each year, the world's top designers rush to see if the Hollywood darling will saunter down the red carpet in one of their latest creations. The Silver Linings Playbook actress is known to have a special place in her heart for Dior having worn many of its dresses to industry events.

Opening up about her interest – or initial lack thereof – in fashion and haute couture, Lawrence once told French magazine Madame Figaro: "I hated dressing up for my first red carpets, because I never felt comfortable in these glamorous dresses. In Louisville, when I was a child, I inherited clothes from my two older brothers [Ben and Blaine] that I put together with things that my mother dug out of yard sales. I was a true tomboy."

She continued: "At the beginning I told everyone: 'I'm an actress. I'm not a model. I don't want to do it.' It is only recently that I discovered the beauty of haute couture. The first Dior collection I attended by Raf Simons blew me away." Certainly, although not quite on the "call the fashion police level", Lawrence was by no means as polished as she is today when she first rose to prominence.

In celebration of her reaching the big 2-5, IBTimes UK takes a look at Lawrence's style transformation including all those trendsetting hairstyles that changed the game...

Jennifer Lawrence style
Lawrence attending the 2008 Summer TCA Tour in an asymmetrical, one-shouldered blush gown. Plus, remember when the actress had long, flowing hair (Stephen Shugerman/Getty)
Jennifer Lawrence style
The Hunger Games star looks chic in a monochrome shift dress at The Burning Plain premiere in Venice (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty)
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Only J-Law could make slinky satin work on the red carpet and she just about ticks the right boxes with this number (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty)
Jennifer Lawrence style
The Academy Award-winner plays it safe in a strapless white gown at the 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala, still rocking the girl-next-door hair (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Hollywood Awards)
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Lawrence dazzles in a figure-hugging sequinned peach dress designed by Zuhair Murad (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)
Jennifer Lawrence style
Lawrence made a bold statement at the 2011 Golden Globes in this gothic feathered Louis Vuitton (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)
Jennifer Lawrence style
A few years after she emerged into the spotlight, Lawrence is more daring with her outfit choices with this stunning cut-out number. Notice the sexier smoky eye make-up (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
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Demure and elegant sums up the X-Men star's Prabal Gurung gown, complete with pleats, a train and cut-out panel (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)
Jennifer Lawrence style
After sporting a series of edgier looks, Lawrence returned to her beloved princess ballgowns with Dior's fiery red creation (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
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J-Law stole the show at the 2014 Oscars in this strapless ivory fairytale gown designed by her beloved Dior (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
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The actress looks every bit the woman in charge in this chic white pleated coat dress courtesy of Christian Dior. Also, gone are the long tresses and in their place a fierce pixie cut (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
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One of the boldest statements Lawrence has ever made on the carpet. This dramatic sheer gown was designed, of course, by Dior (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
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Young, fun and floral: Lawrence combines all of her favourite looks into one with this pretty number designed by Dior at the 2015 Met Gala (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)