Happy Birthday, Jennifer Garner! The actress turns 47 on Wednesday, April 17, and we’re celebrating by taking a look back at her sweet style evolution. Ever since she burst onto the scene nearly two decades ago with her hit show Alias (after a brief stint as Hannah on another J.J. Abrams hit, Felicity), the brunette beauty has captured our hearts with her girl-next-door charm and style.
But that’s not to say her fashion choices haven’t matured right along with her killer career. The mom-of-three was known to keep things casual in her early years, favoring denim to glitzy gowns on the red carpet. During her butt-kicking run as undercover agent Sydney Bristow, Garner started to pay more attention to her style and often showed off her super fit physique in darling dresses and skin-baring separates. With the arrival of her kiddos with ex-husband Ben Affleck, the actress has kept her street style casually cool but still knows how to bring on the glam every now and again.
When it comes to premieres and awards show dressing, Garner always knocks it out of the park with jewel-tone gowns by high-fashion designers like Versace and Oscar de la Renta, chic updos and jaw-dropping jewelry. Her penchant for timeless-with-a-twist silhouettes are always a hit, but we appreciate her dressed-down fashion sense just as much as her best dressed-worthy glam.
Whether she’s headed to a meeting, picking her kids up from school or shopping at the farmer’s market, we love that the actress keeps it real in classic jeans, simple button-downs, cozy sweaters and sporty athleisure that she often pairs with flip flops and sneakers — proving that stars can, in fact, be just like Us!
In honor of her 47th birthday, we are taking a look back at Garner’s two decades of style. Keep scrolling to see our favorite looks!
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