Although it took critically acclaimed actress Vera Farmiga years before hitting her sartorial stride on the red carpet, the 37-year-old Oscar-nominated New Jersey native is now known for her sophisticated and elegant fashion choices.

In honor of the April 1st release of her newest flick, Source Code, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan (read StyleList's interview with her here), we're taking a looking back at Farmiga's style evolution, from unfortunate pastel track jackets to tiers of ruffles that some fans loathed, and others loved.

Our gallery highlighting it all, below.

To peep the sartorial journey of another slow fashion learner, check out the Style Evolution of Reese Witherspoon.