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LA Premiere Of Entertainment Studios' "47 Meters Down Uncaged" - Arrivals

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When I turn 49, I pray to God I look as good as Nia Long. The actress has been on the big screen from 1986 to the present day, yet she doesn’t look a day past 35. Nia is the definition of aging like fine wine. She is one of those timeless, unproblematic, absolutely gorgeous actresses that everyone fell in love with in the late 80’s.

Nia’s style has always been mature but sexy. She is the epitome of class. You won’t see her in anything over the top or out of the ordinary. She shows us that a classic look can go very far.

My only request is that Nia share her secret with the rest of us. While everyone wants to know Ciara and Cassie’s prayer, I just want to know how I can age gracefully like this Queen. In honor of her 49th birthday, we’re taking a look at 10 times Nia Long gave us timeless fashion looks.

 

1. NIA LONG AT THE N.Y.C. PREMIERE OF ‘BLADE’, 1998

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Nia Long was known for her short pixie cut back in the day. Here she is at the New York City premiere of ‘Blade’. She kept it cute and simple in a purplish-blue halter top, blue jeans, and scrappy sandals.

2. NIA LONG AT THE VH1 HIP HOP HONORS, 2005

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Nia Long looked chic in a chocolate brown slip dress. This entire look is so timeless, it could be worn today.

3. NIA LONG AT THE “GOOD HAIR” SCREENING, 2009

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Nia Long showed some leg during the screening of “Good Hair”.

4. NIA LONG AT THE “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” PREMIERE, 2009

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Nia Long attended the premiere of Dreamworks’ “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” in a cute off-white jumpsuit.

5. NIA LONG AT THE 3RD ANNUAL ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON, 2010

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Nia Long wore a cute, sparkly mini dress to the 3rd Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

6. NIA LONG AT THE CARTIER CELEBRATES SANTOS 100 YEAR, 2004

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Nia Long attended the Cartier Santos 100 event a sexy two-piece suit with a lace bodysuit underneath. Yet another timeless look.

7. NIA LONG AT THE 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS, 2016

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Nia Long was a classic beauty at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in a black and white high-low gown.

8. NIA LONG AT THE NETFLIX SCREENING OF “ROXANNE ROXANNE”, 2018

Special Screening of the Netflix Film "Roxanne Roxanne" at the SVA Theater in New York City Source:Getty

Nia Long attended a special screening of the Netflix film “Roxanne Roxanne” in an all black, curve-hugging pants suit.

9. NIA LONG AT NOWWITH AND YAHOO LIFESTYLE EVENT, 2018

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Nia Long does all black so well! She attended the NowWith and Yahoo Lifestyle event in a black slip dress with a chic black moto jacket.

10. NIA LONG AT THE LA PREMIERE OF ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS’ “47 METERS DOWN UNCAGED”, 2019

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Yes, Nia! The actress stepped out for the LA Premiere of Entertainment Studios’ “47 Meters Down Uncaged” in a powder blue, low cut cocktail dress.

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