I clicked over to Netflix last Friday night to see if Orange Is the New Black was in fact the new House of Cards. Fast forward one weekend and 13 episodes later, and it's clear that the new series — which follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling ) through her 15-month prison sentence — is just as addictive.
As you'd imagine, it's not exactly a glamorous wardrobe for Taylor, the actress who first caught our eye alongside Zac Efron  in Nicholas Sparks's The Lucky One. As Piper, she spends the series bare-faced, gritty, and outfitted in orange and khaki jumpsuits. Needless to say, it's a far cry from Taylor's red carpet wardrobe, a collection of dresses from the likes of Calvin Klein, Peter Pilotto, and so many more. With the success of OITNB, we can expect to see lots more of Taylor — so stay tuned. And since today is Taylor's 29th birthday, we can think of no better time to check out her transformation as Piper, plus take a look at her offscreen style. Keep clicking and join us in wishing Miss Schilling a very happy birthday!
Taylor's TV wardrobe is less than glam, to say the least. The actress is pared down as prisoner Piper Chapman.
No movie-star treatment here: Taylor's onscreen look is an orange jumpsuit.
Taylor stepped out for Crazy, Stupid, Love's NYC premiere in 2011 in a black lace tee, sporty shorts, and a pair of strappy black heels.
For the Australian premiere of The Lucky One in 2012, Taylor opted for a chic nude dress, which she paired with sparkly t-strap heels.
In a polished strapless dress and lace-up heels, Taylor hit the red carpet for a screening of The Lucky One in 2012.
Forget orange — Taylor looked lovely in purple while promoting The Lucky One in April 2012.
Blue is clearly Taylor's color — the actress rocked a blue suit while out and about in London in 2012.
Proof that she's not afraid of a high-impact look, Taylor opted for a bold Peter Pilotto sheath on the red carpet in 2012.
Taylor's got a sexy side, too. The actress worked a fitted LBD and then added sweetness with bow-adorned pumps for The Lucky One's premiere in Germany.
Taylor wowed in a black Calvin Klein Collection gown at the premiere of The Lucky One in LA.
For a Coach benefit in LA, the actress slipped into a bright, strapless dress and finished with a candy-apple-red Coach (of course!) clutch.
She dressed down just right in a pair of slick leather pants and a chambray button-down for an event in NYC in September 2012.
Taylor outfitted a ladylike black dress with platform heels at the NYC screening of The Bling Ring.
At a screening for Orange Is the New Black, Taylor showed off a modern look from Calvin Klein Collection.
The actress embraced the black-and-white trend in a tuxedo-style dress at the NYC premiere of Orange Is the New Black.
For a visit to Sirus XM Radio studios, Taylor was perfectly polished in a printed black-and-white sheath and pointed-toe pumps.