Rising Style Star: 'The Voice' Runner-Up Dia Frampton

Dia Frampton at the finale of NBC's 'The Voice' in Burbank, California, June 29, 2011.
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No matter who you were rooting for throughout this premiere season of NBC's "The Voice," style-philes across the country no doubt became smitten with runner-up Dia Frampton. Her totally unassuming sweet-as-pie demeanor was balanced by crazy-insane vocals (THAT TONE?! Don't get me started. I just. I'm obsessed, OK?) and a killer fashion sense. Or at least what has blossomed into such. As you mayyy or may not know, Dia wasn't always the old-Hollywood-channeling besequined glamourpuss you see above. *dun dun DUNNN* (BEETEEDUBS: Dia's coach, Blake Shelton, and his wife, Miranda Lambert, totally bought that dress for her AWWW!!!)

Dia Frampton at Vans Warped Tour in West Hollywood, California, on April 13, 2007, and at a Meg & Dia in store performance in New York City on Aug. 24, 2006.
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Yes, that fresh-faced ladybaby is the very same Dia Frampton, just back in the late aughts performing in Meg & Dia, a band she and her sister Meg started in their teens and took to Warped Tour. Since then, Dia's fashion taste has evolved from easy casual wear and punky asymmetrical hairdos. Though, I'm personally crossing my fingers that she kept that cutoff At the Drive-In (pour a little out) tee.

Dia Frampton on NBC's 'The Voice.'
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Aww, it's Dia doing her blind audition! Remember that?! We're all about this sailor-collared blouse and the white suspenders. Even the knubbly purple cardi. The tiny-bibbed almost overalls start to send our eyebrows up a little, but overall, we applaud the experimentation because eff it, she's young! She can get away with it. Or else, she can always blame it on her youth. Like I'll be doing into my late 60s. Watch out, world.

Dia Frampton on NBC's 'The Voice.'
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As the season progresses, her hair is styled into a wavy bob, and she's wearing *gasp* a dress. With statement shoulders and an exotic print. And because it's by boutique retailer Alice & Trixie, she keeps her indie cred.

Dia Frampton on NBC's 'The Voice.'
Photo: Courtesy of NBC's 'The Voice'

Dia starts to be a little more intrepid, adding details like this retro-louche rhinestone bib necklace (a little collision on the neckline BUT the bateau silhouette saves the day) and a bright red manicure while experimenting with stagewear staple--SEQUINS.

Dia Frampton on NBC's 'The Voice.'
Photo: Courtesy of NBC's 'The Voice'

And Dia's newly crafted offstage style is just as covetable. With lace and sheer details over a chiffon blouse, skinny suspenders, and a charming bauble necklace (is that a mini hot-air balloon??), she looks both like a girl you could totally hang with and one you would commit unspeakable crimes against to plunder her closet.

Dia Frampton on NBC's 'The Voice.'
Photo: Courtesy of NBC's 'The Voice'

Also, she has great shoes (on the right, DOY). *sigh* Dia's current look is a unique blend of equal parts Tia Carrere in Wayne's World and coquette Peter Pan-collared Alexa Chung-ness. All of which we love and envy. We totally have our collective eagle eye all over you, Dia. We'll let you know when we finish up our list of things we want to borrow.