11 Celebs Who Have Drastically Changed Their Style

Some are born chic. Some achieve chicness. And some have chicness thrust upon them.

Some are born chic. Some achieve chicness. And some have chicness thrust upon them. No one here falls under categories one and three, but by upgrading stylists, growing up, and/or simply surviving the early aughts, everybody has eventually managed to emerge from her Ed Hardy cocoon a sleek, put-together butterfly. See? There's hope for us all.

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Victoria Beckham Then

Okay, it might have been the '90s, but VB's definition of "posh" for a long time meant short and tight and WAG-ish.

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Victoria Beckham Now

Not anymore! Now, she's all about clean, never-a-hair-out-of-place spareness.

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Avril Lavigne Then

Two words: Sk8tr boi.

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Avril Lavigne Now

Sometimes she still does the all-black punk thing, but pre-transformation, this—pink! a ruffle!—never would have happened.

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Blake Lively Then

When researching Blake's early years, one gets the feeling she was a regular girl who didn't really have a clue about clothes nor care to get one.

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Blake Lively Now

But then—after some commercial success and befriending designers—she became a full-blown Fashion Girl who wears color-block ensembles.

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Vanessa Hudgens Then

Before: boho.

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Vanessa Hudgens Now

After she moved to New York to star in Gigi: totally New York-ified. (More evidence this way.)

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Taylor Swift Then

Before she underwent her own New York-ification, Tay Tay was just a romantic in sundresses and cowboy boots.

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Taylor Swift Now

Moral of the story: The farther your style progresses, the simpler the stuff you wear.

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Nicole Richie Then

We'll never forget the dress that marked the graduation of Nicole Richie from Paris Hilton's sidekick to style star: a pink, sparkly Michael Kors at the 2005 CFDA Awards. Also, those side bangs.

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Nicole Richie Now

She's only gotten better and more minimal with time.

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Emma Watson Then

Being, uh, herself, Emma Watson will never look back on old photos like, "EW. GET THAT AWAY FROM ME." Instead, she might say "Damn. I used to be really into frou-frou dresses."

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Emma Watson Now

These days, it's all Carolina Herrera-esque classiness all the time.

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Emma Stone Then

Another one who has no embarrassing pics—just a lot of solid-colored skater and A-line dresses.

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Emma Stone Now

Fast forward to this year's Golden Globes, to which she wore cigarette pants. That's growth.

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Miley Cyrus Then

Ah, baby Miley.

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Miley Cyrus Now

Awkward curtsy for a smirk. Standard-issue Disney outfit for hip-bone cutouts.

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Then

TBH, this was kind of a bad time for everyone.

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Now

But then they started their own lines and only wore very clean things in nice, whole fabrics.

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Kelly Osbourne Then

She's always been a risk-taker, that's for sure.

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Kelly Osbourne Now

Still a risk-taker but in a retro, pin-up-y kind of way.

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