11 Celebs Who Have Drastically Changed Their Style

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

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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.

<p>Okay, it might have been the '90s, but VB's definition of "posh" for a long time meant short and tight and WAG-ish. </p>
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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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<p>Not anymore! Now, she's all about clean, never-a-hair-out-of-place spareness. </p>
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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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<p>Two words: Sk8tr boi. </p>
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Avril Lavigne Then

Two words: Sk8tr boi.

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<p>Sometimes she still does the all-black punk thing, but pre-transformation, this—pink! a ruffle!—never would have happened. </p>
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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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<p>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.</p>
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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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<p>But then—after some commercial success and befriending designers—she became a full-blown Fashion Girl who wears color-block ensembles. </p>
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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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<p>Before: boho.</p>
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Vanessa Hudgens Then

Before: boho.

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<p>After she moved to New York to star in <em>Gigi</em>: totally New York-ified. (<a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/g2951/vanessa-hudgens-style-evolution/?">More evidence this way</a>.)  </p>
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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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<p> Before she underwent <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/street-style/g2480/taylor-swift-new-york-street-style/">her own New York-ification</a>, Tay Tay was just a romantic in sundresses and cowboy boots.</p>
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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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<p>Moral of the story: The farther your style progresses, the simpler the stuff you wear. </p>
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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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<p>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. </p>
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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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<p>She's only gotten better and more minimal with time. </p>
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Nicole Richie Now

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

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<p>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."</p>
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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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<p>These days, it's all Carolina Herrera-esque classiness all the time.</p>
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Emma Watson Now

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

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<p>Another one who has no embarrassing pics—just a lot of solid-colored skater and A-line dresses. </p>
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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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<p>Fast forward to this year's Golden Globes, to which she wore cigarette pants. That's growth. </p>
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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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<p>Ah, baby Miley. </p>
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Miley Cyrus Then

Ah, baby Miley.

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<p>Awkward curtsy for a smirk. Standard-issue Disney outfit for hip-bone cutouts. </p>
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Miley Cyrus Now

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

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<p>But then they started their own lines and only wore very clean things in nice, whole fabrics. </p>
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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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<p>She's always been a risk-taker, that's for sure. </p>
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Kelly Osbourne Then

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

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