The Most Dramatic Celebrity Style Transformations

Change is a thing you can count on — just ask Miley Cyrus.

The pop star sang the lyric in “Younger Now,” and she also has dramatically shifted her wardrobe choices over the years. Having risen to fame as a tween through “Hannah Montana,” Cyrus began her career with a wardrobe dominated by jewel tone dresses, bootcut jeans and platform heels — staples of a ’00s teen wardrobe.

Miley Cyrus, red carpet, white dress, Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards at the UCLA Pauley Pavillion, Los Angeles, America - 28 Mar 2009High School Musical 3: Senior Year" has received top marks at the Kids' Choice Awards. The Disney musical was selected as the favourite movie by audience votes at Nickelodeon's 22nd annual event. "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens was also selected as the favourite movie actress. However, it was the slime not the awards that was the most popular part of the evening. The show was kicked off by host Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson zip-lining into a "slime temple" and spraying goo over the audience. Over 90 million viewer votes were cast on Nickelodeon's website for this year's awards.
Miley Cyrus wears a white ruffled dress at the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
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After leaving her Disney Channel days behind her, Cyrus cut off her long locks, swapping flowing brown hair for a blond pixie cut. Her outfits took on a new, more grown-up aesthetic, too — filled with nipple pasties and sheer dresses that certainly wouldn’t have passed muster with the Mouse House.

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Miley Cyrus performs at the 2013 VMAs.
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Fellow teen star Ariana Grande also completely shifted her look — hair included. For appearances on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat,” Grande had dyed red hair. Her candy-colored red carpet persona was aided by sky-high pumps and youthful minidresses.

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Ariana Grande in Christian Louboutin T-strap shoes at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010.
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Shift to present-day and Grande has a completely different signature look. She’s known for her never-ending ponytail and “lampshading” (aka wearing an oversize top/dress with thigh-high boots).

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Ariana Grande in Christian Siriano and Le Silla boots at Billboard’s 2018 Women in Music event.
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While of a slightly older age bracket than Grande and Cyrus, Kim Kardashian has undergone a dramatic transformation in the same time frame, thanks to styling help from husband Kanye West.

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Kim Kardashian in Christian Louboutin shoes on the red carpet in 2007.
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When Kardashian began dating West, the rapper turned Yeezy designer made her throw out much of her shoe wardrobe. The KKW Beauty mogul adopted a more simple aesthetic — and started wearing lots of West’s designs.

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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Sam Smith has completely evolved sartorially, too. The “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer has become more comfortable in their own skin, which means a shift from tuxedos and brogues to more androgynous ensembles.

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Sam Smith pairs a royal blue Casely-Hayford suit with classic patent dress shoes at the 2015 Brit Awards.
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Starting in September 2019, high heels are now in Smith’s red carpet shoe arsenal.

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Sam Smith at the Attitude Awards in London on Oct. 9.
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Click through the gallery to see more celebrities who’ve undergone dramatic style transformations.

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