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These Side-By-Side Photos Of Red Carpet Outfits From 2011 And 2021 Show Just How Far We've Come In Fashion

Lady Gaga is almost unrecognizable.

1. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga posing with her awards at the 2011 EMAs, Lady Gaga posing for the House of Gucci premiere
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Her love for flair clearly hasn't changed, but I guess it's safe to say that she officially owns the color purple now.

2. Adele

Adele at the 2011 VMAs, Adele performing at the Griffith Observatory
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I know, I know, they're both not red carpet photos, but let's take a moment to appreciate how much Adele's style has improved.

3. Drake

Drake posing for a photo at the 2011 Juno Awards, Drake posing with his Billboard Music awards in 2021
George Pimentel / Rich Fury / Getty Images

On the left, we have Aubrey Graham, who does your taxes. On the right, we have Drake, who has a thriving music career and is just trying to see his friends win.

4. Rihanna

Rihanna posing on the red carpet at the 2011 Brit Awards, Rihanna posing at the 2021 Met Gala
Dave Hogan / Sean Zanni / Getty Images

Whether she's wearing one color or five at a time, Rihanna can honestly do no wrong and it's not up for discussion.

5. Jared Leto

Jared Leto at the 2011 GQ Man of the Year Awards, Jared Leto at the House of Gucci Los Angeles premiere
Andreas Rentz / Amy Sussman / Getty Images

What hasn't changed: his love for vibrant colors, a pair of gloves to tie the look together, and that little smirk he does in every photo.

6. Jaden and Willow Smith

Willow and Jaden Smith at the 2011 BET Awards, Willow and Jaden Smith at the King Richard premiere
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Willow's hairstyles and Jaden's glasses + baseball cap combo were a staple of 2011. Now they're literally the sibling duo that everyone should be taking notes from.

7. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, Kristen Stewart at the UK premiere of Spencer
Anthony Harvey / Karwai Tang / Getty Images

Some things never change, like her strapless dresses, smokey eye look, and her not really knowing what do with her hands.

8. Ke$ha

Kesha at the ASCAP in 2011, Kesha at the premiere of Pig
John Shearer / Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Remember the days when we were all trying to master the winged eyeliner look? What a time to be alive.

9. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus posing for a photo at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Miley Cyrus posing 10th Annual LACMA Art+Film Gala
Gregg DeGuire / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images

Her style may have changed, but our girl Miley is still smiling and we love to see it.

10. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the Country Music Awards in 2011, Taylor Swift at the All Too Well premiere
Gregg DeGuire / Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

It's like watching a caterpillar enter its cocoon and come out a beautiful butterfly who is girlbossing its way through life.

11. Zendaya

Zendaya at Pastry Lite Shoe launch, Zendaya at the Spider-Man No Way Home photocall
Jonathan Leibson / Karwai Tang / Getty Images

The hold that blazers had on 2011 should definitely be studied. But they're making a comeback thanks to Zendaya and Zendaya only.

12. Katy Perry

Katy Perry at the 2011 EMAs, Katy Perry at the 2021 CMA Awards
Daniele Venturelli / John Shearer / Getty Images

Going from wearing a total of six different shades of pink to this simple brown and pearl look is what we call ✨growth✨.

13. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards, Demi Lovato at the 2021 iHeart Radio awards
Steven Lawton / Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

One thing about Demi: They won't miss an opportunity to wear jewel tones, and they will look so dang good in them.

14. Hailee Steinfield

Hailee Steinfield at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, Hailee Steinfield at the 2021 Fashion Awards
Gregg DeGuire / Samir Hussein / Getty Images

Honestly, being the same age as Hailee, 15-year-old me would have also rocked something like on the left, but I'm glad we've grown out of that phase.

15. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, Justin Bieber at the 2021 Met Gala
Gregg DeGuire / Sean Zanni / Getty Images

He still poses like "Boyfriend" is playing in his head at all times, but, to be fair, we all really enjoyed that song at one point.

16. Adam Lambert

JB Lacroix / Karwai Tang / Getty Images

If Adam Lambert has taught us anything over the last 10 years, it's that men should wear eyeliner more often.

17. Harry Styles

Harry Styles at the 2011 BBC Teen Awards with One Direction, Harry Styles at the 2021 Grammys
Ian West - PA Images / Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

Swapping bowties for boas was a shift I'm sure none of us saw coming but all of us thoroughly enjoyed.

18. Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne at the 2011 Brit Awards, Avril Lavigne at the 2021 VMAs
Mike Marsland / Astrid Stawiarz / Stringer / Getty Images

I mean, did we ever doubt for a second that our girl would be any less punk after all these years?

19. Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, Keke Palmer at the 2011 Met Gala
Gregg DeGuire / Taylor Hill / Getty Images

There are some people who truly did not have a clue when it came to fashion in 2011. Keke Palmer was not one of them, because she was and still is ✨that girl.

20. The Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers at 2011 Concert For Hope, The Jonas Brothers at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards
Jason LaVeris / Rich Fury / Getty Images

Clearly, jackets are still in, and clearly, Joe's love for white jackets knows no bounds.

21. Little Mix

Little Mix at the London screening on Hugo, Little Mix at the premiere of Boxing Day
Anthony Harvey / Jeff Spicer / Stringer / Getty Images

Name another girl group that does it like Little Mix. Quickly!

22. Paris Hilton

Daniele Venturelli / Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

I'm almost positive I had a skirt with that exact pattern on it when I was in high school, but I digress. Paris is back like she never left, and she's better than ever.

23. And finally, Beyoncé

Gregg DeGuire / Robert Gauthier / Getty Images

Ten years and three kids later, Beyoncé is still our queen bee with statement piece earrings, golden hair, and a powerful voice that literally no one can compete with.

The year is almost over, and we're looking back on 2021. Check out more from the year here!