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    21 Side-By-Sides Of Celebrities In The '00s Vs Now That Will Actually Make You Gasp

    Prepare for the cringe factor.

    1. Paris Hilton

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    Then: The entire fake tan aisle at Priceline, tadpole eyebrows and scraps of material that somehow made up a top and skirt

    Now: Sophisticated businesswoman vibes, looks like she'd smell of success and money.

    2. Nicole Richie

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    Then: Ruffled boobtube-esque tops in the brightest shade of neon pink, matched with dollar-store extensions and a headband scarf.

    Now: Boss lady pinstripe suits that scream "What are you looking at, peasant?"

    3. Miley Cyrus

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    Then: Wholesome yeehaw vibes with some ~rebellious~ emo accessories (peep that studded belt and sequinned vest).

    Now: A typical yeehaw-into-rocker-chic transition, featuring lots of metal, a smokey eye and "Is this wet or is there just lots of product in this?" hair.

    4. Ashley Tisdale

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    Then: Wearing every single trendy thing at the same time, including hot pink faux scarfs, because that's what all the cool kids were doing.

    Now: Understated glam and sophistication that just DELIVERS. Seriously, what a transformation.

    5. Gwen Stefani

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    Then: Embracing the whole swimwear as outwear trend, which shouldn't have ever been a thing. Also fishnets, soooo many fishnets.

    Now: Double denim but fashionable and cute, ya know? And still rocking pumps for that extra height.

    6. Christina Aguilera

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    Then: Tops with HUGE personalities. I'm talking stripes, a collar, flared sleeves, button detailing and an abnormally large tie, to boot. Oh, and don't forget the minuscule brows and those damn hats that were so popular during the '00s.

    Now: [Extreme Tyra Banks voice]: Stripes, but make it high fashion.

    7. Beyoncé

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    Then: Big bangs, tight corsets, velvet skirts and faux fur finishes that added a touch of class.

    Now: Bold, beautiful and excellent. Enough said.

    8. Kim Kardashian

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    Then: Layers upon layers upon layers that were secured with a big, ole' chunky belt.

    Now: A beautiful, living, breathing Barbie doll that has permanent FaceTune.

    9. Britney Spears

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    Then: Iconic velour tracksuits that screamed leisure, comfort and "I'm much richer than you".

    Now: Wholesome mum that slips on a killer look every once in a while.

    10. Rihanna

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    Then: A rinse and repeat of crop tops, low-rise jeans and belly chains.

    Now: Queen of bold looks, fashion excellence AND big hoop attitude.

    11. Anne Hathaway

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    Then: Your typical English schoolteacher mixed in with notes of bookish librarian.

    Now: A more mature, refined look that is befitting of the queen of Genovia.

    12. Jennifer Lopez

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    Then: Midriff-baring, bedazzled ensembles that paid homage to her hip-hop roots.

    Now: EXTREMELY glam, EXTREMELY expensive and EXTREMELY out of everyone's league.

    13. Lindsay Lohan

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    Then: I saw Lindsay wearing a trucker hat, flared jeans and carrying a mini purse, so I bought a trucker hat, flared jeans and a mini purse.

    Now: An unbothered Greek goddess who laughs at you every time she collects a pay cheque.

    14. Cameron Diaz

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    Then: Abstract art-inspired skirts paired with extremely random belts and slightly see-through tops.

    Now: An actual living, breathing angel.

    15. Jessica Simpson

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    Then: The popular girl at school.

    Now: The popular girl at school who mellowed out and is now probably addicted to candles and "Live, laugh, love" quotes.

    16. Kelly Clarkson

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    Then: Small town girl who threw on a casual hippie-inspired look for an extremely formal event.

    Now: Dressing every bit the part of an iconic singer.

    17. Ashlee Simpson

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    Then: Every single texture, fabric and layer you could possibly think of thrown together in one outfit.

    Now: IRL Gossip Girl chic.

    18. Mischa Barton

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    Then: Fresh-faced teen that's just spent their pocket money on a new look at Target.

    Now: Channelling the elegance of old school Hollywood.

    19. Hilary Duff

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    Then: Skinny scarves that served absolutely no purpose and a whole can of hairspray to control that slicked back pouf.

    Now: Big "I've got my shit together" energy as seen by the matching boots and belt.

    20. Fergie

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    Then: LOOK! AT! MY! ABS!

    Now: I'm still top shit and I know it.

    21. Pink

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    Then: A whole lotta midriff and attitude.

    Now: The cool mum who has a ~rebellious past~ and doesn't get mad if you come home a little past your curfew.