When pop stars step on the red carpet today, they do so as professional models, for all intents and purposes: wearing haute couture outfits from prestigious fashion houses, styled to within an inch of their lives, and totally GLAMMED out.
1.But just 10 years ago, things were a little different. Actually, VERY DIFFERENT:
2.Beyoncé may be the belle of the ball at every Met Gala, but in 2006 she was content with rocking the hell out of these denim capri-shorts:
3.Look, it's BOWyoncé (sorry, SORRY):
4.Taylor Swift's sense of style was very different back in the day... She was ALL about those cowgirl boots:
7.Rihanna's Kids' Choice Awards look was a shamrock-print top and fuchsia leggings, but the BadGalRiRi attitude has ALWAYS been there:
8.Also in 2006, Rihanna was REALLY into bamboo hoop earrings:
9.Like, REALLY into them (and the rest of this outfit is SO 2006):
10.In 2006, Jessica Simpson knew these boots were made for walkin':
12.Boots that go above your knee? Only if you pair them with an aquamarine leather jacket:
13.J.Lo went for a 2006 flapper look with this outfit:
14.That head wrap. That dress. Those boots. SO J.LO IT HURTS:
15.Remember when the sunglasses Christina Aguilera is rocking were a *THING* in 2006? A true moment in history:
17.Pink crop top + denim skirt + big hoops = MAXIMUM 2006 by Mariah Carey:
18.Mimi also rocked this "country on top, death metal on the bottom" look on TRL:
19.BRITNEY. JEAN. SPEARS:
20.Pink was really into floral prints:
21.Like, REALLY, REALLY into them:
22.Kelly Clarkson stepped out in this frilly plunging top that in a way kind of matched her hair:
23.There is SO much going on with this outfit, but honestly I think the best part is Kelly's lack of shoes:
24.The Material Girl went pretty in pink for her Oscars afterparty outfit:
25.And finally, let's end with three pictures of Miley Cyrus, just for the hell of it:
26.2006. WHAT A TIME...
27....TO BE ALIVE!!!
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