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27 Outfits Pop Divas Wore That Are So 2006 It Hurts

Time FLIES.

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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.

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1. But just 10 years ago, things were a little different. Actually, VERY DIFFERENT:

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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:

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3. Look, it's BOWyoncé (sorry, SORRY):

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4. Taylor Swift's sense of style was very different back in the day... She was ALL about those cowgirl boots:

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5. She also was very proud of this purse:

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6. And while Taylor seems to be going through a goth phase right now, it can't TOUCH her ~emo~ days of 2006:

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7. Rihanna's Kids' Choice Awards look was a shamrock-print top and fuchsia leggings, but the BadGalRiRi attitude has ALWAYS been there:

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8. Also in 2006, Rihanna was REALLY into bamboo hoop earrings:

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9. Like, REALLY into them (and the rest of this outfit is SO 2006):

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10. In 2006, Jessica Simpson knew these boots were made for walkin':

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11. 👏THIS👏PURSE👏PLUS👏THESE👏SUNGLASSES👏:

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12. Boots that go above your knee? Only if you pair them with an aquamarine leather jacket:

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13. J.Lo went for a 2006 flapper look with this outfit:

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14. That head wrap. That dress. Those boots. SO J.LO IT HURTS:

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15. Remember when the sunglasses Christina Aguilera is rocking were a *THING* in 2006? A true moment in history:

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16. #JusticeForBionicAndAlsoThisOutfit:

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17. Pink crop top + denim skirt + big hoops = MAXIMUM 2006 by Mariah Carey:

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18. Mimi also rocked this "country on top, death metal on the bottom" look on TRL:

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19. BRITNEY. JEAN. SPEARS:

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20. Pink was really into floral prints:

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21. Like, REALLY, REALLY into them:

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22. Kelly Clarkson stepped out in this frilly plunging top that in a way kind of matched her hair:

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23. There is SO much going on with this outfit, but honestly I think the best part is Kelly's lack of shoes:

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24. The Material Girl went pretty in pink for her Oscars afterparty outfit:

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25. And finally, let's end with three pictures of Miley Cyrus, just for the hell of it:

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26. 2006. WHAT A TIME...

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27. ...TO BE ALIVE!!!

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