People love to hate on Miley Cyrus. All-the-time-non-stop-hate.
The problem is, I don’t think anyone is really paying attention to what she has accomplished over the past 10 years. She has gone from being the obscure daughter of a one hit wonder country artist with chunky blonde highlights for the last 2 decades, to starring in her own TV series, having her face on hair care products, to being one of the most thought provoking and talked about musical artists of her time. You may be thinking, “go f*ck yourself,” which I totally get, but even if you look at the evolution of her style over the years, you’ll be surprised how far she has come and see why she is popping up on some pretty killer tracks in the hip hop world.
I’m being 0% ironic.
So let’s take a look at Miley’s style and discuss it’s evolution.
Young Miley works it on the step and repeat by posing for a family photo with mom and dad in an above the knee pink skirt, a sassy black tank (with heart), and a red, large, sequined guitar.
Personally, I would love to see Miley and Terry Richardson recreate this picture today.
2. Mary-Kate and Ashley Miley
Although Miley is clearly pissed off that some low level Disney “stylist” forced her into this horrible southwestern inspired, off the shoulder, embroidered white blouse, she does her best to give it her own “Miley” spin by wearing those green and blue bangles all the way up her arm.
If you find this picture offensive keep in mind that all of this pain, trauma, and embarrassment needed to happen for us to get 2013 Miley.
3. Hannah Montana-Miley
There’s something amazing about Miley as Hannah Montana.
Sure, the wig reminds me of a discount stripper’s hair piece but keep in mind that Miley created an alter ego long before Gaga’s Jo Calderone.
Work it girl.
4. Slutty Miley
Miley starts to show a little more skin while partying in the USA.
5. Porn Miley
Sometimes, when you fall down, you pick yourself up and come back stronger. Like the mythical phoenix. Or Miley Cyrus in this photo.
Even though nothing about this look really works for me, I love that the teen star is starting to take risks on the red carpet, subtly androgenizing her style with an interpretation of a black tie, and slowly moving away from her country girl image for something a little more “f*ck you.”
6. Kelly Clarkson Miley
Miley is all grown up, looking hot, wearing black, starting to incorporate the signature one piece look and showing significantly more skin. She’s Kelly Clarkson in terms of the outfit and self-confidence, but not the body type. Because Kelly Clarkson is kind of fat.
7. Robyn Miley
Moments after cutting her hair, Miley takes a casual selfie while wearing this dark boyfriend sweater with matching gold necklace and bracelet.
8. Miley Miley
At the 2013 VMA’s, Miley has really come full circle. She’s wearing what she wants, doing what she wants, having fun with her Disney past, being sexy, and, to quote one of her first big hits, “just being Miley.”
At the end of the day, she’s just become a version of herself that she feels comfortable with. She’s smoking drugs on stage, grinding up on dudes genitals, and letting her freak flag fly.
So stop hating.