Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 32 Greatest Fashion Moments in Honor of Their 32nd Birthday Yesterday
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s 32 Greatest Fashion Moments in Honor of Their 32nd Birthday Yesterday

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America’s most beloved set of twins (sorry, Rumi and Sir Carter) turned 32 years old yesterday, and honestly we’re shook. Michelle Tanner is 32?! Where have the years gone!? We guess time flies when you’re shooting iconic straight-to-VHS travel movies, running two award-winning design houses, and marrying the brothers of former French presidents.

So in honor of Mary-Kate and Ashley blessing us with yet another year of their existence on this earth, we rounded up their 32 greatest fashion moments. You’re welcome.

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Promoting Full House in 1991

Reminding us to keep it casual. No formal dress is complete without a sweatshirt tied around the waist.

 

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Attending the 61st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1992

The trendsetting twins were rocking oversize sweaters, leggings, and tall boots way before fashion magazines caught on to the flattering outfit combo.

 

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Coordinating Ponytails in 1993

Rosie the Riveter meets ’90s-era Disney Channel.

 

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Perfecting the Art of the Beret Tilt in 1993

A sneak preview of what would later become the Olsens’ go-to look, i.e., long, black, and shapeless.

 

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Walking the Red Carpet in 1995

We are still personally offended by their Oscar snubs for It Takes Two.

 

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Appearing at the 1996 Video Software Dealers’ Association Convention & Expo (As One Does)

Honestly, we’d wear this exact same outfit right now. You know, minus the pigtails.

 

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At the Launch of Their Mystery Book Series in 1998

We can’t help but wonder if MK and A watched Saturday Night Fever shortly before this event.

 

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Posing with That Sweet Early-2000s Hair Flip

Only the Olsens could make us want to buy a cashmere cardigan and midi skirt set. And then buy one for our sister/BFF and also wear them together.

 

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Dressed to the Nines in 2001

Remember when sporting a jersey halter top, tailored trousers, and a French manicure was considered stylish? No? Just us and the twins?

 

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Announcing to the World Their Boss Lady Status in 2002

Nothing says “We’re serious business women here to talk about business” better than matching pinstripe pantsuits.

 

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At a Charity Event Hosted by the BBC for Children in Need in 2002

Why thread your belt through the belt loops when you can drape it so elegantly on the hips of your low-rise, boot-cut jeans?

 

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Fully Embracing the Questionable Trends of the Early 2000s

Unfortunately, no amount of adjusting will make that hat look acceptable, Mary-Kate.

 

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Attending the Premiere of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003

Upcoming starlets take note: This is how you rock a red carpet.

 

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Stealing America’s Heart at the 2004 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Got it. So Mary-Kate is coming from her pool club, and Ashley is coming from the Sex and the City bus tour.

 

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Revealing Their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004

For this unforgettable moment in the history of cinema, we could make a catty remark about Ashley’s Jessica McClintock-inspired flutter-sleeved number. But instead we’ll focus on Mary-Kate’s dope velvet peep toes… which are just as on-trend now as they were 14 years ago.

 

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Supporting the Arts with Both Their Money & Existence in 2006

Photographic evidence that it was Mary-Kate who first discovered what would later become the pair’s signature boho style.

 

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Demonstrating the Many Ways to Rock a Scarf

Oh, and also promoting the launch of their über-successful brand Elizabeth and James at Neiman Marcus in 2007.

 

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Embracing the Power of the Platform Pump in 2008

Fun fact: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have “written” more than 20 books.

 

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At an Exhibit Opening in 2007 at The Museum of Modern Art

We have an idea for a new Dualstar Productions original: a modern adaptation of The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe called The Young Women Who Lived in Their Matching Birkin Bags.

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Hosting the Canadian Show MuchOnDemand in 2009

Is it just us or does it kind of look like they stole Olivier Sarkozy’s coat and trousers, belted them, and called it fashion?

 

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Partying with Donatella Versace in 2010

We’re pretty sure the only people who truly understand everything that is happening in this photo are Mary-Kate and Ashley. Luckily, we trust them implicitly. 

 

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Showing off Their Impressive Outerwear Collection in 2010

They really know how to work a jacket, don’t they?

 

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Posing at the The ELLE Style Awards 2010 in London

Few people can make a sheer maxi skirt over a fitted mini skirt work, but by God, these girls are pulling it off.

 

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Delighting Their Public at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

And here we see the beginning of their grandma-chic phase.

 

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Attending the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards

One of the last recorded instances of the twins wearing color.

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At the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

This is the kind of glow that earns accolades like Accessory Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year.

 

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Just Before Winning CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year in 2014

The green drop earrings! The belted black-satin dresses! The tasseled clutches! A fabulous demonstration of how to match your sister without truly matching.

 

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Crushing the Met Gala Red Carpet in 2015

MK and A casting their magical spell on all of the fashion world, once more.

 

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Walking up (and down) the Stairs at the 2017 Met Gala

If there was ever an occasion to break out your lime-green faux-fur-trimmed jacket, it’s the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Giving Their Adoring Fans What They Really Want: Matching Outfits

The frumpy ’80s librarian look… is remarkably chic.

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Arriving at the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” 2018 Costume Institute Met Gala

When Papal met Wiccan! 

 

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At the 2018 CFDA Awards

Please don’t ever change, ladies.

 

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