From small town girl to pop princess to rock diva, Kelly Clarkson has also grabbed hold of our attention in the decade since winning "American Idol" with her eccentric style. Take a look back at her transformation from innocent all-American girl to rock star siren, along with her ever-changing hair color that went from brunette to blonde to brunette again.
This sweet all-American girl is new t...
This sweet all-American girl is new to the red carpet and brings a certain sense of innocence to the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 4, 2002. Kelly's look is completed with a jean skirt and white T with the American flag plastered across the front.
A bit of time in the spotlight has al...
A bit of time in the spotlight has already begun to change the singer as she attempts to take a more fashion-forward approach at the premiere of "Swimfan" on Aug. 19, 2002. However, it's pretty clear she was having a hard time relinquishing her love of denim.
Clad in a questionable look that just...
Clad in a questionable look that just plain doesn't work, Kelly rocks a fold-over crotch denim skirt over an otherwise perfectly beautiful zigzag patterned swimsuit during a taping for MTV's Spring Break in March 2003. Still, denim.
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Kelly seemed to hit a "fashion don't"...
Kelly seemed to hit a "fashion don't" brick wall head on at about 90 mph at the NBA All-Star Game in February 2004. Was she trying to hint at a career change? Representing her Dallas Mavericks was a nice touch, though.
Kelly drops the baggy look as she blo...
Kelly drops the baggy look as she blossoms in a slimming Disney chic dress at the premiere of "The Princess Diaries 2" in August, 2004 in a super feminine, flirty dress. This is where Kelly starts to get in touch with her inner glam.
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Just when you thought she finally let...
Just when you thought she finally let go of the denim, she breaks out a pair of jeans at the announcement of nominations for the 32nd Annual American Music Awards in September, 2004. Now, about Nick Lachey's look...
Do we see a pop diva in the making at...
Do we see a pop diva in the making at a Lifetime event in late September, 2004? This black gown with a back that dives way, way down shows that this little girl form the country is now a sparkling celebrity. A star is born.
Hello blondie! This is how you do gla...
Hello blondie! This is how you do glamour-infused rock! Complete with black skinny jeans, a minuscule Rolling Stones T, and a studded belt, this classic rock look takes to the stage with furry at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango concert on May 14, 2005. This was right when her mega-hit "Since U Been Gone" was stuck in your head.
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Taking her punk attitude and rocker l...
Taking her punk attitude and rocker look to the red carpet, Ms. Clarkson dresses in a black sheer bondage dress with a leather glove at Allure Magazine's Beauty Live! event on May 21, 2005.
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Ms. Clarkson looks stunning and statu...
Ms. Clarkson looks stunning and statuesque in this gold Paper Bag Princess Vintage Couture Collection gown at the MTV VMAs in August, 2005. "Who are you wearing?" the crowd screamed. "Vintage," she replied.
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Fast forward to Feb. 7, 2006, the sin...
Fast forward to Feb. 7, 2006, the singer is keeping her glow in this gorgeous gold dress with red detailing at the Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party.
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Kelly showed up to the 48th Annual Gr...
Kelly showed up to the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, 2006 looking like music royalty in a black strapless gown by Max Azria Atelier. The tight bodice hugged every curve of the singer and like her fiery personality, exploded into a sea of ruffles. She looked like a million bucks and later accepted Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her iconic "Since U Been Gone."
Back to pure rock and roll, Kelly bro...
Back to pure rock and roll, Kelly brought some 'tude with her to Amsterdam with a single glove and red converse in this promotional photo from early March, 2006.
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Bye bye blonde bombshell. Hello brune...
Bye bye blonde bombshell. Hello brunette vixen. Kelly took her dark and mysterious look to her locks to the Country Music Awards on May 23, 2006. Her flirty and bouncy hair was further accentuated with a graceful, plunging neckline red gown.
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Kelly may have gone a little too coun...
Kelly may have gone a little too country as she strutted down the red carpet at the CMT event honoring Reba McEntire in October 2006. The lace and ruffled gown seemed to have come from her grandmother's closet and was quite a leap from her normally edgy style.
Making a triumphant return to her gla...
Making a triumphant return to her glam look, Kelly shines in a sparking creation by Zuhair Murad at the ESPY Awards on July 11, 2007. She even starts to flash some leg!
Who wears short skirts? Keeping with ...
Who wears short skirts? Keeping with her new leggy trend, Kelly tackles a ruffled black Juicy Couture cocktail dress at the Motorola Ninth Anniversary Party in November 2007. Not her best outfit, but three cheers for her daring, leggy look.
Kelly was suited up for prom (minus t...
Kelly was suited up for prom (minus the corsage-giving prom date) in this blue asymmetrical Carmen Marc Valvo dress for Grammy Awards event in February, 2009. Not the most flattering cut or color for the singer, the dress fell a bit flat.
Clad in a bedazzled and color-embelli...
Clad in a bedazzled and color-embellished jacket with a matching black skirt, Kelly blends both her tattered flair and punk style in one stage-worthy look as she performed in Atlantic City in October 2009.
After almost ten years in the spotlig...
After almost ten years in the spotlight, the singer still has her innocent and charming persona and raw style to match. A nod to the start of her career, the singer rocks black skinny jeans and a sequenced top at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September 2011.