The Olsen Twins Have Been Winning the Style Game for 3 Decades—And We Have the Receipts
Today, we're wishing Hollywood's favorite twins a very happy birthday! That's right— Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the stylish pair we've seen grow up from sassy toddlers on Full House to leading ladies in cult favorites Passport to Paris and Billboard Dad, have hit the big 2-8. Since conquering TV and film, the Olsens have successfully taken their love of fashion to the runways with the launch of their clothing lines, Elizabeth and James (have you seen their cute World Cup–inspired collection?), The Row, and Olsenboye. The sisters are undoubtedly style icons: They single-handedly reignited "boho-chic" and are considered poster children for the unapologetic fashion trend normcore.
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In honor of their 28th birthday, we're taking a look back at how Mary-Kate Olsen's and Ashley Olsen's styles have evolved. Click through our gallery to see how they've had their poses perfected since 1991!
July 21, 1991
Too cute! The 5-year-old twins promoted their hit show Full House on an ABC press tour in matching floral dresses, bright red slippers, and white scrunchies.
April 25, 1997
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen posed together at the Audrey Hepburn Hollywood for Children Family Film Festival in floral silk ensembles.
January 28, 1998
At the Spice World Hollywood premiere, the pair chose shiny metallic jackets and bumped-up ponytails to boot.
December 15, 1999
It doesn't get more '90s than this! At the premiere of Anna and the King, the sisters sported matching fringed maxi skirts, choker necklaces and different hair lengths-both flipped out at the ends.
May 7, 2002
The child stars arrived in London to launch their clothing line wearing matching pinstriped suits.
June 18, 2003
The Olsens prove that breezy waves and beachy maxi dresses can work on the red carpet, bringing their signature style to the premiere of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
April 3, 2004
Right before getting "slimed" at Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Mary Kate (in a plunging navy dress and honey-colored highlights) and Ashley Olsen (in a striped halter top and long leather skirt) posed together on the red carpet.
April 29, 2004
The Olsen twins were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame-Mary Kate chose a backless lilac dress and chandelier earrings for the occasion, white Ashley wore a white tea length dress with silver details at the neckline.
May 1, 2004
The twins worked long strands of pearls and neutral slip dresses to the premiere of their movie New York Minute.
May 19, 2005
The sisters made an entrace at amFAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, both sporting floor-length gowns and wore their hair in tight spiral curls.
November 16, 2006
The former child stars prove that boho-chic can look seriously polished in mustard yellow and emerald green draped gowns.
October 9, 2007
Mary Kate and Ashley attended the launch dinner of The Row in London dressed in expertly-layered looks.
February 10, 2010
For the amfAR New York Gala, the blonde twins topped off their looks with ornate jackets.
April 4, 2010
For the Broadway opening of Lend Me a Tenor, the sisters worked all-black ensembles and carried optic white clutches.
March 15, 2011
Mary Kate and Ashley accessorized their pink and black suits with round sunglasses and stylish shoes.
April 20, 2011
Mary Kate and Ashley attended the opening night of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in over-the-top, wow-worthy looks.
June 6, 2011
Mary Kate and Ashley arrived at the 2011 CFDA Awards wearing The Row.
May 18, 2011
Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen hosted the Free Arts NYC 12th Annual Art Auction in New York City looking effortlessly chic.
October 11, 2011
The former child stars worked fur coats and statement handbags at Martha Marcy May Marlene After Party in New York City.
May 31, 2012
Mary Kate and Ashley worked monochromatic ensembles at the Fresh Air Fund gala in New York City.
June 4, 2012
The Row designers arrived at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards in polished looks.
March 13, 2013
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend the CFDA 2013 Awards wearing The Row.
August 7, 2013
The sisters wore stylish separates to the launch of Bik Bok by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in Oslo, Norway.
May 5, 2014
For the Met Gala "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala, Mary-Kate wore vintage Chanel and Ashley wore vintage Gianfranco Ferre.
June 2, 2014
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen chose all-black looks from The Row and emerald earrings.
May 4, 2015
The pair wore coordinating black gowns with David Webb jewelry at the "China: Through the Looking Glass" Met Gala.
June 1, 2015
The designers attended the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards—where they took home the Womenswear Designer of the Year award for The Row—in The Row, Chanel shoes, and David Webb and Sidney Garber jewelry.
May 2, 2016
The stylish duo attended the 2016 Met Gala in coordinating looks. Ashley (left) wore a beige gown with an ornate golden overcoat and black clutch, while Mary-Kate (right) went for an all-black ensemble.
June 4, 2017
The twins repped their luxury fashion label, The Row, at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, where they rocked coordinating black and white looks.
May 7, 2018
Mary-Kate and Ashley took the 2018 Met Gala in long billowing gowns and bold bejeweled accessories.