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Avril Lavigne's Style Evolution Into A Punk Princess Icon

One thing that was never complicated? Her style.

Since 2002, Avril Lavigne has been the world’s punk princess, making ties over tank tops cool and influencing teens to descend upon Hot Topic in droves. Her style has evolved over time with a bit more fashion and a lot more glam, but she still stays true to her pop-punk roots. Ahead, a look back at her most memorable fashion moments.

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2002, VMAs

Wearing baggy camo pants, sweatbands, and a loose tie to her first VMAs in 2002.

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2003, Grammys

Wearing a bow tie and jacket with "rock on" emblazoned on the inside. Fun fact: There was also a middle finger on the back of the jacket.

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2003, VMAs

She wore a black corset and pinstriped black-and-pink pants to the 2003 VMAs.

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2004, Kids' Choice Awards

Still heavy on the eyeliner, but this time mixing it up with a red hue for the green carpet at the 2004 Kids' Choice Awards.

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2004, Fashion Rocks

She suited up in a black coat for the 2004 Fashion Rocks event.

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2004, World Music Awards

Wearing a striped corset gown and combat boots to the World Music Awards in 2004.

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2006, Kids' Choice Awards

Mixing punk and preppy in a black sweater vest at the Kids' Choice Awards in 2006.

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2006, Cannes Film Festival

She wore a strapless black-and-white striped gown to the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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2007, MuchMusic Video Awards

Showing off her Canadian pride in a hoodie and plaid mini skirt.

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2007, American Music Awards

Wearing a gold strapless dress to the 2007 American Music Awards.

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2008, Juno Awards

The Juno Awards served as a sort of punk prom for Lavigne in 2008.

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2010, Alice In Wonderland: Royal World Premiere

Wearing a figure-hugging black gown to the premiere of Alice In Wonderland in 2010.

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2010, American Music Awards

Wearing a black-and-white printed mini dress to the 2010 American Music Awards.

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2011, BRIT Awards

She wore a sequined ruffled dress to the BRIT Awards in 2008.

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2011, MuchMusic Video Awards

Wearing a black tank and leather-and-lace leggings to the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2011.

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2013, Billboard Music Awards

Coordinating with the Nickelback guy in a strapless leather mini dress at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

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2016, Pre-Grammy Gala

Wearing a black Elisabetta Franchi gown to the 2016 pre-Grammy Gala.

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2018, Race To Erase MS Gala

She wore a Galia Lahav gown to the 2018 Race to Erase MS Gala.

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2020, Pre-Grammy Gala

She wore a black gown with billowing sleeves to the 2020 Pre-Grammy Gala.

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