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#ThrowbackThursday: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Most Ridiculous Outfits Ever

#ThrowbackThursday: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Most Ridiculous Outfits Ever

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    Click through the slideshow to relive the birthday girls' most ridiculous fashion moments!

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    Could they be any cuter—or look more ridiculous—dressed as genies in a holiday TV special back in 1993?

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    The girls do their best John Lennon impressions in their 1998 straight-to-video classic "Billboard Dad."

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    So this look wasn't ridiculous at the time (spaghetti strap tank tops were everything for awhile there), but we'd love to see what they think about their ensembles for their 1999 flick "Passport to Paris" now.

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    This 2004 red carpet moment deserves to be commemorated simply because of the firestorm it started. This photo hit the cover of every tabloid in America, and became a true media turning point for the girls that dramatically heightened their presence in the press. Everyone began to speculate as to whether or not Mary-Kate was too thin—and she soon sought treatment for anorexia.

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  • NYC: Olsen Twins in Soho

    Oh, those short-lived NYU days, when the Olsen twins were fully embracing their wealthy boho sides and had to dodge paparazzi at all costs. Here, you can see Mary-Kate clad in a chunky pink hat, schlumpy clothing, and toting a green Balenciaga bag. Towards the back left, Ashley shields herself—wearing an equally absurd ensemble. There's boho-chic, and there's just pajamas.

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    In November 2009, the girls stepped out to a benefit that honored Tim Burton, so we guess they just decided to dress up like characters from one of his bizarre flicks—or maybe they were taking style tips from his wife Helena Bonham Carter.

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    Reunited and it feels so good! The twins bonded with former "Full House" costar Bob Saget at an event in 2010 while drowning in their fur coats and carrying Hermes Kelly bags that look like they've been run over by trucks.

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    The thing about Mary-Kate and Ashley is that every piece they wear tends to be incredible—but sometimes, when paired with everything else, it can be a little bit much. Here, they seem to be going for an eccentric old lady with lots of cats, lots of designer clothes, and lots of money vibe.

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    In the April 2011 issue of Vogue, the girls looked like stylish beekeepers thanks to this odd hat and hair accessories combination.

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    Oh, you thought their love of draped, loose-fitting clothes was over? Not so fast. They both showed at this year's punk-themed Met Gala in similarly absurd ensembles—yet somehow both managed to look chic.

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It’s hard not to get inspired by #ThrowbackThursday—the nostalgic viral hashtag that has Instagram and Twitter constantly posting old-school photos of, well, pretty much anything. That said, we’ve decided to contribute in our own small way by bringing you a quick throwback picture or video of one of our favorite fashion personalities or celebrities—way before they hit it big.

It’s truly hard to believe that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (forever known to many as simply “the Olsen twins”) turn 27 years old today. After all, they have accomplished more in less than three decades than the majority of people in the world can even dream of. From their shared first role as Michelle Tanner on classic sitcom “Full House” at six months old, to their current perch as the rising queens of the fashion world thanks to successful brands like Elizabeth and James and their impossibly chic high-style line The Row, it’s been quite a ride to the top.

Along the way, there have definitely been some bumps in the road. As Mary-Kate and Ashley grew up, the tabloid media industry exploded—and they often found themselves on the receiving end of some majorly bad press for everything from eating disorders to controversial style to Mary-Kate’s questionable relationship with the late Heath Ledger. But we’ve never, ever seen these girls sweat.

While it’s quite easy to just remember their chicest moments, we thought we would take a look back today at ten of their most ridiculous ensembles—from genie costumes to boho-chic gone wrong to the recent Met Gala.

Click through the slideshow above for more!

Who do you want us to do for next week’s #ThrowbackThursday? Share your thoughts below!

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