The Complete Evolution of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

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Like many other millennials, I feel like I grew up with the Olsens. I started watching “Full House” while I was still in utero, and have every single episode recorded on VHS. To this day, the Tanner family (and their extended family, pesky neighbors, etc.) feel like an extension of my own, and I’ve watched as Michelle grew into a Honey Bee, an amnesic equestrienne—and later as a the true duo they are, into teeny-boppers with their own clothing line, tiny college students with big Starbucks cups, and now full-on, respectable business women with impeccable taste and really good hair.

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Through it all, Mary-Kate and Ashley have retained a sense of mystery in a digital age by eschewing social media and making only seldom appearances, which is, perhaps, part of their appeal. They rarely lift the curtain, but when they do, it’s a sight to behold–and a chic one at that. (The same cannot be said for Donna Jo “DJ” Tanner, tragically.)

Scroll through for their full evolution up until this point and be prepared to feel very nostalgic.

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Being cute in 1987.

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Probably getting an exclusive first listen of Jesse Katsopolis' new single.

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Working their best angles in 1991.

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At a press event in 1995.

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Foreshadowing the fashions of 2017 in 1997.

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Doing the whole "we're the same but different" thing in 1998.

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At an N*SYNC album release party in 2001.

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Matchy-matchy in 2002.

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At a movie premiere in 2003.

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Playing a game of hide and seek in 2003.

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Filming "New York Minute" in 2004.

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At the VMAs in 2004.

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Being shady at the 9th Annual Ace Awards in 2005.

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Perfecting the "prune" at the Met Gala in 2006.

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At the AMFAR Gala in 2006.

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At New York Fashion Week in 2007.

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At the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week in 2008.

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At the Metropolitan Opera gala in 2011.

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At the CFDA Awards in 2011.

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At the CFDA Awards in 2012.

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At the Met Gala in 2015.

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At the Met Gala in 2017.

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At the CFDA Awards in 2017.

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