Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen's Most Fashionable Moments

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's style transformation from the 1990s until now has been characterized by strategically synchronized looks and bold choices. Their fashion journey started off with color-coordinated, matching outfits. E!'s highlight reel celebrates their influence on our favorite '90s and 2000s trends (see: free flowing fabrics and strappy heels), and the birth of their high-end fashion line The Row (via YouTube).

Once the early 2000s hit, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's relationship with fashion expanded as they grew into their individual identities. The Olsen twins' fashion choices for 2003's "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" premiere marked a style transition for each sister, per Insider. Ashley's choice of a brown-and-white halter gown versus Mary Kate's kimono-inspired dress put their personalities on display. Their equally stunning but drastically different dresses at the 2004 Hollywood Walk of Fame further highlighted their distinct styles, as reported by Elle.

If you need proof of Mary Kate and Ashley's fashion icon status, just look at their street style and red carpet serves.

Their 2010 style icon award was well deserved

You can't dismiss Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's impact on the fashion industry. On the red carpet or off, the '90s icons are always polished. The fashion designers debuted tailored looks at Elle's 2010 Style Awards (pictured above). Though they had different approaches to the ceremony, sheer, sophisticated, and sleek seemed to be their themes for the night. 

Ashley's vintage Christian Lacroix tulle gown embodied elegance and grace, and Mary Kate's stunning black Lanvin dress added a layer of mystery and edginess to her overall look. Their influence rightfully earned them the "Icons of the Year" style award, per Guest of a Guest. After accepting their award, Mary Kate told Elle that the award was "an honor" and that they were "really humbled by this." Actress Carey Mulligan also attended the event and celebrated her "Best Dressed Actress" win in a dress from the Olsen twins' fashion label (via Guest of a Guest).

The Olsen twins are spearheading the monochrome and oversized trends

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen know how to use the monochrome trend to make a statement. A classic black-and-white color scheme is their modus operandi. The "Full House" stars are the queens of artfully pairing pieces in a neutral shade with the occasional pop of color. 

The fashion powerhouses also aren't afraid to experiment with materials in different cuts, textures, and sizes. Their oversized looks at the 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards were understated but also monumental (pictured on the right). Both sisters wore pieces from The Row, according to Just Jared, and received nominations for Womenswear Designer of the Year and Accessory Designer of the Year. Their signature waves were also on display, and according to Bustle, Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend styled their hair with Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray and Oribe Dry Texturing Spray.

The Olsen twins have been attending the CFDA Awards for years, and Fashion Network reports that they joined the association back in 2009, making them the youngest designers on board at the time. Though they didn't win awards in their respective categories at the 2017 ceremony, they did take home the Accessory Designer of the Year award in 2018 (via CFDA).

They always serve looks at the Met Gala

The Met Gala is a cultural moment and fashion's biggest night out. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have never had a miss. Per Vogue, the theme for the 2017 Met Gala revolved around the works of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, and the "New York Minute" stars more than delivered. They drew inspiration from their earlier matching days and wore complementary lace gowns in different shades. Mary Kate opted for an ivory dress with peekaboo shorts beneath, while Ashley paired classic white with a multi-colored jacket.

They called on the oversized trend again in 2018, where they both wore billowing dresses on the red carpet with equally large and glamorous jewelry (via W Magazine). Ashley's gorgeous, earth-toned dress and matching accessories won the night, hands down.

If anyone's going to wear vintage Chanel to the Met Gala, it's the Olsen twins. E! gave their 2019 red carpet looks a huge shout-out, and we can't argue that their floor-length leather gowns deserve all of the praise.