These Throwback Photos of Gwen Stefani Will Give You a Serious Dose of Early 2000s Nostalgia

Don't speak! We know just what you're thinking: Stefani has always been a trendsetter

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Baby Gwen rocked a striped bikini and patterned skirt while making waves at a concert in Newport Beach, California, in 1989.

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Stefani channeled Madonna in 1989 when she wore this outfit.

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The No Doubt frontwoman has never been afraid to experiment with her style.

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The singer earned quite the reputation over the years for being a hair chameleon.

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From Cruella De Vil inspired locks ...

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... to baby bangs.

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Stefani has always marched to the beat of her own drum and somehow made braces look cool!

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Is there anything more iconic than matching your hair to your outfit?

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Because Gwen is a pro at color coordinating from head to toe.

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In case you needed any more evidence, I present: Gwen's 1997 MTV Video Music Awards outfit. Complete with fuzzy bra and matching blue hair.

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Sure, we've been seeing a lot of unique beauty looks lately, but here's a reminder that Stefani rocked glitter hair first.

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You'd be hard pressed to name a woman who defined the late '90s/early '00s hair game quite like Stefani.

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And when she wasn't showing off her hair, she was wearing very big hats.

From the translucent shoes to the low-rise bell bottoms, to the belt, studded bag and bracelets — this outfit screams early 2000s.

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She has become known for her platinum blonde locks, a look she still rocks today.

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Stefani also loved to take a walk on the wild side, experimenting with prints.

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Like this high-necked, semi-sheer leopard dress that she wore to the 2002 Grammy Awards.

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No one pulls off a glam look quite like the "Don't Speak" singer. Here she is at the 1997 American Music Awards, sporting a black feather boa.

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She even found a way to dress up her favorite article of clothing: the bikini top.

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She'd often pair it with a tie. You know, to show everyone that she meant business — and to draw attention to her incredible abs.

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If midriff baring was a sport, Gwen Stefani would be an Olympic athlete.

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Sometimes, she would even layer her bikini tops with a tank. Maybe she was feeling more conservative when she rocked this look in 2002.

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She's just a girl ... performing at the Super Bowl in 2003, in a bra top.

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Is that Marilyn Monroe or Gwen Stefani? This photo from the 2001 Grammy Awards made us do a double-take.

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Red is clearly Stefani's power color.

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Whether it's red lipstick or a mesh red top, the color does wonders for the singer.

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And has been her go-to over the years. We challenge you to find a photo of Stefani without a pop of red somewhere in her outfit.

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All hail the Queen of the Bold Red Lip.

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May she reign forever!

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