03/27/2013 08:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fergie Before The Black Eyed Peas (PHOTO)

Before Stacy Ferguson was known as "Fergie," she was one-third of the girl group Wild Orchid. Much like Destiny's Child, the trio often dressed in matching ensembles and could be accused of committing typical girl band fashion faux pas (think pleather and feathers). After they split, Fergie embarked on a solo career, joined The Black Eyed Peas and quickly tried out a new sound and a new look.

In celebration of her 38th birthday on Wednesday (Mar.27), we are taking a look back at an old photo of the star. In this late '90s photograph, we see Fergie opening for Cher dressed in an interesting ensemble. She sported a sequin shirt, floral headdress and floor-length metallic skirt. Although we applaud Fergie for wearing a crop top in front of thousands of fans, we prefer her much more sophisticated style today.

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Check out Fergie's style evolution::

Fergie's Style Evolution

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