06/27/2013 06:31 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2013

Cheryl Cole's Style Evolution: From Cornrows To Couture (PHOTOS)

Cheryl Cole's path to fame wasn't exactly ordinary. After winning a spot in the girl band, Girls Aloud, on the reality television series "Popstars: The Rivals," she went on to become an international icon. Though the UK's biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century recently broke up, Cole seems to be doing fine with a very successful solo career.

We could spend all day talking about Cole's musical talents, but what we really want to discuss is her ever-changing style. It seems like the English really do do it better. Cole first stormed onto the scene wearing typical early aughts ensembles (think tracksuits and plastic earrings), but she has since come into her own. Now a red carpet favorite, Cheryl sports head-to-toe lace dresses and daring cut-outs.

In celebration of her 30th birthday on Sunday (June 30), we are taking a look back at Cole's most memorable looks to date. This is a girl who is only getting better with age.

Cheryl Cole's Style Evolution

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