A year before Taylor Swift mania really took hold (you remember the Kanye Moment of 2009, yes?) Taylor Swift was just a pretty, curly haired country star with sweet song lyrics and super long legs. But once a red carpet star, always a red carpet star—and Taylor Swift has been werking it like a pro since her first MTV VMAs in 2008. Click through the gallery to see how she fared.
The hair graze: Doesn’t everyone look a little sweeter when brushing hair out of their face? It’s like “Oops! Silly me! Let me just gracefully place this hair back where it belongs behind my delicate ear.”