47 photos that chart Miley Cyrus's style evolution: Star takes wrecking ball to red-carpet conventions

She might have made headlines for her outlandish ensembles in recent years, but the singer hasn't always been fashion's wild child

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She's famous for hits such as Can't Be Tamed and that is, arguably, the motto for Miley Cyrus's approach when it comes to red-carpet dressing.

The singer and actress, 28, is known for being something of a sartorial rulebreaker, making headlines in recent years for her outlandish ensembles at awards ceremonies and glitzy bashes.

However, the Wrecking Ball star – and daughter of country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus – has undergone quite the style evolution since first finding fame as the lead actress in Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana.

Favouring the sweet, strapless dresses of the late 2000s, Cyrus, born Destiny Hope, discovered a penchant for punkier fabrics and avant-garde silhouettes after embarking on a solo music career.

The red-carpet risk-taker still turns to fashion's more unconventional designers, from Moschino and Alexandre Vauthier to Anthony Vaccarello, though can be spied in more romantic labels, such as Valentino and Zac Posen, on occasion.

Here, we take a look at how the singer's style has evolved throughout her time in the spotlight.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more images of Miley Cyrus through the years.