Paris Hilton's complete style transformation: From crop tops to sophisticated gowns

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Paris Hilton, a socialite turned model, reality star, social media queen and even DJ, has come a long way since her "Simple Life" days. The 36-year-old skyrocketed to fame from her reality show "The Simple Life" that she starred in alongside best friend Nicole Richie.

But a lot has changed since then, including Paris' fashion. During her early red carpet days, skin -- and a lot of it -- was the obvious theme of the blonde beauty's many ensembles. It's safe to say Paris rocked crop tops way before it became a trend. Outfits with risqué cutouts, short hemlines and plunging necklines were among Paris' favorites. 

Through the year's the daughter of Kathy and Rick Hilton has transformed style aesthetic, opting for looks that lean towards the more conservative side -- but never without a sexy twist to her outfits. 

Paris recently hit a red carpet in a pastel blue lace dress that hit well below her knees, but the nude underlay gave a sexy, see-through illusion. She added a glamorous touch to the number with a fur shawl of the same hue. 

Earlier in the year, Paris hit the red carpet for the amfAR Cannes Gala in what may be one of her most stunning looks ever. The socialite dazzled in a beaded, metallic gown with a cutout neckline and a subtle slit on the leg. 

For more on Paris' red carpet style transformation, click through the slideshow above.