PHOTOS: The Best Of Rihanna!

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A lot has been made of Rihanna's recent turn to a more colorful and fun-loving style. The pop princess has washed the  militaristic look of Rated...R right out of her hair, dyed that hair a deep red and gotten all carefree in the recent photos and videos surrounding her just-released Loud album.

But this isn't the first time we've seen a stylistic left turn from the Barbados-born singer. Rihanna has always been a work in progress, always changing, growing and evolving. Releasing five albums in five years, Rihanna has gone through a lot of different looks in a very short amount of time.

This exclusive MTV photo gallery, featuring the best pics of Rihanna, totally captures her stylist trajectory. From her innocent, baby-faced Music Of The Sun days (back in 2005)...

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To her more straight-laced "Umbrella" days...

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To her more severe Rated R looks...

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To her today's anything-and-everything goes mishmash appeal that totally works:

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We've got them all in this incredible photo gallery featuring the best of Rihanna. So take a (short) trip down memory lane and get familiar with all the looks and stylistic choices of Rihanna. It's been one crazy half-decade. We can't wait to see what she'll do next!