After saying bye-bye to longtime boyfriend Zac Efron, we expect to see 22-year-old actress Vanessa Hudgens step out from the famed couple's shadow in a major way. (First step: a sexy bikini-clad cover of Shape).

In honor of her fairytale-inspired movie Beastly, in theaters now, we're taking a look back at the style evolution of the petite brunette beauty, from her innocent pre-High School Musical (and pre-stylist) days, to her mastery of the tiniest mini-skirts and the most elegant red carpet dresses, to the off-duty boho style that's all her own.

Click here to peep the sartorial journey of another one of America's sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon.