Let's face it, Paula Abdul isn't exactly known for having high style status. Dance moves, Laker Girl gear, meltdowns, Simon Cowell's American Idol Frenemy - these are the things that probably come to mind upon hearing her hits like "Straight Up" or "Opposites Attract." But we shouldn't discount the fact that the girl's definitely a risk taker when it comes to dressing up - with every glamorous red carpet look she's got an off-beat ensemble to follow. So in the spirit of celebrating the true meaning of personal style (and awesome 80's fashion), we'd like to give Paula a shout out today on her 49th Birthday.

Click through the slideshow to see some of her most outrageous looks over the years.