Style Transformation: Ravens and 49ers Cheerleaders

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Style Transformation: Ravens and 49ers Cheerleaders

For this 49er girl, a unitard with gold embellishments (on the shoulder pads!) was red hot back in 1989.

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 The 49er girls were so on-trend that same year - every winter cheerleader needs her legwarmers!

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When it get's chilly in San Francisco, who doesn't love a cozy sweater (even these cheerleaders do!). This picture was taken in 1994 during a throwback game, the girls dressing in old-style uniforms.

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Who didn't have a windbreaker back in 1994? The 49er girls were just like everyone else!

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Look at those arms! Clearly ready for the big game in 2000, the Raven girls wear these uniforms perfect for flips, splits, and twirls! 

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In this choreographed dance at a 49ers game, it's all about the silver cowboy boots and gold and silver pom poms.

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The Ravens girls get sporty, showing off the Ravens women's line with ""09"" for the year.

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This might be our favorite look yet! The 49ers girls are channeling the player's style with laced hot pants and fitted track jackets.

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In this choreographed dance at a 49ers game, it

The Ravens outfits seemed to get a bit skimpier in 2003.

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The rest of the year, the ladies switched to a white and purple wrap-style crop tops and purple skirts.

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Not all of the Ravens dressed as referees in 2004 - this was just one cheerleader celebrating Halloween.

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In 2005, the 49ers brought back the fringed bolero, complete with a belted pleather skirt.

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At another game in 2006, the girls kept it simple with gold-trimmed purple halter crop tops and matching skirts.

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The Ravens cheerleaders kept it very casual for a game versus the Raiders in 2006 with jean shorts and branded black baby tees.

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Even cheerleaders get cold! A 49er girl warms up with a jacket to match her belted, red pleather skirt.

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The Ravens girls get cold, too, but they keep it stylish with embellished track jackets in the team colors.

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49ers girls go medieval with a corset-style top, billowy sleeves, and an oh-so-small matching skirt.

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The oh-so-small skirt sure does look good when these 49er girls spin!

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The Ravens girls get sporty, showing off the Ravens women

The Ravens girls rock a new embellished purple halter crop top in 2010.

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The 49ers girls stay warm in 2009 with a crisp white track jacket.

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Ravens girls go for the keyhole with their 2011 uniforms.

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This might be our favorite look yet! The 49ers girls are channeling the player

The 49er girls bring back the laced hot pants, this time pairing them with striped team crop tops and red poms.

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A Ravens girl gets in the holiday spirit with a Santa-inspired purple short dress.

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We all know today's cheerleading staples: short skirt, and tiny tops - but what about before the barely-there uniforms? Take a look at the evolution of the hottest cheerleaders this season, the 49er Gold Rush girls and the Baltimore Ravens squads who will be cheering on their teams in Super Bowl XLVII.

The Baltimore Ravens joined the NFL in 1996 and the cheerleaders followed in 1998. The San Francisco 49ers, however, have been in the NFL since its inception in 1949. The name doesn't actually come from the year that the National Football League was formed, though. The 49ers are actually named after the gold prospectors that flooded Northern California back in 1849 and they're the oldest major professional sports team in California. The cheerleading squad is officially known as Gold Rush and was first created in 1983. One of their most famous alumus is Teri Hatcher, famous for her roles on Desperate Housewives and Lois & Clark.

Click the gallery above to brush up on more of the franchise's cheerleading history!

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