BTS has evolved so much since debuting in 2013. They initially introduced themselves as a hip hop group, but as time went on, they began experimenting with various genres that made it hard to define their music style. Now, BTS doesn’t box themselves into a specific category. To go along with their ever-evolving sound, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook have tried out various aesthetics through the years, and have settled into styles that are completely their own. These photos of BTS then vs. now show just how much they’ve grown since their 2 Cool 4 Skool era.
RM’s style has matured through the years. These days, his looks are more toned down. While he may no longer rock a mohawk, he makes a statement every comeback by continuously changing his hair color. For BTS’ “Butter” comeback in May 2021, RM debuted a softer, light pink color.
From his schoolboy look during BTS’ Skool Luv Affair era to his all-denim moment for the group’s Love Yourself: Tear comeback, Jin hasn’t failed to make fans swoon every time he’s changed up his style. When ARMYs saw he grew his hair out into a mullet in 2021, they collectively screamed at how effortlessly he pulled it off.
ARMYs can’t imagine BTS without V. He has an undeniable stage presence that makes him stand out during performances. He’s also never afraid to experiment with new looks, whether that be dying his hair half blonde, half pink, or styling it with curls like he did for BTS’ “Butter” press conference in May 2021.
Aw, look at that face! As fans know, Jungkook used to be a little shy at the beginning of the group’s career. In an October 2020 interview with Japan’s FC Magazine, he revealed he used to be intimated by large crowds. He was only 16 when BTS debuted, so who can blame him for being nervous?
Along with the rest of BTS, Jungkook’s confidence has grown so much through the years. Now, when he wants a tattoo or a new piercing, he just goes and gets it. He also isn’t nervous about being in the spotlight anymore. In fact, he’s so charming that his name trends on Twitter whenever he does something on stage or on the red carpet to make ARMYs’ heart race.