Mariah Carey’s Fashion Evolution
March 27, 2020
Penelope Trent

Ever since the 1990s, Mariah Carey has been blowing people’s minds with her larger than life voice. Her impressive five-octave vocal range and signature whistle register made her an icon and a legend in the music industry. However, music isn’t the only field in which Carey excels.

 

Very early in her career, Carey also established herself as a fashion icon. From her sparkly gown era to crop tops, there is never a dull moment when it comes to Carey’s style. In honor of Carey’s 50th birthday, I am taking a look back at some of her best looks throughout the years. So, without further ado, here is the fashion evolution of Mariah Carey.

 

1991

 

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At the 1991 American Music Awards, Mariah Carey wore a black two-piece, with the pants featuring a golden zipper.

 

1992

 

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To the following year’s ceremony, the singer wore a sparkly rhinestone mini-dress with iridescent stockings.

 

1993

 

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To the 1993 Anual Grammy Awards, Carey wore a strappy red dress along with a matching red purse.

1996

 

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Attending the 1996 MTV VMA’s, Carey wore a mini dress. The songstress completed the look with a black belt and leather black boots.

 

1997

 

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Carey attended the following year’s VMA’s in a black two-piece, which featured a high-slit.

 

1998

 

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To the 1998 Billboard Awards, Carey wore a black tank top and a black leather skirt.

 

1999

 

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At the 1999 Academy Awards, Carey graced the carpet in a white lace gown by L’Wren Scott.

 

2000

 

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Attending the 2000 American Music Awards, Carey wore a cut-out black gown.

 

2001

 

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At the Top of the Pops Awards, Carey wore a sparkling black gown.

 

2002

 

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At her album release party, Carey wore a light blue satin gown. The songstress completed the look with long, sleek hair and dark eye makeup.

 

2003

 

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To the 2003 Fresh Air Fund Salute To American Heroes, MC wore a Louis Vuitton mini dress. The singer completed the look with a pearl necklace, peep-toe heels that featured bows, and a headband.

 

2004

 

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Mariah Carey attended Diddy’s 2004 birthday party in a green princess-style gown complete with a full tulle skirt and train as well as a matching tiara.

 

March 2005

 

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Carey celebrated her birthday and album launch in a white gown with bejeweled details. The singer completed her look with a furry white shawl.

 

May 2005

 

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At Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball, Carey opted for a strapless black gown, which featured tiered tulle trim along the bottom. The singer completed her look with white gloves.

 

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