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Lil' Kim's Spectacular Fashion Evolution, From The '90s To Today

Fur coats, pasties, and neon bikinis included.

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Lil' Kim is more than just a hip-hop legend, she's also a fashion pioneer. From neon on-stage costumes to iconic barely-there red carpet looks, no one has a style evolution quite like hers. Take a look back at some of her best fashion moments ahead.

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1997, No Way Out Tour

A classic early-days Lil' Kim look: a neon Chanel bikini and matching fur.

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1998, Grammys

Wearing a strapless bodysuit over shimmering tights to the Grammys.

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1999, Source Hip-Hop Music Awards

In a nude bodysuit one could expect Kim Kardashian to recreate any day now.

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1999, VMAs

The iconic purple jumpsuit and matching nipple pasty.

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1999, Tommy Hilfiger Rock Style Exhibit at The Met

Wearing head-to-toe pink for the Rock Style exhibit opening event at the Met.

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2000, VMAs

Wearing a cut-out orange bodysuit with a matching coat and shoes to the VMAs.

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2001, MTV Movie Awards

Lil Kim's casual pasties look. This time, with jeans.

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2002, Grammys

In a biker girl look, helmet included.

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2003, BET Awards

Wearing her own version of Jennifer Lopez's iconic jungle dress.

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2005, Met Gala

Wearing a Marc Jacobs gown to the Met Gala.

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2008, CFDA Awards

In a quintessential 2008 look for the CFDA Awards.

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2012, BET's Rip The Runway

Wearing a leather peplum dress and teal shoes to BET's Rip the Runway event.

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2013, VMAs

Wearing a black catsuit and extra-high platform shoes to the VMAs in 2013.

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2017, Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story Premiere

She upped the glam in a lace white jumpsuit with a tulle train.

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2020, Grammys Pre-Gala

For her most recent red carpet appearance, Lil' Kim wore a sparkling strapless gown with a lavish feather stole.

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