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Mary J. Blige's Style Evolution, From '90s Trends To Met Gala Glamour

All-white outfits, designer-name gowns, and more.

Mary J. Blige has been gracing the masses with her music since the '90s and has yet to stop. In addition to her award-winning artistry, she's most loved for her decades-worth of showstopping style. From all-white outfits to designer-name gowns, see Blige's best fashion moments ahead.

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1993, Soul Train Music Awards

Attending the Soul Train Music Awards in 1993, Blige wore a champagne-gold shirt and pants set with a brown belt and tall combat boots.

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1995, Billboard Music Awards

At the 1995 Billboard Music Awards, Blige wore a black PVC leather outfit with matching gloves while carrying a Fendi tote.

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1995, American Music Awards

In 1995, Blige wore a white suit with a matching beret and sneakers to the American Music Awards.

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1996, American Music Awards

The following year, Blige showed out again in another white suit, made up of a cropped tweed blazer with square-toe pumps.

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1996, GRAMMY Awards

Arriving at the 1996 Grammys, Blige wore a leopard print hooded poncho with matching pants and Mary Jane style pumps.

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1997, Soul Train Music Awards

At the 1997 Soul Train Music Awards, Blige wore a rose-gold jacquard outfit with a sheer top underneath a trench coat, pants, and ankle boots.

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1998, Grammy Awards

Over her one-shoulder embellished gown, Blige's floor-length mink coat was the real showstopper at the 1998 Grammys.

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1999, Grammy Awards

At the 1999 Grammys, Blige rocked another fur, wearing a white fur vest with a baker boy hat, vinyl blue jeans, and white square-toe boots.

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1999, VH1 Divas Live Concert

Arriving to the VH1 Divas Live Concert in 1999, Blige wore a navy blue gown with a sheer shawl, a white fur, and a stunning diamond necklace.

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2000, Grammy Awards

At the Grammy Awards in 2000, Blige wore a bubble-gum pink halter gown with a matching fur shawl.

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2001, MTV Europe Music Awards

For the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2001, Blige wore a mini leather dress underneath a fur-and-zebra-printed coat with a black fedora and thigh high-leather boots.

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2003, MTV VMAs

At the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Blige brought back an all-white fit with a fitted waist coat with matching skinny pants.

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2004, Grammy Awards

Arriving to the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004, Blige wore a sequin chartreuse dress underneath a vibrant collarless fur coat.

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2004, CBS Ray Charles Tribute

In 2004, Blige arrived to the CBS Ray Charles Tribute in a black gown with a floor-length, tuxedo-style jacket to match.

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2005, Glamour's Women of the Year

At Glamour's Women of the Year event in 2005, Blige wore a white dress with a camel-colored cropped fur jacket and a beige beret.

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2006, Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party

At the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in 2006, Blige wore a black gown with high-neck detailing and diamond drop earrings.

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2007, Movies Rock

At the 2007 Movies Rock event, Blige wore an emerald green strapless gown that draped from the center with a gold collar necklace and bracelet to match.

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2007, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

At CNN's Heroes All-Star Tribute in 2007, Blige wore an all white outfit featuring a turtleneck and wide-leg pants underneath a maroon robe-style mink fur.

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2010, Grammy Awards

At the Grammy Awards in 2010, Blige stepped out in a hot pink floor-length dress with cut-outs and a diamond cuff bracelet.

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2010, Met Gala

At the 2010 Met Gala, Blige wore a peach J. Mendel gown.

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2011, Billboard Music Awards

At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, Blige wore a black and cheetah-print gown by Marc Bower.

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2012, RED Pre-Grammys Party

In 2012, Blige hosted the RED Pre-Grammys Party wearing a one-shoulder gold sequin mini dress and nude Louboutin heels.

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2014, American Music Awards

At the 2014 American Music Awards, Blige shut down the red carpet in this black fringed Mark Zunino gown.

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2015, Grammy Awards

At the Grammy Awards in 2015, Blige wore a silver halter-neck gown by J. Mendel.

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2015, amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

At the 2015 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Blige wore an all-over embellished gown by Versace.

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2016, Critics' Choice Awards

At the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards, Blige wore an open-shoulder flowing black dress by J. Mendel.

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2017, Cannes Film Festival

At the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2017, Blige wore a sheer black-and-gold lace dress by Reem Acra.

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2017, AFI FEST

At the 2017 AFI Fest and premiere of her movie Mudbound, Blige wore a sheer long-sleeve gray gown by Rami Al Ali Couture.

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2018, Met Gala

Blige wore a baby blue Versace gown with matching thigh-high boots to the Met Gala in 2018.

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2019, EE British Academy Film Awards

In 2019 at the EE British Academy Film Awards, Blige wore another signature all-white outfit with an embellished blazer by Ralph & Russo.

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2019, BET Awards

At the 2019 BET Awards, Blige wore a plunging silver-and-white Alberta Ferretti gown.

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