Mary J. Blige, Eternal Style Icon, Has Been a Trendsetter Since the '90s
November 6, 2017 9:11 AM
The singer Mary J. Blige circa 1990 wearing a bodysuit, sunglasses, and hoop earrings. See all of her most iconic looks, here.
1995 American Music Awards
Mary J. Blige attends the 1995 American Music Awards wearing an all-white pant suit, white painter's hat, and silver sneakers.
Madison Square Garden, 1995
Mary J. Blige performs on stage at Madison Square Garden in 1995 wearing Fendi pants and a striped fur coat.
1996 Grammy Awards
Mary J. Blige attends the 1996 Grammy Awards wearing leopard-print pants and a matching hoodie shawl. See more of her best looks, here.
1996 Soul Train Music Awards
Mary J. Blige wore a purple vinyl raincoat to the 1996 Soul Train Music Awards with matching tinted lens sunglasses.
2000 Soul Train Music Awards
Mary J. Blige wore gold slouched boots and a matching gold two-piece look to the 2000 Soul Train Music Awards.
2000 Grammy Awards
Mary J. Blige attends the 2000 Grammy Awards wearing a pink gown and pink fur stole. See more of her best looks, here.
2000 Grammy Awards
Mary J. Blige's after party look for the 2000 Grammy Awards was also a matching all-pink ensemble, complete with bomber jacket and leather pants.
2001 BET Awards
Mary J. Blige attends the 1st Annual BET Awards in 2001 wearing a distressed denim dress and white go-go boots.
1999 Billboard Music Awards
Mary J. Blige wears a leather two piece suit with a fur bomber jacket to the 1999 Billboard Music Awards.
Mary J. Blige performs in a patent leather motorcycle jacket, matching short shorts and silver knee-high boots and sunglasses in 1995.
Party In the Park, 1999
Mary J. Blige performs at the Party In the Park concert in the UK in an all blue cowboy outfit, repping her home country abroad.
1997 Soul Train Music Awards
Mary J. Blige wears an all-gold outfit to the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in 1997. On the red carpet, she flashed her mesh shirt with pasty patches.
Mary J. Blige closed out the 90s in a pinstripe suit at a gala benefitting Radio City Music Hall in 1999.
Mary J. Blige performs in Chicago wearing plaid Bermuda shorts and a men's button-up. Here, she's more tomboy than glam.
Mary J. Blige performs onstage in Chicago in 2000 wearing a disco-inspired silver sequin getup that shows off her amazing body.
Mary J. Blige attended the Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week shows wearing an enormous and elaborate fur coat and heels.
2015 amfAR Gala
Mary J. Blige attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala in 2015 wearing a simple yet shimmery gown and jewels.
2017 Pre-Grammy Gala
Mary J. Blige attends the 2017 Pre-Grammy Gala wearing a draped gold mini dress, strappy heels, and matching accessories as well.
2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Mary J. Blige attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a bedazzled cutout gown that accentuates her figure flawlessly.
Mary J Blige attending the Premiere of Mudbound as part of the BFI London Film Festival, at The Odeon Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Mary J. Blige at PORTER Hosts Incredible Women Gala In Association With Estee Lauder at NeueHouse Los Angeles on November 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for PORTER Magazine)
Mary J. Blige attends HSA Masquerade Ball on October 23, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Harlem School of the Arts )
Mary J. Blige attends the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Arrivals on November 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)