Mariah Carey’s Stunning ’90s Looks

It’s Mariah Carey’s birthday today! She considers Marilyn Monroe as her own style icon, blending sleek ’90s minimalism into her high-glam image, which included neutral colour palettes, fitted silhouettes, strappy heels, high hemlines, spaghetti straps and halter tops. Check out some of the quintessential looks that defined Carey’s ’90s glam outfits.

Mariah Carey in the 1990s
During Fall Fashion Week in 1994, Carey sported a casual Calvin Klein look at the designer’s show
Mariah Carey 90s outfits
A lesson in how to slay in stripes. Carey in Giorgio Armani in 1996
Mariah Carey '90s Style
Carey wore this outfit at a movie premiere in 1997. The blouse and matching cardigan have a slight touch of sequins
Mariah Carey in the '90s
Carey is dressed in a cut-off waistband jeans, a style she popularised in the late 1990s with her music video for the track ‘Heartbreaker’ in 1999
Mariah Carey Butterfly Top
Although this photo was taken in April 2000, it seemed like a crime not to include Carey in her iconic Emanuel Ungaro butterfly top
Mariah Carey 90s looks
The plain white dress is lovely, but the berry colour palette for the makeup is simply gorgeous
Mariah Carey Style
An ensemble that may have easily come from the year 2021. Ruched detailing and a cowl neckline make this dress feel very modern
In 1994, Carey wore a matching Chanel ensemble. Normally, she wore neutrals during this time period, but the pink makes this look so much fun
Mariah Carey 90s looks
This LBD is elevated by the gold accent on the buttons and chain straps. Carey is seen here in 1994 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Mariah Carey Best Outfits
Yes, Mariah, flaunt your open back. This is a more classic bombshell style