12 '90s Mariah Outfits That Prove She Has Range

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With a collection of little white dresses, sequined ball gowns, butterfly-embellished hats, and Tommy Hilfiger denim, the lewk that Mariah Carey possessed in the '90s was IT. Never in the history of fashion has a wardrobe been so well-equipped to dress a diva.

Ms. Carey first arrived on the music scene in 1990 with her single "Vision of Love." Since then, she's had a fair amount of hits under her disc-belt: She chilled for six weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "One Sweet Day" (which is still the longest-running No. 1 song in U.S. chart history), blessed us in 1997 with "Butterfly," bagged the title of World's Best-Selling Recording Artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards a year later, and was named the best-selling Female Artist of the Millennium in 2000. Then Glitter, the film, came out, and well, we'll just skip over that.

And while we love the present day Mariah and her eruption of glitter and feathers, our ultimate Mimi moments definitely happened way back when. Ahead, in no particular order, are some of the most iconic.
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Carey's golden silk column skirt and cami-and-cardi twinset are the stuff of '90s girl dreams.
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This Christmas look has us totally rethinking red leather (and humming "All I Want for Christmas Is You," while picturing those jeans in our wardrobe).
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Carey attending a Giorgio Armani party way back when. This asymmetric tank and miniskirt combo is stepped up a notch with a knotted sweater and Mary Jane heels.
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A slinky bandeau dress and nude patent boots. No words.
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An off-the-shoulder LBD with sheer arms and huge diamond earrings, all set off with barely there tights. Classic.
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A bandeau and split maxi-skirt, tumbling curls, and not much else.
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Looking every inch a member of the Clueless cast in this pleated tartan miniskirt at a Calvin Klein show in 1994. We're having to really resist buying a cropped cardigan now.
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A shimmering gold minidress is a Carey staple. It's no surprise her legs (and voice) are reportedly insured for $70 million.
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The Louis Vuitton backpack, her little puppy, Jack, the bootcuts, the slingbacks, and the boom box. Marry us, Mariah?
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Another sparkler, onstage in 1997.
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The most definitive Mariah look.
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Again with the knotted dad-on-a-hike sweater; we're totally going to bring this back.
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