This past weekend, the world lost a truly unique singer. Over the years, Whitney Houston's fashion sense reflected the trends of the times, from the over-the-top fashions of the 80s to the sleeker styles of the new millennium. Here’s a fond look back at Whitney’s style.
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In this decade, Whitney not only continued to show off her pipes as a singer, but she also ventured into the realm of acting. When she performed what would become one of her signature tunes, “I Will Always Love You,” from her film, The Bodyguard at the 1994 Grammys, she shined in a sequin long sleeve, form-fitting white gown. Whitney even took on the role of the Fairy Godmother alongside Brandy’s Cinderella in the Disney TV movie in November 1997. Her ornate costumes might have been a part of the script, but there seemed to be an element of Whitney’s commanding style woven into each piece.
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Although she experienced many personal struggles, Whitney’s talent and style continued to be on display in the new millennium. Her golden halter dress complete with matching arm band had the singer looking in top form at the World Music Awards in September 2004. She and her mentor, Clive Davis walked the red carpet together for the Mercedes-Benz 17th Carousel of Hope Gala in Beverly Hills in October 2006. Her structured black gown included coordinating shoulder and skirt details.
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The ombre strapless Zuhair Murad gown Whitney donned for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in February 2009 had a floral sequin detail and side slit. She was back in black for the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala last February. She let her sequin high-neck number be the center of attention by adding in an understated pair of black heels.