Bold looks were a sign of the times — the 1980s. Here, Houston wears a gorgeous over-sized flower applique gown, a look only she could pull off with a larger than life voice to match.
In the early days of her career, Houston favored pretty pastels that complemented her golden skin tone. This one-shoulder style she wore to the Grammys was a sexy yet tasteful selection.
Pretty in Pink
This soft pink bodycon dress showed off Houston’s petite curves. She accessorized it with chunky statement earrings — a ’80s style favorite.
At the 1986 13th Annual American Music Awards Whitney enjoys the night with Stevie Wonder in a luxurious fur over her red carpet gown.
Another Houston favorite: all-white ensembles. In 1986, Houston performed in Chicago wearing embellished pearl leggings and matching top, but what really made this style stand out are the metallic silver blazer and Lucite heels.
It's a Wrap
Here, Houston sports an all-white wrap gown with blazer-style lapels.
Houston dresses in a variation of the shade in a pleated and ruffled maxi dress at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Wedding Bell Beauty
Houston’s wedding dress was an unforgettable look — a lace fishtail gown with ‘The Bodyguard’ style headdress.
At the 21st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Houston sparkles in a golden embroidered scoop-neck gown.
Houston later transitioned into more modern, sleek and chic styles — like this black Lurex long-sleeved dress.
Mother & Daughter Style
At 2011’s Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina both arrive in sleek LBD’s.
Houston takes it back to her favorite hue, but in a sexy strapless mini accessorized with a flower belt.
Houston was born to shine, and this metallic sequined gown shows the diva in a divine light.