We are gearing up for the 25th anniversary of Essence Festival this weekend and have a jam-packed lineup.

Ahead of the festivities, we’re highlighting some of the performers’ best looks, continuing with R&B legend Mary J. Blige.

Before Rihanna became our honorary style maven, Blige was the artist in the ’90s who’s sexy chic fashion could never be duplicated. From custom looks to designers fits, the Bronx native rarely, if ever had a bad red-carpet moment.

And in 2019, her style continues to be the best. With Law Roach as her stylist, the two have created looks that prove why Blige is a style icon.

Fashion is having a nostalgia moment right now by pulling looks from the ’90s and plopping them on today’s runways. For Blige, her timeless looks nearly 20 years ago can still be worn today.

Check out some of our favorite style moments by Blige and grab your Essence Festival tickets here.