Whitney Houston hit the scene as a fresh-faced model in the 1980s, and her confident sense of style came naturally. Her early days featured the fashion of the times — funky colors, bold shoulders and menswear-inspired looks — but she later transitioned into a more refined style, with sleek silhouettes that flattered her petite frame.

Here, we take you back in time through the late diva’s most divine looks, as she went from a girl in pretty pastels to grown-woman chic.