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Celine Dion's Incredible Style Evolution

The Canadian singer and fashion icon has been pushing sartorial boundaries for decades.
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Canadian megastar Celine Dion has been in the spotlight since she was a child singing in her family's piano bar. A career spanning four decades lends itself to (1) a biopic, and (2) a sprawling wardrobe. Since her first performances, she's learned a few things about fashion and has never been afraid to push sartorial boundaries. From leather catsuits to trompe l'oeil dresses, Dion has proved herself to be one of the greatest, boldest avant-garde style icons of our time.

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JULY 2019: The singer turned heads in a white feathered minidress, silver heels, and yellow drop earrings at the Valentino Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week.

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JULY 2019: For this cheeky look, Dion paired an "I Love Paris Hilton" tee with a miniskirt, oversized blazer, and simple pumps. And if you look closely, you'll see that she's wearing the Heart of the Ocean necklace from Titanic. I-con-ic.

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JULY 2019: Dion looked simply angelic in an ivory draped minidress during Paris Fashion Week. Her accessories were small yet mighty and her gold strappy heels added the perfect finishing touch.

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JULY 2019: Paying homage to the Slinky, Dion stepped out in a sheer, 3-D printed, trompe l'oeil (which means 'trick of the eye' in French) gown for Paris Haute Couture Week.

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JUNE 2019: Celine certainly does athleisure better than we do. For this monochrome look, she paired a catsuit with Chanel bling, a Chanel chain belt, and black ankle-strap heels.

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MAY 2019: The singer arrived at the 2019 Met Gala in a stunning glittery leotard and headpiece, hitting the nail on the head for this year's theme, "CAMP: Notes on Fashion."

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APRIL 2019: For her "Courage" world tour announcement, Celine chose a black wrap dress with intricate beading and a pair of black pumps.

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MARCH 2019: A power suit lends itself to a power pose. Dion celebrated being named L'Oreal's global spokeswoman with this multicolored suit, the perfect balance of whimsy and business.

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JANUARY 2019: Proving herself to be the Queen of layering, Dion paired a bright red sweater with a boxy blazer and reversible neoprene overalls. She finished off the look with classic red pumps and sunnies.

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JANUARY 2019: Perhaps a nod to Billie Eilish's signature oversized wardrobe, Dion stepped out in Paris wearing a boxy grey blazer, bright yellow dress, and chunky sneakers.

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JANUARY 2019: For a night out in Paris, Dion chose a plunging navy jumpsuit with gorgeous exaggerated shoulder detailing. She added a matching hat, sleek black booties, and sunglasses, of course.

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JANUARY 2019: Celine proves that beige doesn't have to be boring. At the Valentino fashion show, she wore a flowy cut-out overcoat with mauve pumps and a matching purse. She topped it off with gold accessories.

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JANUARY 2019: The singer stuns in a grey suit. The plunging neckline, exaggerated shoulder silhouette, and relaxed-fit trousers are an impossibly stylish take on the standard suit. The gold accessories add a gilded touch.

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JANUARY 2019: You simply can't go wrong with a black and white ensemble. During Paris Fashion Week, the singer wore a pussy bow blouse with wide-leg trousers, a sleek black clutch, and pearl earrings.

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JANUARY 2019: Celine attended a tribute to Aretha Franklin in Los Angeles wearing a stunning black and yellow gown. The velvet top perfectly balances the vivid draped skirt. Her sparkly belt and black booties don't go unnoticed, either.

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MAY 2016: Looking like a gilded Lady Liberty, Dion belted out lyrics at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in a stunning sequined gold gown and matching gold lids.

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NOVEMBER 2015: Dion performed at the American Music Awards, wearing a flattering belted ball gown with floral detailing. Her beachy waves and minimal jewelry make the look less stuffy and more bohemian.

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MAY 2015: The singer let out her edgy side with a one-shoulder leather minidress and animal-print heels. She covered her arms and legs in body shimmer and truly glowed.

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FEBRUARY 2011: Celine looked radiant on the Academy Awards red carpet in a form-fitting white gown. Her peep-toe heels match the dress impeccably, but the giant emerald around her neck stole the show.

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JANUARY 2010: No stranger to gems and baubles, Dion wore a beaded minidress with translucent bell sleeves to perform for the Grammy's. The elaborate beading is more and more beautiful the longer you look.

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DECEMBER 2008: Another iconic minidress moment from the megastar. This time, Dion chose a strapless lavender number with sparkly accents and strappy gold heels.

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FEBRUARY 2007: A goddess in green, Celine turned heads on the red carpet wearing a deep-V wrap dress. She tastefully mixed metals in her accessories, with silver jewelry and a gold clutch.

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JUNE 2006: Always a trendsetter, Dion sported the monochromatic look in Las Vegas before it was cool. Her silky white jumpsuit and scarf look effortless, and her jewelry choices add polish.

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JANUARY 2004: On the day she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Celine wore a structured ivory and black suit. Her hair framed her face in a low pony, which gave the look a more playful feel.

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DECEMBER 2003: Never one to hold back (vocally and sartorially), Dion wore an Athenian-inspired, skin-baring gown on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet.

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JUNE 2003: The singer performed on The Today Show wearing pink low-rise flared jeans, a lace crop top, and a pastel yellow crop jacket. And we can't forget about the gold hoops!

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MAY 2003: Celine stepped out in a strapless fuchsia gown for the VH1 Divas Duets concert. The simple draping of the fabric makes this dress ultra-flattering, and with few accessories, it has nothing to compete for your attention with.

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SEPTEMBER 2002: The singer certainly knows how to make all-black look interesting. She paired a bralette with a lace tie-front blazer and velvet cropped pants. Her strappy heels are the cherry on top.

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MAY 2002: Sometimes simple is better, and this look is proof. Celine styled a shimmery strapless dress with minimal accessories. When the flirty fabric of the dress glides with each of her dance moves, who needs tons of baubles?

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MAY 2002: Another skin-baring dress from Dion, and once again, it did not disappoint. The flattering draping and strappy heels are gorgeous, and her signature sunglasses are always a delight.

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MAY 2002: Aviators and a velour tracksuit? It must be 2002. While Dion is known for taking fashion risks, this wasn't one of them. She wore this iconic combo for the VH1 Divas Las Vegas rehearsal.

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MAY 2002: The origination of Dion's pink low-rise jeans was on this episode on The Today Show. She paired them with a very early-2000s top, a skinny belt, and strappy heels.

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JUNE 2000: We really let Celine Dion look like a Backstreet Boy for a little while there, didn't we? All jokes aside, Dion rocked the short hair look here, wearing black trousers and a casual mock-neck tee with yellow oxfords.

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JUNE 1999: This timeless embroidered jumpsuit looks simple from afar, but upon closer inspection, you'll see the beautiful floral detailing and sequined stripes.

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JUNE 1999: Celine and her late husband, René Angéli, looked stunning at the Pavarotti and Friends event back in 1999. Her black ball gown was anything but boring with detailed ruching and a ruffled crop jacket.

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APRIL 1999: For a concert in Montreal, Canada, Celine wore a flattering grey-blue matching set. The trousers are all business, whereas the belly-baring top is adorned with gems and beads to relax the look.

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MARCH 1999: Slated as one of her biggest fashion risks, this white suit certainly pushed boundaries. The oversized trousers contrast the adorably tiny clutch, and the matching hat completed the look.

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NOVEMBER 1998: Celine looked extra cozy in this autumn portrait. Her nude dress complements the long caramel cardigan, and we suddenly find ourselves wishing for fall.

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JANUARY 1998: You know what they say: "Life imitates art." Dion looked like a magnificent masterpiece in this structured gold blazer. If the blazer itself wasn't enough, the designer added multicolored gems as a final touch.

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JUNE 1997: The singer never seems to turn down an offer for a trendy jumpsuit. This camel-colored pick pairs well with her metallic blazer.

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JUNE 1997: Feeling red hot in the middle of summer, Celine wore a form-fitting red gown with a netted bodice to the Tony Awards in New York City. Please note the envy-inducing matching red purse, too.

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MARCH 1997: If you couldn't tell by now, Dion has a penchant for sparkles. This plunging silver gown turned heads, and the added celestial necklace and earrings made the singer shine even more.

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NOVEMBER 1996: Celine wore this shimmery top and maxi-skirt combo in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Her lack of jewelry and accessories makes this simple outfit even more elegant.

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JANUARY 1996: An admirable quality of Dion's style is how versatile it is. She goes from angelic to edgy in a pinch, and nobody questions it. Here, she chose a skintight black synthetic catsuit for a performance in France.

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OCTOBER 1995: Another 90s leather moment in the books. This time, Celine wore form-fitting leather pants and a leather single-breasted trench coat. This combined with her blown-out hair gives us major Harley-Davidson vibes.

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DECEMBER 1994: For her wedding to René Angélil, Dion wore a gorgeous ball gown with intricate beading and an elaborate headpiece.

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AUGUST 1993: Perhaps borrowed from the lingerie drawer, the singer wore a silky floral babydoll dress with black lace details. Paired with thin strappy heels and vampy makeup, this look was made for more than the bedroom.

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JANUARY 1993: Celine stuns in a sexy red bandage dress for the American Music Awards. She kept her accessories minimalist, so all eyes were on her gown.

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JANUARY 1992: Dion wore a white silk and tulle gown and natural pearl earrings for the American Music Awards. We think she stole the dress from Molly Ringwald's dressing room for Sixteen Candles.

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MARCH 1990: Celine has channeled her creativity and whimsy into her outfits for decades, and here's proof: Patchwork denim, plus a black top and black boots, because all of the attention should be on those jeans.

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MARCH 1990: A very '90s buttoned vest and trouser combo is a perfectly fine outfit, but the leather jacket gives this look a major upgrade. Dion's style has certainly gotten more adventurous since the earlier days of her career!

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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