All that glitters: 45 photos that trace Mariah Carey's style evolution

She's a diva on the red carpet as well as in the charts, it seems

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We Belong Together might have been the name of her 2005 RnB ballad, but it could also be Mariah Carey's style motto when it comes to glitz and glamour.

The American singer, 50, has a red-carpet signature that's just as dazzling as her vocal range, with a penchant for shimmer and sequins.

However, the chart-topper, who rose to fame with the release of her eponymous debut album in 1990, can be more pared-back when the occasion calls for it, too.

Grammy-winner Carey also has a knack for stepping out in chic colour-blocked gowns at the likes of the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, as well as an affinity for the classic LBD, from time to time.

While often turning to catwalk favourites, such as Valentino and Versace, the superstar – who also won acclaim for her acting with her role in 2009 drama Precious – has championed labels from the region, including Yousef Al Jasmi.

Here, we take a look at how the star's style has evolved throughout her time in the spotlight.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more images of Mariah Carey through the years.