Janet Jackson’s ’90s style includes crop tops and baggy jeans

Janet Jackson has done it all – not only as one of the best-selling artists and performers of all time, but her style remains as influential as ever.

From the very beginning of his career in the late 60s as a child star, Jackson has had many definitive eras over the decades. But there was something about the 90s that really formed her signature style and put her on the fashion map. Whether it’s a power suit on the red carpet or her love of crop tops and baggy jeans, the pop and R&B musician has always served up a laid-back, powerful style. Plus, she was all about the details that really made her outfits pop, from a simple pair of sunglasses to her must-have buckle belt or an added hat or hair accessory to complete the complete look.

Coming soon, see Janet Jackson’s best 90s fashion moments.

1990, Met Center

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At the turn of the decade, the singer performed at the Met Center in Minnesota, wearing a black bralette with a white button-up top tucked into black pants.

1990 Hollywood Walk of Fame

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While showing off his newly added plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jackson wore his all-black signature Rhythmic Nation 1814 see.

1990, Billboard Music Awards

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In the very first edition Billboard Music Awards, Jackson donned a black underwired bralette and cropped blazer. She also wore leather pants and a chunky western-inspired buckle belt and silver hoop earrings.

1992, Soul Train Music Award

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At the 1992 Soul Train Music Awards, the singer wore a short-sleeved white top paired with a long black skirt. She then accessorized with large golden hoops and a black beret.

1992, IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards

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Janet Jackson attended the 1992 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards wearing a black long sleeve top tucked into baggy jeans and black leather boots. She was also wearing her buckled belt and a beret.

1993, Grammy Awards

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At the 1993 Grammy Awards, the singer wore a white suit with a matching white headband and a diamond necklace.

1993 Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Standing between producers Jimmy Jam and Terrence Lewis on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Janet wore a black sweater vest with embroidered patches and a white shirt. She completed her look with black pants, shiny leather boots, black frames and a hat.

1993, Target Center

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In 1993, Jackson performed in Minnesota wearing a leather bralette under plaid flannel paired with denim jeans, a buckle belt, and a scarf.

1994, Oscars

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At the 1994 Oscars, Jackson was spotted with her then-husband Rene Elizondo wearing an all-white look, including an oversized white blazer with baggy pants, a diamond necklace and a white shoulder bag.

1994, Janet After the tour

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While celebrating his sold-out concert tour for the Janet album, the singer wore a cropped black turtleneck with distressed jeans and a black leather bag.

1994, MTV Movie Awards

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On stage for the 1994 MTV Movie Awards, she wore a black and white striped crop top with black joggers and boots.

1994, MTV VMAs

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At the 1994 MTV VMAs, the Janet star rocked baggy denim dungarees with a black top and black shoes, paired with a logo cap.

1995, Janet Tower

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During her sold-out London tour in 1995, the musician performed on stage in her coveted “If” outfit, which included an embellished cropped jacket and white top, along with high-waisted stockings, thigh-high snakeskin and an elaborate belt.

1995, MTV VMAs

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1997, The Velvet Rope album launch

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At the launch of his new album The Velvet Rope in 1997, the queen of R&B wore an oversized leather jacket with a green dress. She accessorized with gold hoops and a bling-out necklace.

1997, The Velvet Rope album release party

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During the launch party of his album for The Velvet RopeJackson wore a black macrame top with a black bra underneath with cargo pants and platform boots.

1997, The Velvet Rope album release party

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She was also seen at the album release party with model Naomi Campbell and singer Lisa Marie Presley wearing a gray blazer and black silk dress.

1997, MTV VMAs

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Wearing a red short-sleeved button-up top with a black silk maxi dress and red sandals at the 1997 MTV VMAs.

1998 Blockbuster Awards

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Jackson attended the 1998 Blockbuster Awards in a cropped black fuzzy cardigan and peeking bralette from underneath, along with khaki cargo pants and a black belt.

1998, Janet Jackson Press conference

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At a press conference in 1998, the musician wore a striped blazer with matching pants.

1998, The Velvet Rope Party

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Jackson was seen alongside Chris Rock in a gray tank top with black pants. She also teamed her look with her signature belt and a black South Park embroidered hat.

1999, Oscars

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Jackson is definitely a fan of the belly trend, as seen in a long-sleeved crop top with an elaborate skirt and diamond V-shaped necklace in 1999 at the Oscars.

1999, Source Hip Hop Music Awards

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As of 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, the singer attended the red carpet event wearing a long black dress with an iridescent yellow corset.

1999, MTV VMAs

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The singer ended the decade alongside rapper Q-Tip, wearing a dark blue dress and a shimmering diamond necklace at the 1999 MTV VMAs.

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