Whitney Houston 1963-2012

'80s & Beyond: Whitney Houston's Most Memorable Looks

Her three-decade-long career saw a wardrobe of sequins, big hair and over-the-top gowns

EARNING HER STRIPES, 1986

Her first album, the self-titled Whitney Houston, was an out-of-the-gate success, landing her two American Music Awards and a chance to stand out: The singer selected a sparkling striped blazer and wild curls to collect her first trophies.