Mariah Carey's Most Butterfly Centric Outfits

by Kali Borovic

Not everyone is into nature, but this singer definitely has a favorite insect. Mariah Carey's butterfly-centric outfits have been stealing the show for years. This singer might not rock these same accessories from the early '00s today, but she's still spreading her sartorial wings and giving her favorite creature a stylish nod.

Whether she's wearing them, singing about them, or naming her products after them, butterflies have always been a favorite them of Carey's. Since the '90s she's been rocking the colorful insect on accessories and even wearing outfits shaped like them. Some of these looks are completely over the top, I cannot lie, but one thing is for sure — Carey has always stayed true to herself. The queen of '90s fashion sure did rep her favorite with pride.

From her head to her stylish toes, she's found many ways to incorporate butterflies into her outfits. Whether she's wearing them on stage, at red carpet events, or just in her everyday life, it's safe to say that no one loves this winged insect as much as Carey does. Don't believe me? Just look at all the different ways she's fit butterflies into her ensembles over the years.

1. Bright And Blingy

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Carey rocked this rhinestone butterfly dress for a live performance. Also. note her fabulous way of covering up her arm cast.

2. Butterfly Covered

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She was one with the butterfly when she wore this bedazzled top.


If her love wasn't clear before, well, it is now!

3. All About the Accessories

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During the '90s and even the early '00s, the singer wore this ring almost everywhere.

4. Pop Of Color

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This dress isn't covered in butterflies, but it's clear to see that her favorite insect was the inspiration.

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It looks just like she's wearing wings!

5. Showing Some Skin

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She flaunted some serious skin at an MTV event, but all eyes were on that butterfly.

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Her accessory sure did shine on stage.

6. Butterfly Clip On Fleek

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She rocked a grown-up version of the butterfly clip at a red carpet event.

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It even matched her go-to ring.

7. Subtle Nod

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She brought just the right amount of butterfly detail to the BET Awards.

8. Crazy Shoes

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She took home three Vibe awards this night, but her shoes were the real winners.

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Too perfect!

9. Exposed Tattoos

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Carey often sports outfits that show off her butterfly tattoos.

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10. Simple Jewelry

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She wore a butterfly necklace to launch her N'Syde "Butterfly" bottle. How fitting!

11. Butterfly Details

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Eventually she started to tone down her love for the winged insect, but she still snuck some butterfly details into her outfits.

12. Bedazzled Belt

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This charm belt is the epitome of early '00s style.

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It was clearly one of her go-to accessories.

13. Clip-Ons

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She even went so far as to clip a butterfly on her belt loop for a music video.

14. Colorful Prints

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This colorful look was without a doubt inspired by her favorite insect.

15. Embroidered Top

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If this embroidered butterfly top doesn't scream early '00s, then I don't know what does.

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The outfit was made complete with embroidered jeans.

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She also wore them with a stylish butterfly belt keychain.

16. Adorable Apron

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She even brings the butterflies to the kitchen.

17. Wing-Like Sleeves

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The singer has toned down her obsession with butterflies, but she's still known for rocking those winged silhouettes.