These Shania Twain Throwback Photos Prove She Has Always Been a Style Icon

The singer — whose documentary, Not Just A Girl, is now on Netflix  — has rocked many memorable looks over the years

01 of 27
Shania Twain
Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty

Double denim has often been called the "Canadian tuxedo," which may explain why the Canada-born superstar (in 1995) makes this look sing.

02 of 27
Shania Twain
Mark Humphrey/AP

That same year, Twain went for glitz and glam in a two-piece, black sequined set (with see-through, sparkly pants) to perform at the CMA Awards in 1995.

03 of 27
Shania Twain
Ron Davis/Getty

Twain's outfit choices were a reflection of her country-pop sound: edgy but still traditional. Just take this sheer fringe ensemble that she wore to the 1995 CMA Awards.

04 of 27
Shania Twain
Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty

This see-through look from the 1996 Grammy Awards is sheer genius!

05 of 27
Shania Twain
Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

The singer never stopped loving a sheer moment — like this one at the 2003 American Music Awards.

06 of 27
Shania Twain
Evan Agostini/Liaison

Twain has many talents, including "making every single woman jump out of her seat at the opening notes of 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman' " and "rocking leopard print in every form."

07 of 27
Shania Twain
Kevin Winter/Getty

From tiny pops of print...

08 of 27
Shania Twain
Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty

... to statement pieces like this floor length, velour duster ...

09 of 27
Shania Twain
Michael Okoniewski/Getty

... even in neon green! If it's an animal print, Twain can pull it off.

10 of 27

Surely you didn't think we'd miss a chance to remind you of her floor-length hooded leopard cardigan from the "That Don't Impress Me Much" video. (Go on, hit play. You know you want to.)

11 of 27
Shania Twain
Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty

In 1999, she wore this iconic two-piece leopard-print set and looked absolutely fierce.

12 of 27
Shania Twain
Frank Micelotta/Getty

In 2003, she went casual in a leopard crop top and satin track suit.

13 of 27
Shania Twain
Michael Okoniewski/Getty

We're starting to think that when she sings "Forever and Always" it's about her longtime love for leopard, specifically.

14 of 27
Shania Twain
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Twain told Vogue in March 2020, "For better or for worse, I really latched onto the leopard print and it was just a favorite, so I always gravitated toward that."

15 of 27
Shania Twain
Mick Hutson/Redferns

If this pleather outfit doesn't scream, "I'm goin' out tonight, I'm feelin' alright," we don't know what does!

16 of 27
Shania Twain attends the 23rd Annual American Music Awards
Ron Galella Collection via Getty

She rocked pleather pants again in 1996 at the American Music Awards — where she won favorite new country artist — pairing them with a matching crop top and cropped turquoise jacket.

17 of 27
Shania Twain
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Always crushin' it! Twain was also a huge fan of crushed velvet.

18 of 27
Shania Twain
Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Okay, do we think that Twain wrote "You're Still The One" about crushed velvet, yes or no?

19 of 27
Shania twain
Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty

In 1999, she won Grammys for best country song and best female country vocal performance, and, if there were a Grammy Award for most memorable outfit, we bet she would've taken that home, too.

20 of 27
Shania twain
Vince Bucci/Getty

Twain told Vogue that initially, she tried to keep herself from becoming too "glitzy and shiny" like like country artists she grew up with. But that was then. "Once I got into sequins, that was it," she said. "I never looked back."

21 of 27
Shania Twain
KMazur/WireImage

Twain rocked this incredibly sleek and sexy outfit in her "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" video and loved it so much that she wore it again to perform at the Grammys.

22 of 27
Shania Twain
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

She wasn't afraid of a pop of color, either! In 1998, she looked looked like a modern Cinderella in a periwinkle rhinestone gown with matching satin hair band and shawl.

23 of 27
Shania Twain
Michael S Green/AP/Shutterstock

In 1999, Twain redefined what it meant to "think pink" when she wore it from the top of her pink cowboy hat to the bottom of her boots (whose bed have they been under, we wonder?).

24 of 27
Shania twain
Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage

Even with her casual looks, Twain was always making some sort of statement. Even if that statement was that she wasn't afraid to mix many, many patterns, as seen in this 2002 snap.

25 of 27
Shania Twain
Shania Twain. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The faux-hawk, the statement belt, the dangly earrings! Twain rocked this oh-so-2000s look while performing at the 2003 American Music Awards.

26 of 27
Shania twain
Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

Okay, this 2003 Super Bowl outfit does impress us much.

27 of 27
INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Shania Twain and Harry Styles perform onstage at the Coachella Stage during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 15, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ABA)
Kevin Mazur/Getty for ABA

Twain synced her sparkly wardrobe with Harry Styles as a surprise guest during his headlining Coachella set in 2022.

Related Articles