Not that we really needed a hook to look back at Gabrielle Union’s wardrobe, but conveniently, the 90-minute Being Mary Jane pilot aired on this day in 2013 (the series itself started six months later), and there was no premiere so WHY NOT look back at almost every single thing Gabrielle has ever worn? I support my own decision wholeheartedly. It’s a long one, too — possibly the longest we’ve done, or close to it. I learned that, while she has developed a real flair for dramatic clothes in the last five years, she has ALWAYS had day dresses down pat.

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