Capris, Jaunty Hats, And Self Tanner: An Exhaustive History Of Christina Aguilera’s Style

Christina Aguilera In Concert As Part Of The GP Masters

Christina Aguilera turns 33 today, and to celebrate, we thought we’d chart out her style evolution over the years.

I love Christina, and still likely know every word to “Genie in A Bottle.“ Actually, I definitely do, which begs the question of why did my parents let me listen to that? It was basically smut. Fun, upbeat, dancy smut. I loved every minute.

I spent literally hours going through Aguilera’s many red carpet and performance outfits since 1999, and unfortunately things haven’t always (or ever) been great sartorially for my girl Christina. In fact, it seems like her style might be inversely proportional to her powerhouse singing voice, leaving her fashion evolution as a history of disaster.

The late 90s to early 00s were prime Christina time–it gave us her self titled debut album featuring “What A Girl Wants” and “Come On Over (All I Want Is You),” and “Stripped,” which I remember for “Fighter” and “Beautiful.” It also gave us the following fantastic time capsule of turn-of-the-century fashion:

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We start in 1999, with Aguilera in her Genie In A Bottle Phase. She was 19!

Radio and Records Convention

I’m not sure if I should make a bra joke, blazer joke, or eyeshadow joke.


Those pinstriped, lace up pants seem fun.

2002 MTV Video Music Awards

This is classic Xtina. We’re getting into her love affair with hats and scarves–she even used a scarf as a boob holder here!

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Okay. This is the most Christina Aguilera look of all time. Garish boots, wide legged capris, belly top, scarf, and perfectly askew hat. Why is this not on every album cover of her career?

30th Annual American Music Awards

Hats and capris.

Turn Up The Heat-Fight Global Warming Event in Los AngelesCool sweat band. The vulva-highlighting laces on those pants is revolutionary.

Teen People's 6th Annual 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 Party

Capris on capris on capris.

Dawn Of The Dead Premiere In Los Angeles

On capris (on square toed shoes).

46th Annual Grammy Awards - Arrivals

So this could be something. At least it doesn’t involve a hat. Elegant Vegas showgirl, perhaps?

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      oh man, I thought she was so cool when she dressed as Genie in a bottle. haha glad to see her style stayed sufficiently weird.

    • Cath Eons

      She looks like a doll! But I really love her style in the early 2000′s.

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    • Moira Rosse

      I like her get up in which you describe as ‘This is classic Xtina. We’re getting into her love affair with hats and scarves–she even used a scarf as a boob holder here!’. She looks really hot in that outfit.

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