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.“Â 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 timeâ€“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:
We start in 1999, with Aguilera in her Genie In A Bottle Phase. She was 19!
I’m not sure if I should make a bra joke, blazer joke, or eyeshadow joke.
Those pinstriped, lace up pants seem fun.
This is classic Xtina. We’re getting into her love affair with hats and scarvesâ€“she even used a scarf as a boob holder here!
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?
Hats and capris.
Cool sweat band. The vulva-highlighting laces on those pants is revolutionary.
Capris on capris on capris.
On capris (on square toed shoes).
So this could be something. At least it doesn’t involve a hat. Elegant Vegas showgirl, perhaps?