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

There was a real tidal change around 2005. Aguilera switched things up drastically with a major reduction in self tanner, giving us a human-hued person instead of a deep orange cartoon.

Premiere Of Lions Gate's "Rize" - Arrivals

Business blazer.

ABC's Good Morning America Presents Christina Aguilera In Concert

Well, as far as nautical themes go…

2006 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Christina started her excellent love affair with beaded, Prohibition-inspired gowns around this time, but took a step back in the self tanner department.

Christina Aguilera "Back To Basics" After Party At Marquee

A white turtleneck and nude fishnets say “I don’t care that I’m wearing stockings with peep-toes.”

Christina Aguilera Hosts Nylon Magazine's 8th Anniversary Celebration

I hope that scarf kept her warm.

2008 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Aguilera’s Black Swan-esque eye makeup, blunt bangs, and vampy dress are rotally on point, but it’d be great if she’d give her hair a day off from the flattening iron.

Africa Rising Festival - Arrivals

If Beyoncé wore this today, nobody would bat an eyelash.

2008 American Music Awards - Red Carpet

This is Christina Aguilera’s best look up until this point, and it only took her until 2008. The Bettie Page bangs and dark red lipstick are perfect. I can deal with the flowers on the straps of the gown.

LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum - Red Carpet

And a giant step back for Christina but a leap forward for pointless scarf visibility.

Variety's 1st Annual Power of Women Luncheon - Arrivals

It’s simple and clean, if not boring.

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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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