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.
Well, as far as nautical themes go…
Christina started her excellent love affair with beaded, Prohibition-inspired gowns around this time, but took a step back in the self tanner department.
A white turtleneck and nude fishnets say “I don’t care that I’m wearing stockings with peep-toes.”
I hope that scarf kept her warm.
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.
If Beyoncé wore this today, nobody would bat an eyelash.
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.
And a giant step back for Christina but a leap forward for pointless scarf visibility.
It’s simple and clean, if not boring.