Style & Beauty

Christina Aguilera's Style Evolution Proves She Loves A Good Transformation

The singer's Paper magazine cover is just the latest in a string of changes.

Earlier this week, Paper magazine revealed its latest cover featuring an unrecognizable Christina Aguilera.

“Christina Aguilera is back with a new #Transformation,” the magazine wrote alongside the image on Instagram.

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As the magazine suggests, Xtina has gone through plenty of transformations since she first burst onto the scene in the late 1990s.

There was her “Genie in a Bottle” era, during which the singer often wore crop tops and leather pants (possibly pleather), and then there was the “Stripped” era, which was all about Aguilera showing off her “dirrty” side. After that, she was channeling blond bombshell Marilyn Monroe, and around 2006 she went back to basics, even turning to the 1940s for inspiration. In more recent years, the “Beautiful” singer typically tends to go for full-on glam, both with her fashion choices and beauty looks.

And much like her style, Aguilera’s hair has gone through plenty of phases, from medium length and natural looking, to braided, to jet black to bleach blond and even pink. It seems there’s no style this woman won’t try.

In honor of her many transformations, we’re taking a look at Aguilera’s style evolution through the years. We promise, it’s worth scrolling for.

1999
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At Teen People's first anniversary party in Los Angeles.
1999
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At the first annual Teen Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California.
1999
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
1999
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At the American Teacher Awards in Los Angeles.
1999
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At Z100's Zootopia at Immaculate Heart Academy in New Jersey.
2000
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At the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
2000
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In a Versace dress at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
2000
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At the Grammy Awards-BMG After Party in Hollywood.
2000
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Posing backstage at the VH1 special concert "Men Strike Back" in New York.
2000
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Performing at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
2000
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
2001
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At the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
2001
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At the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in Los Angeles.
2001
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
2002
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During "Spankin' New Music Week" on TRL at the MTV studios in New York.
2002
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At the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
2002
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
2002
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At the Brooklyn Bridge for a performance.
2003
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At Jeremy Scott's fall fashion preview in Los Angeles.
2003
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At Teen People magazine's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" party in Hollywood.
2003
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At the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
2003
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
2004
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Wearing a dress by Carlos Miele in Cannes for France's annual NRJ music awards.
2004
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At the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
2004
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At the launch of the MAC Viva Glam campaign in New York.
2004
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At the Music Video Production Association Awards in Los Angeles.
2004
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami.
2005
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At the opening of Roberto Cavalli's Rodeo Drive boutique in Beverly Hills, California
2005
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At Us Weekly's Young Hollywood Hot 20 event in Hollywood.
2006
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At the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California.
2006
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
2007
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At the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards party in Beverly Hills.
2007
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At the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
2007
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At the nationwide launch of Rock The Vote in Beverly Hills.
2008
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At the MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood.
2008
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At the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
2009
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At LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum in West Hollywood, California.
2010
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At the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California.
2010
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At her Hollywood Walk Of Fame induction ceremony.
2010
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At the Los Angeles premiere of "Burlesque" at Grauman's Chinese Theater.
2011
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Wearing a Zuhair Murad gown at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
2011
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At the NBC Upfront event in New York.
2012
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At the National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards in Pasadena, California.
2012
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Wearing a Pamella Roland dress at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
2013
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At the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
2013
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At the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
2014
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At KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango in Los Angeles.
2015
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas.
2015
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At the Breakthrough Prize ceremony in Mountain View, California.
2016
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At "The Voice" Karaoke For Charity event in West Hollywood.
2017
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At the premiere of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's "The Emoji Movie" in Westwood, California.
2018
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At the Stella McCartney autumn womenswear and menswear collections in Hollywood.
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