Christina Aguilera Debuts New Look at 'Voice' Event, Proves She's Come Full Circle

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When Christina Aguilera appeared at the 2013 Television Critics Association event for The Voice, it was as if she was looking in her reflection 14 years ago. The singer-turned-TV personality — who has spent the past few years being unfairly critiqued for her weight gain — has misstepped more for her bizarre fashion sense. But in this pink summer number, Aguilera appears to have come full circle, channeling the days when she dressed best for her figure. So, in celebration of The Voice's upcoming Season 5, let's look back at how Aguilera's fashion got to where it is now. And, hopefully, from here on out, it will, as Aguilera says, keep getting better. 

Full-Circle Fashion

When Christina Aguilera appeared at the 2013 Television Critics Association event for The Voice, it was as if she was looking in her reflection 14 years ago. The singer-turned-TV personality — who has spent the past few years being unfairly critiqued for her weight gain — has misstepped more for her bizarre fashion sense. But in this pink summer number, Aguilera appears to have come full circle, channeling the days when she dressed best for her figure. So, in celebration of The Voice's upcoming Season 5, let's look back at how Aguilera's fashion got to where it is now. And, hopefully, from here on out, it will, as Aguilera says, keep getting better. 

'Genie In a Bottle' Debut, 1999

Yep, it hardly seems Aguilera has changed much since her days as a fresh-faced — and vocally gifted — Britney Spears competitor. Not only did fans fall in love with this album cover, but they coveted nearly anything Aguilera wore. Even in baggy orange pants and a beaded top, Aguilera rubbed them the right way. 

"Come On Over" Video, 2000

Flirting in more risqué territory, Aguilera helped make belly button jewelry and red highlights popular in the early 2000s with her get-up from the colorful "Come On Over" video. Aguilera rocked the look, but we sure didn't — with the "Come On Over" video, two trends that would forever haunt our high school photos were born. 

My Music Awards, 2000

Still, "Come On Over" didn't seem to show enough skin for Aguilera. The singer lost some of her streaks and a lot of her clothing by the time VH1 taped its My Music Awards.

MTV Movie Awards, 2001

But what she lost in clothing, Aguilera made up in with hair. Recording "Lady Marmalade" for Moulin Rouge! brought out the singer's inner lioness, who was likely roaring at her make-up artist to re-apply regularly. 

Video Music Awards, 2001

Aguilera proved she was still bubblegum pop with this look, just prior to much darker — and much more naked — time in the singer's career. 

Video Music Awards, 2002

With the release of Aguilera's Stripped, the singer aimed to show audiences and fans that she was not only "Dirrty," but looked quite dirty as well. A shower or two might have helped subdue that blush. 

Vh1's Big in 2002 Awards, 2002

If "Dirrty" wasn't enough to convince parents of the 2000s that Aguilera wasn't what their young teen girls wanted, this red leather minidress certainly did the trick. 

Video Music Awards, 2003

Riding high off of Stripped's success, Aguilera tried to fly high in this feathered number. The outfit itself was a bit of a misstep, but seeing Aguilera rock one hue in her hair for the first time since "Genie In a Bottle" fulfilled some of our wishes. 

M.A.C. Viva Glam Event, 2004

That is, until Aguilera compensated for the lack of color in her hair by slapping it on her face. The singer might have become a M.A.C. spokeswoman, but all this look is saying to us is that Aguilera needs to restock on her make-up remover. 

MTV Movie Awards, 2004

Just two years before her music career went Back to Basics, the singer's hair went back to her basic blonde with this Marilyn Monroe-esque look. Holy reinvention!

Elton John AIDS Foundation, 2005

But after something borrowed came something blue — this dreamy number fulfilled our dreams by proving that the singer was capable of covering up her famous assets. 

Video Music Awards, 2006

Aguilera's music career might have been centered on the Basics, but this gown was anything but. In fact, the look became so iconic for the singer, it inspired a wax figure

Grammy Awards, 2007

Aguilera's new commitment to class would have been a solid win — if only that brown bow would have bowed out on the carpet. 

American Music Awards, 2008

Hey, we've all been a victim of bad bangs. 

Video Music Awards, 2008

Now, if only ours could grow out as fast as Aguilera's. 

Golden Globes, 2010

Aguilera chose glam to stand alongside A-listers at the 2010 Golden Globes, which saw her film, Burlesque, nominated, despite being critically panned. Good thing we have nothing bad to say about this lovely number. 

Golden Globes, 2011

Just one year later, Aguilera looked markably different on the red carpet, though the singer still proved she could vamp it up. Too bad critics were too focused on her body to focus on her elegant gown. 

American Music Awards, 2011

Channeling 2001 Aguilera, the singer broke out the wild curls once again, proving to audiences that she could not only sound, but still look like she did in her "Lady Marmalade" days.  

'The Voice,' 2012

After becoming a judge on The Voice, Aguilera and her bizarre fashion sense became more a topic of conversation that the contestants themselves. Hey, Christina — 2000 called, and it wants your plunging neckline back.  Image: NBC

American Music Awards, 2012

And then came the return of Aguilera's multi-toned hair. Unfortunately, this time around, the look was less stylish, and more did-you-fall-asleep-in-a-paint-can?

American Music Awards, 2012

Luckily, there were so many distractions during Aguilera's bizarre American Music Awards performance, you hardly had time to focus on the fact that her bling looked far better on her belly button in 2000 than it did plastered on a leotard. 

People's Choice Awards, 2013

Like in 2000's "Come On Over," we loved seeing Aguilera in white. 

'The Voice' at the TCAs, 2013

And, finally, the singer tickled us pink with this relaxed number. Does this mean we'll actually pay attention to The Voice's contestants now?