STYLE & BEAUTY
03/29/2018 05:45 EDT | Updated 03/29/2018 08:50 EDT

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