Christina Aguilera in Azzedine Alaïa at the 2013 Summer TCA Tour

Posted on July 29, 2013

Credit where it’s due. It’s not the greatest outfit in the world, but it’s a huge leap forward for her on the fashion front, after years spent out in the fashion wilderness.

 

Christina Aguilera at the NBCUniversal’s “2013 Summer TCA Tour” in Beverly Hills, California in an Azzedine Alaïa dress paired with Christian Louboutin peep-toe platform heels.

Sure, it’s a total Barbie dress, but it fits her more or less the way it’s supposed to and it doesn’t add decades to her age, like most of the rest of her outfits from the last decade. The hair is still a fried, crunchy mess and the dress isn’t exactly challenging in anyway, but she looks good, for the most part. Not our style and not the choices we’d make if she asked us, but at least we’re not cringing and saying “GIRL. What are you DOING?”

 

[Photo Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images]

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  • Nikko Viquiera

    At least, she’s no longer orange!

    • Jessica Freeman

      And covered in shimmery glitter!

      • boweryboy

        With a dark mystery liquid from her good china region running down her legs!

  • OrigamiRose

    She looks really good (although putty heels…. bane of my existence). Good to see both her and Britney looking healthy.

  • etselec

    I just wish her face weren’t five shades lighter than the rest of her. And that the girls had some breathing room.

    • Paigealicious

      Only just…

    • alyce1213

      Yes, the makeup shade is not quite there but it’s an improvement over the orange face.

    • MilaXX

      THIS! She looked ombre from the legs up.

    • yulaffin

      Yep, girl needs a decent bra.

    • DarcSwan

      Miss Christina has been watching one too many Kim Kardashian makeup tutorials on youtube. There is such a thing as too much highlighting & contouring!

  • Mazenderan

    A definite improvement.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    She is NOT serving Oompa Loompa Oma and that is a huge improvement.

    • MilaXX

      The face isn’t but the boobs and legs are

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        But still, she’s much further away from Pantone 021Cors than normal.

      • iseeshesaid

        I second that.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    And the award for most improved goes to….
    My fingers are crossed that by the time The Voice premiers she’ll have a new team and the last of the fixes will be made. I hate the phrase “You go girl” with the heat of a thousand suns, but it certainly fits here.

  • Heather B.

    Baby steps!

    • drdarke

      That about covers it, @disqus_9p621aWkgG:disqus . It’s not great, but at least it’s not a total fashion disaster….

  • Anathema_Device

    Her makeup looks a lot better, too. Even though she’s probably wearing 5 pounds of make up, she looks fresher and younger than she usually does. I kind of hate the dress, and my fingers are itching to do something to that tortured hair of hers.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I’m gonna take comfort in the lack of orange and try to ignore the fact that she’s wearing Courtney Stodden’s church dress.

      • marlie

        “Courtney Stodden’s church dress” made me laugh out loud. Thanks for that.

  • TheRealAndra

    Pink suits her so nicely but the hair makes me so sad!

  • H2olovngrl

    When did she turn into Mae West?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Mae West would never have worn anything so vulgar. Hell, she never even showed cleavage.

      • H2olovngrl

        Well, I meant really more in the face. Also, I see a posing and posturing there that perhaps in her head she is really feeling it!

      • H2olovngrl

        I dunno, Kilted…I just googled Mae West images and I found a bit of vulgarity. I found cleavage, legs and full boobs! ; )

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I appreciate being set straight, though that is the closest I’ll ever get to straight. (smirk) I should have done more than rely on my clearly faulty memory. lol

          • H2olovngrl

            Even I was struck dumb at the sight of that bosom! Yowza!

  • GorgeousThings

    The hoof shoe trend cannot die fast enough!

    • Little_Olive

      I’m thisclose to starting a petition, signatures and all.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Its still all a bit to cotton candy and tramp for me. But I’ve never been a fan of her’s anyhow.

  • Diego!

    Tanned Barbie not in the face! But I do agree, she looks better, way better than a couple of months ago!

  • MilaXX

    Eh, I think she’s a gal who couldn’t dress her figure when it was bigger & now that she’s smaller she’s wearing the same ho’s looks she always wore. She dialed back the face paint a few notched, but the fake tan is still terrible and uneven and the extensions are still ratty and yellow. In short, the only major change is the dress size. She’s still tacky as hell.

    • mjude

      hi milaxx!

      does she not have a friend to tell her how bad her hair looks? it just drives me crazy

      • MilaXX

        Hey!
        I doubt it. Or maybe she just refuses to listen.

    • Darva Sutra

      Yes, both she and Britney are stuck in 2005 Tackyville. Says a lot for where their mental states and self images are stuck at. Stop prematurely aging yourselves, girls; cut off those nasty extensions, wipe half your slap and fakebake off, and wear something current!

  • Lori

    That hair. OMG, it’s killing me. How can a person walk around with that mess on her head and not know that it’s awful and needs to go? Woman, get rid of those ghastly extensions, put an Exxon Valdez worth of hot oil treatment on what’s left (because it’s going to need it), get a cute cut and then get a color that could at least theoretically grown out of your head. Oy.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Never gonna happen. Lemme tell you why. She thinks she’s our generations’ Dolly Parton. Ok, maybe our generations’ Dirrty Parton, but you know what I mean. She lives for tacky.

      • formerlyAnon

        Dolly’s fake white blond hair never looked so fried, dull, and used up! It’s fake, but it’s glossy pretty fake! There’s Glory-In-It-Tacky, and there’s Eww-Could-You-Possibly-Not-Know-Any-Better?-Tacky.

        • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

          : )
          I didn’t say she WAS Dolly, I said she THINKS she’s Dolly. Huge difference. Huge.

          • formerlyAnon

            Distinction noted!

          • Lori

            She is just so very wrong. Her ratty extensions aren’t fit to travel in the same hat box as Dolly’s wigs.

        • MoHub

          Dolly’s hair is a wardrobe of wigs, and she’s the first to point you to her wig heads.

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh yes. But Dolly’s wigs are obviously fake iterations of pretty, over-the-top tacky. Poor Christina’s, OTOH . . .

          • MoHub

            Well, that’s the point. Dolly owns—both literally and figuratively—her tacky wigs. Christina has fried her real hair and thinks it looks good.

          • KikiAvocado

            EXACTLY!

  • shopgirl716

    She is so pretty and she finally looks her age! I want to rip out the bad weave and send her to a good colorist.

  • rosie5215

    My toes recoiled in horror when I saw that picture of her feet. OUCH.

    • kimmeister

      Those poor toes!

  • SewingSiren

    Is she wearing clown white on her face?

    • MilaXX

      Probably just closer to her natural skin tone. Shame she did n’t do the entire body

  • formerlyAnon

    Man, she’s committed to that dreadful hair, isn’t she. The dress is perfect (for her, as noted) and for the event I [mis]read as “2013 Summer T&A Tour.”

  • Candigirl1968

    This is probably the best CA has looked in a while. I wish she had exuded this confidence when she was at her heavier weight – there was no need to hide behind the cray cray outfits and war paint.

    Unfortunately, Christina is dressing with all the sophistication of a 19 year old Florida spring breaker on her way to meet her sorority housemates for umbrella drinks.

  • Rand Ortega

    She looks fit, clean & happy. That’s…something!

  • kimmeister

    Kudos to her personal trainer and/or nutritionist. Un-kudos to anyone else who consulted on the styling, hair, and makeup fronts.

  • http://twitter.com/kendallbrunson SassyMcFrench

    Come on, Christina. You’re no longer a teen-pop star. Grow up. Put on your big girl makeup and your big girl dress because you’re beautiful and you’ve got a great voice. Also, please darken your hair. I’d go blind looking at you for too long.

  • Latin Buddy

    So wait, what’s her actual skin tone…the pale white on her face or the tan?

  • flamingoNW

    A little boobalicious but not too bad….comparatively

  • JulieTy

    That dress looks like a bathing suit!

  • marlie

    I suppose that for her, this works (kind of like Britney’s outfit, too). But GIRL. What did you do to your face?! She’s virtually unrecognizable, and the foundation that’s 2 shades lighter than the rest of her body doesn’t help.

  • nancymae

    Simple bubblegum frock and torture putty pumps notwithstanding, she looks great… from the neck down. Those paris hilton circa 1999 extensions and mismatched makeup just hurt.

  • Nancer

    I think she looks cute, for her, but at the same time… baby heads.

  • barbarienne

    She looks her actual age! Maybe even a couple of years younger! HUZZAH!

    Maybe that’s why she dresses the other way–so that when she does this, we all congratulate her for it.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I want to know what shapewear she’s wearing. I agree that the makeup and hair is a bit dated

  • thecitysleeps

    High praise, lol. I agree.

  • Kate

    TLO, you need a nap. This is fugly dear friends.

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

      Way too Pam Anderson for my taste.

  • Little_Olive

    No. I mean she has lost weight, which to her gays means that she can sport the short and tight again, but no. This is Princess Bubblegum gone stripper and she can do way better.

  • mmebam

    I’ll do it for you. GIRL. What are you DOING?

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    How generic. Blonde, tan, nails, boobs, short pink dress, platform heels. I am so bored. Why is she still a celebrity?

  • unbornfawn

    Girl needs a hair intervention. Otherwise, looking good.

  • prettybigkitty

    She looks good??! Really? Compared to recent past red carpet disasters I suppose she looks OK. In comparison. But “good” may be bridge too far.”

  • mhleta

    Well, she certainly looks healthier and trimmer than she did during her stint on The Voice, but her natural beauty is so much better than the overwrought fare she constantly serves up. Why does she deny herself that?

  • http://frederickvegetarian.wordpress.com sixgables

    Yeah, this didn’t even earn blogspace. It’s boring at best. Which, okay, is a step up. Neck up is awful, thighs down is awful. Mid section is Wet Seal.

  • JauntyJohn

    I tried really hard to understand why this made me feel somewhere between irritated and sad.
    Then it hit me: Dolly Parton. Dolly was Self Aware. She had a sense of humor and intelligence about the show biz machine and her own personal gimmick in it. There’s never been any sense of that with Ms. A. It all feels very much like a checklist. Like doing your homework to get an A. “Thin now? Check. Big Boobs? Check. Zero Character Lines on face? Check. Long blonde hair? Check. Tan? Check. Too-high heels? Check.”
    Like aiming for Icon but landing on Cliche.
    With all that said, girl’s got some pipes, and growing up in the spotlight — whether you sought it or not, and she surely did — will change a body. And change a Body.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    I like this dress. Xtina is so cute that I wish she’d give the mermaid hair a rest; I bet she could rock something sleek and short really well. I keep squinting and trying to imagine if she dyed her hair a chocolatey brown and had it cut in a sleek bob just above the shoulders, and wiped off half the draggy eye-makeup, she might almost look chic.

    I dunno. I look at her hair/styling and it always says “2001″ to me. You’re not a genie in a bottle anymore, honey, just let it go.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      No one would recognize her, and I think that’s what she’s afraid of.

  • Sandra Oh

    Well it does help that she lost 40 pounds and 10 of it was makeup. She looks great and 20 years younger. Good for her and her new stylist.

  • Donyelle

    Her extensions still look like a fire hazard

  • largishbearishAtlish

    “fried crunchy mess” pretty much sums up ALL of it T’lo, once again, this is why you are the masters and we are just the bitter kittens ™. we bow.

  • d4divine

    The dress looks good…I give up on my rant against those things she’s wearing on her feet.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes less awful than usual but still not good

  • Amanda Miller

    The way her face is powdered reminds me a little too strongly of Manila Luzon.

  • ChiKat67

    The sad thing is that this is the size she was wearing when she was heavier.

  • teensmom99

    I’m sorry but no.

  • DCSheehan

    She’s smiling like she just had a root canal.

  • R. L.

    Her makeup is worlds better than usual!

  • Just Me

    She is such a lovely woman. Why does she insist of looking like a porn star trying to go legit? Although, to be fair, in these pictures she kind of looks like Jullianne Hough’s black sheep sister, (who know, the one who had ALL the fun while JH and DH were away a dance competitions).

  • KikiAvocado

    She is 30+ years old- now by no means does 30 mean is it time for kaftans and Dorothy Zbornak pantsuits, but Come ON Xtina! Bleach blond and a Barbie dress with baby heads? ? No!

  • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    her face is so much lighter than the rest of her body… but at least, neither is orange.

  • frannyprof

    She will never not look like a porn star. Girl just can’t help herself.

  • Dagney

    hell no.

  • Pennymac

    I swear, I had a Malibu Barbie with that hair, dress, shoes, AND boobs. Just sayin……

  • judybrowni

    At first glance of the thumbnail, I thought, “Cyndi Lauper?”

    Which says nice things about how Ms Lauper is holding up, but as for Christina…

  • LaSylphide

    Good grief, if this is an ‘improvement’, what in heaven’s name did she look like before?

    • OrigamiRose

      Go to November 19th in the TLo archives. An homage to Ann Jillian.

    • demidaemon

      Yeah, it was bad. And most of it was televised as well.

  • Not applicable

    Um… She’s lost a ton of weight…

  • bertkeeter

    She has her bod back!

  • demidaemon

    I approve of her make-up. The rest still needs a re-do, though I still love this crazy biologically correct drag queen.

  • Aurumgirl

    She has lost a lot of weight, and basically, a smaller size means a lot more variety and flattering clothing is available to you, so that explains a “better” look. But she has just fallen back on her old persona. It’s like that never evolved, and now she’s wearing clothing that screams mutton dressed as a lamb. If only she’d be brave enough to throw all the old out and start with something completely new.

  • Lesley

    she deff get’s a much improved, however anyone else notice that somethings up with her face??

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    her makeup would almost look good if she wasn’t wearing fourteen pairs of false eyelashes. like the lipstick on her, usually she goes so garish with the lips.