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Aguilera looked just peachy to present at the Golden Globes in January with Burlesque co-star Cher. Her elegant bob and shimmery makeup showed a softer side of the star, though the metallic bodice of her chiffon Versace gown reminded fans that she still had an edge.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS
For her gig co-hosting a 2009 New Year’s bash in Las Vegas – where she resolved to “continue having the best life ever” – Aguilera looked determined to out-sparkle the Times Square ball, sporting a dazzling black slipdress, studded pumps and a statement necklace.
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For the 2007 Grammys, the pop diva picked an Emanuel Ungaro gown with purple trim and a beige bow. Aguilera went for the gold in a big way – first with her bronzed-goddess skin, and then later with the best female pop vocal performance Grammy she picked up later that night.
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The singer went Back to Basics earlier in 2007, pairing the album’s ’40s feel with a retro-chic look that included platinum waves, curve-hugging outfits and her now-signature red lips. Things with hubby Jordan Bratman were better than ever: her hit Ain’t No Other Man was a shout-out to Bratman, and she bragged to Ellen DeGeneres about their “naked Sundays”.
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Still a newlywed at the 2006 Grammys, the singer went for an elegant white gown, sparkling accessories, and tight pin curls for an outfit that called to mind a modern Marilyn Monroe.
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Dirrty no more! A just engaged Aguilera showed off her new sparkler but kept her other accessories minimal with her demure, full-skirted blue dress and elegant updo at Elton John’s 2005 Oscar Party in L.A.
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Pre-Bratman, Aguilera went out on the town with her assets on display, appearing at a 2004 post-Grammy bash in a plunging, printed top, knit mini and flirty fishnet tights.
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RACY AND LACY
After dabbling with brunette dreadlocks for her Dirrty phase, Aguilera committed to the look, sporting brown bangs to go with her mesh-and-lace bodysuit and strappy red heels for the MTV Europe Awards in 2003.
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Her 2002 album was called Stripped, and Aguilera seemed to take the title to heart, showing up at the MTV Awards in 2002 in a notorious teeny crossover halter, micro-mini denim skirt and the aforementioned dreads.
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Just call her Lady Marmalade! Aguilera dressed to impress – we think – in a cut-out velvet frock, major gold accessories and a daring ‘do at L.A.’s Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 2001.
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The Best New Artist winner was still the sweet Genie in a Bottle gal fresh out of the Mickey Mouse Club at the Grammy Awards in 2000. She dressed accordingly in a shimmering metallic frock emblazoned with the winged insects, pink strappy sandals and a sleek shag.