Christina Aguilera in a flattering gown at the AMAs: too orange, but improved?

Christina Aguilera
We’re splitting the AMAs fashion coverage into a few posts, (Kaiser’s previous coverage is here and here) and Christina Aguilera takes the lead today for several reasons. I have mixed feelings about this look. First off, this ombre purple Pamella Roland dress is an impressive choice for her. Her tits and/or ass aren’t hanging out, it fits properly, and it’s actually quite flattering. The dress, coupled with that very obvious pageboy wig, give a kind of “Barbie” effect, but that’s a minor complaint compared to her past looks. Her makeup is still very heavy-handed but it’s classier, and I really like the nude lip. That said, the wig is very cheap-looking and obvious, but it’s a real improvement from the Fraggle dip-dye hair she’s been sporting in various shades of awful. The style seems dated to me, I had that exact same hair in the early 90s, but again for her it’s decent. If only she could lay off the dayglow orange tanner and the body sparkle. Baby steps.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Next up, Ginnifer Goodwin, who has ruined any affection I had for her sweet as pie “Once Upon a Time” character by looking so consistently humorless and smug on the red carpet. She bugs me, and today is no exception. She’s wearing a peach Oscar de La Renta resort 2013 cocktail dress with sequins. They love this dress over at Red Carpet Fashion Awards, but I just find it more of the same from her. She wears something fashion-forward, puts on her best model face and thinks she’s avant garde. At least she dresses modestly and isn’t wearing Stella McCartney or Marchesa.

Jennifer Morrison was in a v-neck sparkly black Abed Mahfouz gown with cap sleeves and a high leg slit. Look at her working that leg like Jolie. This is an underwhelming dress, but she wears it well. I love her braided updo (she’s gone back to blonde!) and her makeup. See how far a smile goes to completing a look?

I can’t get a designer ID on Hayden Panettiere’s sparkly little dress, but it’s not all that different from what she wore to the CMA Awards earlier this month. Her matchy shoes are not cute. Hayden’s styling is pretty bad. Her hair looks like she didn’t wash it and just pulled it back, and those bright pink lips and gold eyes just look amateurish. Hayden was there with her latest boyfriend, a football player named Scotty McKnight. He looks like a boy bander. Downgrade from Klitschko!

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  1. arock says:

    xtina looks like miss piggy from “muppets do new york”. (or whatever its called)

    • Rachel says:


    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      The Muppets Take Manhattan, maybe? Muppets Do New York sounds like Jim Henson porn–the felt would be flying! 🙂

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Or like Miss Piggy if she got caught in pig pen’s dust cloud, because she looks to be covered in dirt in that last photo!

    • mia girl says:

      You nailed it.

    • Reece says:

      Great! Now that’s all I can see. haha

    • littlestar says:

      I know this is mean of me to say, but I’m continually surprised by how much weight Christina Aguilera has gained in the past few years. I know she was very young then, but I keep thinking about how thin and in shape she was in her “Dirrty” video. I was around 17 when it came out, and I remember thinking how I wished I could look like her. Now I’m almost 30 and I’m in the best shape of my life and she constantly looks like a train wreck with her orange skin! Whatever she’s done to herself, her massive drinking being one, her metabolism seems shot.

    • Vera says:

      Miss Piggy is the first thing I thought. I hate to be mean to Xtina. She’s only 30 and quite pretty. She just needs the right stylist to bring it out.

    • Cats says:

      I think she looks like Snooki – they could be twins (with different hair)

    • Jess says:

      I thought she looked like a cross-eyed siamese cat. >.<

    • VGirl says:

      Miss Piggy is way hotter than this sprayed tanned fiasco of a person! LOL Seriously Christina you are a goddamed heifer now, time ot hit the gym and cut back on the booze. Call up Bratman and get your family back together, because you are not hiding your unhappieness well. You can’t eat your feelings honey!

      • hazel says:

        she looks like shes just soaked herself in gravy and then flame grilled herself… nice overly toasted-leather-gravy look.nice

  2. emmie_a says:

    Ginnifer Goodwin = SMUG. YES!!! Who does she think she is? I hate the vibe she gives off.

    And what’s going on with Christina’s face?? It’s not just weight gain – she’s doing too much of something and it’s not looking good.

    Jennifer Morrison looks great as usual.

    • Velouria says:

      YES on all this and why doesn’t GG grow her hair out a little over her ears?? Her attitude just sucks. It’s like she’s still Johnny Cash’s bitter first wife or something…get over it and move on girl.

    • j.eyre says:

      Who is Jennifer Morrison? She has a really sweet/friendly face. I want to like her – is she likeable?

      • Ms Kay says:

        @ j.eyre

        Jennifer Morrison is the gal who played Dr. Allison Cameron in House and now she plays the role of Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time. She also played Zoey in How I Met Your Mother.

        She also has a knack for co-stars, she dated and was engaged to House hottie Jesse Spencer, and now she’s dating Once Upon a Time co-star Sebastian Stan, the hottie who was in Captain America, y’know Steve Rogers best mate whom girls used to look at before Rogers hit the supersteroids…

        Eh. She seems nice though…

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        She was on House. She’s ok…I like her best as a brunette.

  3. Ms Kay says:

    In the name of a Playboy blown up doll… Why Christina why???

  4. Gine says:

    I think Ginnifer must not like the way she looks smiling, because she seems so bubbly and cute in interviews, but always goes into Serious Face Mode on the red carpet. It’s weird.

    I bet Christina can pull all her makeup off in one piece, like a mask, at the end of the night. That’s a lot of spackle.

    • Belly says:

      I think GG is paying homage to Twiggy with her look here. No smiling = show cheekbones. FWIW, I like it, but I generally like everything she does, LOL!

  5. Effy says:

    What’s going on with Christina’s bust?
    looks big and weird.

  6. Sam says:

    What is up with Ginnifer Goodwin’s eyelashes? Her lower ones especially – they look like bad falsies or that her mascara is clumping. Her skin is so fair, it really shows. And her makeup is so pale, it washes her out. She could really pull off some color, but she looks so drab here. Her eyeshadow isn’t flattering – it sorta makes her look like she has pink eye or something.

  7. Summer says:

    Xtinas tan looks gross.

  8. boobytrap says:

    ugh, christina.
    she could be SO pretty if she just toned down … everything. her clothes are hideous (that dress included) and the hair and makeup age her. less is more, at this age.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree with you Booby (ha ha, Boobies), she is quite pretty when she lays off the spackle. I am happy she is wearing something size appropriate.

  9. valleymiss says:

    In comparison to Xtina’s recent looks, I think she looks great. (Also, I have a weakness for any dresses in lavender. Beautiful color, and my favorite.) Yes, she’s too orange, yes, the wig is cheap, but the cheap wig is still an improvement over those weird extensions she’s been sporting. And the nude lip looks great.

  10. Rachel says:

    Oh Christina. I don’t know what it is, but she just looks horrible here. I think it’s *mostly* the wig. It ages her terribly. The dress is pretty, and I’d probably like it on someone else. But there’s something off in the bodice. Poorly fitted. And the spray tan… ugh. You can actually see where she missed a spot under her arm. On second thought, it might be the fake tan that ages her. She looks prettier when she doesn’t spray herself to look like leather. Take a lesson from Tanning Mom Christina. Lose the tan.

  11. Anna says:

    If you see a sideway picture it look like Xtrina got a stain on it. Her face is like a blonde miss piggy – serious!! Oh I listen to her new album, disappointed! Another flop dull album.

  12. Jenna says:

    Definite upgrade for Christina. But the fake tan is killing me. Especially on her legs.

    And as much as I love Ginnifer Goodwin, I hate her side face, head up pose.

  13. Andrea says:

    Hayden got bolt ons, right? I remember she used to be quite flat chested.

  14. Erinn says:

    Ah… I find Hayden’s boyfriend looks quite similar to Milo Ventimiglia, who she dated previously. I still can only associate him with Rory Gilmore though. Loved him.

  15. bea says:

    Christina looks like a first effort at drag to me. Admittedly, it is an improvement. Bottom line, she needs to drop some lb’s and she’ll look better, feel more confident. I don’t know what can be done about her hair.

    Ginnifer Goodwin’s dress is amazingly horrible. Looks like a failed attempt at haute couture / 1960s vintage. Very unflattering.

    Jennifer Morrison’s dress looks like it might be from a consignment store. Dated. Ill-fitting around the arm pits and shoulders. Hate that blonde hair on her.

    Finally, Hayden Panettiere’s styling is super bad here. She’s very cute, has a great bod, but her hair and make-up are sloppy. The dress and shoes seem un-inspired, but not horrible.

  16. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I think Christina looks beautiful, but so does she, so that sort of cancels it out…(A little humility???)

    I always think Ginnifer looks nice. Her makeup looks so 60s, and so does her vacant Twiggy stare….I always think she’s pretty though. She seems as if she would be pleasant to meet.

  17. dj says:

    I forget Jennifer Morrison is so pretty until she smiles. What is going on with Hayden’s makeup it looks pink glittering luminizer all over the middle of her face. It makes her look really strange. Christina is much improved this week. Pretty dress. Dress appears to be correct size. Hair is decent. Makeup is better. No boobs hanging out…10 in Christina points! Good for her.

  18. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oh my. I have a soft spot for Christina but in the last couple of years she’s been looking rough. This is an improvement but there’s something so very tacky about her posing, that close-up looks like she’s impersonating a blow-up doll. You can take the tacky out of the styling but not out of the girl. Bless her, she should really get a good stylist.

  19. Miss Kiki says:

    Christina actually doesn’t look awful here. I mean the hair is ok, the make -up is pretty busted and the tan is shocking, but the dress is a vast improvement on what she’s been wearing recently. Ginnifer on the other hand used to wind me up something rotten but ever since OUAT I can’t dislike her.

  20. Lady Satan says:

    Xtina does look better – but she really needs to let go of the orange fake tan.

    Lose a bit of weight, tone up, go back to a normal skin colour and she’d look fab.

  21. Marianne says:

    Not improved. She’s way too tan. Her make-up still resembles a clown, the wig is atrocious and she still doesn’t know how to dress for her body.

  22. Bird says:

    Sorry, but Christina looks hideous. I seriously cannot believe how awful everything is.

  23. Birdie says:

    Christina looks so unhealthy..

  24. Reece says:

    WHAT is with the makeup trends lately?!? I. Can. Not.

  25. Isa says:

    I’m just glad Christina found something that fits. her tan looks awful though.
    Can’t stand Ginnifer Goodwin. Like her look from the neck down.
    Hayden’s arms look normal in that photo.

  26. nordicgoddess says:

    ginnifer acts like she’s the next posh
    no smile = style…

  27. Madriani's Girl says:

    Love the dress – just not on Christina. And Gennifer Goodwin’s neck line is ridiculous. It’s huge on her. I also don’t like her hair. I hate that gamine look.

  28. Isabel says:

    Funny how Christina always had a flat ass, even when she was considered big. Now she has a butt bigger than Nikki Minaj, so I am guessing ass implants. It just looks terribly unnatural: it can’t be just weight gain.

    • rightgrrl says:

      I’m thinking padding or something like that.

    • Jayna says:

      I have been thinking the same thing all year. Maybe she is padding her bum in clothes, but why? She looks weird. I have never seen her have a big rear even when heavy and I’ve been a fan for a long time.

  29. velourazure says:

    Were they handing out an award for most hideous makeup?

  30. Julie says:

    Christina looks bad, although it is an improvement. She needs to stop posing lIke she’s Courtney Stodden. That’s one of the main reasons she looks so cheap.

  31. k says:

    I’m a big fan of short pixie haircuts, but it just doesn’t work on Goodwin.

    • MNFinn says:

      If Ginnifer G had surgery to pin back her ears, her hair might be really great.

      Jennifer Morrison’s dress reveals too much. I don’t care if it’s the entertainment industry. Deep V neckline plus thigh-slit = lingerie.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    I like Ginnifer’s and Hayden’s dresses….Gennifer’s (w/ a G) is very 60’s , which I like.
    Christina looks ridiculous. Her dress looks like a shower curtain.

  33. skuddles says:

    I quite like Xtina’s dress but I think I would like it a lot better on someone else. Her over-the-top tan, hair, makeup, and ridiculous posing just distracts from the lovely frock. Why the hell does Hayden P keep showing up for music awards lately? Is she trying to start a singing career? I thought she had a rather lucrative career as a “yacht” girl…

  34. dcypher1 says:

    Christina would have actually looked nice if she didnt have the shade of an oompalumpa. Too much tan in a can.

  35. serena says:

    Even when she dress ‘classier’ (which is still fug to me) she does something to look trashy..sigh Christina.. drop the tan, it’s hideous.

  36. sheila says:

    What made upset me more about Christina last night is that she can actually sing, yet she puts out autotuned, club techno crap that every other female is singing these days and she was lip synching!! I so wanted her to do an unplugged, acoustic type of album to really showcase her pipes (with no yoddling!!) but seems more important for her to have a sexpot image and compete with the other autotuned gals on the charts. Sad, wasted talent.

    • Jayna says:

      Her performance was awful and she was in a dated outfit once she stripped the pink thing off. Her background singer did most the singing and Christina mostly wailed and her voice was really off in the higher ranges. Her voice has deteriorated in the upper range. Why didn’t she sing this ballad off her new album. It’s written by Sia. Maybe Sia should have written all of the songs for the new album. It shows the amazingness that Christina still has and is still capable of truly great vocals. Just such a stunning delivery by Xtina on this song, just beautiful, and a song with meaning:

      Blank Page –

    • Jayna says:

      I thought Love Your Body would be a hit. It hasn’t. I would think Blank Page would be a big hit. I don’t know. Christina can’t seem to chart anymore. I am thinking her duet with Blake Shelton might make it high on the charts because of Blake’s big following helping to move it up the charts.

      Just a Fool –

      or maybe “Best of Me,” which is a great empowerment song for a woman:

      I really want to see Xtina have at least one big single off the new album. She deserves it even if the album is uneven, because she can sing compared to so many of the big hits on the radio.

  37. Justine says:

    Christina looks like Nicki Minaj. A cross-eyed Nicki Minaj.

  38. Lindsey says:

    I would say Christina looks like an Oompa Loompa, but with that purple dress, she’s looking like Violette after gorging herself on candies.

  39. citygirlsf says:

    I love Ginnifer’s pixie cut so much.

  40. Shy says:

    Christina probably can’t loose weight because it’s an alcohol calories. She drinks every day and they stick on her body. In order to lose her weight she needs to drink a lot less. And she doesn’t want to. So she just excepted herself that way.

    Which is shame. She has all the money, can hire personal trainer and losse all that weight in a few weeks. But she loves her booze too much…

  41. Janet says:

    Love Goodwin’s Jimmy Choos. Everything else is fug.

  42. kristiner says:

    Christina looks like Ice-T’s wife CoCo Austin.

    She acts like she’s embraced her curvy body yet she has NO clue how to dress it.

  43. anon says:

    Christina’s posing in that last picture of her is awful. That shit may have been cute when she was 19, but she’s a GROWN WOMAN for fck’s sake, it’s time to look a little more mature.

    But I guess I AM talking about Christina Aguilera.. so this is all moot.

  44. GossipG says:

    Dont call X-tina Miss Piggy, thats an insult for MISS P. And MISS P doesnt have an alocohol problem, AND KERMIT really loves her.No fake shit. 😉

  45. OfficialBitch says:

    Ginnfer Goodwin looks old and high

  46. aquarius74 says:

    I love Hayden’s dress. It’s simple and she looks good in it, no matter what her hair may (not) look like.

    Xtina… well, she looks big. I think she knows it and enjoys herself (see her pose with the stiletto in her hand). What else ?