Christina Milian’s Style Evolution Since 2001
Have you ever looked back on your old photos and asked yourself, “What was I thinking?” Yeah, we all have those moments — even stars. Coming up with a personal style can be quite a challenge — but this makes it more fun to look back at that struggle through the years.
Christina Milian — who will be starring in the second season of Sony Crackle's The Oath, premiering February 21 — has been around for two decades, and as we revisited her most memorable outfits, we noticed how consistently impressive her fashion sense has been. Stepping into the game in the late '90s, it seems the singer and actress of Cuban descent always had a bold, fun and eclectic take on clothes. And, from ruffle details to edgy streetwear, the star's style has grown a bit more sophisticated.
Her public evolution shows the key trends of the time. Opposite to the waist-shaping clothing we wear now, low-rise skirts and pants were super trendy in the early 2000s, when Milian starred in Love Don't Cost a Thing and Man of the House. Low-rise jeans paired with crop tops and shirts with trumpet sleeves were among the young pop singer's go-tos. To accompany this style, the influence of British rock bands dictated denim-wear, and there was an influx of boot-cut pants, ranging from light and dark washes to cargos. This style was later, well, rebooted in the second half of the 2010s along with the signature “skinny jeans.”
Check out some of our favorite outfits rocked by the stylish star over the years.
The “Dip It Low” singer attending the Radio Music Awards, an annual awards show that ran from 1999 to 2005.
Milian hit the Mariah Carey Island Def Jam/Courvoisier Holiday and Record Release Party donning the sexy trifecta of black leather, fur and, well, skin.
She delivered bronze goddess vibes during a Stuff Magazine and Virgin Mobile VMA party hosted by Missy Elliott and Dave Meyers.
The singer celebrated the opening of the Marc Jacob stores in Los Angeles shimmering in gold accessories.
The actress — who played the role of Isabelle “Izzie” Fuentes in the movie Pulse — complemented this shining fuchsia dress with silver at the Los Angeles premiere.
She went for energetic eggplant (with pockets!) for Elizabeth Taylor's House of Taylor Jewelry Collection event at Geary's in Beverly Hills.
With low-rise, skin-tight skinnies for the win, she attended Flaunt magazine's 10th anniversary and Annual Holiday Toy Drive at the Wayne Kao Mansion in Los Angeles.
Channeling Celia Cruz, this Cuban-American showed up to celebrate Antonio “L.A.” Reid's win at his annual Post Grammy Soiree.
The star attended a White Trash Beautiful fashion show with super hoops.
Casual chic and cuffed for the premiere of the film Iris.
Milian embraced her curves in this futuristic bodycon dress at the ROC nation pre-Grammy brunch.
New hair, who dis? The singer wore a not-so-subtle burgundy shade at the WWE SummerSlam VIP Party.
A mix of punk and prep, via a letterman jacket, was a fun yet conservative combo for the 1st Annual Runway Wonderland Children's Benefit.
She made a Music Choice appearance in a clash of stripes and polka dots — who said prints aren't meant to be mixed?
The lady in red flaunted a fuzzy jacket dress hybrid Amazon's Style Code Live.
The brand ambassador's denim-on-denim look — with matching toe-nail polish! — complemented the pink carpet at the launch for Pretty Little Thing's Shape.
The style slayage doesn't. Nylon's annual It Girl Party had to have this Afro-Latina at their event.