Fashion Flashback: Ciara Then & Now


Ciara (Bauer Griffin, Getty)Ciara's sartorial courage doesn't get the attention it deserves. Every look of hers is beautifully gutsy because she picks pieces that are funky and provocative, powerful and elegant. Her unique approach to fashion is truly one of a kind.

Ciara can look equally stunning in a boxy sweatshirt or a feathered gown, leather or lace, but it took a few red carpet walks before she steadied herself with this impactful persona. Take a scroll through her style journey to see just how far she has come. Seriously, some of these moments you'll hardly recognize the hip-hop star. But trust us, it's her.

Then
Singer Ciara arrives at the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.

Now
Singer Ciara arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
2004 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals.MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.December 8, 2004.

Now
Singer Ciara attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.

Then
Singer Ciara attends the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall August 31, 2006 in New York City.

Now
Ciara celebrates her 5th album release with performance at 1Oak Nightclub at Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Then
World Premiere of "Step Up".ArcLight Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.August 7, 2006.

Now
Recording artist Ciara attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
Singer Ciara attends the Us Hollywood 2007 Party at Sugar on April 26, 2007 in Hollywood, California.

Now
Ciara attends the Candie's Foundation 2011 event to prevent benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 3, 2011 in New York City.

Then
Singer Ciara arrives at the Sony/BMG Grammy party held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California.

Now
Singer Ciara attends "VH1 Divas" 2012 at The Shrine Auditorium on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Then
Singer Ciara arrives at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Now
Arrivals at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 25, 2013.

Then
Singer Ciara arrives at the 2007 World Music Awards held at the Sporting Club on November 4, 2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Now
Singer Ciara arrives at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, California.

Then
Singer Ciara  arrives at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards  at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Now
R&B artist Ciara attends the Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld summer 2012 fashion show and cocktail party during Paris fashion week. Ciara's sprint across the Atlantic came on the heels of her meeting with L.A. Reid, label chairman for Sony's Epic Records and resident X Factor judge. Billboard reports that Ciara will soon sign with Reid and the label, leaving her previous label, Jive Records.

Then
Singer Ciara attends the Conde Nast Media Group's Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008 in New York City.

Now
Singer Ciara attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear  Spring/Summer 2014 on September 29, 2013 in Paris, France.
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