We Love: Fantasia’s New Look

by Jessica C. Andrews

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Fantasia Barrino announced that she was changing her look when she came into conflict with Jet Magazine but her new aesthetic goes way beyond photo shoots. The “Without Me” singer has shown up for red carpet appearances in a look that’s more fashion-forward than what we’ve seen from her in the past.

Styled by Shun Melson, who has worked with Kandi Burruss and Ledisi, the 2004 “American Idol” winner looks sophisticated in sleek silhouettes, standout colors like red and white and classic accessories. For her new minimalist approach to style, Fantasia’s rocked designers like Alexander McQueen, Emilio Pucci, Brian Atwood and Christian Louboutin. But the look is less about labels and more about Fantasia’s natural beauty, stunning shape and confidence shining through.

Click through to see some of our favorite recent looks from Fantasia.

  • http://airindanyell.tumblr.com Erin

    She’s looking great and I like her new single! Hope she keeps this image up!

  • angel

    I love it!

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Loving her new look. It seems like she has not only a new look but attitude and outlook on life. Fanny is talented regardless so I wish her much success.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    Definite improvement, and A+ these days style wise!
    Clean, Chic, Modern, Fresh dare I say Elegant. go head girl!

  • http://gravatar.com/cynicaloptimist81 cynicaloptimist81

    Honestly, I totally get why she felt slighted by Jet Magazine now, lol. Totally get it…

  • Trisha

    Fantasia is doing well and looking good. I love this new look. I think she is on the right track spiritually and physically. Keep up the good work, Ms. Lady!

  • http://gravatar.com/zyasia zyasia

    she looks fantastic! I’m looking forward to more new music from her.

  • http://gravatar.com/thegoodliferaina thegoodliferaina

    Love it!

  • Blasè

    i hate peep toes but i loves those booties (#3)!!!

  • Dalili

    She looks great!! Good for her! I wish her continued peace of mind and success!

  • http://www.dawnthescreenwriter.com ScriptTease

    Fantasia is looking good. Makeup, hair, clothes….. everything looks good.

  • Ash

    Good for her! She looks great.

  • JN

    ‘Tasia is that you?! Looking great!

  • au napptural

    Umm, she has CLEARLY bleached the fool out of her skin. I do not approve. Her clothes look much better, but now she’s tatted up like some hood rat. Sigh.

  • Nic

    A+ to whoever is styling her and she needs to keep him/her. But those pictures should remind people why tattoing yourself up like a sailor is not a good long term look.
    But the teeth and hair look great, and she has clearly been working out.

  • ras

    she looks fabulous

  • Overseas_Honeybee

    She looks beautiful and most importantly … happy. Love this new simple, chic classic style. Get it Fanny!

  • Starla

    I didn’t even recognize her the first time I saw her new looks. It is amazing how doing something as simple as changing your wardrobe can change everything about the way you are perceived. This is the first time I have ever thought of saying Fantasia looks pretty.

  • http://www.beautyisdiverse.com Beauty Is Diverse

    She looks great, hope she keeps it up.

  • Reno

    Starla, I agree. She does look pretty, and I have not thought that in the past. I didn’t think that she was “ugly,” but I never thought she looked “pretty.” She does now. She must have hired a new stylist.

  • gg

    she looks realllly pretty. much success to you tasia!

  • jacob

    You’re an idiot! This girl has NOT bleahed her skin and she’s always had tattoos… The only Hoodrat here is your ignorant ***! have a seat!! several!

  • jacob

    BUY the album! You’ll be amazed! This is SURELY her best work to date! i went crazy and bought 3 copies myself :)

  • jacob

    Me TOO! JET was wrong and they know they were! I don’t hear the haters saying nothing now! They would have NEVER pulled that mess with beyonce or any other popular chicks! OR chicks there consider beautiful! FANTASIA IS BEAUTIFUL! Newsflash JET! Shame on ya’ll

  • tee

    I Know I’m off topic but have you guys listened to Side effects of you (album)? WOWZA!! The album is amazing, I’m super proud of Fantasia I hope she keeps this up.

  • Robin P

    Fantasia looks beautiful. I like her new look, very sleek and classy!

  • Evangelist

    She looks amazing. Her clothing selection is outstanding, very chic and classy. Whatever she is doing I am so happy for her and I hope she continues going forward with it. The girl can sing point blank. I would love to see her go full gospel soon and do some preaching along side of it.

  • Gaynelle Williamson

    Shame on Jet magazine for missing an opportunity to be 1st in showing Fantasia’s new look, this only proves that the magazine is out of date and no longer bringing the updated news to Black America. Somewhere alone the lines they have lost their purpose, thank goodness other Black magazines are taking up the slack. The editor in chief played right into the hands of “black on black” racism…opening the doors for others to mock us!

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