The comparison was inevitable.

When you have two iconic female mentors who tend to test the limits of fashion, it's only natural to pit them against each other. Especially after this season's premiere of The Voice where Shakira made her debut as Xtina's replacement (as fellow mentor Usher debut as Cee Lo's replacement).

While Christina opted for loud and vibrant ensembles, Shakira's debut showcased seems to be picking outfits that are understated yet still elegant.

People Magazine discuss the differences a little further nothing that, "Both stars favored similarly sparkly black tops for their judge’s seat ensemble though Aguilera jazzed hers up with a headband, jewelry, a fan and patterned tights. Their first performances of the season, however, couldn’t have been more different: last year, Aguilera opted for a silver sequined bustier and knee-high boots, while Shakira chose a black mini and lace-ups last night."

While Christina's absence will also mean that her peacockish outfits and colorful hair will be gone from the swivel chairs, Shakira's understated but still stylish sense of fashion will no doubt hold her own.

But which do you prefer?

Source: People