American pop star and actress Miley Cyrus broke into the entertainment industry in 2006 when she was selected to star in the Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana. The next year, she signed her first recording contract with Hollywood Records and produced the studio album Meet Miley Cyrus--which would eventually go quadruple-platinum. Cyrus has alternated between her singing and acting careers for the last several years and has been very successful in both arenas. Her songs have topped the Billboard charts, and she has won a number of major music awards.
In 2009, Cyrus ventured into uncharted territory when it was announced that she would partner with fashion designer Max Azria to create a line of apparel for exclusive sale at Walmart. The label, which was simply named Miley Cyrus & Max Azria, was influenced by the singer's rock and roll roots and put a focus on individual expression. The fashion line was promoted alongside Cyrus' first EP, The Time of Our Lives. Though it made a splash when it was first introduced, the fashion line soon started losing money. When BCBG Max Azria faced financial troubles in 2011, it had to axe several of its labels, and the collaboration with Miley Cyrus was discontinued. Though the singer no longer has much of a presence in the fashion industry, her official store does sell apparel and accessories related to her latest albums and tours.
Clothing from the Miley Cyrus & Max Azria label is not available to buy from Walmart anymore, but you can still find plenty of garments available for purchase secondhand. Primarily a junior's and women's fashion line, the collection was designed to appeal to teens and twentysomethings who were fans of Cyrus' music and personal image. Tops available via consignment include t-shirts, blouses, tunics, tanks, and button-down shirts. These clothes frequently feature design elements like ruffles, animal prints, bedazzling, and more. Dresses are mostly casual and available in styles like party dresses, lace dresses, and mini evening dresses. The brand also frequently featured rompers and bodysuits with unique and abstract patterns.
In pre-owned pants, jeans are the most common options. You can find styles in girls' and women's sizes that include skinny jeans, jeggings, distressed jeans, and more. Shorts and skirts were also made in a variety of different colors and patterns--and many skirts can be paired with a tank to create a uniform outfit. The brand's outerwear options include bomber jackets, faux-leather jackets, and vests. Moving past the Miley Cyrus & Max Azria collection, current Miley Cyrus offerings include graphic tees, sweatshirts, socks, tote bags, and more.
The launch of the Miley Cyrus & Max Azria fashion line came at an inopportune point in the performer's career. Soon after releasing the collection, Cyrus decided to take a break from music and focus on acting, so she wasn't in the spotlight as much as she had been. Even though the collection still had plenty of good apparel options, the timing just wasn't right for it to succeed. Luckily, the star partnered with an iconic designer who could create clothes that would stand the test of time, so they are still great choices to buy via resale. The collection was designed to be affordable from day one, so there are often great deals to be found. We give Miley Cyrus 4 stars out of 5.
- Established 2009 (Miley Cyrus & Max Azria)
- Rock-inspired fashion
- Sold at:
- Walmart stores and online
- Types of items:
- Graphic tees, tanks, blouses, tunics, sweatshirts, skirts, jeans, shorts, leggings, jackets, dresses, accessories
- Related brands:
- White Stag, Op, Kid Connection, Faded Glory, George, Baby George, No Boundaries, Simply Basic