We take a look back at the iconic Britney Spears costumes over the years that have transformed music videos and performances as we know them.
Oh baby baby Britney Spears At the age of 16, she exploded into the music scene in 1998 in her music video for “… Baby One More Time”. Her schoolgirl outfit with the tied white blouse, the black mini skirt and the gray tights made her a legend overnight. Now we remember her most iconic outfits that literally changed music video history as we know it.
As if her school girl outfit couldn’t be beaten, Brit did it with her iconic red skin-tight jumpsuit “Oops! … I did it again”. The look is so iconic that people still wear it as a Halloween costume today because it is so well known. And of course the dance she did in the choir is something any Britney fan knows by heart. She blew us all away when she performed the song at the MTV Video Music Awards 2000 by performing the song in a skin-tight, nude, glittery costume of a tiny top and low-slung pants. Their electric dance performance went down as one of the VMA’s best moments.
Britney Spears rocks a red body on stage. (SplashNews)
Britney continued to excel in a green bra top and glittery low-slung boy shorts when she performed “Slave For You” at the 2001 VMAs while wearing a white boa constrictor snake over her head. Her music video costumes continued to evolve when her 2003 video for her iconic song “Toxic” – which Brit said herself is her favorite in her long catalog – saw her as a sexy stewardess seducing a hot passenger.
Music videos aside, Britney rocked red carpet looks that are still artist-inspired today. In 2001, she wore a strapless denim dress for the American Music Awards that matched the boyfriend at the time Justin TimberlakeAll denim suit. The coordinated outfits became such a sensation that Katy Perry wore the same outfit as the 2014 VMAs with her buddy, which matched Justin’s suit.
Britney Spears looks great in a multi-colored sequin top and a black bikini-style bottom. (SplashNews)
Britney continued to impress fans with her incredible body in skin-tight, barely-visible costumes from her 2013 residency in Las Vegas. She got super fit and wore incredible outfits that most performers could never take off, let alone her intense dance routines. Check out the gallery above to see more of Britney’s iconic looks!