70 of Britney Spears' Riskiest, Midriff-iest Costumes Ever in Honor of Her VMA Performance

More Spandex and sequins than you can shake a stick at.

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Getty, design by Dana Tepper

With the news that Britney Spears will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, the first question that comes to mind is naturally "What pop-culture-defining stunt will she pull this time?" The second is "And what will she be wearing (or not)?" For reference/mental preparation, see 70 of her show costumes over more than 25 years.

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<p>Not sure what the context is, but had to include this hazmat-suit-looking thing. </p>
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1990

Not sure what the context is, but had to include this hazmat-suit-looking thing.

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<p>On the <em>Tonight Show with Jay Leno</em></p>
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1999

On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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<p>At the MTV Europe Music Awards</p>
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1999

At the MTV Europe Music Awards

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<p>At the 1999 Teen Choice Awards</p>
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1999

At the 1999 Teen Choice Awards

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<p>Performing in Florida</p>
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1999

Performing in Florida

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<p>At Disney World (LOL @ the family-friendliness)</p>
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1999

At Disney World (LOL @ the family-friendliness)

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<p>Still at Disney World</p>
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1999

Still at Disney World

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<p>During her <em>Baby One More Time</em> tour</p>
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1999

During her Baby One More Time tour

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<p>Performing...somewhere in a baby blue crop top and scrunchie</p>
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1999

Performing...somewhere in a baby blue crop top and scrunchie

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<p>Performing in Irvine, California</p>
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2000

Performing in Irvine, California

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<p>Performing on the <em>Today Show</em></p>
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2000

Performing on the Today Show

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<p>Performing on the <em>Today Show</em></p>
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2000

Performing on the Today Show

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<p>No info for this one either, but just look at those multicolored crochet bell sleeves</p>
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2000

No info for this one either, but just look at those multicolored crochet bell sleeves

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<p>Performing on Italian TV</p>
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2000

Performing on Italian TV

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<p>Performing at the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day exhibition</p>
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1999

Performing at the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day exhibition

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<p>Performing at Hammerstein Ballroom</p>
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1999

Performing at Hammerstein Ballroom

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<p>At the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party at the London Arena </p>
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1999

At the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party at the London Arena

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<p>At the 1999 Billboard Music Awards</p>
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1999

At the 1999 Billboard Music Awards

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<p>At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards</p>
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1999

At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards

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<p>At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards</p>
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2000

At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

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<p>At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards</p>
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2000

At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

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<p>At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards</p>
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2000

At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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<p>At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards</p>
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2000

At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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<p>At the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime Show</p>
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2001

At the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime Show

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<p>At 102.7 KIIS-FM's 2001 Wango Tango</p>
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2001

At 102.7 KIIS-FM's 2001 Wango Tango

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<p>At the 28th Annual American Music Awards</p>
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2001

At the 28th Annual American Music Awards

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<p>Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum </p>
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2001

Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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<p>Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum </p>
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2001

Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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<p>Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum </p>
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2001

Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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<p>At the 28th Annual American Music Awards</p>
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2001

At the 28th Annual American Music Awards

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