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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.

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.

<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.

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

On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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

At the MTV Europe Music Awards

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

At the 1999 Teen Choice Awards

<p>Performing in Florida</p>
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1999

Performing in Florida

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

At Disney World (LOL @ the family-friendliness)

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

Still at Disney World

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

During her Baby One More Time tour

<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

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

Performing in Irvine, California

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

Performing on the Today Show

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

Performing on the Today Show

<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

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

Performing on Italian TV

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

Performing at the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day exhibition

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

Performing at Hammerstein Ballroom

<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

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

At the 1999 Billboard Music Awards

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

At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards

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

At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

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

At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

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

At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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

At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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

At the 2001 Super Bowl Halftime Show

<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

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

At the 28th Annual American Music Awards

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

Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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

Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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

Performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

<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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