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Was that a tube sock Britney was wearing on her arm?

Her halftime show armband has fashionistas buzzing

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Super Bowl XXXV, Britney Spears
Britney Spears: Scott Gries/Image Direct

In a new twist, Britney Spears is causing a fashion commotion by putting something on. The pop princess’ Super Bowl take on the tube sock scored a fashion touchdown. ”I loved it,” gushes celeb stylist Ryan Colby, who has worked with Ryan Phillippe and Jared Leto, adding ”It’s a ‘Flashdance’y — but more updated — look, a throwback to the ’80s.”

The tube sock revolution emerged in Japan and France, migrated to urban dance clubs and bars, and will soon hit mainstream outlets like Urban Outfitters (which plans to sell embroidered athletic wristbands and charm laden arm socks this spring). ”Right now, the look is preppy, it’s retro sport, or it’s punk,” says Sue Otto, creative director for Urban Outfitters. ”This sock band thing is a great accent.? And with a six pack of tubers from Fruit Of The Loom, it’s truly cheap chic.