Britney, you’ve had a number of fashion missteps over the years. There was that awful appearance at the AMAs in ’01 when you turned up in a denim dress (I blame JT for that one), that time you performed at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a sequined bra and panties, and don’t even get me started on the whole shaving your head incident. So when you decided to re-invent yourself as an X Factor judge, I’ll admit I had my doubts. After all, your old rival Christina Aguilera has worn a bevy of nightmarish outfits on The Voice. Would you fall prey to the same fate?
But you surprised me, Brit. The woman who took that chair traded midriff-baring tops and an over-abundance of fishnets for figure-flattering dresses, posh heels, and a sleek hairstyle. It’s not just a fashion comeback, it’s a fashion triumph! In honor of tonight’s X Factor finale, here’s a look back at some of your best outfits this season. SEE MORE PHOTOS
When you stepped out in this hot pink, mesh front Brian Lichtenberg frock on your very first day of X Factor auditions, I was cautiously optimistic. And then…
Next: Hot pink to red hot
Bam! You shimmied into this body conscious Hervé Leger bandage dress for the Rhode Island auditions — kudos to your hairstylist for those beautiful, beachy waves — and blew my mind. Christina, take note!
Next: Stella (McCartney)!
At the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre handprint ceremony that kicked off the season premiere, you left a lasting impression in an exotic floral print Stella McCartney dress. It was a little snug on you, but you still looked stunning.
Next: Fifty shades of scarlet
Hallelujah! You topped a simple, chic outfit with a simple, chic updo. That hairstyle was heavenly, and I would die happy if you only wore the color red from now on.
Why do you look so stressed out here, Britney? This sexy-conservative LBD looks great. And the bangs are perfection.
Which one of Britney’s X Factor outfits is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!