What Do You Think of Britney's '80s Look?

05/16/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Britney Spears has gotten her famously toned physique back in a major way, so we understand the impulse to flaunt it in her figure-revealing clothes. But the singer’s retro outfit does seem like a little much for just a day of shopping — the shorts are sweet and the colorful sneakers are perfect for summer. But the hat? The airbrushed tank? The, uh, knee-high tube socks? Color us confused. We vote for more chic trench coats and stylish dresses. Tell us: What do you think of the singer’s latest look?

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Colleen on

Well, it would be okay if we were still in the 80s. Not to mention the fact she’s mixing eras, with her tennis shoes, and her purse. I think Britney should come back to the modern times, and make herself look presentable, and not like a powderpuff.

80s rock! on

why is anyone surprised?compare to some past choices – this is Britney on a good day.at least she has underwear and footwear present. last time we saw her wearing shorts she also had an umbrella in her hands,no hair and a very angry expression as she was taking it out on the car. this looks is almost an improvement!

Julie on

I’d never wear the shorts because they’re too revealing, but they’re cute with the tank and sneakers. The hat is sort of a necessity, I guess, but if I could, I’d take away the hat and socks. Then I think it’d be a cute and casual (if somewhat skimpy) outfit.

Anna on

In all fairness, she was going to the gym. She and her cousin did a spin class at Equinox gym (source: Access Hollywood), and then they stopped by some stores on the way home. Britney’s style is not fashionably stylish (duh!) but she does have a quirky sense of fun in the clothes she wears. It’s obvious that she dresses to please herself, and no-one else. I would NEVER copy her style, but I give her credit for having fun with fashion.

faith on

come on people. i think we all GET IT by now, that fashion is NOT britney’s forte. i agree that the shorts are cute, but the trucker hat is a trend that i wished would disappear while it was still thriving… two years ago. hardly retro. let’s just chalk this up to bad taste and hope that britney gets back to what she does best–entertaining. i hate to say it, but at this point, i think asking for a little class is asking too much.

jwhite on

Ummm, no comment?

kelly on

This girl needs help, in more ways than one

Xena on


Terra on

I feel that every since she has dramatized her life – she looks butt to me anymore…….. she used to be cute, now she’s just out there.

Erica on

I think she looks fine. What is wrong with being creative with your style? Too many people fall victim to trends and what matches with what. Whatever happened to dressing to suit your personality and feeling good about yourself? I love the fact that she feels confident enough to wear what makes her feel happy and obviously doesn’t care what other people think!! There is something to learn here.

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