Super Bowl 50: Beyoncé's Halftime Show Style Serves Up Major Michael Jackson Vibes

02/07/2016 at 09:07 PM ET

If you thought it was impossible for Beyoncé to top her last Super Bowl Halftime Show, the singer just proved you wrong.

On Sunday, Beyoncé took the stage with Coldplay and Bruno Mars to sing a rendition of her new single, “Formation,” and she looked incredibly stylish while doing it.

Beyoncé Super Bowl 2016 outfit
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The singer collaborated with DSQUARED2 for what appeared to be a Michael Jackson-inspired look, complete with a black leotard and Dangerous-esque gold bullets draped over a custom leather jacket. Queen Bey wore her hair down, with flowing loose curls parted down the middle, and topped off her outfit with black fishnets and embellished Christian Louboutin ankle boots. (Her 38 backup dancers echoed her ensemble in crop tops and short shorts accented with Zana Bayne harnesses and Dr. Martens boots.)

“We love Beyoncé and wanted to create something where she resembles a warrior leading her female posse who fall into formation and take Super Bowl 50 at half-time,” designers Dean and Dan Caten said in a statement.

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And while everyone on Twitter was making comparisons between Bey’s look and the King of Pop’s outfit from his 1993 Halftime Show performance (which was featured during the Super Bowl 50 anniversary montage), a rep for DSQUARED2 told PeopleStyle that the similarity in the outfits was not planned “at all.”

“Both looks happened to be military inspired,” the rep added.

Beyoncé Super Bowl 2016 outfit
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Beyoncé’s flawless look went beyond her outfit. The singer wore 18 carat gold football-shaped nude diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, weighing in at a total of 31 carats, plus a 30 carat cushion shape bezel ring, a 26 carat nude pear shape diamond ring and two nude diamond rings wrapped around each of Bey’s pinky fingers. (In total, she was decked in 100 carats!)

Beyoncé Super Bowl 2016 outfit
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Topping off her look, the superstar turned to her longtime hairstylist Kim Kimble for her brazen brond curls. Talking to PeopleStyle, the pro explains, “We just shot the video for ‘Formation’ and the hair was all about texture, so we wanted to continue that feel.” The final touch? black-and-gold tips. Manicurist Lisa Logan painted Beyoncé’s almond-shaped nails with OPI nail lacquer in Black Onyx, then applied a matte top coat and decked each out with a gold stud at the base. “You don’t get a lot of time to idle with a look,” says Logan. “You get the details and then you have to pick and choose: ‘What’s going to be classy? What are people going to talk about. What’s going to live on forever?'”

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What do you think of Bey’s Super Bowl style? Did you love her performance? Were you surprised? Share below!

–Maria Mercedes Lara

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Beyonce , Celebs , Designers , Fashion , Hair
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Mimi66 on

Bruno was the best bar none!!

Guest on

Ugh! Not stylish. Not flawless. Super Bowl is not about Beyonce’. Only Bruno was any good!

Ologius on

Halftime was a huge mess, confusing, run through at double time mess. Coldplay felt like the band for Beyoncé and Mars, or backup dancers.

Rachel on

Oh, so you mean she wore the same outfit she has been wearing for years?

Same old bodysuit Beyonce. Boring.

Dominique on

Bruno mars hands down was the best♡♡

Justdjd on

Bruno stole the show, Chris was energetic and Beyonce was ok

sergeant2 on

Beyonce’s outfits are always the same one piece bathingsuit type outfit, the bottom half looks like granny panties, the better to hide that potbelly.

Guest on


Casey L. on

Beyoncé has ballooned. Her legs and thighs are huge, hips bulge out sides of body suit and had no knees. She is still beautiful in face and hair but she couldn’t be heard and almost bit it twice. Bruno Mars killed it. His group were in tune, rhythm rocked, and moves so smooth and effortless. Great job. Beyoncé needs to get her old management group back she fired.

ewwwwwwwww on

So three dollar hooker is the “in” look for 2016 huh?

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