27 Of The Most Amazing Music Video Looks Of All Time

#Bless the wardrobe department

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1. George Michael’s ripped jeans and leather jacket — George Michael, “Faith”

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Were tight jeans on guys cool before George Michael? PROBABLY NOT.

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2. The Beastie Boys’ fake cop outfits — Beastie Boys, “Sabotage”

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Maybe the best of Spike Jonze’s collaborations with the Beasties, “Sabotage” sets up Mike D., Ad Rock, and MCA as ’70s cops in super-wide ties.

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3. Shania Twain’s all-over leopard print thingy — Shania Twain, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”

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Sure, nobody NEEDS that much leopard print, but you know you want it.

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4. Justin Hawkins’ incredibly low-cut white jumpsuit — The Darkness, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”

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Count on The Darkness to bring back plunging man-jumpsuits (whether you want them or not).

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5. The girls in the band — Robert Palmer, “Addicted To Love”

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Are the girls in Robert Plant’s “Addicted to Love” video actually playing their instruments? Does anyone really care?

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6. Missy Elliott’s garbage bag suit — Missy Elliott, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”

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Admit it: For a brief second you thought about wearing inflated trash bags too.

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7. TLC’s sexy silk pajamas — TLC, “Creep”

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So many silk pajamas! So smooth!

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8. Kriss Kross’ backward pants — Kriss Kross, “Jump”

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It is truly surprising this whole backward pants thing didn’t take off.

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9. Hammer pants — MC Hammer, “U Can’t Touch This”

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Would wear Hammer pants every. Single. Day.

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10. Brit Brit’s school girl uniform — Britney Spears, “Hit Me Baby One More Time”

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Kicked school girl fetishism through the roof.

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11. Alicia Silverstone’s plaid shirt — Aerosmith, “Cryin’”

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Between the floral babydoll dress and the flannels, this might be the most awesomely ’90s video ever.

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12. The Bee Girl — Blind Melon, “No Rain”

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Hi, the Bee Girl costume is everything.

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13. Marky Mark’s abs — Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, “Good Vibrations”

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Because abs definitely count as an outfit.

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14. Fiona Apple’s layered lingerie — Fiona Apple, “Criminal”

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Fiona perfected awkward layers of cheap lingerie. Oh, and knee socks.

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15. Beyoncé’s bodysuit — Beyoncé, “Single Ladies”

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Classic leotards.

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16. Salt-n-Pepa’s hot pants — Salt-n-Pepa, “Shoop”

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Salt-n-Pepa wear stripes and hotpants like nobody’s business.

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17. Madonna’s pink gown — Madonna, “Material Girl”

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Wherein Madonna does her best Marilyn Monroe impression and wears a covetable pink dress.

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18. Christina Aguilera’s assless chaps — Christina Aguilera, “Dirrty”

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Remember when Christina became X-tina and tried to make assless chaps happen? SIGH.

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19. Lady Gaga’s stars-n-stripes bikini — Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, “Telephone”

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I guess once you’ve poisoned a diner full of people the only thing do is put on some patriotic-themed outfits and perform a choreographed dance.

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20. J.Lo’s pink sweatsuit — Jennifer Lopez, “I’m Real”

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The pink velour sweatsuit that launched a million pink velour sweatsuits.

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21. Destiny’s Child’s camouflage costumes — Destiny’s Child, “Survivor”

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This was at the height of Tina Knowles’ reign of terrorstyle influence over Beyoncé.

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22. Cher’s leotard — Cher, “If I Could Turn Back Time”

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Just Cher on a naval tanker in zero clothes looking ridiculously foooooine at 43.

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23. Tupac’s Mad Max look — Tupac featuring Dr. Dre, “California Love”

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If Tupac wants to wear some chainmail in the terrordome of his choosing, well, so be it.

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24. Cyndi Lauper’s party dress — Cyndi Lauper, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

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That dress. That hair. That everything.

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25. Kurt Cobain’s striped shirt — Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

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The striped tee over thermal underwear combo = never 4get.

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26. Sinead O’Connor’s shaved head — Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

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Sinead’s disembodied shaved head conveys everything you’d need to hear.

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27. Michael Jackson’s red leather jacket — Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

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Basically every kid in the ’80s wanted a red leather jacket. Every kid.

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