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”

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Would wear Hammer pants every. Single. Day.

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

Kicked school girl fetishism through the roof.

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


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

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

Hi, the Bee Girl costume is everything.

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

Because abs definitely count as an outfit.

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

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

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

Classic leotards.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That dress. That hair. That everything.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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