10 Fashion Lessons We Can Learn From Britney Spears


Britney actually looks glamorous at the 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at in L.A. in August, 2011.
Britney actually looks glamorous at the 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at in L.A. in August, 2011.
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When 17-year-old Britney Spears burst onto the pop-music scene in 1999 in braids and a skimpy schoolgirl uniform, quite a few people thought that the world might have found itself a new fashion icon. She was a fresh face -- an innocent, bubbly teenager with a bit of a naughty streak -- and girls around the world instantly latched on to her unique fashion sense.

Unfortunately, it's been a bit of a rough road since then for Britney -- fashion and otherwise. She played the America's sweetheart role for a little while, but then was suddenly not-that-innocent. She had two kids, made a whole bunch of questionable decisions, and her career died and was resurrected at least twice. Her entire life became tabloid fodder -- and her fashion choices still made news, but usually for all the wrong reasons.

But even though Britney is a bit of a train wreck in the style department, she still has much to teach us. We can learn plenty of lessons from her fashion missteps. Just to be clear, here: These are lessons we can learn from Britney -- but not, for the most part, lessons she actually follows. But we have hope that she'll turn things around and reinvent herself, yet again.

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