Slave 4 U: Six Britney-Inspired Looks For Her First Concert in Manila

Photography by CENON NORIAL III
Styling by CARLA VILLANUEVA
Make up by SYD HELMSLEY
Hair by KIERLO VELASCO
Words by CEDRIC S. REYES

Whether or not you’re going to her concert, you can still channel your inner Brit in these iconic looks.

Like a fever dream from the 90s, Britney Spears occupies a wet, hot, untouchable place in our minds. For all the pop stars that have cropped up since Britney’s 90s and early 2000s heyday, none have matched her wide-eyed, chest-out allure. The way we think about Britney is truly her own – a unique, nostalgia-tinged anticipation for what crazy thing the princess of pop will do next.

Britney’s playful, defiant antics extend from her music to her style. Her breathy vocals are what brought her to pop sensation status. But it’s the gleaming red bodysuit, the head-to-toe denim, and the snake on the shoulder that we remember when we think Britney.

As she comes to Manila for the first time in history, the Bench Blog makes a timely wink in her bedazzled direction. Here’s a tribute for all the scantily clad inspiration we got from the pop maven. Read on for some noteworthy looks to rock to her concert, or just channel your inner Brit with.

White top from BENCH, Knit cardigan from REPETTO, Accessories from ALDO

Relive Britney’s iconic schoolgirl moment one more time. Knot a white shirt to expose your midriff and layer with a knit sweater. Pigtails are a plus.

Pink top from BENCH, Underwear from BENCH BODY, Accessories from ALDO

Move over, bubblegum pop. Britney’s controversial Rolling Stone cover by David LaChapelle is proof that she owns her sexuality. Mix print and plain underwear for the same effect.

Blue leotard, denim top and pants from BENCH, Accessories from ALDO

Roll up in all denim for the ultimate 2000s nod. A blue top creates the same Britney Jean effect, and is much more wearable.

Scarf from KASHIECA, Underwear from BENCH BODY

Dance up on this. Take a bite out of Britney’s serpentine VMA performance circa 2001 with a long, flowy cheesecloth scarf around your bikini top. Skip the snake and serve the poison yourself.

Red polo, white tank, and denim skirt from BENCH

Upsy daisy. You don’t have to be blonde to capture the true Britney spirit. Make unforgettable ensembles out of wearable, everyday pieces. Red, blue, and white will make you look straight out of an album cover.

Jacket and sweatpants by BENCH, sports bra by BENCH BODY

Show some muscle. The most memorable Britney looks were just as sporty as they were sexy. Make sure to let an inch of underwear peek through.

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