Skin-tight getups are a mainstay of pop fashion, from Britney and Beyoncé to Lady Gaga and…uh, Marilyn Manson.
Britney’s iconic red vinyl catsuit from the “Oops!…I Did It Again” is one of those articles of clothing that will be forever famous in pop music, like Michael Jackson’s white glove or Madonna’s pointy-ass bra.
Here’s Beyoncé performing on The Today Show in 2008 in a simple black catsuit. Divine, as always.
Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite
Fashion avatar Lady Miss Kier sports this incredible bit of Seventies-inspired, diamond-and-flower spandex perfection in the video for Deee-Lite’s breakthrough hit “Groove Is In The Heart.” But wait – could this actually be the pinnacle of all catsuits?
Jennifer Lopez wore this VERY SUBTLE bejeweled nude catsuit in the video for “On the Floor,” her 2011 single with Pitbull. So best.
Oh my god, Aaliyah. You’re already so beautiful and perfect, and then you have to go and put on a white catsuit in your “More Than a Woman” video? This is what the inside of my heart looks like.
Kelis LOVES wearing catsuits – they’re some of her most favored stage attire. Out of all of them, I think this look is the coolest: How can you beat reptilian glitter realness accessorized with bird wing headpieces? Pretty next-level.
Beth Ditto of The Gossip
Oh, Beth Ditto, how do I love thee (and thy catsuits)? The frontwoman for The Gossip has performed in countless of these miraculous garments, even telling British Elle, “I’ve worn a lot of amazing catsuits. They look crazy, but are actually really comfortable.”
If anyone can appreciate a good catsuit, it’s Marilyn Manson, pictured here performing at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. He also sported one in the video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses.”
Janet Jackson wore this outstanding catsuit on American Idol in 2010. She also wore a black catsuit WITH KNEEPADS (ummmm, yes) in her video for “Feedback.”
Madonna wore this in the video for “Human Nature,” for starters, but she’s proven in countless performances that she knows how to wear a catsuit very well.
Justin Hawkins of The Darkness
Hawkins is a big fan of catsuits, wearing them onstage near-constantly, as well as in the amazing video for “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.” Here’s hoping that male catsuits become a thing, with this zip-front leather number as style inspiration for dudes everywhere.
I’m pretty sure Lady Gaga wears catsuits the way the rest of us wear jeans, like they’re just her basic everyday look.
Australian pop queen Kylie wore this outstanding catsuit on the British version of X Factor earlier this year.