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While many people tune into the Super Bowl for the game, we don’t doubt that even more people turn on their televisions for the halftime show. Over the years, some of the biggest names in the industry have graced the centre stage to sing their biggest hits and show off their most elaborate performances and costumes.
From Beyoncé in a leather bodysuit and gloves to Prince in a 70s-inspired flared number, the Super Bowl halftime stage has held some of the biggest fashion moments in history. Here are some of our favourite style moments to date.
At the 2020 halftime show, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira sported a series of eye-catching costumes throughout their iconic shared stage, the singers finished their unforgettable performance wearing coordinated metallic outfits.
Shakira wore a two-piece gold bralette, high-waisted pants with a matching bomber jacket by Peter Dundas and a pair of gold-coloured Adidas trainers. Meanwhile, J-Lo wore a Versace ensemble featuring a silver bodysuit with silver embellished tights, silver-hued dance shoes, and silver-coloured fingerless gloves.
For the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show, Madonna brought out the likes of Nicki Minaj and MIA, while she got Riccardo Tisci to dress her in Givenchy couture. She came on stage with black gloves and boots, followed by a gold skirt and an impressive crown that suits the queen of pop.
Perhaps one of the most iconic live performances ever, no one can forget when Michael Jackson jumped onto stage at the 1993 halftime show. His military-style jacket and gold harness suit jacket with gold is still one of the most iconic Super Bowl halftime show costumes, even going on to inspire Beyoncé’s look during her guest appearance at the show in 2016.
Known for wearing costumes at live performances and events that are iconic in themselves, Lady Gaga definitely didn’t disappoint when she turned up to the 2017 Super Bowl with multiple outfits. From a jewel-encrusted bodysuit with matching boots by Atelier Versace to sparkling jackets with more jewels and gold, this was definitely one of Gaga’s most dazzling shows to date.
While it poured heavily during the 2007 performance, Prince‘s unbeatable stage presence shined through, and so did his outfit for the evening consisting of a turquoise suit, orange shirt and black headscarf.
Beyoncé and Bruno Mars stole the show with their incredible performance at the 2016 Super Bowl. The songstress made a statement by channelling Michael Jackson’s earlier mentioned costume and performance, while her backup dancers wore black leather outfits with gold accessories. Bruno Mars and his team also matched the black and gold theme of the joint performance.
While the Super Bowl is mostly about the sport, it’s undeniable that the halftime show has also turned into the main event in its own right. We’re always excited to see our favourite musicians pull out the best in their performances from their songs, dances, stage setups, and of course, their costumes.