The 20 Best Britney Spears Ab-Baring Outfits, Ranked
20. The 27th Annual American Music Awards, 2000
Back in 2000, this a was a pretty tame outfit choice for Britney, but it still showed off her famous midsection.
19. Teen Choice Awards, 2015
This fairly recent look shows that Brit is still all about the strategic ab reveal. A low-cut neckline and side cutouts can be just as sexy as a full-on bare midriff look, and this outfit proves it.
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18. TRL Performance, 2003
Was this Britney's best fashion choice? Probably not. But her abs sure do look great.
17. The Four Feathers Premiere, 2002
2002 Britney was fond of fedoras, lace-up pants, and rolled-up cuffs. The one part of her outfit that could seamlessly translate to today's red carpet? The flawless asymmetrical crop top.
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16. Street Style, 2003
You can find photos of pretty much every female celebrity in the early 2000s in a terry cloth sweat suit, but Britney's version of the look takes the cake.
15. NFL Kickoff Live, 2003
Why yes, those are tearaway pants being removed with the help of Britney's backup dancers.
14. Teen Choice Awards, 1999
One of Britney's earliest TV performances did not disappoint.
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13. Super Bowl Party at Planet Hollywood, 2002
The overall lesson here: Britney knows how to rock a football jersey.
12. NBA All-Star Read to Achieve, 2002
The star went military-inspired for an NBA performance, complete with a tiny cropped vest covered in patches.
11. 28th Annual American Music Awards, 2000
Remember that time Britney and Justin showed up on the red carpet in matching denim outfits? This amazing fringed number is what she wore on stage that night.
10. MTV Video Music Awards, 1999
If you're noticing a pattern, it's pretty much that Britney's style shines most when she's on stage.
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9. MTV TRL Appearance, 2000
When she stopped by TRL to promote "Oops!... I Did It Again," Britney opted for a simple cropped tee accessorized with a belly button ring and a belly chain. Ah, the early aughts.
8. Super Bowl Halftime Show, 2001
Britney got a chance to perform with Aerosmith at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and she didn't miss an opportunity for a fun football-themed outfit—one that showed off her abs, of course.
7. Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino Show, 2016
Brit has always had some of the best obliques in the game, and it looks like she's still got 'em.
(If you're chiseling some of your own, it's worth trying out these four oblique exercises to really burn out your core.)
6. "Good Morning America" Performance, 2008
Okay, who doesn't love Circus-era Britney in a sleek outfit and top hat?
5. Performance at Universal Amphitheater, 1999
It's impossible *not* to feel nostalgic in the face of this classic early-Britney performance outfit.
4. Billboard Music Awards, 2016
Proof that Brit (and her abs) are still killing it.
(File under: reasons Britney Spears is our ultimate summer workout inspiration.)
3. Grammy Awards Show, 2000
We all remember the red shiny "Oops!... I Did It Again" jumpsuit, but this sparkly version of the outfit had another thing going for it: a peek at Britney's midsection.
2. MTV Video Music Awards, 2000
If you're a true Britney fan, you remember where you were when you watched the 2000 VMAs, when she appeared in her infamous "naked" outfit. Though it caused a huge stir at the time, by today's performance outfit standards, this is actually NBD.
1. MTV Video Music Awards, 2001
Taking the top slot is that time the star performed "Slave 4 U" with a huge snake around her neck. It's got all the elements of an iconic Britney look: bedazzled booty shorts, a sparkly belly button ring, and obvi—her famous abs.