No Pants? No Problem!

Happy Birthday Madonna!

For Madonna's 55th Birthday, a look back at her pants-less outfits through the years.

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Thanks to Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and even Ke$ha, we've grown accostumed to seeing people without pants in public. But let's be honest: Madonna may have started it all. In honor of Madonna's 55th birthday, here’s a look back at the one-named wonder’s most bottomless outfits. After all, it is Madonna’s pants-free world—and we’re just living in it. 

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Fishnet Frenzy

Madonna performs onstage during her first world tour, Who’s That Girl, in 1987 wearing her signature cone bra and fishnet stockings.

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Safety First

It’s hard to wear pants when you’re sporting knee pads. Madonna performed in 1990 in an all black get-up—clad with fingerless gloves and a top hat—in Osaka, Japan.

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Blond, Bustier-ed, and Bedazzled

Madonna performs in a green-and-white bedazzled bustier with beaded fringe designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier on her highly controversial Blond Ambition Tour in 1990.

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No-Knickers ’90s

Madonna shows-off her pixie cut and slim midriff in tiny sequined hot pants in the ’90s. She uses elbow-length gloves and fishnets to cover up a bit of skin.

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Too Much Boot-y

At the opening night of her Re-Invention World Tour in 2004, Madonna performed in a cream, one-sleeved embellished bustier. Her black thigh-high lace-up leather boots served as the closest thing to pants.

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Bands Make Her Dance

She's got stripes, fringes, and a headband—but certainly not pants. Madonna wore a form-fitting red-and-white tank top with an attached black fringe bottom created by Costume Designer Arianne Phillips during a rehearsal for the Re-Invention World Tour 2004.


Purple Pantsless Pride

Madonna goes pantsless while performing "Hung Up" in a purple onesie and coordinating boots and leather jacket at the 12th-annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 2005.

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Fringe Binge

While Madonna may be covering up her top half with a collared bustier, its beaded fringe doesn't do much concealing for her bottom half.

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Faux Formal Frock

The singer wore this sheer black-and-white dress to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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I See London, I See France...

Who needs pants, or pockets even, when you can just stick your microphone in your underwear? Madonna wears a lingerie-style ensemble with knee-high boots at the premiere performance of her aptly-named Sticky and Sweet stage show in 2008.

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Bare Naked Lace-y

Madonna arrived at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a lace dress with a feather vest. Although the singer perfected evening wear in the black gown, she was able to maintain her pantsless preference by wearing a onesie under the lace overlay.

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Raunchy In Givenchy

Madonna kicked it up a notch in a plaid, studded, and chained custom Givenchy blazer to the 2013 MET gala, celebrating the Costume Institute’s exhibit PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

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Grin and Bare It

At the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, Madonna proved that she, and her fashion, is timeless. The singer wore a garter, platform pumps, and a fur-collared jacket and leaving—as always—her pants at home.