Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & More Stars Without Pants

Known for her outrageous style, Lady Gaga surprised onlookers at LAX airport when she opted out of wearing the bottom half of her outfit. Sporting nothing more than a black leather jacket over a black bra and thong, her derriere was almost entirely exposed, albeit the sheer black tights (barely) give her coverage. But Gaga’s not the only one to forgo this wardrobe staple: From Katy Perry to  Rihanna, see more stars who opted out of wearing pants.

Taylor Momsen went sans pants in SoHo, Lady Gaga wears tights but no bottoms, and more stars without pants.


Taylor Momsen

When you’re pretty and reckless, there’s no need for pants. Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl alum and singer for her band The Pretty Reckless was seen shooting a music video in New York’s SoHo neighborhood wearing nothing but a leather blazer, hot pants, ankle boots and her signature raccoon makeup. But Momsen’s not the only one to forgo the bottom half of her outfit: From Katy Perry to  Rihanna, see more stars who opted out of wearing pants.


Lady Gaga

Known for her outrageous style, Lady Gaga surprised onlookers at LAX airport when she opted out of wearing the bottom half of her outfit. Sporting nothing more than a black leather jacket over a black bra and thong, her derriere was almost entirely exposed, albeit the sheer black tights (barely) give her coverage. But Gaga’s not the only one to forgo this wardrobe staple: From Katy Perry to  Rihanna, see more stars who opted out of wearing pants.

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Katy Perry

Pop star Katy Perry crooned about her “skin tight jeans” in her latest hit, “Teenage Dream” and her “Daisy Dukes” in the summer single, “California Girls.” But neither of these garments were anywhere to be found at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York on Nov. 10. The 26-year-old singer donned a massive, plum-colored bustle attached to her purple lingerie to perform at the annual fashion show this week, taking yet another pants-less style chance. “I've gone from Betty Boop to more Bettie Page. It's less cute and more meow,” she told Lucky magazine of her sexy ensembles.

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Rihanna’s fire engine red braid was shockingly not the focus of her get-up when she performed her smash hit, “Only Girl in the World” on X Factor in Italy on Nov. 9 of last year. The 22-year-old singer showed off her legs and toned stomach in a ruffled, blossom bikini top and floral high-cut bottom, which she paired with some black combat boots. And Rihanna may be the pioneer to spread the pants-less craze to the masses. “I love fashion so much and I can’t wait to do my own range,” she recently said in an interview in London. “It’s another creative outlet for me and it’s something I genuinely love and will do.”

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Miley Cyrus

Former Hannah Montana leading lady has been busy getting engaged, but is that an excuse for 19-year-old Miley Cyrus to leave the house without pants on? The Disney star performed her single “Who Owns My Heart” at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid last year and though her arms were modestly covered by her translucent spandex suit, her legs did not fare so well. Cyrus first debuted her leotard look last summer and it has continued to infiltrate her touring attire. Even E! Online agreed that Cyrus’ ensemble “isn't the most appropriate look for a not-quite-legal lady with a massive tween following.”

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Eva Longoria Parker

It isn’t only teens and twentysomethings ditching their drawers in public as of late—a very scantily clad Eva Longoria Parker hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards last year. Though she changed her outfit many times during the broadcast, Desperate Housewives’ fieriest mom on the block was consistent in that she revealed her legs in nearly every outfit. This ruffled and leather look was just one of 13 for the 35-year-old actress.

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The “Take It Off” singer has never met a hair brush or a pair of pants that she liked. Since stepping onto the music scene with her hit “Tik Tok” in 2009, Ke$ha has essentially made fur, leather, and leotards her uniform. And the MTV Europe Music Awards last year were no different—the 25-year-old pop star appeared in fluorescent face paint and a neon green, netted leotard. Ke$ha’s reputation for going out without bottoms is legendary. Elle’s creative director Joe Zee sat with the singer during New York Fashion Week in February and tweeted, “Spent the funnest afternoon with Ke$ha and now just left Erin Wasson’s show where Ke$ha wore no pants and Erin showed long dresses. Irony!”

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin graced the cover of W clad in only a pair of tights and Balenciaga viscose jersey briefs from the waist down. The photograph and accompanying editorial spread were shot by Steven Klein (who just so happens to be the favorite photographer of Madonna, a fellow tights-as-pants fan).

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Parisian designer Jean Paul Gaultier, commonly referred to as fashion's favorite enfant terrible, infused his Fall 2009 collection with a fair bit of kink. Men's wear was a big influence, as was S&M. The fruits of this included quite a few pant-less looks like totally transparent skirts and tights worn like trousers topped off with bodysuits.

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Andre J

At a recent event at H&M in Manhattan for the launch of Fashion Against AIDS Collection, man about town Andre J sported an eye-catching white unitard and tights combo (by no means his first public appearance sans pants). Having started his fashion career at Patricia Field's Bowery boutique, the eccentric, cross-dressing fashion plate has garnered quite a reputation within the fashion industry. He even landed a spot on the cover of French Vogue's November 2007 issue alongside mannequin Caroline Trentini. Taking gender bending to the next level, Andre J is proof that going pant-less isn't just for the ladies.

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Pamela Anderson

Baywatch star-turned-Vivienne Westwood muse Pamela Anderson has never been shy about showing off her assets. And, such was the case at Art Basel Miami this past year. According to Page Six, the voluptuous blonde was spotted "wearing a gray T-shirt, yellow underwear and pink heels," as she made her way to various art exhibits and after-parties.

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Yves Saint Laurent

For Yves Saint Laurent's FW09 collection, Stefano Pilati showcased a bevy of looks in black leather. The collection focused on timeless, yet dramatic garments—one of the most memorable of which was a slim-fitting, strapless leather bodysuit styled solely with a pair of fishnet stockings and high heels.

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Daisy Lowe

Marc Jacobs' new muse, model Daisy Lowe, furthered the tights-as-pants trend in London last fall with a particularly eye-catching leopard-print unitard. The rock offspring sported the outfit first for a Fashion for Relief Runway Show, but liked the look so much she wore it out on the town for the rest of the night.

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Chanel Iman

Model Chanel Iman pulled a Nan Kempner back in April for the launch of Brit designer Matthew Williamson's capsule collection for H&M. But the mannequin's choice to de-pant just before hitting the red carpet at the aforementioned event was purely by her own admission. "I had on pants earlier, but I just took them off," she told New York Magazine.

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Lindsay Lohan

Not only is the tabloid fever-inducing starlet a huge fan of leggings as pants (she even has her own line of the trouser alternative called 6216 after Marilyn Monroe's birthday). But more recently, Lohan has been photographed more often than not trading in leggings for tights as her leg covering-of-choice.

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Miuccia Prada caused quite a stir with her '40s-inspired FW09 collection, which included thigh-high fishing waders in a predominantly muted palette. The statement footwear was paired with a variety of looks that included wool hot pants. "It was about a need for feminine empowerment," Prada said of the collection.

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Chloe Sevigny

Actress/fashion designer Chloe Sevigny surfaced at an event wearing denim shorts so short they barely covered more than briefs. Already a fan of short shorts as a red-carpet look, Sevigny's recent style statement definitely puts her in the anti-pants category.

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Madonna is no stranger to performing or posing for ads in barely-there bodysuits and fishnet stockings. But, her fearlessness with regard to exposed flesh is true of her red-carpet style as well. Madge showed up at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Awards in 2010 wearing a totally transparent skirt, which left very little to the imagination.

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Sienna Miller

Call it getting into character, but Sienna Miller definitely went through an Edie Sedgwick stage, stylistically speaking, in the midst of shooting Factory Girl. The actress was spotted wearing Sedgwick's signature tights paired with exposed undergarments out on the town on a few occasions.

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Juliette Lewis

Actress and musician Juliette Lewis opted for tights paired with tiny leather bottoms for the Diesel xXx Rock & Roll Circus in Brooklyn late last year. Call them hot pants or briefs, the look was all about leg.