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Outrageous vs Flamboyant: Pop stars at their stylish best

Last updated on: April 27, 2016 17:53 IST
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Presenting 10 artists who stood out for their music -- and the clothes they wore on stage!

David Bowie

David Bowie

IMAGE: Blending in was never an option for David Bowie. Here's a picture of one of his fearless fashion moments at a live recording in 1973. This was around the time he declared himself gay. It features Bowie in his Angel of Death costume, resplendent with fur and leather. Bowie also chose to paint his fingernails, shape his eyebrows and sport earrings. His mullet-styled hair was dyed crimson red. Photograph: Jack Kay/Daily Express/Getty Images

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

IMAGE: Tights, all-revealing white shorts and innerwear were a staple for Freddie Mercury when he sang his twisted love songs on stage. The mere sight of him prancing in a sparkly body leotard, with silver sequins, exposing a chest full of hair, could spark off heated debates among fans and critics. But the outfits only highlighted the singer's love for all things dramatic.  Photograph: Gary Merrin/Keystone/Getty Images

Prince

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Prince

IMAGE: Prince's visual appeal was as strong as his music. The content of his lyrics was mirrored through his clothes. The psychedelic T-shirt, sunshine pants and high heels he wore to the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival made people rethink how men should dress. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Micheal Jackson

Michael Jackson

IMAGE: Micheal Jackson made quite a fashion statement with these cropped pants at the NFL Super Bowl XXVII in 1993. The pants were cropped for a reason -- so that fans could watch his legs move when he did the moon walk. But post his Man in the Mirror performance, cropped pants began trending and how!  Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Files/Reuters

Elton John

elton john

IMAGE: We have watched him dressed in dramatic dresses, in drag queen and Mardi Gras outfits and in a shimmering baseball jumpsuit too! But this outfit was probably one of the most iconic. That's because Elton John chose to wear a tutu on stage to celebrate the first anniversary of his hit dancing musical, Billy ElliotPhotograph: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images

Cher

Cher

IMAGE: She rarely played it safe and that's one of the many reasons we adore her. Cher left little to the imagination in this sexy gymnast-biker outfit she wore during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in California. Those skin bearing cutouts are so Cher. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Madonna

Madonna

IMAGE: Madonna nailed this dominatrix look, complete with her infamous fingerless gloves and Fedora during her performance at the Vicente Calderon stadium. Those fingerless gloves seemed outlandish at that point, but they soon broke new fashion ground. Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

IMAGE: Lady Gaga gave her fans food for thought with this unforgettable 'meat' dress. You heard it right, the dress (along with the shoes) were made of raw beef. We still cannot wrap our heads around how she agreed to wear something as outrageous as this! Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

IMAGE: Miley flaunted a custom bondage-inspired bodysuit at the 2015 MTV Music Awards. Can't believe that this is the same teen icon who once rocked denims and girly tops! Overnight, she changed from the 'belle of the ball' to a 'fashion risk taker' who seemed to enjoy wearing bondage suits. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Katy Perry 

Katy Perry

IMAGE: Kate Perry had our attention with this popcorn dress at the premiere of her 3D movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me. It's all shimmer and blinge for this singer, who enjoys experimenting with her look -- her love for flamboyance is clear for all to see! She wowed the audience in a movie theatre style outfit, with the film reel as a bustier and a popcorn can for a skirt. She never disappoints on stage with her quirky sense of fashion. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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