Britney Spears debuts some new fringe: terrible mom- bangs or kind of flattering?

These are some photos of Britney Spears in LA on Friday. I didn’t even glance through these photos before right now, which happens sometimes, even when the celebrity in the pics is noteworthy. Even though I think we need to get used to the fact that Britney is NEVER again going to look like the young naïf of the early aughts, I do think Britney has been looking increasingly better over the past year, maybe over the past two years. Maybe that’s why I didn’t pay much attention to these photos – the Britney with the gross, matted weave is gone, replaced with a young woman who keeps it reasonably together. Sort of.

Anyway, these pics are notable because A) Britney is shopping at Gelson’s (most celebs choose the more pap-friendly Whole Foods) and because B) Britney has NEW BANGS! People Mag notes that the fringe/bangs are “reminiscent of the early aughts (in fact, it reminded us of her “…Baby One More Time” days).” Now, it’s perfectly possible that Britney has those clip-on, insert-bangs that so many people have these days… God knows, I can’t even remember a time when Britney wore only her own hair and not some extensions, weaves or clip-in pieces. But let’s discuss the bangs in general, shall we?

The truth is, I don’t hate them on Britney. It’s a “youthful” look on her, perhaps too “youthful” for a woman of 30, but they also work in the other direction too – they make her look like a young soccer mom. There are an awful lot of women who look exactly like this in my town. It’s the “Carrie Underwood style” – Southern prom queen, etc. They’re also Mom Bangs. Except… all of the moms that I see wear bras. Why does Brit-Brit hate foundation pieces so much?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Launicaangelina says:

    For Britney – I need to stress that – she looks good. But I can’t help but notice how wonky her chest looks. Her implants jacked her up.

  2. snark says:

    At least she’s not wearing those nasty Uggs!

  3. Charlotte says:

    bra-lessness aside, she looks great.

  4. Jill says:

    She looks like 40 yo soccer mom. Let’s face it.

  5. mk yarwood says:

    Her neeps seem to be pointed downward, but her hair looks good. She can wear bangs for awhile, if she wants to.

  6. Joanna says:

    wow, she looks good! i love those boots!

  7. Seriously? She would looks spot on here if one a bra!!!! Please Brit!!! I love this girl, I’m glad she doing well, I want her girls to have a comfy ride!

  8. serena says:

    I love her boots!!

    Her look is good, alas the bra..

  9. cw says:

    looks like she cut them herself at home…not good

    and what’s with that hair color

    must be a home coloring get from CVS – orange! no debating that

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I agree. Those look like DIY bangs. A pro would fringe them up a bit at the bottoms so they don’t look so hacked off. WTF?

      Also…no bra? If you make the choice to get implants, you also choose bras. Ugh. This is a fail for Brit, again.

    • gogoGorilla says:


      I think the bangs look horrible, as does the weird, washed-out, Kool-Aid coloring job.

      I love the boots, but is it an LA thing to go grocery shopping in four- or five-inch heels?? It seems so bizarre to me, safely ensconced in the provincial suburbs, where most people wear sneakers or flats to run errands.

  10. mommak918 says:

    I detest wearing a bra. In fact, I often don’t. But I am boob-less (so flat it’s ridiculous). And I make sure if I’m bra-less I’m wearing a jacket or my hair covers my…ladies.

    I love Brit. She looks good. (Less eye make-up and she’d look ever better.)

  11. tru tru says:

    her titties look depressed.

  12. marie says:

    not a fan of the bangs but like the shirt and boots. overall she looks good, healthy but in need of a bra.

  13. Darlene says:

    I loathe bras. I have small breasts and I live in Texas and it’s HOT HOT HOT most of the time. I don’t wear a bra unless I’m going to church or am FORCED to by my outfit, they are just so binding and hot. I wear a lot of sundresses and tops with spaghetti straps and I don’t NEED a bra. (I miss the 90s when having pokey nipples wasn’t considered trashy but was actually sexy and acceptable.) Britney’s biggest problem is that her nipples are low and point down. :( If her nipples were in the right place, she’d look great with no bra.

    • TQB says:

      I’m sorry, but if you have small boobs, you cannot relate. I was an A cup and inflated to a DD when I got pregnant. When I was small, I was all “bras suck, they’re hot, they pinch, etc.” It is a COMPLETELY different question when you have boobs. They are heavy, they bounce, they pull, it is NOT comfortable to be braless. Looking at these pictures of her makes my chest hurt. Yes, when it’s hot it’s an extra layer. But clearly she didn’t skip the support because of heat here. Honestly, the pictures make me wince.

  14. Zelda says:

    Dislike the plastic, $60-looking boots and the eye makeup. And the wonky boob job… The rest is ok.

    Her body looks so much better when her clothes fit.

  15. Quinn Parker says:

    Brit wears her hard life on her face. That’s NOT the face of a thirty year old.

  16. Ellie66 says:

    Why is her shirt so dirty she has smutz on the front. Her hair looks better and I love her boots. But for goodness sake put a bra on! ;)

  17. lizzi says:

    She’s looking better, but I can’t get past how lifeless her eyes look. It makes me really sad.

  18. Just Jules says:

    I love Brit but did notice the spill/stain on front of her jumper. I just thought, this girl must work out a heck of a lot to keep that body in shape – considering all the crap I see her eating/drinking in all her ‘papped’ photos.

  19. dorothy says:

    You know that old say…..looks like she’s been road hard and put up wet.

  20. teehee says:

    Well, I can relate abotu not liking bras…. when I wear one, it makes me feel tired. Like its extra work to be comfortable in one or I feel so “propped” and unnatural in it.
    So if you have anxiety or depression disorders etc and already have no energy and no will, an irritation like a bra just really seems skippable.
    But I DO wear one whenever I go out— but you bet as soon as I am home, it comes flying off immediately.

  21. Kimlee says:

    Her hair looks a hot mess and so is her make up and girl needs a bra, the only thing she got right is he outfit.

  22. Rianic says:

    She looks better. And I think it’s one day at a time for her. I feel sorry for her. Something happened before her meltdown. Something major, I believe. The meds she takes will age her – and make her gain weight. I think this is an improvement. Yes, she could be better, but she isn’t twenty anymore. She’s in her thirties, had two kids, and takes major psych meds. She’s doing better

  23. RN says:

    She’d fit in perfectly in 1979.

  24. HotPockets says:

    The bangs cannot hide the crazy, vacant eyes she’s had for the last 5+ years.

  25. midnightmoon says:

    she’s shopping. doing something normal. anyone else would be ignored. she looks ordinary. sad eyes. and the heels on the boots are just-stupid. why is this even worthy of a papmoment! poor girl.

  26. Green is Good says:

    I sense a pink wig, head shaving melt-down coming.

  27. claire says:

    Her hair has been looking pretty awful on the x-factor. But here, I think she looks pretty good! And seems like she fixed her roots.

  28. Eleonor says:

    She seems a 40yo who has gone to the wrong hairstilyst!

  29. Minnie says:

    What’s with the coffee stains on sweater AND jeans? Love the boots.

  30. Tara says:

    She looks so nice, I wish I had that outfit!

    And wtf are you all talking about, saying she looks 40? That’s a gross exaggeration. I work with 40 year olds and they look a lot older than this. Britney looks mid-thirties max. If I didn’t know her age, I’d put her around 33-36… but I can’t even remember a time when she wasn’t tanned to a deep-golden shade, so her face is bound to reap the effects of that at some point.

    She looks cute though

  31. JH says:

    That outfit hurts my eyes. It is hideous.

  32. the original bellaluna says:

    Why does her hair look pink? Are we going there again?

    UGH with the bangs! She’s (supposedly) getting married in December, and she will join Jessica Biel in the “Horrible Bangs Weddings” annals.

    I’m pretty sure I had that sweater and those boots (minus the platforms & spike heels) in the 70′s.

    NOT a good look!

  33. apsutter says:

    These pictures look bad but I saw another set from her on set in this outfit and she looked very pretty.

  34. d says:

    *looks at photos*


    That’s all I’ve got.

  35. Valerie says:

    Before I read who it was, I thought it was Courtney Love.

  36. Leek says:

    She looks like she could play the “fancy” aunt on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. You can dress her up but she’ll still flat iron her bangs.

  37. Hakura says:

    Few points:
    - Definitely, more than anything, she needs to find a properly fitting bra.
    - Needs to find a different top, preferably w/o horizontal lines across her middle.

    As far as the bangs, I think it has potential to actually look nice. But I agree that it was done by someone other than a professional (

  38. muppet_barbershop says:

    The hair looks okay. The only reason I wish she’d wear a good bra all the time is that I have been wearing relatively cruel bras since high school due to my cup size, and it has truly paid off. Brit is old enough now, especially having physically had 2 children, that she should start thinking about ~maintaining~ the girls, not just making them look presentable day to day. …Also I like the outfit, I find it classic enough that it does not look dated. Yummy colors in that sweater!