Shania Twain wishes she hadn’t worn super tight boots to the 1999 Grammy Awards.
In a new video for Vogue titled Life in Looks, the Canadian singer-songwriter reflected on some of her most iconic outfits from the past two decades, and paid special attention to the super sexy black ensemble she donned to perform her hit tune Man! I Feel Like a Woman! at the annual music prizegiving. The costume was the exact same one Shania sported in the song’s video clip, though she confessed it wasn’t exactly comfortable.
“I decided I would take the exact video costume and wear it live on stage. The boots were killing me! They were so tight on my calves that the circulation was cutting off in my legs,” she sighed. “But I had so much fun performing in this. This is a good example of if you’re dressed for the occasion; you’re more in the spirit of it. When you put a robe on, you want to make a cup of tea or have a glass of wine. When you put on a bustier and matching short skirt and thigh-high boots, you want to rock to Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
Another one of Shania’s most memorable outfits was the hot pink shorts, bralet, coat, boots and cowboy hat that she wore to sing Come on Over at the 1999 Country Music Awards.
But while the star loved the style, critics weren’t so thrilled by the colour combination.
“I’m in what was later written as ‘Pepto-Bismol pink.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, so what’s wrong with that pink?’ It’s a great pink. I think it’s more like a melon pink myself,” the 54-year-old argued. “I went for the whole country vibe. I love this look. I was comfortable, I had a great performance.”
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