It's been a big season for Ms. Spears, 31, whose gig as a judge marked a career comeback for the former teen pop sensation. The highest-paid female musician of the year, Spears hasn't always matched her top earning potential with her sartorial aptitude. There were those ill-advised blonde wigs, the maybe-too-tight bandage dresses and the fringe-laden crop tops.
But luckily, Britney's style swerve came to an end at Thursday night's season finale, where the "Scream & Shout" singer hit the red carpet in a flowing black leather and sheer paneled gown by Bottega Veneta, with her hair pulled back in a sleek updo. Embellished with diamond studs, a cross necklace and sexy cat-lined eyes, the look was the perfect wrap-up to her 2012 comeback year.
Bravo, Britney. Over and out.
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