We already know high fashion is a product of a multitude of inspirations, and sportswear definitely does not exclude. The Super Bowl plays a huge part in the alliance of fashion and sports, and this is highly encouraged by attending celebrities, who have the chance to showcase their looks. We’re here to share everything about the upcoming halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl. We will also be discussing our favourite performances of all time and our top Super Bowl outfit ideas inspired by Vintage NFL Clothing.
When is The Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl 2023 takes place on Sunday, the 12th of February 2023, and kick off will be at 11:30pm GMT. The show will air live on BBC One, Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Sports NFL. Non-Sky customers may also be able to watch the Super Bowl on NowTV or catch up on BBC iPlayer.
Who is Performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
4 years after famously rejecting the opportunity to headline, in fear of being a sell-out, Rihanna changes her mind and hits headlines with the announcement of her 2023 Super Bowl performance. “It’s now or never” the star confirms in an interview, with a changed perspective on the organisation and hints to an electric performance. Rihanna says this will be a stage bigger than anything she’s ever done. Unfortunately for her fans, she also makes it clear that “Super Bowl is one thing, new music is another thing”, joking at the camera. Let’s hope Rihanna’s show makes her reminisce on her iconic stage presence and inspires a tour!
Who Will Perform With Rihanna at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
With no special guests announced as of yet, and TMZ’s confirmation of up to 50 artists considered as guests, guesses lie with one of Rihanna’s previous collaborators. Some of these could include Paul McCartney, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Jay-Z. What we do know is that the performance has been promised to mesmerise! Our top pick would no doubt be A$AP Rocky. Not only do the two share amazing chemistry on stage, their recent venture into parenthood marks the couple as iconic. In all honesty, we hope for a Beyonce and Jay-Z ‘Drunk in Love’ style pop culture moment!
What Will Rihanna Wear to the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Rihanna’s looks never fail to impress. From the Met Gala, to her pregnancy street outfits, she is a game-changer. Not only a fashion influencer, but a marketing genius for her brand Savage X Fenty, we anticipate to see some sort of self-promotion in her look. Some predict Rihanna will embrace the old-school sports jersey, but of course give it a twist in her infamous glam ways.
Our Favourite Super Bowl Halftime Show Performances of All Time
Here’s some of our top Super Bowl Performances of all time!
Taking it all the way back to 1993, and Michael Jackson, who paved the way to superstars owning the halftime slot.
Diana Ross, 1996, made her performance hard to compete with an infamous exit. After many costume changes and beautiful stage presence, she takes off in a helicopter, still singing, while hanging out of the window.
If Super Bowl fans didn’t think the 00s could top the late 90s, Prince executes musical perfection in 2007.
5 years later, in 2012, Madonna brings extravaganza to the half time performance. Her spectacular performance saw a fresh, sensual side to the Super Bowl.
The following year, Beyonce captivated the crowd as usual. She delivered the extraordinary, Destiny's Child included, no further explanation needed.
Lady Gaga brought her well-known wow factor to 2017’s Super Bowl. Her set ended with Bad Romance, backed up by 40 dancers, all dressed in American Football inspired costumes.
In more recent years, the half time show continues to work hard to keep up with the standards. 2012 achieved exactly that with combining Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s vocal and dance skills.
If you thought it couldn’t get any better, Dr. Dre made 2022 a party by bringing top names to the game: Snoop Dog, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
We’re more than confident that this year Rihanna will be mimicking the exuberance of previous year performers, if not outdoing them…
What To Wear To The Super Bowl: Celebrities Wearing NFL Jerseys
NFL Jerseys and fashion are 100% compatible. Here’s some examples of how it’s done:
Drake, 2018. Whether it be NBA finals, creating custom pieces for music videos, or poignantly honouring a Canadian hockey team, Drake knows his sports jerseys.
Rihanna, 2019. Rocking the staple sports jersey as a dress, in an airport fit or in Asap Rocky’s “Fashion Killa” music video, nobody understands how to adapt the jersey from sporty to glam better than Rihanna.
Asap Rocky, 2017. From the days of New York’s hip hop collective ‘Asap Mob’, to now standalone highly expensive pieces repped with denim jeans, Asap Rocky is one of the first style icons to come to mind when thinking of jerseys.
Mariah Carey, 2003. At the time, an unexpected twist – now a favourite of sporty fashion, giving a largely male dominated practice its well-deserved feminine vibe.
Super Bowl Outfit Ideas: What to Wear to a Super Bowl Party
Super Bowl gives celebrities the chance to show off their casual side, and they still always manage to make comfort look stylish. With the trends of sport luxe and athleisure at their peak time of the year, here are some staple pieces in our NFL collection and ways to style them up.
NFL jerseys are simply a piece everyone should have in their wardrobe. They’re so versatile! Style them casually with denim jeans, go bottomless and complete with a high boot and accessories or elevate with leather. Colourful and oversized, jerseys allows the imagination to run free when considering any added elements. Now you know how to style NFL jerseys, check out these vibrant pieces we have in stock!
Similarly to the jersey, an NFL T-Shirt acts as a staple and versatile piece that everyone should own. Vintage tees, styled casually with jeans or glammed up with accessories give a retro look and feel to your outfit.
When it comes to NFL Jackets, particularly leather varsity jackets, a used look adds to their character. Vintage jackets are definitely a must have if you’re trying to build identity within your wardrobe. We stock a bunch of one-of-a-kind NFL jackets that will make your outfit unique.
The great thing about accessories is that they can spice up the most basic outfits. A plain tee, loose fit jeans and a leather jacket can be elevated with some boots and an NFL cap.
If you’re planning on taking inspiration from celebrity Super Bowl outfits this year, you've come to the right place. You don’t have to be a number one sports fan to join the trend of sport luxe - if you don’t have a team in mind, there’s a variety of vintage NFL pieces to chose from. And if you do support a team, there’s plenty of staple second-hand pieces that can give your outfit a retro, unique look, while giving you the satisfaction of shopping affordably and responsibly!
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