From the retro garb The Beatles wore on the "Sgt. Pepper" album cover to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardustto Britney Spears’ naughty — and nearly nude — ensembles, we offer up some of the most memorable rock outfits.

Sexy, transgressive, exotic, wild, out-there, obnoxious — rock ’n’ roll style has been all those things and more. It began as one of the best ways to establish that teenagers, who copied it, had different tastes from their parents. And a big part of that style was the drop-dead fabulous, says-it-all, one-of-a-kind outfit. Think Elvis Presley in black leather, Jim Morrison in brown leather pants with a concha belt, or Janis Joplin wearing scarves around her head, purple velvet pants and a flyaway top and swigging Southern Comfort laced with chocolate syrup.

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