Adele & Beyoncé: When Stage Costumes Go Wrong

It’s not just some wardrobe malfunction or a latex corset possibly fitting too tight that can bring a live show to a halt or a performer an embarrassing moment. There’s plenty that can happen with and because of a performer’s super cool accessory, prop and surely their costumes that can bring worry and woes. Just this past week both Adele and Beyoncé ran into some trouble over their stage wardrobe.

The on again, off again story of Adele’s journey to get her Las Vegas residency up and running has been well documented. Set now into the show, the 35-year-old singer revealed to her audience at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace just this weekend that she has developed a skin condition, normally known as ‘jock itch’ from wearing Spanx during her performances and literally sitting in the pool of sweat her performance, the hot lights and her tight costumes propagate. Latex wearers are well aware of how much one can sweat when trying to look just right.

Adele has returned to her sweaty Vegas show after a three-month break.

Beyoncé courted some controversy this week, on Juneteenth National Independence Day in fact. On the day of celebration, the 41-year-old singer shared pictures across her social media of the stage outfits she wears. Unfortunately, as many of her 312 million followers noted she failed to tag any of the designers who rendered these outfits.

“In honor of Juneteenth, everything I wore for RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR tonight was created exclusively by Black designers,” she wrote on her Instagram account, posting ten pics of herself in a red sparkly dress on stage.

Beyoncé has been wearing stage costumes from local designers at each stop of her tour so far. No doubt her failing to indicate who made what was an oversight. But the best blog fodder (although not this blog) is best working off the old axiom, even bad news is still news. But as comedian Sarah Silverman added: “The good news is hopeful doesn’t mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn’t mean smart.”

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