As far as her outfits are concerned, country singer Shania Twain hasn’t aged a day in over 20 years.
In a new video posted to Instagram, Twain rocks her iconic outfit from the original “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” music video. The video features a black minidress paired with a white jacket, black gloves and black top hat.
“Same outfit, 20 years apart!” Twain posted. “#letsgogirls.”
See the before and after clips here:
Shania Twain Sang Hit Song ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ on 1997 Album
“Man! I Feel Like a Woman” was a track from Twain’s third studio album, Come On Over. Twain wrote the song with her then-husband, producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange.
The song made it to No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and cracked the top five on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. And in 2000, the song won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
The country-pop star released her music video for the song in March of 1999. It inspired later performances by such artists as Carrie Underwood and Britney Spears.
The Inspiration for the Song Was Twain’s Time in Gay Bars
Shania Twain moved to Toronto when she was 18 to try to launch her music career. And while there, she shared an apartment with two female college students who were more sociable than she was. They introduced her to a gay male friend of theirs who would take the three of them out to gay bars across Toronto on the weekends, according to Biography.com.
Twain later recalled that Toronto’s gay bars had the best dance music and the best dancers… not to mention the best makeup. She was in awe of the men’s artistic skill with eyeliners and eyeshadows.
“My fascination with this initial introduction to men transforming themselves into beautiful women likely sowed the seed of inspiration for a song I would write years later: ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!’” Twain wrote in her 2011 autobiography, “From This Moment On.”
Twain later said she hoped that ultimately, the song could serve to bring people from different groups – male or female, gay or straight – together in a frivolous celebration of having fun. That is, after all, what those nights in Toronto so many years ago were all about.