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Oops, she did it again. Britney Spears totally tricked us and all thanks to a haircut!

The 32-year-old pop diva arrived at Elton’s lavish Oscar viewing party on March 2 in a shiny black floor-length number. She looked great but, honestly, it took us a minute to realize that was the Britney Spears. Between the dark red locks and the toasted tan (must be all that Las Vegas sun), Brit is totally unrecognizable in photos taken at the A-list event benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

That isn’t to say she doesn’t look amazing, however. Brit’s Planet Hollywood Las Vegas show, Piece of Me, has clearly done wonders to keep her in shape; her dark dress for the evening totally set off the mama of two’s lean physique. While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen her new darker look up top, it somehow looks more brown, less red, in this light.

We’re just glad Britney could find the time to get away from the Strip and attend Elton’s bash in Los Angeles. The event also featured the likes of Kim Kardashian and her krew of sisters; those ladies also tended toward red but of a much brighter shade.

What do you make of Brit’s look? Did you totally recognize her or have to do a double-take. Be honest!

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!