Wait, Does Britney's "Breakover" Mean She's Not on a Downward Spiral?

After calling off her engagement and leaving The X Factor, Brit-Brit was on a bad luck streak. But now things are looking up!

Britney Spears has been having a rocky couple of months, but you wouldn't know it to look at her. The "Scream and Shout" singer showed up fashionably late to Elton John's Oscar-viewing party on Sunday, sporting a new brunette 'do, a sophisticated plunging-neckline dress, and natural-looking makeup.

That's right -- Britney got a breakover!

Naturally, a breakover is a makeover inspired by a breakup. (Not to be confused with "breakdown." In Britney's case, this is an important distinction.) For Spears, the new look is a double rebound; not only did she split from fiance Jason Trawick in January, but she also broke up with The X Factor. Historically, Spears doesn't handle drama so well, so fans had been anxiously waiting for her to get back on her feet.

Thankfully, Sunday's appearance at the super-exclusive charity party signals good things. The singer looked radiant and healthy. Her hair and makeup were relaxed and confident, while her dress walked the fine line between sexy and elegant. This was a deliberately put-together look, meaning that somebody is still looking out for Britney's image now that Trawick is out of the picture.

We have to say, we're loving this sophisticated new Britney! It's about time that the 31-year-old mother of two stopped acting and dressing like a teenager. Plus, the darker locks and classy layers are a huge improvement compared to that trashy blonde weave she was rocking during the X Factor.

There are other positive signs of change, too. She's rumored to be in talks for a Las Vegas residency, which seems like a smart way for Spears to stay in control for a while. Plus, she's got a new man: a non-show-biz guy named named David Lucado, who took her out for sushi on Valentine's Day.

We have high hopes for Brunette Britney, and we'd say she's off to a good start.

WATCH: Britney Spears Shows Off Her New Darker Locks at Oscar Party

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