First off though, we have a confession to make. All the sizzling future outfits coming up just feature women. There's not a guy in sight. Honestly, we tried really hard to find 'sexy' future clothes for the fellas but, to be honest, they all looked like this so we gave up.
Anyway, take a look at the ten sexiest sci-fi outfits ever after the jump. And then wait about 260 years or so before Top Shop gets them in stock... We've seen the future... and the future looks good. Really good, in fact. And we're not talking hover boards or robots here, we're on about the clothing. Yep, thanks to the movies, our future wardrobes have already been decided for us and, in the case of the ladies, some of the garb looks hotter than the sun.
First off though, we have a confession to make. All the sizzling future outfits you will see below just feature women. There's not a guy in sight. Honestly, we tried really hard to find 'sexy' future clothes for the fellas but, to be honest, they all looked like this so we gave up.
Anyway, take a look at the ten sexiest sci-fi outfits ever below. And then wait about 260 years or so before Top Shop gets them in stock...
Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux (2005)
The film takes place 408 years into a post-apocalyptic future after a virus has wiped out ninety-nine percent of the Earth's 2011 population. So that's the bad news. The good news is that Charlize Theron is one of the survivors and, as part of an underground rebel organisation, is required to wear figure-hugging outfits. The comic character on which she is based used to wear a lot less, however, but then you can't have everything.
Scarlett Johansson in The Island (2005)
It wasn't a great film to be honest - Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson as a couple of clones on the run. What was appealing in this futuristic setting, however, was the sporty styled tight-fitting tracksuits everyone was required to wear. Wouldn't have looked good on Danny DeVito, of course, but on Scarlett... let's just say it works.
Sarah Douglas in Superman II (1980)
Superman 2 had one of the greatest movie villains of all time in the shape of General Zod. And his right-hand lady, Ursa, wasn't that bad either. In her thigh-revealing black ensemble - a look that crossed late 70s punk with early New Romantic - Ursa could overpower anyone that got in her way. So the sort of lady you could take home to meet your mum then.
Rebecca Romijn in X-Men (2000)
So whose idea was it to cast former Victoria Secret model, Rebecca Romijn, as a naked-looking polymorph? We don't know, but they probably deserve an Oscar. Dangerous-to-know Mystique - who was covered in blue scales and little else - may not have been popular with Wolverine and his mates, but the audience (well, the blokes mainly) thought she was just marvellous. Although, according to Ms Romijn, getting into that outfit wasn't fun: "The scales are giant pieces of silicone, which are strategically placed all over my body. Then they spray me down, they airbrush the rest of me with blue makeup. It is not much fun but the results are so dramatic." You can say that again.
Monica Bellucci in The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The final Matrix film had a lot wrong with it which we don't really have time to go into here. Monica Bellucci, however, was not one of those problems. The Italian beauty looks stunning in every one of the various creations she frequently changes into - but most male viewers disappeared into a temporary trance when she squeezed into the below outfit.
Jane Fonda in Barbarella (1967)
Who can forget Roger Vadim's sex space fantasy starring Jane Fonda as the kooky space bimbo who, er, what was she doing exactly? Anyway, perhaps the main reason the film's story has fallen by the wayside was down to the ever-changing sizzling hot outfits - co-designed by Paco Rabanne - that Fonda squeezed into. If we had to pick a favourite futuristic garb we'd probably go for the vacuum-formed outfit. Now then, what was this film about again...
Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element (1997)
Taking a leaf from Ms Fonda's sci-fi style guide above (ie less is more), Jean Paul Gaultier, no less, 'designed' the outfit Milla Jovovich's character wears for most of this classic sci-fi. Basically, it boasted thin strips of strategically placed bandages and, er, little else. Well done Mr Gaultier, but couldn't a pair of white pants and a roll of electrical tape achieve the same look?
Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (1992)
There have been many black PVC cat-suit incarnations in movie history - but none remain in the mind so vividly as the one worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton's second - and last - Batman film. A measure of how spell-bindingly hot she looked is the fact that not even the equally lovely Halle Berry could match Pfeiffer's hotness in her appalling 2004 Catwoman garb.
Ornella Muti in Flash Gordon (1980)
Gordon's alive! Metal bikinis for sci-fi princesses were all the rage in the 80s (see below) but it must be noted that Ornella Muti's incredible version preceded slave Princess Leia's by three years. But, hey, who's counting? The fact is that Muti is undoubtedly one of the greatest sci-fi goddesses of all time. Not sure how this would work on the beach though...
Carrie Fisher in Return Of The Jedi (1983)
And so we come to the most famous of sexy sci-fi outfits. For almost 30 years now it's been copied and relentlessly parodied (Jennifer Aniston in Friends wearing one springs to mind) but, like anything, you can't beat the original. So what do you need to create the perfect space bikini? Well, brass thong underwear, red silk loincloth and metal brassiere with optional accessories including a snake armwrap, bracelets and a stout securing chain to ensure the wearer can't escape the slimy clutches of her slug-like master.