LEAVE it to pop stars to bring the OTT fashion — from Rita Ora’s giant feathered ball gown to one star’s hilarious unintentional Bridesmaids tribute.
“You’re really doin’ it, Dua? You’re s**ttin’ on the BRIT Awards red carpet ...”
You can always count on pop stars to bring the OTT fashion — Rita Ora, who memorably rocked a bathrobe on the red carpet at the MTV EMAs last year, brought the glamour in a white feathered frock that rivalled Dua’s for drama:
And, like Dua, Rita needed her own dress helper on hand:
British super-couple Cheryl Cole and ex-1D member Liam Payne put recent rumours of a split behind them with this united front:
American band Haim looked suitably Pre-Raphaelite, complete with blossomed head wreaths:
Model Hailey Baldwin proved that matching your lipstick to your dress can really pay off:
Our Kylie showed you can dress for the London cold and still look super-glam in this Little Red Riding Hood ensemble:
Actress Noomi Rapace’s ensemble was ... a lot:
Dancefloor diva Jess Glynne teamed a nude suit with some sort of an orthopaedic platform:
Ex-Fifth Harmony black sheep gone solo, Camila Cabello was ethereal in baby blue:
Ed Sheeran ... just looked like a guy in a suit:
Little Mix member Jesy Nelson somehow made a high-waisted leather avocado jumpsuit work:
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked like she’d come straight from a Robert Palmer video shoot:
Oh, and those white roses everyone’s carrying? They’re a symbolic gesture in support of the Time’s Up and Me Too movements, much like the acting world’s gesture of wearing black.
Many female stars carried roses on the red carpet — but fewer men, something that nominee Paloma Faith wasn’t happy about.
“The only thing I’m upset about tonight is not more men carrying white roses. I think they should have,” she told BBC News, before pinning a rose to a member of rock group Royal Blood.