Awards season is always a great time to see what is on trend, which designers vying to have their creations seen on the biggest stars, and is often a barometer for what ‘normal’ clothes are going to be inspired by for the coming season. We thought we’d take a look at five celebrity outfits from The BRIT Awards and decide whether they were a stunning success or a bit of a fail!
Jess Glynne – MISS
Jess is incredibly striking, with her red hair and pale skin, and green is a great colour on her, but this emerald suit and platforms combination really does nothing for her. The suit looks stiff and poorly-cut while the shoes and back-combed hair make the whole thing look more fancy dress than high fashion!
Rihanna – HIT
In an unusually understated look, Rihanna combines this floor-length gown with minimalist accessories and a sleek short bob. Showing less flesh than usual, Rihanna looks relaxed and grown-up, showing that she can get it oh-so-right, even when stepping away from her signature looks.
Little Mix – MISS
Little Mix’s stylist is obviously still following the “almost matching but not quite” formula of dressing a girl band that was so popular in the early nineties. However, all of the girls (who are actually young and gorgeous!) look oddly middle-aged in this array of beige lace and satin and although they look co-ordinated, none of them really looks all that great on an individual basis.
Reggie Yates – HIT
Reggie Yates has been on our TV screens for over 20 years and has gone from strength to strength – and the same can be said for his fashion choices. Reggie always looks slick, keeping it classic in monochrome with a modern twist, and his clean-shaven, highly-groomed look made him a huge hit at the BRITS.
Lily Donaldson – MISS
There’s no denying that Lily Donaldson is a beautiful girl with a figure that would be the envy of most women, but this dress proves that putting everything you have on show isn’t always the best look. Reminiscent of THAT dress that Liz Hurley is so famed for wearing, the “scrap of material held together with barely a stitch” design does nothing to flatter and makes Lily look far older than her 29 years.