Long, short, and everything in between, the eclectic looks marched on with so many more stars in attendance at The Brit Awards 2018 on Wednesday (February 21) in London.
Jennifer Hudson: I loved the sizzling hue of this red-hot Ralph Lauren gown, but not the fit. The patent-plasticized look would have been all shine had the silhouette been sleeker without the awkward folds.
Adwoa Aboah: Rita Ora wasn’t the only one in feathers, as Adwoa also took a flight of fancy with this Sonia Rykiel white dress. The model’s directional looks can sometimes be a tough sell, so I like the pristine romance she presented here with Jimmy Choo ‘Minny’ sandals and a Time’s Up rose to complete the picture.
Maya Jama: Given this House of Holland mini was a custom piece, I expected an impeccable fit and the pink metallic number delivered. She complemented its flirty, girlish side with Sophia Webster embellished sandals. But, I would have left the diamond choker at home.
Anne Marie: This Maria Lucia Hohan gown unfortunately just translated as a bit dated, although the dark crimson shade delivered a sense of commanding drama. Bulgari jewels rounded out the look.
Ella Eyre: I really like how this Ellery design offered a new twist on both the tuxedo dress and the LBD. She worked the ruffled, deconstructed sleeves to her advantage, with bow-embellished Sophia Webster pumps adding a sweet finish—her gorgeous curls serving as the other standout accessory.
Kylie Minogue: Seeing this Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 trench on the runway immediately had me wishing that Kylie had worn it fully fastened. As presented, it seems as if she threw on the coat over her lingerie slip. The red pumps also needed to be swapped for a sassier sandal or metallic pointy-toe shoe.
Mabel McVey: Mabel was also working a coat as her main statement piece. But, the issue with this Adam Selman Spring 2018 scintillating robe-like design was also tied up in the tailoring—namely, the sleeves—that prevented the look from reaching its full potential. The effect would have also been more relevant and modern without the choker and ponytail holder.
Tallia Storm: The magpie in me immediately gravitated towards this Dolce & Gabbana dress that was delightfully encrusted in dazzling paillettes. However, I think she overcooked it with her headband, bag, and shoes, as the high-octane look needs little in the way of accessories as previously demonstrated by Sarah Paulson when she wore it.
Holly Willoughby: There was a playful spirit to mediate the sexiness of this David Koma white mini, what with the feathered hem and black buttons.
Abbey Clancy: Speaking of slip dresses, this Redemption Spring 2018 silk gown was straight out of the boudoir.
Pixie Lott: The dangerously high slit was one thing, but my biggest issue with this lavender gown was its prom-meets-pageant connotations, especially with the embellished waistband.
Louise Redknapp: Vertical stripes sometimes aren’t flattering, as this dress demonstrates. Nothing can combat an ill-fitting design.
Anna Friel: Sometimes dresses are better left on the runway, as this sheer Temperley London Fall 2018 frock completely lost its ephemeral magic here—if you can even look past its ubiquitous, transparent quality.