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8 OMG outfits at the BRIT Awards

What would you wear to the BRIT Awards red carpet? This annual event has been showcasing the best of British music since 1977, and in that time, there have been some truly iconic fashion moments. We’ve picked some of the most OMG outfits that make us immediately want to try and upcycle our own wardrobe to recreate the best-dressed looks. Which one is your favourite?

Amy Winehouse

Photograph of Amy Winehouse wearing a yellow dress on the red carpet of the Brit Awards 2007

Amy Winehouse had a wickedly unique style and this acid yellow “power dress” by Preen was the perfect choice for Amy, who was awarded Best British Female Artist in 2007 at the BRIT Awards.

Sam Smith

Photograph of Sam Smith in an inflatable black jumpsuit

The designer Harikrishnan Keezhathil Surendran Pillai said this amazing black inflatable jumpsuit was inspired by some mean comments Sam Smith received about their physique. This costume represented empowerment of the body and all shapes and sizes. What a unique and bold outfit!

Rihanna

Photograph of Rihanna wearing a turquoise ballgown on the red carpt at the BRIT awards

Rihanna wow’d the crowd back in 2011 with this stunning floral and tulle turquoise Christian Dior gown. Rihanna won ‘Best International Female Artist’ that year, and what a gown to be wearing to receive such an award!

Taylor Swift

Photograph of Taylor Swift in a black and red dress on the red carpet of the BRIT awards

Taytay wore this fierce dragon dress in 2015, designed by Roberto Cavalli Atelier. We bet all her Swifties were breathing fire over this one, and now you can too!

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Harry Styles

Photograph of Harry Styles wearing a black suit with an oversized flower choker on the red carpet at the BRIT awards

Harry Styles wore this structured, custom Nina Ricci suit in 2023, sporting a gigantic statement flower choker. What other objects could you oversize for an accessory?

Lady Gaga

Photograph of Lady Gaga in a white outfit on the red carpet at the Brit Awards

Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late designer, Alexander McQueen in 2010 with this three tiered white “cake” dress custom-made by Francesco Scognamiglio. Gaga is never afraid to push the boundaries of style, and this was no exception. She kept the white theme with the lace mask and beehive blonde wig. Fabulous!

Jorja Smith

Photograph of Jorja Smith in a multi-coloured dress with red feather trim on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards

16Arlington designed this sequinned feather dream, worn by Jorja Smith in 2019. Jorja loves to wear comfortable clothing on and off the red carpet. We think this looks really comfy and super stylish!

Geri Halliwell

Photograph of Geri Halliwell wearing a union jack mini dress at the BRIT awards in 1997

1997 seems like forever ago, but this dress caused a sensation across the globe! Geri Halliwell upcycled this Gucci dress herself with a Union Jack tea-towel sewn over the top! What household item could you repurpose as clothing?