The 2021 BRIT Awards Served Up Some Killer Looks

Oh, red carpets. How we've missed you.

The 41st BRIT Awards saw endless hot red carpet looks and total female domination – what a treat! With Dua Lipa winning big for Best British Album and Best Female Solo Artist, plus well deserved wins from Arlo Parks, Haim, Billie Eilish and Little Mix, the night was truly a celebration of women. It also marked one of the first major in-person events to take place since COVID-19 hit the UK, with 4000 people in attendance.

Oh, and did I mention the TikTok Sea Shanty guy was there? Confusing!

And look, as much as a Zoom awards show can provide a fair bit of entertainment (big shout out to Daniel Kaluuya's mute moment), there's nothing like an IRL red carpet. And the BRIT Awards are famous for serving up those memorable fashion moments. (After all, it was The BRIT Awards where Lizzo gave us this truly iconic Moschino chocolate bar dress in 2020. Lest we forget.)

This is one awards show that does away with understated glam and promises not to be boring. So without further ado, here are the nominees... I mean, most memorable looks from this year's BRIT Awards red carpet.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa absolutely stole the show (even before her massive wins) in this Vivienne Westwood number. Amy Winehouse vibes, anyone?

HAIM

BE STILL MY HOMOSEXUAL HEART. Our favourite Californian sisters look absolutely incredible in these monochromatic looks from The Row. They also nabbed the BRIT award for Best International Artist while they were at it.

Griff

This extremely stylish up-and-comer ended up taking out Best Rising Star at the ceremony. Very well deserved. Plus, this futuristic moment with a wire veil-type headpiece was curated by Griff herself. Is there anything they can’t do?

Rina Sawayama

This lavender moment is killing me. A stunning Balmain dress on the wonderful Rina Sawayama.

Little Mix

Little Mix are having a huge week. Not one, but TWO pregnancy announcements, then they took home Best British Group at the BRIT Awards, making history as the first all-female group to snatch that title. Here they are on the red carpet absolutely stunning in all white. These looks are from Maison Margiela, David Koma, and Vivienne Westwood.

Harry Styles

My boyfriend / best friend / style icon Harry Styles stepped out looking exactly like my grandmother's couch in the '70s. The indisputably English singer wore this stylishly retro Gucci suit, and I won't rest until I find a replica.

Arlo Parks

Winner of the BRIT award for Breakthrough Artist, the offensively talented Arlo Parks is absolutely killing in this maroon suit. Where can I get one?

MNEK

Absolutely one of my favourites of the night is this look from MNEK, a brilliant artist and producer who you need to become obsessed with immediately. He’s wearing this dazzling, silky, cascading light blue suit from Robert Wun, and so he should.

Olly Alexander

Moments before lying across a piano in a black lace two-piece outfit singing alongside Elton John (is there a sign-up sheet for that?), Olly Alexander rocked the red carpet in this starry fuzzy number from Gucci.

That’s it, folks! If there’s one thing the pandemic taught us, it’s that while red carpets aren’t essential, they’re still extremely good.

Written by Dani Leever, a writer and homosexual pop culture enthusiast. Find their words at @danileever or catch their gay DJ drag adventures at @djgaydad.

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