Brit Awards: The worst red carpet ever?

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Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:26PM

Music award red carpets are notorious for bringing out the weirdest in celebrity style. Usually though, amid the meat dresses and necks draped with dying swans, there's a peppering of good old fashioned red carpet glamour.

But at this year's Brit Awards, attempts to pull off couture were just rendered reminiscent of odd Disney princess gowns and efforts to be edgy translated to what we can best describe as 80s bedding.

Even seasoned red carpet goers such as Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora failed to hit the mark. Beginning with the worst, here are our picks from this year's Brit Awards red carpet.


Charli XCX

Back in 2014, Charli told the Daily Telegraph: "I don't think people get that I want everything to be super-tacky."

Fast forward three years and it looks like she's achieved her goal by wrapping herself in the valance that adorned her bed base in the 80s.

Charli XCX. Photo / AP

Ellie Goulding

It had the makings of a great music awards look, but the fit, thigh-high split and strange chain detailing have let Goulding down on this occasion.

Ellie Goulding. Photo / AP

Little Mix

Four chances to pick a winning dress. Four failed attempts.

Little Mix. Photo / Getty Images

Eliza Cummings

It may have been the most daring in terms of fabric, colour and glamorous lengths, but this attempt at bringing some couture vibes to the red carpet left Cummings looking like a princess escaped from a lunchtime Disney parade rather than an A-list star on the awards trail.

Model Eliza Cummings. Photo / Getty Images

Nicole Scherzinger

Straight out of the 80s, Scherzinger added insult to injury by sporting a crimped backcomb with her matching blazer and boots combo.

Singer Nicole Scherzinger. Photo / Getty Images

Pixie Lott

Part Game of Thrones, part space cadet, we also can't get past the fact that Pixie Lott's tassels look like the shredded innards of a cassette tape.

Singer Pixie Lott. Photo / Getty Images

Katy Perry

Starting with a funny little nugget atop her head, Perry's dress is a bad colour choice for her and looks like it's turning mouldy at the bottom.

Katy Perry. Photo / AP

Rita Ora

Will camo-glam ever take off? If Rita Ora can't make it look good, then it's destined to die in a fire of shrubbery and glitter.

Singer and actress Rita Ora. Photo / AP

Brooklyn Beckham

We're sure he really did look slick - under that monstrosity of a coat.

Brooklyn Beckham. Photo / AP

Billie JD Porter

Channelling Courtney Love at Halloween is acceptable. Any other time, it's not.

Journalist and TV presenter Billie JD Porter. Photo / Getty Images


Michelle Keegan

We know the jumpsuit has been around for a while, but Keegan's pick is a perfect fit and the colour a fantastic choice for her.

Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan. Photo / Getty Images

Charlotte Wiggins

Just the right mix of old Hollywood glam while being fashion forward, model Charlotte Wiggins was a standout in this ruched velvet number.

Model Charlotte Wiggins. Photo / AP

Lianne La Havas

Managing to be playful without being too revealing, singer Lianne La Havas worked the sheer embroidery look.

Singer Lianne La Havas. Photo / Getty Images

Neelam Gill

Bringing the cold shoulder trend to the red carpet was a winning move for Gill. Another great fitting jumpsuit, pairing metallic accessories with navy works to give a demure shade a lift.

Model Neelam Gill. Photo / AP