by Annaliese Watkins
Another day, another awards ceremony and on the night of 21st February 2012 the spotlight was shone on the UK music industry at the BRIT Awards. Aiming to celebrate the talent that has emerged from Britain (and further afield in the international categories), the focus of the BRITS is often just as much about the celebrity outfits and antics as it is the music. For the lowdown on who wore what on the red carpet, take a look at this style round up brought to you by plus size fashion retailer Curvissa.
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As the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and it’s clearly a motto Adele has taken to heart as she stepped out once again in her trademark floor-length dress with statement hair. The acclaimed singer, who walked away with awards for British Female Artist and British Album of the Year, flew the flag for plus size fashion with style and panache in a dress that flattered her fabulous curves. Adele’s appearance at the BRITS came just two weeks following Karl Lagerfeld’s controversial comments that the singer ‘is a little too fat.’ The 23-year-old responded by saying ‘I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that.’
Among the first to arrive was presenter Holly Willoughby, who stayed true to fashion form in a figure flattering little black dress complete with a plunging neckline. Holly maintained elegance in this slightly daring choice by opting for a below-the-knee length skirt and cute puff sleeves. The look was finished with a delicate drop necklace to accentuate her coveted cleavage as well as gorgeous black strappy sandals. Nipping in at the waist and flowing to the knee, the sultry dress looked great on Holly’s hourglass figure, and once again proved the impact of the classic LBD.
Ten years since she performed the worldwide smash hit ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,’ Kylie Minogue stepped out onto the red carpet in a dazzling gown by Yves Saint Laurent. The petite singer accessorised her sleek dress in a shiny cobalt blue with a pair of striking diamond drop earrings which were framed by a slick hairdo. Looking just as good as she did a decade ago, Kylie expressed her disbelief at the years that had passed since her first BRIT performance and announced her support for Adele in the Best Solo Female Artist category.
Having picked up five BRITS over the past two decades as part of super group The Spice Girls, Emma Bunton is a BRIT Awards veteran and knows her stuff when it comes to red carpet style. For this year’s ceremony, Emma was one of many celebs to buck the scarlet trend in a short red dress which she teamed with black tights and towering heels. The look provided a welcome change from the night’s more dramatic gowns and proved that the lace trend is set to stay for spring.