Mabel at the 2020 BRIT Awards
A showstopping red carpet fashion moment is impossible to miss. It instantly elevates the profile of any celebrity and has the power to transform an up-and-comer into a household name. Luckily, the award season kicked off just before the coronavirus, and many major award shows adapted their red carpets throughout the year for a virtual audience.
We flipped through every single A-lister's outfit from the 2020 BRITS, BAFTA Awards, the Oscars, the National Television Awards, Golden Globes, NME Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critic's Choice Awards, and the 2020 Venice Film Festival to bring you the absolute best of British style.
A celebrity outfit that makes it into the "best dressed" ticks four main criteria: event appropriateness, experimentation, fit, and wow factor (a look that is simply unforgettable). It's also key to note that the idea of "best dressed" is extremely subjective, as it's also a reflection of the fashion trends of the time and the judge's personal preferences. There were quite a few celebrities who we absolutely love — like Laura Whitmore, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Campbell, and Dua Lipa — who have incredible style but just haven't given us a superstar moment this year. While Cynthia Erivo, Maya Jama, Florence Pugh, and Harry Styles delivered showstopping style all year long — with some help from their exceptional stylists.
Keep reading ahead for 13 of the best British fashion moments of 2020.