Rina Sawayama at the BRIT Awards 2021
The 2021 BRIT Awards are a much-needed fashion indulgence. Unlike film and television award red carpets, music award shows are dedicated to over-the-top celebrity outfits, and with stars like Dua Lipa, Little Mix, and Harry Styles leading the nominations, the looks promise to be sparkling, sensual, and totally unforgettable.
Opening the red carpet was a lot of sparkle with hosts Clara Amfo and Maya Jama wearing coordinated outfits inspired by smart, black suits but featuring sexy, sparkling details. Maya wore an Area coordinated set with diamanté crystal embellishments, and Clara wore a Poster Girl silver chainmail minidress inspired by Paris Hilton's 21st-birthday outfit.
BRITs 2021 Rising Star award winner Griff also tried the sparkling trend in a purple-rainbow-pastel, mermaid-inspired dress with clear bead details and a matching headpiece that ensured "max social distancing, very COVID friendly," Griff told hosts Yasmin Evans and AJ Odudu on the BRIT red carpet live stream. "I figured everyone would be wearing the big fashion houses, which I love, but I thought it would be nice to support an up-and-coming designer. This is Susan Fang, and she is Chinese and she studied at Saint Martins." Other red carpet fashion trends to look out for are neon outfits worn by Mabel, Olivia Rodrigo, and host AJ and stylish, COVID-friendly accessories.
Keep reading for the best celebrity outfits from the 2021 BRIT Awards red carpet.