Fashion hits and misses from the 2021 Billboard Music Awards
The Billboard Music Awards always brings out some of the biggest names in music, and tonight’s event was no exception! Now that the awards have been handed out, it’s time to judge the funky fashion. First up? Alicia Keys’ three-piece Valentino outfit. Though it was certainly eye-catching, we’re not quite sure the combination was fashionable. The star arrived in this bold monochromatic pink ensemble comprised of a crop top, high-waisted trousers and a dramatic coat complete with a train for a strange dressy-casual couture hybrid. Keep reading to see more of the best and worst fashion of the night…
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The best dressed star of the night? That honor goes to Gabrielle Union, who arrived in this show-stopping Prada confection. From the wide plunging neckline to the sequin embellishments, the detail on this design deserves a closer look…
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Upon closer inspection, Gabrielle Union’s pretty white Prada gown included a Prada logo on the left. The unique silhouette paired perfectly with her high ponytail and she added equally gorgeous earrings and even more diamond-studded jewels from Bulgari, which we’ll see next…
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From a diamond tennis bracelet to lots of layered rings, Gabrielle Union added some extra sparkle to her Billboard Music Awards look with Bulgari jewels.
Almost but not quite! Priyanka Chopra arrived in this semi-sheer Dolce&Gabbana design. It started out strong with those beautiful embellishments down the neckline, but lost us with that dramatic golden belt detail and nearly hip-high slit. The star finished the look off with some complementary gold sandals and gorgeous drop earrings, which we’ll see next…
Priyanka Chopra completed her Dolce&Gabbana look with gorgeous drop earrings by Bulgari that complemented the embellishments on her gown.
We’re starry eyed over Kelsea Ballerini’s adorable black minidress by Nedret Taciroglu. Half long-sleeved and half sleeveless, the short frock featured a sheer midriff and sweet sparkly star, moon and heart embellishments. She completed her look with equally chic pointy toe pumps.
Kelsea Ballerini didn’t distract from her Nedret Taciroglu minidress with her jewels. She opted for simple silver hoops that complemented the star and moon embellishments perfectly.
A high-low hemline rarely scores a fashion hit, and Saweetie’s was unfortunately no exception to that rule. The singer arrived in this bold ballgown in a killer peach hue by Giambattista Valli, but the ruffled distracting hemline that also showed a peek of bright orange tulle underneath lost us. Despite not loving the silhouette, we did love the pink floral embellishments down the bodice, which matched perfectly with her nails…
Check out those nails! Saweetie complemented her orange and pink ballgown with these bold hot pink nails, and added not one, not two, but four dramatic rings by Anabela Chan to the mix.
Pink certainly looked pretty in pink at the Billboard Music Awards! The musician embraced her stage name and opted for this sweet hot pink number — which featured a plunging neckline, cutouts and a bow detail at the waist. Next, let’s take a closer look at her matching earrings…
Pink accessorized her pretty pink frock with equally stunning drop earrings with pink stones and diamonds.
Serving up some serious Beetlejuice vibes? Doja Cat, who arrived in these Balmain coordinates. Though we liked the bold black and white stripes, we weren’t fans of the tiny crop top with dramatic sleeves paired with high-waisted flare pants. And though from afar it looked like a necklace, a closer look shows that the star wasn’t wearing a necklace — that’s just a part of the top! Let’s check it out…
Once we got a closer look we realized Doja Cat’s Balmain crop top was actually halter-style, with the large turquoise design attaching the top and circular neck detail. From there she added equally bold earrings from D’heygere, which included live plants that you have to see to believe…
Doja Cat’s wild earrings from D’heygere were actually wild! They included real mini fan palms and Venus fly traps designed by botanical artist Kristen Alpaugh.
The Weeknd certainly cleaned up nicely! The star arrived in this sleek Bottega Veneta long jacket with shirt, tie, trousers and dress shoes for a very polished, yet chic look.
What’s going on here, Kehlani? The singer’s Tony Ward getup included a jeweled bralette, cropped jacket with dramatic puffy sleeves and a skirt that was subtly sheer down the sides for a puzzling fashion miss. Next let’s take a look at her accessories…
Despite not liking her outfit, Kehlani’s cool diamond serpent necklace was one part of the ensemble we could definitely get behind!
Lady in red! H.E.R. arrived in this phenomenal Christian Dior jumpsuit, which featured red and black sequins and paired perfectly with her black peep-toe pumps, shades and red lip.
Where does the dress end and the boots begin? We’re still not entirely sure, but we do know that Naz Perez’s strange all red Billboard Music Awards look did not land on the hit list.
Yikes! One of our favorite country artists Gabby Barrett arrived in this puzzling design — a golden gown by Nicolas Jebran that included both a one-shouldered silhouette that flowed into an over-the-top train in the back and a front that included an asymmetrical hemline with a slit. Despite hating the dress, we did love those two-toned Stuart Weitzman sandals!
Nick Jonas committed to green ahead of his hosting duties at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The musician rocked an emerald green jacket and trouser combo with a lighter green dress shirt from Fendi for the occasion, and added a black t-shirt and boots to the mix for a cool and unexpected look on the black carpet.
Another star serving up shades of green? Lena Waithe, who rocked a pretty mint green suit by Boss. She added an emerald green dress shirt underneath and cream loafers to her spring-ready black carpet look.
Lil Rel Howery pulled this mismatched look off, but that doesn’t make it a hit! The actor’s brown jacket, black t-shirt, plaid pants and brown and gray boots were a strange combination topped with a gold chain.
DJ in DG! DJ Khaled arrived in this cool and casual Dolce&Gabbana getup, comprised of a polka dot collared shirt with yellow, green and orange embellishments, black pants and yellow sneakers with green laces.
Rocsi Diaz’s sleek black leather dress started out strong. We loved the unique neckline and the ruching, but the addition of those arm bands turned this couture look costume-y.
Padma Lakshmi sported this sleek white Christian Siriano pantsuit with all-over sparkly embellishments. We loved the crisp look that was both polished and fun, and the way she rocked it sans undershirt and with delicate jewels instead. Let’s check them out…
Who needs a shirt when you have Jacquie Aiche jewels? Padma Lakshmi sported this delicate diamond necklace by the jewelry designer in lieu of a dress shirt underneath her Christian Siriano suit.
E!’s Tanya Rad embraced a mermaid sparkle vibe at the Billboard Music Awards. The host donned this short Nicole + Felicia dress, which was fine on its own, but didn’t pair well with those equally busy electric blue sandals.
E!’s Justin Sylvester understood the assignment! We loved this bold floral pantsuit, which he paired with an unbuttoned white dress shirt and brown boots for a killer menswear moment.
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