Janelle Monáe Brought Christina Aguilera–esque Chaps to the Red Carpet

Why wear a boring red carpet dress when you can wear a badass pantsuit-chaps hybrid? Janelle Monáe walked the red carpet at the Billboard Women in Music Awards on Thursday night wearing a Gareth Pugh look that reminded us of Christina Aguilera's famous chaps moment in her 2002 Dirrty music video (although Monáe's is considerably less revealing). Who doesn't love a fun business-on-top, party-on-the-bottom look? 

Elsewhere on the red carpet, Ariana Grande wore her signature over-the-knee boots with a bubble-hem dress, while both Ashley Graham and Dua Lipa made crop tops look impossibly chic. Graham teamed hers with sophisticated black trousers, while Lipa wore coordinating khaki pants. Alicia Keys went for a striking red pantsuit that might just be the perfect holiday party look. Scroll down to see the best red carpet looks from the Billboard Women in Music Awards.


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On Monáe: Gareth Pugh pantsuit


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The Best Red Carpet Looks From the Billboard Women in Music Awards


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WHO: Dua Lipa


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WHO: Ariana Grande


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WHO: Ashley Graham

WEAR: Stella Luna Strass Chain Sandals


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WHO: Alicia Keys


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WHO: Alex Belle and Isis Valentino of St. Beauty

Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.