The Brits Red Carpet in Brief: Thighs, Nighties and Jumbo Dresses

The Brit Awards are never short of a controversy or four—whether sartorial or on-stage. And last night's event in London was no different: Among the many outfits on display some courted chatter and caused debates, but we've sifted through the bunch to bring you the best edit of ensembles you need to check out. 

Three trends appeared to rule this particular red carpet. First up, the classic Brit Awards contingent who like to flash a lotta flesh—thighs being particularly prioritised for exposure. Next was the opposing crowd, who decided that to be completely covered up in swathes or tents of fabric would be the best option on a chilly night. Last, but not least, quite a few of the best dressed ladies hinted towards boudoir dressing, slipping into silk slips or simple, slinky gowns.

Scroll down to see the 11 looks we'd dish out an award for…


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On Florence Welch: Alexander McQueen clutch bag; Charlotte Olympia shoes.


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On Alexa Chung: Preen dress.

We called it! Preen's autumn/winter 2016 dresses looked like they were going to be popular the minute they hit the runway.


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Lily Donaldson

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On Tali Lennox: Dolce & Gabbana top and skirt.


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Josephine de la Baume and Mark Ronson

Check out the weeklong slip dress plan we're living by right now.


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On Adele: Custom-made Giambattista Valli dress.


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Anaïs Gallagher

As you can see, platforms are back. Shop the best stacked heels here.


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Charlotte Wiggins

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On Rihanna: Armani Privé gown; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

With her new album finally out, we've spent some time predicting Rihanna's next fashion moves.


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Lana Del Rey


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Which look gets your vote? Let us know in the comments box below…

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.