Rihanna wears Givenchy for the BRIT Awards: lovely, too mature or just awful?

Here are some of the fashion photos from last night’s BRIT Awards in London. They’re sort of like the Grammys and the American Music Awards, I’m guessing. They give out awards to musical acts and there are lots of performances too. I already covered Adele’s multiple victories earlier. Rihanna also took home an award for International Solo Artist of the year. Rihanna wore this Givenchy gown which… is unexpected? I’m not used to seeing Rihanna in formal eveningwear, so it takes a moment to adjust. I’m not crazy about the gown on Rihanna – it seems like the dress is wearing her, and the gown is too “old” for her. I do love the leather gloves, though. Those are gorge.

Here’s Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen. Ugh. I love Flo, totally and completely, but I feel like people are trying to make her “happen” as a Fashion Girl, and I almost always think she looks like hell. Bad hair, bad makeup, and the dress does nothing for her. It looks like a tattered doily.

Lana Del Rey won the Breakthrough Award. She wore this pretty Vivienne Westwood gown which feels really plain on her, right?

Call me cray-cray, but I love this pale yellow Versace on Nicole Scherzinger. The fit is weird at the bust and the waist, there’s something “home sewn” about those beads, and yet… it all kind of works. She looks really good here.

I really like Jessie J’s voice. I feel like she’s trying to follow The Gaga Path – have a great voice, since dance tracks that the gays will love, wear shocking things, try to be provocative, and see where it goes from there. She would be more interesting if she wasn’t trying to be so “provocative” though. Her dress is Falguni & Shane Peacock – meh.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. no thanks says:

    i love it minus the gloves..

    • SHump76 says:

      Same here. Those gloves just look out of place and I think the dress would be much better without them.

      • smith says:

        No, no I disagree, the gloves give a modern edge. Without them the dress would border on too lacy/sweet and that is not her style at all.

        Lately she’s been wearing much more grownup and elegant nighttime looks – it makes for a welcome change from her ripped soldier-girl daywear.

        Her eyes do not look happy though. I think she’s going through something big.

        I have to add that so many red carpet women have such piss-poor/awkward posture that makes even the most gorg outfit look like crapola.

    • JudyJudyJudy says:

      I LOVE the gloves – so elegant and flattering her lovely arm shape. She should sign a deal with this house and only wear them!

  2. Lis says:

    I love Rihanna’s hair. She’s so pretty.

    At first I thought it would look far better minus the gloves. Then I started to consider that maybe the gloves are kinda cool and it would look too bare without them.

    And now I’m veering wildly between those two positions.

  3. Katie says:

    They all look out of place. Rhianna’s brown leather gloves are awful! Lana DelRay is the only one that looks even halfway decent.

  4. Alexis says:

    I like the dress! I also like the gloves, but not together. Who is dressing her all of a sudden?

    Rihanna always has flawless makeup. Maybe she just has really good skin— but then again Christina Hendricks seems to have great skin, but her makeup is always awful. So RiRi must have a great makeup artist.

  5. Eleonor says:

    I like the dress minus Rihanna.

    • gg says:

      Ha! same here. I have to wonder what it feels like to sit down in one of these beaded dresses with the big chunky beads. I do beading like this and I would never do it on the seat, but then I don’t do couture gowns – I guess it doesn’t matter if sitting causes pain as long as you look interesting on the carpet outside.

  6. Sunlily says:

    *rubs eyes* Maybe it’s just me, but is Florence showing a little nip?

  7. paola says:

    What’s with that thin golden chain Rihanna wore to all the last events? Rihanna looks good but she wore the same kind of dress (almost) to all the latest events!

  8. Riana says:

    Nah, it just seems kinda busted. I know shes small up top but does the crucial 30% have to be missing from the top of her dress? It seems like a nice gown she tried to sex up and then wore gloves so she wouldn’t look too busted.

    Jessie J and Lana Del Ray’s dresses are gorg. Ps. Jessie did a cover of We Found Love that sounds SO MUCH BETTER than the original.

  9. Tapioca says:

    I love Rihanna’s look, except the hair – she can pull off platinum, cartoony or dark, but piss-blonde suits no one!

    Jessie J reminds me more of Katy Perry – listen to the track Domino and tell me she doesn’t sound exactly the same…

  10. Asli says:

    The dress looks ugly from afar but up-close it’s really pretty minus the gloves.

  11. fancyamazon says:

    Rhianna’s dress- I think the fabric is wrong, but if that were different, the dress would be a win. Probably the most clash outfit I’ve ever seen her in.

    Florence Welch looks ridiculous. So much flounce!

    I really like Lana del Rey’s dress. Beautiful.

    Nicole Scherzinger- her dress is lovely, but you are right about the bust not fitting correctly.

    Jessie J- Sometimes transparent works, but this looks like boudoir curtains to me. From the 1970′s.

    I rarely post on fashion, just felt like it this morning. And I really only know a little bit about these ladies. I’ve heard Rhianna and Nicole’s “music”, and I have heard of Lana.

  12. Blondey says:

    Gorgeous dress – but I think it needs a few more curves to fill it out. It would smoke on a body like JLo’s.

  13. YEP_ITS_HER says:

    CB, are you high? Cause Rih looks fab. I love her glammed up/elegant look over her trashy one any time.

  14. ladybert62 says:

    Her dress looks like fish scales – ugly.

    I have to admit, that hair color and style is really good on her and goes well with her skin tone.

    All the dresses are ugly.

  15. janie says:

    I can’t BELIEVE Florence is only four years older than me. She could looks like she could be my mom.

    Something always seems off about Lana del Rey’s face, and I can’t put my finger on it. Too much surgery? She always looks really pretty but very peculiar. I love her dress though.

    The material for Rihanna’s dress looks cheap and it doesn’t fit well, but I love the gloves.

    That’s all!

  16. BBB says:

    I personally think she’s wearing one of those sequined Barbie dresses I used to dress my Barbie up in when I was younger

  17. Aiobhan says:

    I agree with whoever said I like the dress minus RiRi. I am so over her but am loving the hell out of that couture dress. I cannot believe that she got that straight from the couture show.

    Did anyone see Florence in the recent Vogue? I just got mine yesterday. I am enjoying the hell out Kanye basically grabbing her ass in the photo. I like her as an artist but not really getting the style at all. She is trying to channel Mrs. Havisham and Helena Bonham Carter and neither really work.

    LDR looks nice. Boring as hell but nice.

    Jessie J and Nicole are kinda meh but in a fight Jessie wins over Nicole and her fake boobs.

  18. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Jesse Jo’s hair looks amazing and I think the dress works on her.

    Rihanna’s dress is made for someone with a much larger bust.

    Lana looks like an older Emma Watson.

  19. NinaG says:

    I don’t like it at all, but I will say her hair and makeup look very nice though.

  20. velourazure says:

    scherzinger’s dress is awful. it looks like an ill-fitting craft project.

  21. SHEDA says:

    wow i can actually see jessie j’s forehead as for the dress at least she’s not wearing granny panties. rhianna’s dress would look better if her chest did not look so hard, not her best look. i look at nicole and all i see are silicone, hate the fit of the dress. i do not know the rest of them. no comment

  22. NeoCleo says:

    The gloves have got to go, otherwise she looks great IMO.

  23. Beatriz says:

    My first thought on Rihannas’ gloves was actually “hmm, I hope she’s not trying to cover something up.” They are pretty fug nonetheless.

  24. V says:

    Lana’s face usually looks like squirrel with her weirdly puffed cheeks, but here it doesn’t.

  25. judyjudy says:

    The Rihanna love has always been lost on me. I do not see one thing attractive about this girl. She always looks terrible! Her hair, her clothes, blechhhh. She does have good skin, but other than that she always looks…for lack of a better term…stupid.

  26. JudyJudyJudy says:

    rhianna looks stunning – I want those gloves!!!