Taylor Swift in black Elie Saab & more BRIT Awards photos: lovely or unflattering?

Here are some assorted photos from last night’s BRIT Awards. I hope you’re not expecting me to cover some of the lesser known people! I just selected these photos based on my personal name-recognition of these celebrities, and by how awful or good the fashion was. There were a bunch of people there who I think are only famous in England and nowhere else. You can read the list of winners here. Let’s begin with Taylor Swift in this Elie Saab gown. I like the idea of it… showing off her legs through some well-placed sheer panels, etc. But the fit is really off on the bodice and bust of this dress. Like, her bolt-ons are struggling to fill up the extra fabric.

Gemma Arterton in Jonathan Saunders. She’s beautiful but I don’t understand the concept of a sequined cardigan and matching sequined skirt. Like she’s a secretary at a disco. OMG, look at it from behind!!!


Justin Timberlake’s Suit & Tie looks especially nice. This is the best suit he’s worn in a while.

Jessie J in Versace. I like Jessie J and I think she has a killer voice. Her fashion leaves me cold. I just wish the V of this gown was pulled tighter – I feel like her tatas probably came out several times.

Berenice Mahlone in Donna Karan. Berenice is HOT. Like, really hot and sexy and sultry. She dresses like a bombshell most of the time too. It will be interesting to see if she can parlay that “sultry” quality into more work.

Rita Ora in Ulyana Sergeenko. Ugh. I just don’t “get” Rita Ora. She just seems like a really budget Rihanna (even in how she looks and styles herself).

I think I finally figured out Paloma Faith – she is what happened when Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey had a love child, and then they gave that love child lip injections and a horrible perm.

Speaking of Lana Del Rey, here she is in Chanel. She looks less duck-lippy than usual. Perhaps she donated some of her injections to Paloma?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t care for any of these looks, and some are overdressed for the occasion and others are underdressed.

  2. ArmeniaK says:

    I reckon Taylor Swift looked pretty hot.

  3. marie says:

    If the dress fit her better Taylor would look fantastic, really like the dress. Did she only show up cause Harry would be there?

  4. amelia says:

    I was a bit baffled when I watched Taylor last night – I think she must be going for some sort of image revamp. For shifty swifty her performance was quite raunchy.
    And crap.
    *Love* Jessie J, going to watch her play the Eden Project this summer!!

  5. AmandaPanda says:

    I was there last night and we were all completely baffled by swifty’s performance – quite a few people with their heads in hands at our table just peeking out through their fingers, it was so cringey. She should never ever ever ever try to dance again.

    She looked good though. If incredibly skinny.

    Lana Del Rey looked absolutely awful – when she got up to receive her award her face just looked so tweaked it was distracting.

  6. allons-y alonso says:

    Thanks a bunch Gemma Arterton. I’ll be seeing that horrible dress in my nightmares.

  7. Petee says:

    Actually I did like This dress on Taylor.It was long and slim just like her and those awful thick Jessica Biel bang’s actually looked okay with what she was wearing.At least she is starting to try and look like a adult even though I alway’s think she act’s and write’s like a seventeen year old girl.

  8. Lulu says:

    Everybody’s posture is quite crappy. It bugs. Taylor looks beautiful and Berenice Mahlone DOES look HOT. Wowsa.

  9. pretty says:

    wow these people all look like clowns. lol.

  10. evie says:

    Taylor trying to look sexy lol

  11. Tammy says:

    She looked absolutely stunning last night

  12. GoodCapon says:

    Gemma looks bad. She looks better with a nude shade of lipstick.

    Are we sure that’s Berenice Marlone? She looks different. And look at the size of her waist! Holy crap!

    Paloma Faith looks like Billie Piper.

  13. Miss Kiki says:

    Gemma Aterton looks AWFUL

    T Swizzle mixed it up and didn’t wear cream/gold/ivory/white so she gets point just for that

    I’m way too old for this but I have to say that Zayn Malik from 1D is actually beautiful.

  14. Micki says:

    I didn’t see a single dress to like. So shocked,I need a fortifying coffee

  15. gogoGorilla says:

    Was there a wind machine behind One Direction? Because it looks like they are all about to blow over, from the hair to the terrible posture.

  16. Jem says:

    I love paloma! I saw her once in London and she looked exactly the same!

  17. Luls says:

    As Swifty gets older, she resembles a sly fox more & more everyday. Her eyes R getting bitchier and the bangs only highlight that fact. But perhaps it’s her behavior that makes me look at her that way, because I used to think she was sweet and cute as a button.

  18. Gine says:

    They all look like they’re attending completely different events.

  19. kitkerenina says:

    Berenice. Silver dresses are a delight to me, and her waist looks so tiny and high. Neckline could have been better though.

    Taylor. A dress version of limp bangs and lazy flatironing. The duck fin foot peaking out… Have no words.

  20. Kim says:

    I didn’t like any of the dresses.Congrats Frank Ocean for winning International Male Singer.

  21. jules says:

    That silver dress looks like tinfoil.

  22. Dee Cee says:

    Honestly did they all have a drunken dumpster diving contest in the garment district, then submit to a free make-over for novice trainees in the beauty department first first?

  23. Dee Cee says:

    She so meh now.. no mystery or allure..

  24. I Choose Me says:

    Huh. I vote Taylor best dressed. She stands out it this sea of fug. Love the gown the belt and the earrings. She also has the best posture here. Seriously people – stand up straight!

  25. Sweet Dee says:

    It’s flattering because her wonky tit job isn’t showing. FINALLY.

  26. Dani says:

    I actually REALLY like Taylor’s dress.

  27. lady mary. says:

    Black and gold has always been such a fab combination ,the only thing nice on the disaster called “Paloma” are those jewels hanging on the dress ,so bright and colourful

  28. s says:

    OMG, “like a secretary at a disco.” you’re a genius.

  29. Jewbitch says:

    I’m sick of swiftys bangs and straight hair. Go back to curly and close your mouth.

  30. Happy21 says:

    I think Taylor looks best of the bunch. She looks fantastic!

  31. Suzy says:

    The 1D boys were looking FIT in my opinion & Paloma Faith is a nut bag, lol!

  32. Shira says:

    Wow, the ladies all look like crap (except for Taylor, at least her dress is decent). Gemma’s outfit is one of the worst I’ve seen. Like, in my life.

  33. DGO says:

    I love what Taylor’s wearing.

  34. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Congrats to Frank Ocean for winning BIM. Yay!

  35. Halfmydadsage says:

    I adore Paloma. She can sing. Love her craziness too. Love watching her on never mind the buzzcocks.

  36. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    I’ll grant that shifty mcveneer looks pretty good; but that doesn’t conceal the fact, as most on this site would attest, her live singing voice is crap, she has no stage presence, her songs are immature drivel, her “romances” are pr calculation, and she’s all image;
    And why are the people behind the mannequin otherwise known as lana del rey still trying to make her happen. Swifty is barbara streisand compared to Lizzy Grant (i decline to use her moniker).

  37. Gemini08 says:

    I actually really love Jessie J’s dress. I’m so glad she decided to tone down her look. She’s a pretty woman and now you can actually see her face. I agree about the bodice needing to be tighter- but of all the above pics her look was still the best. As for Taylor…ugh…just…UGH.

  38. dcypher1 says:

    Paloma faith who the f is that? She looks like she escaped the asylum and got lost and mistaken for lady gaga and pushed onto the red carpet and forced her to sing pokerface.

  39. Maria says:

    Lana Del Ray looks like she’s just popping to the supermarket with a bad hangover. Eurgh she needs to just go away, she’s so bland and that monotone singing voice, lord help me.

    Also, Rita Ora’s dress is giving me major failed-school-project vibes.

    Gemma Arterton needs to fire her stylist pronto, or actually look at what she’s putting on, from the front and the back. Crikey that’s such a bad dress, it makes me shiver a bit.

  40. lucy says:

    Sublime hair on Gemma. After that, all shown are downhill from there. Eeesh.

    Who? What? Why?

  41. Notonmywatch says:

    Couldn’t stop laughing at the ridiculousness that was Taylor Swift’s attempt to be sexy during her overplayed and way overrated song. She has zero sex appeal imo. She looked really awkward.

  42. NEENAZEE says:

    Gemma and Lana look like they’re at a different event from everyone else… like a convention of personal assistants.