Dua Lipa Little Mix
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Dua Lipa (2nd R) poses with Jade Thirlwall (L), Leigh-Anne Pinnock (2nd L) and Perrie Edwards (R) during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

If you thought the awards season was all but finished following last month’s Academy Awards, the 2021 BRIT Awards was a welcomed surprise overnight. Held at the O2 Arena in the heart of London, local and international guests enjoyed a near-normal soiree as the red carpet returned and 4,000-strong audience was in attendance. Of course social distancing and face masks were required but it failed to dampen the festivities.

All eyes were on the red carpet (one of the first IRL) and did not disappoint featuring the likes of Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and the Little Mix trio. Standout style however arrived with Dua Lipa, who paired a sky-scraping bouffant (in honour of Amy Winehouse) with a custom Vivienne Westwood ensemble.

Up-and-coming star Griff served as an unexpected favourite for the evening. The artist first appeared on the red carpet wearing a custom Susan Fang gown before appearing twice more during the evening in a series of stunning ensembles. Griff won the Rising Star Award for her new hit “Black Hole”.

Good tailoring was also on show at the 2021 BRIT Awards. The Row made a red carpet debut thanks to the Haim sisters who took a pared down approach to red carpet dressing. Harry Styles was once again spotted wearing head-to-toe Gucci (be still my beating heart) in a retro double-breasted blazer, flair pants, suede sneakers and brown leather handbag. The new silhouette will surely become next season’s ‘IT’ bag if Styles has anything to do with it.

Other men of note included Billy Porter in black lace (but of course), MNEK in a cornflour blue blazer and pleated pants and Headie One in Louis Vuitton.

For all the best red carpet looks from the 2021 BRIT Awards, scroll below.

Harry Styles

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Harry Styles wins the Mastercard British Single award for Watermelon Sugar during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

GRIFF

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Griff poses in the media room during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

DUA LIPA

Dua Lipa
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Dua Lipa attends The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

billy porter

Billy Porter
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Billy Porter attends The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

headie one

Headie One
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Headie One arrives at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Taylor Swift, winner of the Global Icon award poses in the media room during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

olly murs

Olly Murs
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Olly Alexander arrives at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

mabel

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Mabel arrives at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

mnek

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: MNEK arrives at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Adam Lambert arrives at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

haim

Haim The Row
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: (L-R) Este Haim, Danielle Haim,and Alana Haim of Haim are interviewed at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

little mix

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix arrive at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)
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