2021 has been a far greater year than 2020 when it comes to award shows. We missed watching our favorite celebrities on the red carpet, and watching them waltz and serving up sartorial bliss is EVERYTHING. Sunday night saw one of the biggest music nights of the year in full swing in Los Angeles, as industry heavyweights walked in sexy suits, ruffles, and good-old ball gowns.
The night wasn’t just a treat for music fans worldwide, but also fashion was at its peak. The red carpet signaled the arrival of summer 2021, and the fashion represented just that. Bold, ready-for-summer colors and shapes were the theme of the evening. Sparkly jumpsuits, pink bubblegum gowns, and so much more spruced up the award show.
We bring to our favorite picks from celebrities dressed to kill from the big night. Fair warning, though. You might have some serious inspiration to up your summer wardrobe once you’re through this list.
Summer mood board, here we come!
Decked in: Giambattista Valli
Icy Grl fame Saweetie was definitely one of the best posers of the night. The 27-year-old kept it flirty in a peach-ruffled gown on the red carpet. The dress featured cascading petals and a high-slit that with tulle. Along with the Giambattista Valli gown, she’s wearing Anabela Chan and Le Vian jewelry and Casadei heels. One of the TOPS of the night.
Decked in: Dress by Tony Ward and jewels by Bulgari
What a better entrance to summer than turning up the heat in RED? Kehlani did just that at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The 26-year-old musician chose an all-red sheer and puff-sleeved Tony Ward number for the red carpet. Kehlani was nominated for Best R&B album for It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.
Decked in: Valentino
Alicia Keys?! This girl was Definitely on fire at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards red carpet in a custom Valentino cape, pants, and top, all in the shade of bubblegum pink. With minimal accessories, the 40-year-old singer also celebrated the 20th anniversary of her R&B album Songs in a Minor.
Megan Fox AND Machine Gun Kelly
Decked in: Mugler, Balmain, etc.
The HOTTEST couple in Hollywood had a fun date night at the 2021 BBMAs and stole the spotlight. Megan Fox redefined sexy in a risqué Mugler cut-out designer piece with tulle and ruched see-through midi skirt and Jimmy Choo pumps. Kelly, the winner of Top Rock Artist, wore a deconstructed Balmain tuxedo along with an unbuttoned shirt, a Mikimoto x Comme des Garçons pearl choker, and… a black tongue. We’re living!
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Decked in: Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, etc.
If there’s a couple who knows how to stun, it’s Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra. Nick hosted the big night, and his wife joined him wearing a sheer nude plunge dress with a high leg slit by Dolce & Gabbana paired with precious Bulgari jewelry. Jonas decided to go bold and bright in an all-green Fendi suit. The power couple, indeed.
Decked in: Dior
Ladies and gentlemen… H.E.R.! All eyes were on the Every Kind of Way singer when she walked into the 2021 BBMAs in a head-to-toe red sequin embroidered Dior jumpsuit. She finished looking with her signature shades, dramatized baby hair, peep-toe pumps, and an adorable heart-shaped pendant. Aw!
Decked in: Christin Siriano
Padma Lakshmi puts the sexy in the pantsuit. On the BBMAs red carpet, she dazzled in an embellished white Christian Siriano pantsuit with a dangerously plunging neckline. The 50-year-old author also sported a glittery Tyler Ellis clutch covered in Swarovski crystals and Jacquie Aiche lariat necklace and body chain.
Decked in: Prada, Bulgari
The L.A.’s Finest actress was dressed for the gods on the 2021 BBMAs red carpet. In an embellished low-cut white Prada gown that was covered in sequins all over and a Prada top-handle bag and Prada sandals, she stole the whole show. The chic hairdo and stunning Bulgari jewelry were the cherries on top.
Decked in: Balmain
Say So sensation rapper Doja Cat wore a black-and-white striped matching set on the red carpet. An archival design from Balmain, the two-piece included a bandeau top with pleated, oversized sleeves and high-waist flared pants. The 25-year old also sported a beautiful silver neckpiece with a large turquoise pendant. th coordinating high-waist flared pants. Two long braids, a graphic eyeliner look, and gorgeous silver drop earrings finished the look.
Decked in: Celia Kritharioti, Anabela Chan, Le Silla
Columbian singer Karol G brought all bright and vibrant summer vibes to the 2021 Billboard Music Awards red carpet. First, Karol slipped into a shimmering, sheer Celia Kritharioti gown featuring a sexy halter top and belly cut-out. Then, taking it a notch further by completing the look with bright blue hair, Anabela Chan diamonds, and Le Silla shoes, the 30-year-old singer also took home the Top Latin Female Artist award.