Brit Awards 2014: One Direction and Ellie Goulding join stars on the red carpet

Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Arctic Monkeys and more turn up for the star-studded event

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The stars of the music world are arriving on the red carpet ahead of tonight's Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena.

Ellie Goulding was among the first of the nominees to show up, wearing a pink corset dress that would not look out of place in a Disney princess' wardrobe.

British dance act Rudimental appeared suited and booted in bright, lairy patterns shortly afterwards, followed by Boy George who seemed to have been punched in the face (or was that just 'artistic' make-up?).

Katy B rocked some red lycra, while the multi-nominated Bastille opted for simple yet suave tuxedos.

Pharrell Williams, performing tonight with Nile Rodgers, left his bizarre over-sized Grammys hat at home in favour of a glitzy metallic suit and Jessie J chose a quirky lilac lipstick to set off a beige catsuit.

There were no Wizard of Oz costumes a la 2008 from the Arctic Monkeys tonight, who instead chose the dapper route, while Laura Mvula, who opened Sunday night's Baftas with Tinie Tempah, wore a white and black ruffled number.

Only pop duo Rizzle Kicks seemed to realise that it is, in fact February, and wear coats.

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