Brit Awards 2023: The boldest red carpet looks, from Sam Smith to Rina Sawayama

The ceremony was held at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday (11 February)

Maanya Sachdeva
Saturday 11 February 2023 21:41 GMT
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Some of the biggest names in music arrived at London’s O2 Arena for the 2023 Brit Awards, held on Saturday (11 February).

Nominees, performers, and presenters – including Harry Styles, Lizzo, and Wet Leg – all walked the red carpet, ahead of the live ceremony.

While lots of stars opted for flamboyant creations, some looks were bolder than others.

Here’s a recap of the most talked-about red carpet looks from the 2023 show:

Follow live updates from the 2023 Brit Awards here.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith opted to wear a dramatic, custom, all-black latex jumpsuit by Indian-born designer and London College of Fashion graduate Harri (full name Harikrishnan Keezhathil Surendran Pillai).

Harri posted a picture of the full look on his Instagram shortly after Smith debuted the look on the red carpet.

Smith completed the outfit, which had them trending on Twitter, with a pair of black platform heels, gloves, and pearl earrings.

Sam Smith arrives for the Brit Awards ceremony
Sam Smith arrives for the Brit Awards ceremony (EPA)

Rina Sawayama

Japanese-British singer-songwriter and Best New Artist nominee Rina Sawayama walked the red carpet in a sheer, brown gown with a cape from Saint Laurent.

(Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

She accessorised the look with gold cuff bracelets and black heels.

Charli XCX

Charli XCX also wore a sheer gown, a white creation from Ludovic de Saint Sernin, for the Brits this year. She paired the sequinned outfit with jewellery by Swarovski, and finished her look with a dramatic winged eyeliner makeup look.

The “Used to Know Me” hitmaker was nominated in the Pop/R&B category.

Jessie J

Jessie J flaunted her baby bump in a red outfit as she walked the carpet at the awards. The singer-songwriter, who revealed the gender of her baby ahead of the ceremony on Saturday, opted for a red crop top, matching leggings, heels and gloves.

“Oh yeah, I’m having a boy,” Jessie J captioned a video of her getting dressed for the Brits and singing to her baby.

Jessie J at the 2023 Brit Awards
Jessie J at the 2023 Brit Awards (PA)

She wore her hair slicked back, and finished her outfit with a dramatic red coat.

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