13 Most Buzzed About Looks From the 2016 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

Kelly Bryant | May 23, 2016 Celebrities
13 Most Buzzed About Looks From the 2016 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

Let's face it: What happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas, particularly when you're dealing with a giant star-studded red carpet like that of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Celebs came out in droves and just about everyone seemed to be feeling the Sin City vibes because there were oh-so-many sequins. Like any good awards show, there were the stunners and the "stunters" (what we like to refer as the off-beat beauties who everyone's buzzing about for what we'll call bold fashion choices).

If you missed catching the red carpet on TV, check out the 13 looks you really need to know about so you're not left out of any post-show gossip talk.


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  • Rihanna


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    Rihanna looked absolutely beautiful on the red carpet and downright ... demure! While the majority of her peers were wearing their flashiest threads, RiRi went in the opposite direction with this sophisticated number, which is vintage Thierry Mugler. Just one more thing we love about the singer -- everyone else zigs and she zags.

  • Britney Spears


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    The most fabric used to create Britney Spears's BBMAs look involves that impressive sheer train on her super sexy black Reem Acra ensemble. But, hey, this is what we expect from Britney! She's had a residency in Vegas for some time now and clearly goes with the style motto there that less is, in fact, more.

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  • Z LaLa


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    Of course not everyone abides by the less is more theory. Case in point: singer Z LaLa, who walked the red carpet in this head-turning number. If you want to make a statement, this is the look for you. We're just wondering how she managed to sit down in that dress.

  • Zendaya


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    Zendaya looked like a goddess on the red carpet in this peach Calvin Klein Collection two-piece gown.

  • Meghan Trainor


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    Meghan Trainor killed it in this sparkly body-con dress by Michael Costello. It hugged her every curve perfectly and totally hit the mark for a Vegas music event.

  • Kesha


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    Kesha's matador-inspired ensemble was either one of three things -- proof that she's a fighter and isn't going to stop until she wins her ongoing battle against producer Dr. Luke and her record label; an ode to Prince with its purple hue; or, quite frankly, a look she just really loved. Either way, the singer has never looked better (even if you're not entirely into the matador thing).

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  • Ciara


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    Ciara's silver, barely-there gown by Philipp Plein was the most daring of the night, but, as the kids would say, she slayed in it.

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  • Halsey


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    Halsey was all about the cut-outs and the thigh-high slits in this Fausto Puglisi gown.


  • Kelly Rowland


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    We love how Kelly Rowland took the shimmery Las Vegas spirit and paired it with this stunning Labourjoisie gown. It's like showgirl sophistication.

  • Laverne Cox


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    Laverne Cox knocked it out of the park in this sweeping Michael Costello gown. The cut, the train -- it's all stunning on the Orange Is the New Black star.

  • Kate Beckinsale


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    Sometimes simple is best, although there's really nothing simple about this gorgeous white Hamel gown with its plunging neckline that Kate Beckinsale wore to the awards. She needs a nod to be voted among the evening's best dressed.

  • Ariana Grande


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    Ariana Grande was stunning in this blue Atelier Versace gown with her signature ponytail.

  • Priyanka Chopra


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    Priyanka Chopra was a vision in a baby blue halter-style Atelier Versace gown with a generous side slit.

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