THE British music scene's brightest stars are out in force today for the 2018 BRIT Awards, and those parading on the red carpet brought some daring fashion hits - and a few misses.

New Rules singer Dua Lipa was an early winner on the night, taking home the award for Best British Female. And she rocked the red carpet in a giant froufrou frock she sarcastically described as "subtle":

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

One of Dua's red carpet poses - taking a knee on the red carpet, and letting her voluminous dress spill out around her - seemed like an (intentional?) tribute to 2011 comedy Bridesmaids' most infamous scene:

"You're really doin' it, Dua? You're s**ttin' on the BRIT Awards red carpet ..."

You can always count on pop stars to bring the OTT fashion - Rita Ora, who memorably rocked a bathrobe on the red carpet at the MTV EMAs last year, brought the glamour in a white feathered frock that rivalled Dua's for drama:

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
British singer/songwriter Rita Ora arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

British super-couple Cheryl Cole and ex-1D member Liam Payne put recent rumours of a split behind them with this united front:

British singer/songwriters Cheryl Cole (L) and Liam Payne (R) arrive for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
British singer/songwriters Cheryl Cole (L) and Liam Payne (R) arrive for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

Model Hailey Baldwin proved that matching your lipstick to your dress can really pay off:

US model Hailey Baldwin arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
US model Hailey Baldwin arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

Our Kylie showed you can dress for the London cold and still look super-glam in this Little Red Riding Hood ensemble:

Singer Kylie Minogue poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
Singer Kylie Minogue poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Vianney Le Caer/AP

Actress Noomi Rapace's ensemble was ... a lot:

Actress Noomi Rapace poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
Actress Noomi Rapace poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Vianney Le Caer/AP

Ex-Fifth Harmony black sheep gone solo, Camila Cabello was ethereal in baby blue:

Cuban-American singer/songwriter Camila Cabello arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
Cuban-American singer/songwriter Camila Cabello arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

Little Mix member Jesy Nelson somehow made a high-waisted leather avocado jumpsuit work:

British singer/songwriters Jade Thirlwall (L) Leigh-Anne Pinnock (2-L) Jesy Nelson (2-R) and Perrie Edwards (R) from Little Mix arrive for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
British singer/songwriters Jade Thirlwall (L) Leigh-Anne Pinnock (2-L) Jesy Nelson (2-R) and Perrie Edwards (R) from Little Mix arrive for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

Oh, and those white roses everyone's carrying? They're a symbolic gesture in support of the Time's Up and Me Too movements, much like the acting world's gesture of wearing black.

Many female stars carried roses on the red carpet - but fewer men, something that nominee Paloma Faith wasn't happy about.

"The only thing I'm upset about tonight is not more men carrying white roses. I think they should have," she told BBC News, before pinning a rose to a member of rock group Royal Blood.

British singer/songwriter Paloma Faith arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018.
British singer/songwriter Paloma Faith arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain, 21 February 2018. NEIL HALL

Here's the full list of 2018 BRIT Awards winners:

British male: Stormzy

British female: Dua Lipa

British group: Gorillaz

Breakthrough artist: Dua Lipa

Global Success award: Ed Sheeran

British single: Rag'n'Bone Man, Human

British album: Stormzy, Gang Signs & Prayer

British video: Harry Styles, Sign of the Times

International male: Kendrick Lamar

International female: Lorde

International group: Foo Fighters

Critics' choice: Jorja Smith

British producer: Steve Mac



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