2016 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on May 23, 2016

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Darlings, let’s line all these glittery ladies up and assess them all at once, assembly line-style. Because really, most of them didn’t rate more than a couple sentences.

No offense, ladies! It’s the BBMAs, so we didn’t expect Met Gala levels here. But we’re afraid the law is clear and we must continue with our judging. It’s in the Constitution or something.

Celine Dion in Valentin Yudashkin
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We’re not in love with the lining, but it’s a pretty great gown for her. She needed a “the show must go on” kind of moment here, since her husband died recently, and this more than fits the bill.



Ciara in Philipp Plein
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Nothing wrong with a gown that looks like liquid silver, but we hate the way the sides are cut out.



Demi Lovato in Chanel
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Jesus Christ, this is Chanel?



Halsey in Fausto Puglisi
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Honey, we don’t meant to alarm you, but your dress appears to be glitching.



Heidi Klum in Alfredo Villalba
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Clearly got this one off the “Irregulars” rack.



Idina Menzel in Michael Costello
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It’s … okay, we guess. The dress is more tacky than fabulous, although the shoes aren’t helping.



Jessica Alba in Zuhair Murad
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Wow. Okay.

It’s a look, we’ll give her that. It’s not bad for the venue but it sure feels odd for her. But the more we look at it, the more we think those boots don’t work with that dress, proportionally speaking.



Keke Palmer in House of Harlot
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It’s not chic, but it’s pretty damn hot.



Kelly Rowland in La Bourjoisie
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Seen it a million times. Sorry, dear.



Kesha in Vintage Nudie
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We kind of dig the suit as some sort of rockabilly Prince homage, but the shoes are truly terrible.



Kristen Bell (in Jonathan Simkhai),
Kathryn Hahn (in Altuzarra) and Mila Kunis (in Zuhair Murad)

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This trio feels as random as their outfits. Kristen is the only one whose ensemble doesn’t look totally silly on her – and that’s really saying something, considering she’s wearing a flared-leg pantsuit with oversized rick-rack trim on the bustline. Kathryn’s dress is a horrorshow of mismatched elements; the ultimate in Frankendresses. Mila looks like a light fixture.


Laverne Cox in Michael Costello
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Miss Lady, you are crushing it. That dress is probably too classy for the Billboard Music Awards (not to mention Michael Costello).



Lucy Hale in Zuhair Murad
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This dress is two random stale trends mashed together.

And it sure doesn’t look like something for late May.


Meghan Trainor in Michael Costello
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That is so very NOT YOUR DRESS, dear; from the shoulderpads to the hem length, it’s all failing to play to your strengths.



Priyanka Chopra in Atelier Versace
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Simple but gorgeous. Not feeling the hair, though.



Zendaya Coleman in Calvin Klein Collection
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The proportions are doing weird things to her proportions and the color looks like old pantyhose. Sorry, Z. We’re usually pretty supportive of your style choices, but this just looks odd on you.


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