From Lizzo’s Vote Dress To Billie Eilish’s Pajamas, These Were The Best Looks From The Billboard Music Awards

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards aired on Wednesday night without too many noticeable pandemic-related hitches — other than, you know, a lack of a live audience. Like this year's VMAs, the Billboard Music Awards only welcomed a lucky few A-listers, from the host of the event, Kelly Clarkson, to Nicole Richie, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish. But with a crew as fashionably daring as this — Richie, a designer herself, has been inspiring trends since the early aughts; Lizzo just starred in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show; and head-to-toe designer logos are Eilish’s signature — the occasion still managed to be a stylish one. 

The BBMAs historically have a more laid-back vibe (and dress code) than, say, the Grammys, which allows showgoers to experiment sartorially, a tradition that was on full display on Wednesday night. Always a red carpet standout, Lizzo showed up in a black, one-shoulder mini dress with the word “VOTE” printed across it, and her nails shared the same messaging. Six feet away, Eilish posed for the camera in a green, jacquard set reminiscent of luxury pajamas and a coordinating face mask, while talk show host Lilly Singh paired an oversized blazer with a face mask bearing Breonna Taylor’s name. Clarkson donned five different dresses in total, and of course, Lil Nas X nailed it in a green snakeskin suit and oversized, ‘70s-era shades. 

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See all of the best-dressed celebrities from the 2020 Billboard Music Awards ahead. 

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Lil Nas X in Gucci


Lil Nas X didn't just take home Billboard awards for Top Streaming Song, Top Selling Song, Top Rap Song, and Top Hot 100 Song for "Old Town Road." He also won best-dressed — at least in our eyes.
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Kelly Clarkson


The host of the night was a shining light in this bell-sleeved, silver gown with fringe embellishments.
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Nicole Richie in Christian Siriano


From Juicy Couture sweatsuits to House of Harlow boho frocks — Nicole Richie has always looked good. But this sheer, black Christian Siriano gown is a step above the rest.
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Billie Eilish in Gucci


Bucket hat: check! Face mask: check! Pajama set: check! Billie Eilish checked off all our 2020 boxes on the red black carpet last night.
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Lizzo in Christian Siriano


The "Truth Hurts" singer used her time on the black carpet last night to spread an important message: Please, for god's sake, vote.
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Addison Rae in Mugler


TikTok star Addison Rae took a cue from her lockdown BFF Kourtney Kardashian and wore a black, ultra-sexy Mugler dress to the BBMAs this year.
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Taraji P. Henson in Alexandre Vauthier


Empire star Taraji P. Henson paired her hot pink bob with a high-slit, one-shouldered gown courtesy of Alexandre Vauthier — and all we have to say is: Damn.
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Lilly Singh


Canadian YouTuber and talk show host Lilly Singh not only encouraged BBMAs-viewers to wear a face mask, she also did so in a way that honored Breonna Taylor, who, seven months after her death, still hasn't received justice.
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Garcelle Beauvais


Garcelle Beauvais, the newest addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was radiant on the black carpet last night in a one-shoulder, orange gown.
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