High-slits, sequins and pantsuits were hot at Billboard Music Awards 2016


It seems that shimmer, sheer, high-slits, and pantsuits were hot on the red carpet this morning (May 23) when stars attended the Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) in Las Vegas. 

Hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, the 27th annual BBMA at the T-Mobile Arena saw a variety of colours, cut-outs and glitter - lots of glitter. 

Let's take a look at what everyone wore. 

Britney Spears 

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Winning the Millenium award at the BBMA this year, the pop princess pulled no surprises when she walked the red carpet pantsless in this lacey black number, pairing the outfit with a pair of gladiators. Later, she slipped into a slinky red bikini and matching knee-high boots to open the show with a medley of her top hits.


The R&B singer and host for the night flaunted her toned body in a sequinned gown with cut-outs and a high slit, pairing the outift with matching silver high heel sandals.

Ariana Grande

The Dangerous Woman singer arrived on the red carpet in a blue asymmetrical-striped gown. The figure-hugging dress also boasted a high slit which helped to elongate her small frame and compliment her body. 

Demi Lovato

Performing her summer hit Cool for the Summer live at the BBMA, Demi Lovato wore her own rendition of a pantsuit while walking the red carpet - pairing structured black pants with a lace crop top and a dark purple checkered blazer. 


Even her stalled recording career and protracted legal battle with producer Dr Luke could not stop Kesha from looking regal at the BBMA's in her purple structured pantsuit with gold emblazoning which she paired with gold chunky pumps. 


Picking up the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Rihanna channeled the late Whitney Houston by sporting a short messy bob and a brown button up shirt dress which she paired with black and gold slip on heels. 


The New Americana singer arrived on the red carpet with not one, but two slits. Her white floor-length gown boasted cut-outs as well as sequins, which she matched with a pair of silver heels. 

Megan Trainor 

The All About That Bass singer was a picture of purple sequins in her midi long dress and sci-fi-like shoulder pads. 

Priyanka Chopra

Another one with a slit, Priyanka Chopra attended the BBMA in a sky blue number with simple make-up and her hair in a loose up-do. 

Rachel Platten 

Looks like a Fight Song isn't all Rachel Platten has. The singer came dressed in a gold pinstripe pantsuit - baring her mid-riff with a simple black tube top under her blazer - which she paired with pointy black heels. 

Check out our gallery for more looks from the BBMA's this year.