The Best Dressed Stars At The 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Eliza Huber
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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 pyjamas 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.

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

<h2>Lil Nas X in Gucci</h2><br><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/09/10033560/christian-cowan-lil-nas-x-nyfw-collection" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lil Nas X" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lil Nas X</a> 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. <span class="copyright">Photo: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.</span>

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. Photo: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.
<h2>Kelly Clarkson</h2><br>The host of the night was a shining light in this bell-sleeved, silver gown with fringe embellishments. <span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

Kelly Clarkson


The host of the night was a shining light in this bell-sleeved, silver gown with fringe embellishments. Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Nicole Richie in Christian Siriano</h2><br>From <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/juicy-couture-tracksuit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Juicy Couture sweatsuits" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Juicy Couture sweatsuits</a> 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.<span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

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.Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Billie Eilish in Gucci</h2><br>Bucket hat: check! Face mask: check! Pyjama set: check! Billie Eilish checked off all our 2020 boxes on the <s>red</s> black carpet last night.<span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

Billie Eilish in Gucci


Bucket hat: check! Face mask: check! Pyjama set: check! Billie Eilish checked off all our 2020 boxes on the red black carpet last night.Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Lizzo in Christian Siriano</h2><br>The "Truth Hurts" singer used her time on the black carpet last night to spread an important message: Please, for god's sake, vote.<span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

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.Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Addison Rae in Mugler</h2><br>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. <span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

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. Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Taraji P. Henson in Alexandre Vauthier</h2><br><em>Empire</em> 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.<span class="copyright">Photo: Kevin Winter/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

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.Photo: Kevin Winter/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Lilly Singh</h2><br>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 honoured Breonna Taylor, who, seven months after her death, still hasn't received justice. <span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

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 honoured Breonna Taylor, who, seven months after her death, still hasn't received justice. Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.
<h2>Garcelle Beauvais</h2><br><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/04/9589011/who-is-garcelle-beauvais-new-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Garcelle Beauvais" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Garcelle Beauvais</a>, the newest addition to <em>The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</em>, was radiant on the black carpet last night in a one-shoulder, orange gown. <span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.</span>

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. Photo: Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp.

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