Dare to Bare? Celebs Gamble With Fashion in Las Vegas

Another Sunday, another award show!

Last weekend, the entertainment industry gathered to celebrate the hottest artists on the music charts at this year’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and in true Vegas style, the gamblers came out to play! In an attempt to mirror the flashy, edgy, and sexy vibe of the city’s atmosphere, some celebrities arrived on the magenta carpet truly prepared to win, while others rolled the dice with body baring silhouettes that did not quite hit the mark.

From Britney Spears to Ciara, here’s how celebrities fared on the Vegas carpet.

1.The Penny Players

There will always be those gamblers who sit at the same penny slot for hours and hours, attempting to both conserve their money and satisfy the thrill of the game at the same time. When it comes to the red carpet, “penny players” too, like to play it safe with a more conservative look. However, don’t be fooled by Demi Lovato, Jessica Alba, and Lucy Hale’s rather covered-up approach, as their playful style adds an undeniable edge and serious sex appeal to the vibrant carpet.

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Lovato brought Chanel to the magenta carpet as she stunned in an unconventionally styled pant suit accessorized with a lace bralette and gloves.

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Among the many stars wearing Zuhair Murad at the Billboard Music Awards, Alba’s black laced silhouette paired with suede over-the-knee boots transformed the actress into a total rock star.

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“Pretty Little Liars” star, Lucy Hale, also opted for a similarly laced Zuhair Murad look which featured a turtleneck bodysuit and semi-sheer skirt.

2. The Risk-Takers

Requiring no further introduction, the next few celebrities took a gamble with their Billboard looks by ditching the fabric and showing off some skin.

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Ariana Grande, the “Dangerous Woman” singer, turned heads at this years BBMAs wearing a Versace design featuring its signature cutout designs and thigh-high slit. Despite baring much less skin than fellow celebrities, Grande certainly took a risk with the designer gown by abandoning her 1950s inspired style for a much sleeker, revealing look.

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Britney Spears, on the other hand, left little to the imagination wearing a sheer, laced look by designer Reem Acra, and although the Vegas singer brought performance style to the magenta carpet, the revealing design should have been preserved for the stage.

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Bare skin stole the limelight from signer, Halsey’s Fausto Puglisi designer gown which featured cut-out designs along the waist line, symmetrical thigh-high slits as well as a plunging neckline.

3. The High Rollers

The “high rollers”, also known as the red carpet professionals, know exactly how to dress in order to hit the jackpot and there’s no surprise that Ciara, Rihanna, and Zendaya were among the very few at the Billboard Music Awards.

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Host, Ciara, certainly set high expectations for the night’s fashion report wearing a metallic Philipp Plein gown and Casadei heels. Perfectly styled from head-to-toe, the singer turned model stole the show as best dressed of the night.

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Is Rihanna never not featured on every best dressed list? The international star arrived at the BBMAs styled in a vintage Theirry Mugler dress and Manolo Blahnik heels, proving once again, that she knows how to “werk” the red carpet without hardly trying.

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Teen style icon, Zendaya, also earned the “High Roller” title wearing a goregous Calvin Klein two-piece set featuring a cropped bralette and full-length skirt. At merely 19-years-old, the Disney star never fails to serve style envy on every carpet she walks.

Despite the stylish looks of stars like Ciara, Jessica Alba, and Rhianna, we couldn’t help but be disappointed by the absence of red carpet expert, Taylor Swift, who always dresses to impress at the Billboard Music Awards. Therefore, we are left wondering “What would T-Swift have worn!?”

Take a peak at some of our favorite past BBMA looks from Taylor Swift below and leave a comment regarding your favorite look of the night!


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