Fashion hits and misses from the 2017 Billboard Music Awards


The 2017 Billboard Music Awards took place  in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The ceremony was hosted by Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris.

Our fashion and beauty director Mbali Soga gives us a run down on her favourite and not-so favourite looks.

Jason Derulo


Jason looks sauve in the season's must-have fabric, velvet! A great interpretation of how the trend can be rocked by men. It's well paired with the smoking loafers. Love!

John Legend


Our obsession with Gucci knows no bounds, hence the first thing you look at is Mr Legend's boots. The navy checked suit is also a great break from classic black & white tux John legend, it's perfectly tailored!

Jussie Smollet


This look is a great way of looking smart without taking yourself too seriously for a music ceremony. The mixed textures: denim patchwork, sateen, cotton and patent, are a total win!

Ludacriss and Eudoxie


Everything about the both of them screams boring! It's the Billboards, you can afford to have fun!

Nicole Schwerzinger


What a nymph! Nicole looks ethereal in this plunging neckline maxi. The dainty accessories keep the look clean and fresh. Loose curls and barely-there make-up round up the look. Nicole is definitely winning!

Rita Ora


Rita is forever a fashion-killer at red carpet events. This look is definitely a head-turner but I’m not too sure about the sheer skirt. Altogether though the sleek wet-look hair tones down the theatrics, we love the silver highlights on the eye to pick up on all the embellishments. It's a yes!

Dj Khaled

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I feel like this is the DJ’s signature look. He could be going anywhere. Not exciting.

Jeannie Mai

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I really can’t fault Jeannie’s look. The dress is everything! We don’t even mind her doing the see-through look with all that asymmetrical detail going on at the top of the dress. The messy top knot gives the overall look a playful feel.

Celine Dion

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Celine is that you?! I almost didn't recognise the songstress. She's never looked more chic and fashion-forward. Her make-up is flawless – I love the dramatic eye and pulled back hair. She looks statuesque!

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