Billboard Music Awards 2016: Check out the red carpet looks of Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna

FP Staff

May,24 2016 17:18 44 IST

The Billboard Music Awards 2016 took place on 22 May 2016 at Las Vegas. And Firstpost gave you the lowdown on the highlights of the evening, as it went down — from Madonna's Prince tribute to Celine Dion's emotional onstage moment.

But the best action, dare we say, took place outside the T-Mobile arena where the event was held. More specifically, on the red carpet leading up to it. Here are the most striking looks from the Billboard Music Awards 2016:

Sartorial statements

(L-R) Rihanna, Z Lala and Britney Spears. Image from AP

(L-R) Rihanna, Z Lala and Britney Spears. Image from AP

For some artistes who walked the red carpet, their outfits were a chance to make a statement. But what were they trying to say exactly? After a series of shocking outfits, Rihanna surprised us by toning it down for her Billboard appearance. In this coat-style dress, RiRi looked a little, well, drab. On the other end of the spectrum were Z Lala (standing in for Lady gaga we suppose) and Britney Spears (who was making up for Rihanna's lack of skin show).

Sweeping style

(L) Priyanka Chopra; (R) Laverne Cox

(L) Priyanka Chopra; (R) Laverne Cox

While there were plenty of cute mini-dresses on the red carpet (Mila Kunis and Jessica Alba, we're looking at you!) the floor-length, sweeping train brigade also had plenty of fans. Priyanka Chopra and Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox were among those who chose a longer hemline.

Who wears the pants?

(L-R) Kesha, Steven Tyler, Demi Lovato. Image from AP

(L-R) Kesha, Steven Tyler, Demi Lovato. Image from AP

From Kesha's embellished pair to Steven Tyler's striped ones and Demi Lovato's glamorous choice, we saw versions of trousers that were anything but staid. While the daring look wasn't for everyone to pull off, these stars did get it right with their duds.

All that shimmers

(L-R) Ciara, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Rowland. Image from AP

(L-R) Ciara, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Rowland. Image from AP

When it comes to the red carpet, shimmer will never go out of style. 'Shining' with their fashion choices were Ciara, Meghan Trainor and Destiny's Child alum Kelly Rowland.