Kylie the chameleon changes SIX times at the most glamorous Brit Awards yet 

Duffy may have received most of the accolades, but it was Kylie Minogue who was the outright winner in the fashion stakes at the Brit Awards last night.

The singer managed to clock up an impressive six costume changes throughout the ceremony, with each one more glamorous than the last.

She hosted the star-studded event with Gavin and Stacey stars James Corden and Mathew Horne, and was determined not to disappoint in the wardrobe department.

The 40-year-old said: 'It's a big night, you have to make a big effort. It was hectic.'

Australian singer Kylie Minogue poses for photographers
Kylie Minogue in the press room at the BRIT Awards
Kylie onstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earl's Court, London

Best dressed: After arriving in a black evening gown, Kylie made her stage entrance in a flowing white dress, before switching into a pink and purple frock

Kylie onstage in her fourth outfit at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earl's Court, London
Kylie onstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earl's Court, London
Kylie onstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earl's Court, London

Quick change: Kylie then slipped into a green print dress with flowing train, a Grecian sequinned gown and the shortest of all  - a red mini-dress

She arrived at the Earls Court awards looking every inch the A-list star in a floor-length black sequinned evening gown.

By the time she took to the stage to host the awards, she was wearing a white Alexander McQueen Grecian gown, flanked by her co-hosts James Corden and Mathew Horne, who dressed as her backing dancers in red and black rubber outfits.

The trio performed a rather amusing rendition of Kylie's 2001 hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head.


Throwing shapes: James Corden and Mathew Horne played back-up dancers to Kylie's hit song
Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Kylie Minogue,

Thigh full: Kylie worked her white Alexander McQueen Grecian gown

Next came an asymmetrical bodycon purple and pink dress, teamed with a star necklace.

After another quick change, she appeared on stage in a green combat print mini-dress, with long train.

This was followed by an embellished evening gown. And for the finale, Kylie chose her shortest dress of all - a sequinned red mini-dress.

On the red carpet, model and WAG Abigail Clancy, 23, wore a striking white dress with exaggerated hips. She teamed the Balenciaga shift dress with Gina gladiator heels.

All white: WAG Abi Clancy, opera singer Katherine Jenkins and pop singer Estelle all had their own  unique take on the classic white dress

Also in white was Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins, who showed off her tanned skin in a demure dress teamed with hot pink accessories.

Fellow blonde Liz McLarnon and pop singer Estelle, nominated for two awards, also chose the innocent white look.

Glum Estelle pouted at the photographers as she showed off her unusual dress, which featured huge puffed sleeves embellished with black ribbons.

Alexandra Burke
Alesha Dixon

Frock stars: Alexandra Burke played it cool in an electric blue dress while Alesha Dixon dazzled in a sparkling tuxedo jacket and bright pink heels

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, 38, turned heads for all the wrong reasons in a purple Roberto Cavalli mini-dress with matching purple Louboutin shoe-boots and clutch bag.

Meanwhile the night's big winner, Welsh singer Duffy, 24, wore a retro mini-dress by Moschino to pick up awards for Best British Singer, Breakthrough Act and Album.

Both socialite Pixie Geldof and American singer Katy Perry, on the other hand, plumped for eye-wateringly tight leggings.

Even Dancing On Ice presenter Holly Willoughby, who is six months pregnant, opted for an above-the-knee dress and skyscraper heels.

Short and sweet: Amanda Holden, a judge on Britain's Got Talent, turned heads in her purple number while Welsh singer Duffy was the night's big winner

Girls' night out: Radio presenter Fearne Cotton joins Natalie Imbruglia and Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots

Her dark blue shift dress from Littlewoods cost just £35  -  although she accessorised it with a classic and phenomenally expensive Chanel handbag.

Lady GaGa apparently drew inspiration from her granny's china collection as she joined the Pet Shop Boys on stage.

The Let's Dance singer had an entourage of 16, who had to draw up a rota for admission to her dressing room.

Pixie Geldof arriving for the BRIT Awards
The Ting Tings

Red-carpet rebel: Pixie Geldof wore wet-look leggings and a billowing vintage silk blouse, while Katie White of the Ting Tings, with bandmate Jules de Martino, wore a red, green and amber mini-dress and boots

All made up: Katy Perry squeezed into skin-tight black PVC leggings and bondage-style heels to walk down the red carpet

Holly Willoughby arriving for the BRIT Awards, at Earls Court
Lady GaGa

Mix and match: Holly Willoughby teamed her £35 dress with a Chanel bag, while Lady GaGa apparently took inspiration from her granny's china collection