It's my party and I'll sit if I want to! Dua Lipa makes herself comfortable on the BRIT Awards red carpet as she arrives in sweeping pink princess dress... after receiving five prestigious nominations
Given the context it was somewhat appropriate that Dua Lipa would be dressed for her fairytale moment at the O2 Arena ahead of the 2018 BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening.
The English singer features prominently in this year’s nominations, with a total of five across some of the annual event’s most sought after honours – amongst them British Female Solo Artist, British Album, and British Breakthrough.
And in anticipation of a potentially successful night at the star-studded ceremony, Dua, 22, ensured she was dressed to impress in a sweeping pink princess dress.
Sitting pretty: Defying convention, Due Lipa opted to sit on her haunches while greeting onlookers after arriving at the 2018 BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening
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The BRIT Awards' red carpet is associated with understated effortlessly cool British style, but Dua Lipa clearly missed that memo going all out in a pink Giambattista Valli gown teamed with killer heels.
We have to admit we do love this look, with its effervescent layers of pink tulle, dipped hem and bow detail waist; it's the stuff of fairytales!
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With a distinctively layered bottom half the bold gown fully exposed her toned legs as she posed for photos shortly after arriving – but only for the briefest of moments.
Defying convention, the Hotter Than Hell singer opted to sit on her haunches while greeting onlookers outside the cavernous London venue.
In support of the current #MeToo campaign sweeping this year's awards season, Dua clutched a single white rose while striking a playful pose.
Don't mind me: The singer struck a pose after siting on the red carpet outside the cavernous London venue
Popular: The English singer features prominently in this year’s nominations, with a total of five across some of the annual event’s most sought after honours
BRIT Awards 2018: Full winners list
BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran - Divide
J Hus - Common Sense
Rag 'n' Bone Man - Humour
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer - WINNER
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Stormzy - WINNER
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Dua Lipa - WINNER
Gorillaz - WINNER
Dua Lipa - WINNER
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean - Feels
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson - Symphony
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times - WINNER
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe - Mama
Liam Payne Ft Quavo - Strip That Down
Little Mix - Touch
ZAYN and Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever
CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD
Jorja Smith - WINNER
BRITISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Liam Payne - 'Strip That Down' featuring Quavo
Jax Jones feat. Raye - 'You Don't Know Me'
Clean Bandit - 'Symphony' featuring Zara Larsson
Rag'n'Bone Man - 'Human' - WINNER
J HUS - 'Did You See'
Calvin Harris - 'Feels' featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape of You'
Jonas Blue - 'Mama' featuring William Singe
Little Mix - 'Touch'
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Lorde - WINNER
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Kendrick Lemar - WINNER
Foo Fighters - WINNER
BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran ÷) - WINNER
GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
Helping hand: Two assistants ensured Dua's dress looked perfect as she posed for photos
Dua and Stormzy were the biggest winners on the night, taking two trophies each at an event that saw performances from some of music's biggest acts.
Lipa was named best female solo artist and breakthrough act at the British Record Industry Trust (BRIT) awards, held in London on Wednesday, while rapper Stormzy won the British male solo artist prize and British album of the year for Gang Signs & Prayer.
Ed Sheeran took the global success award but lost in the three other categories in which he was nominated, while One Direction star Harry Styles won for video of the year by a British artist.
In the mix: Dua is up for British Female, British Breakthrough, British Single, British Artist Video of the Year and the prestigious Mastercard British Album of the Year
Strike a pose: The singer clutched a single flower as she greeted photographers on Wednesday evening
Foo Fighters took the prize for international group. U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar was named best international male artist, with New Zealand singer Lorde taking the female solo artist honours.
The event featured performances from the likes of Sheeran, Lipa and Lamar, who rapped on top of a glass cube containing a luxury car that was smashed up by a man wielding a bat.
Lamar's act appeared to suffer from technical difficulties that muted periods of his performance, leading fans on social media to express their frustration.
Other artists went for grand scale. Justin Timberlake opened the show with a rendition of Say Something accompanied by a scores-strong choir dotted throughout the audience, while Dua Lipa was accompanied by dozens of dancers, also scattered throughout the arena.
Striking: The singer ensured she was dressed to impress in her sweeping pink princess dress
Revealing; With a distinctively layered bottom half the bold gown fully exposed her toned legs
Many of the stars in attendance wore white roses on the red carpet and during the show as a gesture of support for the Time's Up and #Metoo movements against sexual harassment and abuse and supporting women's rights.
'It does make a difference,' Dua told Reuters on the red carpet of the protest. 'We are protesting in our own way and this how we're going to make a difference.'
The show also saw Oasis front man Liam Gallagher perform Live Forever in a tribute to the victims of a suicide bombing attack on a venue hosting a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester in May 2017, which killed 22 people.
Let's go: The British star led the way at the star-studded annual event
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