Insanely Out-There Looks from the Billboard Music Awards

by Emily Gregor

Insanely Out-There Looks from the Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards may not be as epic for fashion as the Met Gala, but this red carpet has seen it’s share of crazy, eclectic looks. Check out some of the wildest looks from the BBMAs over the years and get inspired by their wacky and fabulous style.


Britney Spears, 2016



Britney’s back and this time around she looks like a superhero. We’re wondering if her superpower has something to do with fishnets.


DNCE, 2016



We don’t care what they wear as long as they let us in on the next time they’re digging into a birthday cake (preferably by the ocean).


Ariana Grande, 2016



Over the top? Yes. Stunning? Yes. This blue and black number donned on by Ariana Grande at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards is one for the books. In other news, we still don’t know what that pattern is.


Dencia, 2015



Wow, okay, Dencia, you won the Billboard Music Awards.


Bootsy and Patti Collins, 2014



So. Much. Color. Bootsy and Patti Collins made a statement when they showed up wearing these equally over-the-top ensembles at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.


50 Cent, 2015



That jacket still blows our mind and we’ve had a year to mull it over.


Zendaya, 2015



We’re not quite sure what it is we’re looking at here. Animal print? Florals? The answer might be unclear but there’s no doubt that this star’s style is epic.


David Lee Roth, 2015



David Lee Roth of Van Halen had a blast at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and that rad print on his suit says it all. Extra credit for sneaking in a splash of Under Armour.


Christine Teigen, 2014



It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s—Chrissy Teigen? John Legend’s favorite lady sure knows how make an entrance.


Amy Pham, 2015



Military chic meet your match. Amy Pham wore this bold and classy look at the 2015 Music Choice at the Billboard Music Awards.


Lauren Jauregui, 2015



Between the corset, the shocking shade of yellow and the surprising skirt, this look is definitely one for the books.


Natasha Bedingfield, 2014



Sheer takes on a whole new meaning in this floral ensemble worn by Natasha Bedingfield at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.


Pink, 2000



Pink knows it’s all about the Benjamins and her outfit shows it in this billowing one-piece. Was she ahead of the jumpsuit trend or what?


Chris Brown, 2015



Red looks good on you, Chris.


TLC, 1992



They don’t want no scrubs, or belts for that matter. The trio showed up to the 1992 Billboard Music Awards wearing their signature ’90s look, complete with portable cassette player and all.


Jennifer Lopez, 2015



The fact that she’s actually wearing a dress is surprising to say the least, but JLo has always loved showing off a little (okay, a lot) of skin.


Sisqo, 2000



Is that… Paisley? We aren’t sure what we’re looking at here, but Sisqo was proud of his eclectic ensemble.


Nick Cannon, 2005



You know the after party was lit the minute Nick Cannon showed up with this getup.


Carrot Top, 2007



It’s no surprise Carrot Top has a wild sense of style. Did he predict the athleisure trend?


Britney Spears, 2000



And on the 11th year of the Billboard Music Awards, Britney gave us this gem. Orange and pink still don’t go together, btw.


Jennette McCurdy, 2015



This mermaid is out to play in a bold, plunging gown at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.


Kurli, 2012



There’s no way you’d miss this look in a crowd. Between the crazy high tops, the fur, the bold hair, AND the fuchsia thigh-high socks what’s not to love?