Outfits at the National Television Awards 2016 featured sheer paneling, lots of bridal bling and a real-live wedding dress courtesy of Lady Colin Campbell.
It’s the one night of the year where television royalty are transported from the small screen to the red carpet in a flurry of sequins, sparkles and thigh-high splits. Soap stars, reality TV hopefuls and daytime hosts don their very best in an attempt to outshine not only their co-stars, but their biggest competitors too.
2016 was no different as stars opted for vibrant colours, sexy cut-outs and lots of diamante bling to wow London on their biggest night of the year. I’m A Celebrity’s notorious villain Lady Colin Campbell even arrived in a very princess-inspired wedding dress- complete with a tiara!
Here’s the biggest bridal trends we spotted on the NTAs 2016 red carpet.
There’s no better place to start than with Lady Colin Campbell, whose debutante/wedding extravaganza included a full-blown tiara, elbow-length gloves and mountains of tulle. While we can’t say its the WJ team’s style at all, we do admire anyone who dons a full-skirted, princess wedding dress on the red carpet but given Lady C’s controversial I’m A Celeb stint in 2015 it comes as no surprise she would aim to have tongues wagging.
The TV Stars who wanted to wear a little bit of white but avoid the wedding dress comparisons included Vicki Pattison and Holly Willoughby who looked stunning and sexy in figure-hugging gowns. Holly’s halterneck enhanced her flawless hourglass figure, while Vicki’s seductive cut-outs were completely on trend. Fearne McCann and Lydia Bright, both of TOWIE fame, unfortunately missed the mark with their dresses, with Fearne’s a little too heavily laced and Lydia showing off some extreme cleavage.
We didn’t get the memo that 2016 is all about sex appeal, but the stars certainly did! It’s hard to keep track of the amount of TV royalty that showcased opaque fabrics and lace panels in their undeniably eye-catching numbers. Jorgie Porter sparkled as she highlighted her tiny frame in a silver, sheer gown- meanwhile Amanda Holden brought mature sex appeal by combining a thigh-high skirt split with a very daring see-through long-sleeve top. Tess Daly and Kym Marsh opted from more traditional sheer panels, with Tess showcasing her fabulous pins and Kym highlighting her curves. Finally, Alesha Dixon broke the trend of the red carpet gown by donning a sheer-legged trouser suit, a masculine-inspired option we love.
While black, white and silver reigned on the NTAs red carpet this year, a number of daring stars preferred to add some eye-popping colour to their looks. Christmas red made a comeback in Michelle Heaton and Casey Batchelor‘s looks, meanwhile Luisa Zissmann showed off her ample cleavage in a fitted purple dress. Danielle Armstrong from TOWIE took a chance with her sheered, green gown, but Vogue Williams stole the show in a stunning midnight blue, halter dress complete with a tiered skirt.
We love a deep V-Neck and were thrilled to see so many low-cut necklines worn by the stars. Chloe Sims managed to achieve the difficult task of combining a low-V with a subtle dress style, however Michelle Keegan chose to not only highlight her cleavage but also show off her taut tum. Tina O’Brien went for the safe option of a Little Black Dress and for anyone seeking gorgeous maternity style look no further than Emma Willis, whose subtle baby bump was glamorously showcased in her navy, floral dress. A perfect style for expecting brides-to-be or wedding guests.
But our fave looks?
We can’t believe we’re about to say this, but one of our fave stylish looks from the NTAs 2016 has to be from… Katie Price. The former glamour model rarely tops the best-dressed lists due to her penchance for the wild and wonderful, but we’ve fallen in love with her edgy on-trend top knot and black dress combination. Who knew she had it in her?
Joining her has to be none other than Susannah Reid. Her heavily-embellished floor-length white dress is any girl’s dream and perfect for an older bride, destination wedding ceremony or a second marriage. Teamed with loose, flowing curls and some subtle bling, she knocked it out of the park.