Awards season just never stops! This weekend it was the turn of the TV industry to celebrate it’s biggest stars at the BAFTA TV awards. Unlike the National TV Awards (NTAs) that were held back in January, these awards are voted for by the industry rather than by the public so winning means that the stars have earned recognition from their colleagues and bosses.
There were awards for every style of TV show – from news to constructed reality to comedy and entertainment. This meant that there were a lot of celebs as it would be rude not to attend if they were nominated. And of course, they all dressed as if they were going to win since nobody wants to go up to the podium looking anything less than fabulous!
It was great inspiration for what to wear now that summer party season is coming as the celebs dressed to reflect this hot May weather that’s occurring across the UK. I think the best dressed were:
At first, I wondered if Beyonce had turned up for the TV awards as Alesha looked bootylicious in her dark yellow maxi dress. The halter neck style and the belt at the waist really give her that hourglass figure that everyone wants. If you want to stand out in a maxi dress at an awards ceremony then the fit (it should be figure-hugging) and the colour (bright is best) are important and Alesha gets both of those correct.
Very designer Rochelle showed off her fashion credentials in a white maxi dress. It looks simple from the front but it’s a different and way more dramatic story when she turns to the side. Dresses with hidden detail like this will ensure that people can’t take their eyes off you all night as there’s always something to look at.
Gorgeous Fearne channels a hint of boho chic with her yellow maxi dress. With her blonde hair, yellow should be a hard colour to wear but Fearne manages it because the shape of this dress is so pretty and feminine that the colour is an after-thought. Yellow must be a popular colour if both Alesha and Fearne are rocking it.
Michelle Keegan may have married Essex’s Mark Wright, but she’s not in danger of turning into a boring housewife. She looked stunning in a one-shoulder maxi dress, which showed off a hint of her bronzed summer skin. I love one shoulder maxi dress as there’s just a hint of skin.
Look closely and you’ll see that Caroline’s wearing a black jumpsuit. She’s never been one to wear dresses but this jumpsuit is clever because it has wide legs so when she stands with her legs together it looks like a dress. Wide leg jumpsuits are very popular this season.
Amanda channeled her inner Cinderella in this grey maxi dress and was definitely one of the belles of the ball. Britain’s Got Talent might not have won anything but Amanda clearly has talent picking out outfits.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman
The Strictly Come Dancing hosts complemented each other’s outfits with Tess in a feminine white maxi dress and Claudia in an edgy black jumpsuit. The pair have a great dynamic off-screen as well as in front of the cameras and it’s clearly working as they picked up an award for Strictly Come Dancing.
The ex-Eastenders actress looked like a Hollywood movie star in this grey maxi dress, It wouldn’t have looked out of place at the recent Met Ball, which had a futuristic theme. It’s great material for a summer’s night as it’s loose and floaty.
Who do you think looked the best?