Adele Says 'Goodbye' to Black in Flowy Red Gown on the 2016 Brit Awards Red Carpet

02/24/2016 at 03:13 PM ET

Adele may be the master of the major impression. Whether it’s going off the grid for five years only to re-emerge and drop one of the biggest albums of all time, stunning audiences night after night with her powerhouse voice, or rolling up to the red carpet in a statement-making Giambattista Valli gown unlike any we’ve seen on her so far this awards season, she never does things halfway.

Adele Brit Awards 2016Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

The singer, who is slated to perform an all-star David Bowie tribute tonight alongside Rihanna, Coldplay and Justin Bieber, showed up to the awards ceremony wearing a customized flowing burgundy Giambattista gown replete with diaphanous layers of sheer fabrics and ruffles throughout the skirt and sleeves inspired by a look from the designer’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

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Though it’s in line with Adele’s retro-glam aesthetic, it is a major departure for her on an awards show red carpet, where you’re much more likely to see her in a fitted, full-length black gown — although she has been working red into her wardrobe little by little.

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While there’s plenty to discuss about this look, we have to give the Best British Female nominee props for her next level dedication to coordination down to the last detail. Who else but Adele would have the foresight to flawlessly match her lipstick to the exact shade of her gown and her nails to her iconic winged eyeliner. Now that you’ve seen the singer rock the Brits red carpet, you may now resume weeping while listening to 25 for the umpteenth time.

Are you loving the look for her?

–Emily Kirkpatrick

FILED UNDER: Adele , Awards Shows , Celebs , Dresses , Fashion
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Guest on

I LOVE Adele, and I think she’s looking great these days. However, as nice as it is to see her out of black for once, I just don’t get why she dresses like she’s 67 instead of 27.

Tanya on

OMG! She’s a goddess! I love her but my bestie’s the most hardcore fan I know! I gave her a compilation of Adele’s photos printed on a personalized newspaper from fakenewspapers and she was stunned! I noticed that Adele just keeps on getting more and more beautiful. She’s gorgeous – face, personality and music wise!

Guest on

I think part of the reason it’s hard for her to dress more youthful is because they usually make those clothes for thinner women. At her size, most clothes are not only shapeless, but also drab. I’m not hating or getting into a discussion about her weight, but that is the reality of the situation.

nina on

She looks like she’s on her 40s! I don’t get he fascination with her or her music!

Maria on

nina on February 24th, 2016
She looks like she’s on her 40s! I don’t get he fascination with her or her music!

Yes you do, that’s why you read the article and commented.

Flo on

The red dress woke her up, She looks great. I would like to see her in a v neck fitted glittery gown,,,,She is Tooo Young and pretty to dress dowdy..
You look Good Adele,,,,,,,

dee on

Love the colour, she looks great!

ADELEfan on

AMAZING…WOMAN! She has it *all*: beautiful voice, talented performer, sense of humor, ‘balanced’ sense of family/career, a ‘down-to-earth’ and gracious approachability, humble demeanor, and MOST IMPORTANTLY ~ she has always accepted herself…just the way she is – and NOT tried to fit into anybody else’s “mold” as to what she has to look like/dress like/act like. THE WHOLE PACKAGE—AND SHE DESERVES THE SUCCESS SHE’S ACQUIRED!

Ms on

FINALLY Adele is wearing a flattering, gorgeous dress! Kudos

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