Maya Jama looked stunning at the BRIT Awards in a black velvet ballgown, draping off her shoulders.

The long train of the dress fanned out at her feet, on which she wore black pointed court shoes.

The dress had a sexy slit up the leg and showcased her incredible curves.

She paired the gown with matching black velvet gloves which reached all the way up her arms, and a silver diamond bracelet.

She wore her hair sleek and straight in a neat side parting, with her make up a flirty cat eye.

Maya Jama showed off her gorgeous figure in a back velvet off-the-shoulder gown

Best International Female nominee Lizzo wore an eye-catching brown gown inspired by a bar of chocolate.

The gown, which looked like a sweet wrapper, was custom-designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino.

The white writing included '100%' which was a reference to her lyrics to her song Truth Hurts, where she sings 'I just took a DNA test turns out I'm 100% that b***h'.

Lizzo, who is nominated for Best International Female

She also held a matching clutch bag and had her hair in an elaborate up do.

Last year's Critic's Choice winner Sam Fender looked dapper in a baby blue suit with a white shirt underneath.

The Geordie is nominated again this year, this time for Best British Male - up against Lewis Capaldi, with whom he shares a comedic rivalry.

Sam Fender looked smart in a baby blue suit
Love Island host Laura Whitmore wore a dress inspired by newspapers

Laura Whitmore looked beautiful in her newsprint-inspired mini dress which she paired with a black fluffy clutch bag and black sandals.

It was her first red carpet appearance since the tragic death of her friend Caroline Flack, whose Love Island role Laura was covering.

Ahead of the awards, Laura wrote on Instagram 'sometimes you just need to put on your dancing shoes', in reference to Caroline, who loved dancing.

Ellie Goulding's dress looked inspired by stained glass windows
Mabel is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Song

Singer-songwriter Mabel, who was nominated in three categories, wore a strapless glittery red gown, her hair in a trendy straight bob.

The show-stopping dress had statement layers of fabric floating down the sides and Mabel let the dress do the talking with a simple diamond necklace.

Mabel is nominated for Best British Female, Best New Artist, and Best Song.

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Ellie Goulding showed off some side boob in a dress inspired by stained glass windows.

The newlywed, who has raked in eleven BRIT Award nominations over the course of her career, wore her long blonde tresses in a low ponytail, with black sandals on her feet.