Billboard Awards 2019: Worst dressed stars on the red carpet

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Not every risk pays off.

And the evidence was there for all to see on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards this Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Halsey, 24, was at the top of the list in a black and electric blue gown that appeared to be inspired by the burlesque dancers of the Depression era.

Smoldering stare: Halsey, 24, led the worst dressed at Wednesday's Billboard Music Awards a black and electric blue gown that appeared to be inspired by the burlesque dancers of the Depression era

Smoldering stare: Halsey, 24, led the worst dressed at Wednesday's Billboard Music Awards a black and electric blue gown that appeared to be inspired by the burlesque dancers of the Depression era

Her strapless ensemble had a massive slit up one side allowing her to flash a bit of leg, and its mostly blue fabric was interrupted by occasional stretches of black mesh.

There was a ring of sheer fabric surrounding her thighs, and the hem of her outfit was awkwardly overlong, so that the fabric became crumpled when she stood still.

Halsey, born Ashley Frangipane, had some extra mesh and a few kinky straps at the back of her outfit, which she accessorized with a pair of earrings.

She enhanced the eye-popping impact of her appearance with some striking dark makeup, including a purple shade of lipstick to go with her gown.

Catching the eye: Her strapless ensemble had a massive slit up one side allowing her to flash a bit of leg, and its mostly blue fabric was interrupted by occasional stretches of black mesh

Details: There was a ring of sheer fabric surrounding her thighs, and the hem of her outfit was awkwardly overlong, so that the fabric became crumpled when she stood still

Catching the eye: Her strapless ensemble had a massive slit up one side allowing her to flash a bit of leg, and its mostly blue fabric was interrupted by occasional stretches of black mesh

Making it happen: Halsey, born Ashley Frangipane, had some extra mesh and a few kinky straps at the back of her outfit, which she accessorized with a pair of earrings

Making it happen: Halsey, born Ashley Frangipane, had some extra mesh and a few kinky straps at the back of her outfit, which she accessorized with a pair of earrings

Unmistakable: She enhanced the eye-popping impact of her appearance with some striking dark makeup, including a purple shade of lipstick to go with her gown

Unmistakable: She enhanced the eye-popping impact of her appearance with some striking dark makeup, including a purple shade of lipstick to go with her gown

Yung Miami, a singer from the group City Girls, looked like she might be swallowed up by her massively frilly lime green gown, which she complemented with neon yellow shoes.

Meanwhile, Tori Kelly was a showstopping presence in a gleaming tangerine suit with a moss-green turtleneck that matched her shoes, accenting the look with hoop earrings.

Diplo evidently fancied himself quite the country star, teaming a large belt and cowboy hat with a purple jumpsuit embroidered with flowers. 

Also among the worst-dressed was Poppy, 24, whose enormous black outfit looked like a rejected sketch from the art department of HBO's hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones.

Making spirits bright: Yung Miami, a singer from the group City Girls, looked like she might be swallowed up by her massively frilly lime green gown, which she complemented with neon yellow shoes

Making spirits bright: Yung Miami, a singer from the group City Girls, looked like she might be swallowed up by her massively frilly lime green gown, which she complemented with neon yellow shoes

Meanwhile: Tori Kelly was a showstopping presence in a gleaming tangerine suit with a moss-green turtleneck that matched her shoes, accenting the look with hoop earrings

Meanwhile: Tori Kelly was a showstopping presence in a gleaming tangerine suit with a moss-green turtleneck that matched her shoes, accenting the look with hoop earrings

Heartland glamour: Diplo evidently fancied himself quite the country star, teaming a large belt and cowboy hat with a purple jumpsuit embroidered with flowers

Heartland glamour: Diplo evidently fancied himself quite the country star, teaming a large belt and cowboy hat with a purple jumpsuit embroidered with flowers

The massive dress was made up of a series of black rubber plates that as a group resembled chain mail, and she added to the effect with a massive black leather belt. 

Her outfit featured a pair of black leather gloves as well, and the petite singer swept her platinum blonde hair severely back into a high ponytail.

The YouTube star born Moriah Rose Pereira rounded off her ensemble with a pointy-toed pair blue Art Deco heels that clashed oddly with the rest of her outfit and had some serrated bordering.

What a look: Among the worst-dressed was Poppy, 24, whose enormous black outfit looked like a rejected sketch from the art department of HBO's hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones

What a look: Among the worst-dressed was Poppy, 24, whose enormous black outfit looked like a rejected sketch from the art department of HBO's hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones

Going for it: The massive dress was made up of a series of black rubber plates that as a group resembled chain mail, and she added to the effect with a massive black leather belt

Daring: The YouTube star born Moriah Rose Pereira rounded off her ensemble with a pointy-toed pair blue Art Deco heels that clashed oddly with the rest of her outfit and had some serrated bordering

Going for it: The massive dress was made up of a series of black rubber plates that as a group resembled chain mail, and she added to the effect with an out-of-place massive black leather belt

Making a splash: Her outfit featured a pair of black leather gloves as well, and the petite singer swept her platinum blonde hair severely back into a high ponytail

Making a splash: Her outfit featured a pair of black leather gloves as well, and the petite singer swept her platinum blonde hair severely back into a high ponytail

Chantel Jeffries went for a bold statement in a transparent jumpsuit - but a few wrong turns along the way took the outfit from 'whoa' to 'no.'

The garment looked painfully tight above the waist, and the fitting down below was equally problematic, as the fabric started to crumple up around her calves.

Even her beautifully done hair and makeup could not save Chantel's red carpet look, which included a very basic pair of nude heels.

Dear oh dear: Chantel Jeffries went for a bold fashion statement in a transparent jumpsuit - but a few wrong turns along the way took the outfit from 'whoa' to 'no'

Dear oh dear: Chantel Jeffries went for a bold statement in a transparent jumpsuit - but a few wrong turns along the way took the outfit from 'whoa' to 'no'

Up and down: The garment looked painfully tight above the waist, and the fitting down below was equally problematic, as the fabric started to crumple up around her calves

Close but no cigar: Even her beautifully done hair and makeup could not save Chantel's red carpet look, which included a very basic pair of nude heels

Up and down: The garment looked painfully tight above the waist, and the fitting down below was equally problematic, as the fabric started to crumple up around her calves

Family time: The Jonas Brothers - (from left) Joe, Nick and Kevin - clashed against each other in suits with loud prints, posing together as a trio before standing for the camera with their respective significant others

Family time: The Jonas Brothers - (from left) Joe, Nick and Kevin - clashed against each other in suits with loud prints, posing together as a trio before standing for the camera with their respective significant others

Ingrid Michaelson flashed her enviably trim midriff in an excessively busy outfit, slipping into a finely pleated skirt that was covered in an elaborate colorful floral print.

The Jonas Brothers - Joe, Nick and Kevin - clashed against each other in suits with loud prints, posing together as a trio before standing for the camera with their respective significant others.

Maluma, who will be performing at the awards show with Madonna, was clearly a kindred spirit with the Material Girl when it comes to their taste in outrageous wardrobe choices.

No fan of subtlety: Ingrid Michaelson flashed her enviably trim midriff in an excessively busy outfit, slipping into a finely pleated skirt that was covered in an elaborate colorful floral print

No fan of subtlety: Ingrid Michaelson flashed her enviably trim midriff in an excessively busy outfit, slipping into a finely pleated skirt that was covered in an elaborate colorful floral print

Grand tradition: Maluma, who will be performing at the awards show with Madonna, was clearly a kindred spirit with the Material Girl when it comes to their taste in outrageous wardrobe choices

Grand tradition: Maluma, who will be performing at the awards show with Madonna, was clearly a kindred spirit with the Material Girl when it comes to their taste in outrageous wardrobe choices

Coordinated: Mustard pulled on a glinting pink vest and matching pants, stringing a multi-chain medallion necklace on over his white t-shirt for his red carpet outing

Coordinated: Mustard pulled on a glinting pink vest and matching pants, stringing a multi-chain medallion necklace on over his white t-shirt for his red carpet outing

Mustard pulled on a glinting pink vest and matching pants, stringing a multi-chain medallion necklace on over his white t-shirt for his red carpet outing.

LIVVIA, the Parachute singer born Olivia Christensen, flashed her legs in a splotchy multicolored mini-dress with wide-set sleeves, giving herself some extra stature with Louis Vuitton heels. 

Jennifer Hudson arrived on the red carpet in a brown suit that was festooned with glimmering fringe. 

Hand at the waist: LIVVIA, the Parachute singer born Olivia Christensen, flashed her legs in a splotchy multicolored mini-dress with wide-set sleeves, giving herself some extra stature with Louis Vuitton heels

Hand at the waist: LIVVIA, the Parachute singer born Olivia Christensen, flashed her legs in a splotchy multicolored mini-dress with wide-set sleeves, giving herself some extra stature with Louis Vuitton heels

Oscar winner: Jennifer Hudson arrived on the red carpet in a brown suit that was festooned with glimmering fringe

Oscar winner: Jennifer Hudson arrived on the red carpet in a brown suit that was festooned with glimmering fringe

2019 Billboard Awards Winners

ARTIST AWARDS

TOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Drake

Ariana Grande

Post Malone

Travis Scott

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