The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are going to look a lot different this year. As with all the other awards shows in the era of COVID it will be a digital event. I hope that this event falls more along the lines of the MTV VMAs than the Emmy’s. Kelly Clarkson is ready to take the Billboard Music Awards by storm – again! The American Idol alum and Grammy winning songstress will host the show for her third year in a row on Wednesday October 14, 2020. In a recent interview Kelly gave us a sneak peek at what she and her team are putting together. They aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop their plans for create a safe and unforgettable night! In fact, Kelly even teased an emotional opening number which she hopes gives fans a different kind of 2020 vibe than many have been feeling. So below you are going to find picks for six looks I would love to see Kelly bring to life on the virtual red carpet.
To open the show I would LOVE to see Kelly kick the night off in high glamour wearing this electric blue sequined velvet Tadashi Shoji Fall 2020 RTW draped cold shoulder gown with a faux wrap style skirt. I feel like this gown is definitely out of Kelly’s norm. I am not necessarily the biggest fan of her style and I feel like this could be a great opportunity for her to bring some major fashion moments in the midst of a glamour drought due to the pandemic. This gown would hug her curves, but flatter them. I feel like styling this gown with old Hollywood waves, defined smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of matching electric blue metallic leather Saint Laurent ‘Zoe’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of jewels from Anabela Chan including a pair of dazzling, shoulder-grazing white diamond pendant earrings inspired by ancient brush-script calligraphy and a stunning ‘Mirage’ cocktail ring in 18k white gold and rhodium vermeil, hand-set with an array of laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated gemstones including a center royal blue sapphire, with marquise, trillion and round brilliant cut green emeralds, blue sapphires and blue topaz.
For her first change I went off the rack to this black and silver Balmain sequin embellished cocktail dress inspired by the brands Spring 2020 RTW runway collection. I think that this is a super sexy, dazzling, and glamorous moment and I think that it would be a chic moment for Kelly to wear as a hostess of a major music awards show. I know that Balmain for a music awards show is a little cliche, but I think that cliche would put Kelly back on the top of her game especially if she styled it with a sleek ponytail, defined eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a pair of black suede Christian Louboutin ‘Rabakate Alta’ 120 peep toe bow detailed half d’Orsay platform pumps, and Yvan Tufenkjian ‘Stacked’ collection ear cages.
Another cliche designer to pick for Kelly is a look from Versace, but I think that this black, white, and gold Versace baroque printed stretch jersey midi gown which features a glamorous draped design, halter neck, open back, and a thigh high split would be super cool. It is definitely riskier than we are used to seeing from Kelly, but I want her to take risks. I just want the risks she takes to flatter her shape. The way this gown is draped I think it would, as long as the sizing and tailoring is done perfectly. Now I would go full glam with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, nude pink lips, a pair of black Versace ‘Virtus Plaque’ ankle strapped sandals with gold metal detail, and DAZZLING yellow gold, white diamond, and black enamel Nikos Koulis ‘Feelings’ collection tapered chandelier earrings to really make this look superb for Kelly.
It wouldn’t be a list for Kelly Clarkson if I didn’t include one look from her go to designer, Christian Siriano. I am sure he is making something custom for Kelly, but I would LOVE to see her wear this black liquid velvet draped Christian Siriano one sleeved gown with a gathered detail on the hip and a thigh high split. It is a balance of classic glamour and modern elegance which I think is perfect for Kelly. I would definitely see this being a superb palate cleanser when it comes to all the sequined, printed, and color looks I’ve picked for Kelly to bring to life on the Billboard Music Awards stage. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black and silver crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Klerise `150’ platform round toe ankle strap pumps, and white diamond Amwaj waterfall drop earrings would finish this look perfectly.
Now aside from Christian Siriano I KNEW I wanted to feature a look from Christopher John Rogers for Kelly. The major up and coming design talent knows how to dress a woman with curves and I feel like this marigold iridescent knit gown from the Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 RTW collection would be a really cool FASHION moment for Kelly to wear on the stage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. I adore the color and the cut is both mod and modern at the same time. Keeping a sleek updo and styling this gown with a defined gold lined eye, dark rose pink lips, gold and silver glitter Giuseppe Zanotti block heel platform ankle strap sandals, and a pair of Kwiat ‘Cobblestone’ oval drop earrings with white diamond accents set in 18k yellow gold would definitely ensure that Kelly did CJR proud.
The final wish I have for Kelly is this metallic red and fuchsia Tanya Taylor Resort 2021 one shoulder pleated cocktail dress which features a ruffled shoulder, thin gold belted waist, and a tiered a-line skirt. I was pretty much done picking looks for Kelly when I saw this dress and thought about how it would be a great, unexpected, moment for Kelly to wear for the Billboard Music Awards. I feel like this dress is could be a real game changer when it comes to Kelly’s style. A sleek bun updo, defined eyes, light blush pink lips, a pair of red Casadei ‘Blade Modern Love’ pointed toe pumps, and Anabela Chan ruby cushion wing stud earrings would make sure that this is the perfect look for Kelly yo close out her 2020 Billboard Music Awards hostess duties.
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will take place on Wednesday October 14, 2020.