In what we can only assume was a concerted effort to eclipse the bright lights of Las Vegas, attendees at this year’s Billboard Music Awards seemed to favor metallics. From glistening silver dresses to sequin embellishments, celebs really upped the wattage for the ceremony. Performers also lit up the stage with some electric acts, from Britney Spears opening the show looking like a Vegas showgirl as she belted out her hits to Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton singing their fresh duet. Not to mention Kesha’s highly anticipated return to the limelight serenading the crowd with a Bob Dylan classic with a little help from friend Ben Folds. Madonna rocked a decadent stage look as expected, but her tribute to Prince was surprisingly restrained and everyone in the audience was pretty much brought to tears when Stevie Wonder came out to sing “Purple Rain” with the Material Girl.
But back to the fashion on the red (ahem, pink) carpet. Sheer pieces were still trending and skin was on full display courtesy of extended slits and cut-out accents. For all the style highlights from last night’s event, just click through the slideshow above.