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Charli XCX wears her nightie to the NME Awards


She may not be a household name in the U.K. just yet but Charli XCX knows how to make an impact on the red carpet and she certainly took the plunge at last night’s NME Awards at the O2 Academy Brixton.

Basically she turned up in her nightie.

Her slinky purple lingerie-style dress had strategically placed cut outs and lots of lace detailing. The 22-year-old even accessorised with a pair of fluffy heeled sling back slippers à la Blanche from The Golden Girls.

Charli XCX at the NME Awards 2015

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Charli wasn’t the only one embracing the nightwear-as-formalwear trend. Florence Welch also opted for a satin dress, only hers was more like a full-length nightie with a sheer black floral overlay. Television presenter Laura Whitmore, 29, wore a loose fitted navy jumpsuit that could pass for a pair of luxury pjs, while La Roux stood out in a rather bizarre ensemble of fitted pinstripe jacket, wide leg yellow trousers and black slippers with red socks.

NME Awards 2015

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NME Awards 2015: The winners

Best International Band Foo Fighters

Best Solo Artist Jake Bugg

Best Video Jamie T “Zombie”

Philip Hall Radar Award for Best Up-and-Coming Artist Dean Blunt

Best Live Band Royal Blood

Best New Band Royal Blood

Best Track Jamie T “Zombie”

Best Album Kasabian 48:13

Best Film Northern Soul

Best Music Film Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets

Best British Band Kasabian

Best Festival Glastonbury Festival

Best Reissue Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible

Greatest Music Moment of the Year Jamie T’s comeback

Best TV Show Game of Thrones

Best Lyric Happyness “I’m wearing Win Butler’s hair/There’s a scalpless singer in a Montreal rock band somewhere.”

Best Quote Kasabian “Five records, ten years. We’ve earned our shot.” Serge Pizzorno (talking about headlining Glastonbury)

Dancefloor Filler Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”

Worst Band 5 Seconds Of Summer

Villain Of The Year Nigel Farage

Hero Of The Year Alex Turner

Best Fan Community Muse

Small Festival Of The Year Liverpool Psych Fest

Book Of The Year Viv Albertine Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

Best Band Social Media Liam Gallagher’s Twitter

Outstanding Contribution to Music Teenage Cancer Trust

Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul Award Jimmy Page

Godlike Genius Award Suede

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