All the single ladies! Blonde bombshells Perrie Edwards and Ellie Goulding eclipse red carpet rivals in feisty black outfits at star-studded BBC Music Awards
Their ex-boyfriends may be big in the music industry too, but single stars Perrie Edwards and Ellie Goulding owned the red carpet all by themselves on Thursday afternoon.
Serving up a subtle reminder to their exes about what they were missing out on, the blonde bombshells eclipsed their red carpet rivals in the glamour stakes at the BBC Music Awards 2015 and proved that the single status looks pretty good on them.
Zayn Malik's former fiancee Perrie, 22, was feisty in a thigh-skimming skirt and thigh-high boots while Ellie, 28 - recently single from her split from McBusted's Dougie Poynter - was glamorous in a long lace skirt.
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Red carpet queen: Little Mix's Perrie Edwards knocked her red carpet appearance out of the park on Thursday as she hit the BBC Music Awards in Birmingham
Perrie blew her Little Mix bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall out of the water with her Tomb Raider-style plait and copper studded ensemble.
She lead the pack at the Birmingham Genting Arena, which also drew attendance from Zayn's former bandmates One Direction, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan.
The two former X Factor bands managed to avoid crossing paths when it came to the red carpet, and thus Little Mix's red carpet moment was preserved.
Ellie, whose separation from McBusted's Dougie due to individual work schedules is less than one-month gone, may also have been feeling a little awkward about 1D's appearance.
Owning it: Fellow single lady Ellie Goulding looked truly chic in black as she flew solo
oxy: She wore a Tomb Raider style get up with her hair scraped back into a ponytail
The Starry Eyed singer was recently spotted cosying up to her ex Niall Horan; and at the time looked pretty pleased about the reunion despite her relationship heartache.
Ellie and Niall are thought to have dated around the time of 2013's MTV Music Awards, something she recently confirmed in an interview.
Regardless, Ellie will have been pleased to have made such an effort on Thursday since she arrived at the annual event looking smoking hot and confident.
Her legs were teased beneath a long lace skirt that shot a glimpse at her miniskirt and black sandals beneath but proved pretty troublesome as she was pictured parting her it at the seams to avoid tripping over.
Racy display: Perrie outshone her bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall
Strut: She knew she garnered all of the attention as she paraded her pins
Rocking it: She looked pleased with her appearance, walking behind the other girls
Debrief: They stood around playing with their outfits before being photographed
Too tight? Perrie's hair looked as if it had been pulled too tight, giving her head pains
Swing it: She shook out her ponytail with glee, obviously enjoying the way it followed her movements
Still friends: Her ex-boyfriends ex-bandmates One Direction (Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan) narrowly missed her on the red carpet
Signature styles: The boys distinguished themselves by their now-signature styles
Odd choice: Typically stylish Harry wore some odd striped trousers to the event on Thursday night
He cleans up: The musician will no doubt be looking forward to his time off early next year
Friendly exes: Niall Horan and Ellie used to date, but his presence at the event didn't seem to worry her
Awkward: Ellie's dress seemed to be causing her some problems that night and she played with it, fanning it out as she walked
Twirl: Holding out her skirt, Ellie did well to make sure it wasn't in her way
The boys couldn't be missed of course, owing to their flamboyant choice of red carpet styling for Thursday's event.
While Harry chose striped bell-bottom trousers, his pal Niall wore a pink satin bomber and the other two boys in patterned tops that were more parred down the rest.
And to host the event, a glittering Fearne Cotton was in rainbow shades that made up a particularly dazzling sequinned minidress with red caged heels to boot.
She was joined by fellow host Chris Evans as well as BBC radio and TV veteran Jo Whiley.
Show hosts: The awards were to be hosted by Chris Evans (left) and Fearne Cotton (right)
Rocking out: Musician Jess Glynne looked excited about her evening on the red carpet
Caught in the rain: James Bay looked like he had just been caught in the rain outside
Rock and roll queen: Fearne was looking festive in a rainbow sequinned minidress on the night
Looking cool: BBC veteran Jo Whiley was looking truly cool in an embellished coat and silver shoes
Musicians: Among the musical talents were Faithless's Maxi Jazz (left) and Sister Bliss (right)
Old pals: Close twosome Liam and Louis looked well-groomed for the occasion and happy to be hanging out
Cheeky monkey: Leigh-Anne revealed her pert derriere in the tabard-style dress
Group shot: Stereophonics were attending the BBC's music event on Thursday night
Glee: Musician Jess looked positively giddy, careful not to overexpose herself in just a plunging blazer
Feeling hopeful: Jack Garratt was hoping to be recognised at the annual music event
Taking the time: Even in the rain, Perrie spent time signing fans' pictures and taking selfies with them
Chilly out there? Leigh-Anne shivered as she entered the building in her teeny tiny show ensemble
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