Ready for the Afterparty! Charli XCX flashes her cleavage and abs in sheer crop top emblazoned with the words 'Sex Symbol' as she makes head-turning arrival at the NME Awards
In the few years since she first shot to fame, Charli XCX has become as well known for her risqué sartorial selections as she has done her string of pop hits.
And on Wednesday night, the After The Afterparty singer, 24, showed she has no intention of toning things down anytime soon, when she made quite the memorable arrival at the NME Awards in London.
The brunette beauty made her way down the red carpet at O2 Academy Brixton in a very short sheer black crop top and matching bra, which allowed her to show off her cleavage and toned abs in all of their glory.
Big night on the town: Charli XCX was seen attending the NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday night
She teamed her barely-there top with a pair of skintight black PVC trousers, which complemented her matching handbag and suede boots.
With a black belt-style choker adorning her neck, Charli pinned her raven tresses up in messy curls, while a stylish pair of sunglasses rested atop her mane.
And, to ramp up her rock 'n' roll look, the Cambridge-born star used lashings of mascara and grey eye-shadow in her makeup scheme, which also included a lick of bubblegum pink lipstick.
Racy display: She put on quite the eye-popping display in a decidedly short black sheer top
Say what you see: Her barely-there top was emblazoned with the glittering words 'Sex Symbol'
Enjoy the view! The singer held her black leather jacket open as she displayed her ensemble
Form-fitting: She teamed her top with a pair of skintight PVC trousers and suede boots
Beyoncé leads this year's VO5 NME Awards nominations receiving the nod for five gongs.
The Lemonade hitmaker, 35, will battle it out for Best Album, Best International Female, Best Video, Best Music Moment of the Year and Hero of the Year.
The American star faces stiff competition from contemporaries such as Sia, Lady Gaga, her sister Solange, Tove Lo and Christine and the Queens in the star-studded international female category.
Guest: Ashley Roberts was also among those who trekked to the historic south London venue
Busty display: She also put on quite a busty display, wearing a deeply plunging lace bra top
Top of the knots! The American beauty wore her golden locks in a partial topknot for the event
Cream: The former Pussycat Doll also wore a textured cream bomber jacket with a leather skirt
Her rules: Rapper M.I.A. stayed true to her rebellious form, arriving in a baggy blue tracksuit
Heels: In continuing to buck convention, she teamed her ensemble with taupe suede heels
Pretty in pink: A smudge of bright pink lipstick added to her look as she walked the red carpet
While the best album category will no doubt be another tough one to call with the pop queen up against Kanye West's ‘The Life Of Pablo', Skepta's 'Konnichiwa', The 1975's ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It', Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool and Bastille's ‘Wild World'.
Mike Williams, editor-in-chief, NME said: 'Every year we're bowled over by the enthusiasm of the NME readers, voting in their thousands for their favourite bands, artists, tracks, albums and more.
'Covering every genre under the sun, this year’s shortlists reflect what an incredible 12 months of music we’ve had, both from returning superstars and brand new artists. We can’t wait to get them together in the O2 Academy Brixton for the most rock ‘n’ roll night of the year, The VO5 NME Awards. Bring it on.'
Choosing love: Pixie Geldof arrived at the musical event in a black 'Choose Love' T-shirt
Stepping out in style: She teamed her top, with black jeans and multicoloured peep-toe heels
Wild thing! The brunette arrived at event wrapped up in an eye-catching leopard-print coat
Taking the plunge: Singer Dua Lipa looked breathtaking in a patterned white plunging dress
Glitter: The Be The One hitmaker teamed her glittering number with oversized drop earrings
Model behaviour: Model Rebecca Marcos wore a mesh dress under a yellow cropped jacket
Black to basics: Stevie Scott of Machineheart arrived in a black velvet dress with white booties
Rock out: Anteros bandmates Harry Balazs and Laura Hayden looked ready for a rocking night
Suited and booted: French singer Christine and the Queens opted for a grey checked suit
Former One Direction star Zayn Malik is up for Best British Male, marking a major turnaround after his former band were crowned Worst Band at the ceremony in 2012 and 2013.
The Pillowtalk singer is up against Mercury Prize-winning Skepta, Kano, Jamie T, Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Ashcroft.
The NME Villain and Hero of the Year categories are always interesting affairs and this year is no exception.
Back in time: Celebrity Chef Gizzi Erskine looked stylish in a retro dress with black tights
Stunning: Radio personality Maya Jama looked sensational in a black off-shoulder dress
Shapely: Her flattering gown featured a thigh-high slit, allowing her to display her shapely legs
Jazzy: Broadcaster Jade Avia jazzed up her casual look with a mesh top and vertiginous heels
Style: BBC radio presenter Clara Amfo also stepped out in style, wearing a snake-print dress
Sheer delight: Model Chloe Lloyd went for a plunging floral minidress with semi-sheer sleeves
Tall: She stood tall in a pair of dark heels as she posed for photographers on the red carpet
The band: (L-R) Jacob Faber, Julia Cumming and Nick Kivlen of Sunflower Bean arrived in style
Former Prime minister David Cameron received his seventh nomination in as many years for the villain prize, where he is joined on the shortlist by fellow politicians US President-elect Donald Trump; Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, controversial US investor Martin Shkreli and outspoken broadcaster Katie Hopkins.
Hero of the Year sees David Bowie posthumously nominated, alongside Adele, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, Gary Lineker and Beyoncé.
5 Seconds of Summer look set to score a hat-trick in NME’s ‘Worst Band’ category.
The four-piece Australian pop group retained the title in 2016 for a second year, however face stiff competition with X Factor’s Honey G, Clean Bandit, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots and Nickelback also nominated for 2017.
You've got to glove it! Veteran musician Goldie arrived wearing a pair of bright yellow gloves
Show: Grime's Godfather Wiley recently announced his plans for a November show in Brixton
Bust a move: (L-R) James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis of Busted struck a few poses
Let's hug it out: (L-R) Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman of Slaves shared a hug on the red carpet
Peace! Dutch DJ, producer and musician Martin Garrix flashed as peace sign as he arrived
He's earned his stripes! Rocker Johnny Marr opted for a pinstriped blazer over a white T-shirt
Time to party: Actor Matt Berry went for an all-black ensemble with rugged brown boots
On the list: (L-R) Isaac Hempstead Wright and The Libertines' Carl Barat were also at the event
Sweet things: The members of Black Honey made a colourful splash as they arrived at the bash
Noble choice: Indie rock quartet Peace also did their bit for charity with their choice of attire
Last year's NME Awards saw plenty of drama when Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes trashed Coldplay's table inside the Brixton Academy during his live performance of Happy Song.
Oli knocked bottles of bubbly out of the way as he belted out the heavy track, before the table appeared to partially collapse beneath him.
But Coldplay's Chris Martin appeared to relish the impromptu moment, describing it as 'very rock 'n' roll'.
Rock giants Biffy Clyro played a special intimate acoustic gig at London's Omeara last month to officially announce the shortlist.
Queen B: Beyoncé, 35, leads this year's VO5 NME Awards nominations receiving five nods
Leading the nominations: The Lemonade hitmaker, 35, will battle it out for Best Album, Best International Female, Best Video, Best Music Moment of the Year and Hero of the Year
Fresh start: Former One Direction star Zayn Malik is up for Best British Male, marking a major turnaround after his former band were crowned Worst Band at the ceremony in 2012 and 2013
An honour in its own right: 5 Seconds of Summer look set to score a hat-trick in NME’s ‘Worst Band’ category
Colourful: Dua Lipa was just one of the performers on the night
Kooky: She paired a rainbow top with chunky heels and a mismatching skirt
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