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19th Feb 2020

Laura Whitmore makes powerful statement with dress choice at the Brit Awards

Sarah Finnan

Laura Whitmore at the Brit Awards

The Brit Awards 2020 took place last night, with the whole ceremony streaming live on Virgin Media Three.

The 40th edition of the Brit Awards, the ceremony was hosted by UK funnyman Jack Whitehall – his third time to step into the hosting role – and there were more than a few memorable moments on the night.

Dubbed by many as “the best host in years”, he treated viewers to his usual antics even forming an unlikely friendship with Harry Styles and Lizzo.

Performances on the night came from some of the biggest names in the music industry, including the likes of Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi.

Not to mention Billie Eilish who sang No Time To Die, the new James Bond theme song. The youngest artist to ever write and record a 007 tune, she was accompanied by her brother Finneas, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer.

Dermot Kennedy lead the way for Irish nominations, up for the Best International Male Solo Artist, but unfortunately, it was not to be as the gold went to Tyler, The Creator.

As for the standout fashion moments of the night, Bray native Laura Whitmore stole the show with her newspaper print dress.

Posting a picture of the outfit to Twitter, Laura Whitmore made a powerful statement – captioning the photo with lyrics from the Emeli Sandé song Read All About It (pt III).

“You’ve got the words to change a nation

But you’re biting your tongue

You’ve spent a life time stuck in silence

Afraid you’ll say something wrong

If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?”

Adding that “sometimes you just need to put on your dancing shoes”, the post was most likely a tribute to her late friend Caroline Flack who loved to dance.

Big winners on the night include Lewis Capaldi who took home two awards, Stormzy who won Best British male and Celeste who won the rising star award.

(Header image courtesy of @thewhitmore)

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