22 glamorous red-carpet looks celebrities wore in 2020

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  • Celebrities looked glamorous throughout 2020, despite minimal red-carpet events happening this year. 
  • White ensembles with feather embellishments were especially popular among stars including Lizzo, Billy Porter, and Vanessa Hudgens.
  • Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, and Tracee Ellis Ross opted for gowns covered in sparkles.
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There weren't a ton of red-carpet events in 2020, but celebrities still found ways to look glamorous throughout the year.

Between January and February, stars including Lizzo, Anne Hathaway, and Billy Porter all attended awards shows in glittering dresses and showstopping feathers. And after a short break between the spring and summer — as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — celebrities returned to red carpets around September in standout looks.

From sparkly outfits to chic pantsuits, here are the most glamorous red-carpet looks celebrities wore in 2020.

Billy Porter kicked off the year in a white suit with a glamorous train made from feathers.

The outfit he wore to the Golden Globes was custom-made by Alex Vinash over the course of three months. It included a white button-up top, matching pants, and a feathered train, which was actually detachable so that Porter could sit throughout the event.

Porter completed the look with a reflective purse, sparkling Jimmy Choo boots, and jewelry from Tiffany & Co.

Ana de Armas looked stunning in a glittering ball gown designed by Ralph & Russo.

Her blue dress had a strapless bodice, floor-length skirt, and two pockets at her hips. The actress also wore a blue necklace, an updo hairstyle, small earrings, and red lipstick.

Cate Blanchett wore a unique gown with fan-style sleeves and a crystal-encrusted top.

Her dress, designed by Mary Katrantzou, also stood out thanks to its pastel-yellow shade, tiered skirt, and small cutouts across the chest.

Anne Hathaway made her post-pregnancy return to the red carpet in a standout gold gown.

Her Versace dress had a plunging neckline, oversized balloon sleeves, and a small train that extended behind her. Hathaway paired the gown with Alexandre Birman sandals, a gold Judith Leiber Couture clutch, and Messika jewelry.

Vanessa Hudgens combined three of the most popular red-carpet trends in one Georges Hobeika gown.

Not only was the single sleeve of her white dress embellished with feathers, but its bodice was covered in sparkles, and its skirt was semi-sheer. Through the thigh-high slit of her dress, Hudgens also showed off her black Casadei pumps.

Jennifer Lopez paired a classic silhouette with diamond jewelry.

She looked elegant in the strapless dress, which had off-the-shoulder sleeves, a giant bow across her back, and a train that wrapped around her.

Lopez accessorized with a diamond necklace, matching bracelets, and rings — all of which were reportedly worth $9 million combined.

Priyanka Chopra looked radiant at a pre-Grammys event in January.

She wore a gold Nicolas Jebran dress that was cinched on one side of her waist with flower-shaped fabric. The gown also had a halter-style neckline, a long train, and a slit across its skirt.

Chopra Jonas kept the focus on her dress by wearing simple pumps, neutral makeup, and a wavy hairstyle. 

Lizzo channeled Old Hollywood glamour in a strapless dress and faux-fur stole, both of which were designed by Versace.

It took two months for Versace to create Lizzo's angelic gown, with Swarovski crystals being hand-beaded onto its bodice just days before the event, as her stylist Marko Monroe previously told E! News.

Monroe also told the publication that her fur accessory was meant to honor Diana Ross, while the silhouette of her dress was a nod to Cher.

Ariana Grande also stood out at the Grammy Awards thanks to her fluffy, gray ball gown.

The musician looked like Cinderella in her Giambattista Valli gown, which was strapless with a tiered skirt. She also wore matching gloves and a high blonde ponytail before switching into four different outfits throughout the night.

Sandra Oh looked picture-perfect in a feminine gown with dramatic sleeves and a daring neckline.

Not only did her Elie Saab dress have a plunging neckline that led to a gold bow at her waist, but the gown was also covered in sparkles and flower-shaped ruffles — two of which extended from her shoulders to her elbows.

Scarlett Johansson dazzled in a silver dress that showed off her tattoos.

The metallic Oscar de la Rena dress had a see-through netted corset with loose silver threads that extended over its long, satin skirt. And because the dress was strapless, it perfectly showcased the large rose tattoo across Johansson's back

Brie Larson lit up the Oscars red carpet in a sparkling Celine dress with an attached cape.

The blush-colored dress also had a thigh-high slit and a plunging neckline. She completed the look with strappy sandals, an updo hairstyle, and delicate jewelry.

Cynthia Erivo was one of the few stars to incorporate bright colors into her glamorous red-carpet fashion this year.

At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, she posed on the red carpet in a blue-and-purple ball gown designed by Versace. The strapless dress was made from satin, with a thigh-high slit that allowed her to show off her bright blue sandals.

Tracee Ellis Ross put her own twist on glamour in a gold gown with cape-style sleeves.

She looked regal in the Zuhair Murad gown, which had a plunging neckline, various sequin patterns, and shoulder pads that extended into floor-length sleeves.

Adriana Lima wore sparkles from top to bottom for her Oscars after-party look.

One side of the model's Ralph & Russo gown was made from satin, with a single strap across Lima's arm and a floor-length skirt that covered her leg.

The other side was made from that same satin in the back, but with sparkling mesh detailed across the bodice and a thigh-high slit in front. The latter detail revealed Lima's crystal-covered tights underneath — which appeared to cover her pointed-toe heels.

Yara Shahidi wore one of the most elegant minidresses of the year in February.

Her multicolored dress with long, slouchy sleeves was designed by Gucci. It paired perfectly with her metallic sandals and natural curls.

Lana Condor, on the other hand, found a way to add glitz to a jumpsuit.

Her Antonio Berardi ensemble was blue with a plunging neckline, flare pants, and flowing, elbow-length sleeves. The jumpsuit also had gold embellishments across the shoulders, which added even more glamour to the look.

Ming-Na Wen, who voiced Mulan in the 1998 film, attended in a whimsical ball gown.

The actor's satin dress, designed by Mark Zunino, had a strapless bodice that connected to a full skirt and train. Her gown was also covered in a multicolored floral print — just like the dress she wore 22 years earlier at the original "Mulan" premiere.

Zendaya found a way to make polka dots look glamorous at this year's Emmys.

Her custom Giorgio Armani Prive gown was actually her second dress of the night. It had a crystal-embellished bralette and a halter-style neckline, which connected to its full skirt that was black with white polka dots. 

A metallic gown was arguably the best look Demi Lovato wore while hosting the People's Choice Awards in November.

The metallic purple wrap dress with balloon sleeves and an asymmetrical skirt was designed by Alexandre Vauthier. Her $895 silver sandals, on the other hand, were created by Gianvito Rossi.

Cara Delevingne opted for a sparkling pantsuit at the American Music Awards.

She wore her Dolce & Gabbana suit with a nude corset underneath. The model also donned black heels, a curled hairstyle, and vibrant makeup.

Laverne Cox combined red-carpet glam with a daring fashion trend.

Her black-and-gold ensemble — which was part dress and part leotard — was created by Michael Costello. The gold side had a draped sleeve that reached the floor, while the black leotard had a cutout across her chest and stomach.

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