There was no shortage of wow-worthy attire ambling about the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, but Demi Lovato's 2018 Billboard Music Awards look proves she's a long lost Cheetah Girl. The songstress looked fierce in a flowy, floor-length, cheetah print gown, which was complete with a matching empire waist belt, a set of statement-making bell sleeves, and a plunging V-shaped neckline. The 25-year-old accessorized with massive gold hoop earrings, a few gold rings, and black peep-toe pumps. Needless to say, the woman looked like one of the most #Confident stars on the carpet (and her stance proves she probably was).
The sheer gown Lovato stunned with on the red carpet was designed by Dior. As for her beauty look, Lovato kept the vibes similarly fierce and her brown eyes absolutely popped, thanks to mile-high lashes, shimmery gold eyeshadow, and a cheek combo of golden-hued highlighter and a healthy dose of matte bronzer to create a sharp contour. The singer's lips were painted in a neutral beige tone with a super-subtle sheen. As for her hair, Lovato's jet black tresses were slicked back into a perfectly executed rendition of the oh-so-popular wet hair look. Finally, Lovato's nails were painted a nude-beige color, only complementing her whole look.
All in all, Lovato is serving up total Cheetah Girls vibes here. Please don't mind me, I'm just playing the entire Cheetah Girls soundtrack in the background.
Take a peek at Lovato's Instagram feed, and you'll notice that she's been lounging in leggings more than she's been dressing to the nines as of late — a phase which has had me missing her glam red carpet looks. (Though I'm so here for the athleiseure, too!) Most recently, the raven-haired beauty was notably absent from the 2018 Met Gala, which she confirmed was a result of an unfortunate foot fracture from falling down the stairs. (Ouch!) I was happy to see the actress back on her feet — so to speak, and quite literally — without a crutch or foot brace in sight at this year's Billboard Music Awards. (Kudos to her for strutting around in heels!)
What makes me happiest, however, is the impending diva duet she's slated to sing with music legend Christina Aguilera tonight. (The pair will sing their recently released song, "Fall in Line" at the ceremony.) As performers tend to do, I'm sure Lovato will slip into an entirely different look from her red carpet dress. (Though, honestly, I could ogle at the cheetah gown all night long.)
Lovato's 2018 animal print red carpet gown is a far cry from the last ensemble she wore to the Billboard Music Awards, which she last attended in 2016. That year, the "Cool For The Summer" singer looked, well, cool, in a punk-meets-lingerie pantsuit, complete with an onyx-colored, short bob and a classic, sultry smoky eye which made for a sleek take on the modern monochromatic look.
The 25-year-old, who's currently touring her Tell Me You Love Me album, is nominated for three Billboard Music Award categories at tonight's awards. The first is Top Social Artist, the second is Top Dance/Electronic Song ("No Promises" with Cheat Codes), and the third is Top Female Artist. I'm betting she'll take home at least one gleaming trophy for one of the categories tonight — and when she does, I'm sure she'll look incredible.
But, of course, if she doesn't, it really doesn't matter all that much. Regardless of the actual awards ceremony, Lovato absolutely slayed the game on the Billboard red carpet with her fierce look. Meow, indeed.