Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Last night, the Elle Style Awards — an annual ceremony hosted by the eponymous magazine to celebrate style icons and designers — took place in London.

For some, it was an opportunity to show off; for others, it was a chance to be chic and understated; and for others still, it was the perfect occasion to don ugliest thing they could find. Let's take a look:

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Katy Perry looked beautiful in an asymmetrical floral Vivienne Westwood frock; she later won Woman of the Year.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Emma Watson looked absolutely amazing in a Giambattista Valli dress from his recent spring 2014 couture line.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Cara Delevingne wore a beautiful vintage fashion-sac as well as a Mulberry bag (she just unveiled her own purse line with the company).

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Rita Ora, ever a fan of the dramatic, voluminous red carpet gown, wore a tiered lace dress by Marchesa.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

My favorite looks of the night: actress Tao Okamoto in a structured, prim Chanel design; model Jourdan Dunn in Tom Ford.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Looking very chic in elegant pantsuits, we have model Daisy Lowe, Model of the Year recipient (and Bradley Cooper-dater) Suki Waterhouse in Burberry Tailoring; and Victoria's Secret model Barbara Pavlin.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Lovely in lace: model Arizona Muse; singer Foxes pairing a delicate lace top with a latex skirt; model and Cara's sister Poppy Delevigne in golden-yellow.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

In busy floral patterns: editor-in-chief of Elle UK Lorraine Candy in Peter Pilotto; socialite Tamara Ecclestone; actress Lara Pulver with quite a lot going on.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Business on top, party on the bottom: TV presenter Laura Whitmore in pastels and metallics; model/DJ Atlanta de Cadenet pairing a loose button-up with a bright, loud miniskirt.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Because this is a fashion-themed party, like half the attendees showed up in all black. Here are the best black dresses: Lily Allen in Burberry Prorsum; singer-songwriter Laura Mvula looking elegant in a long, sheer skirt; model Portia Freeman.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

In a bit more attention-grabbing getups, we have Amber Le Bon in a glittery LBD with a drop-waist; supermodel Karolina Kurkova in feathers, shoulder pads and sequins — topped off with an asymmetrical hemline; and Tallulah Harlech in a cropped blazer festooned with fur.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

The bad: Chesley Leyland in a leather dress that appears to be falling apart; Simone Rocha in a formal parka; Olga Kurylenko in a figure skating costume.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

More bad: Ellie Goulding in a rather tacky romper; Georgina Chapman in a haunted tablecloth.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

The ugly: Jessie J's boots. Chloe Norgard's tattered, bedazzled, leopard-printed jeans and her conceptual jelly shoes.

Ugly Prints and Slinky Suits at the Elle Style Awards

Some men: Tinie Tempah in a Perfect Suit, Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh; David Gandy in plaid; Nicola Formichetti, in high-fashion Hot Topic.

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