Adele is something of a fashion heroine for us, with her personal red-carpet style wowing us just as much as the stunning vocals that have taken the world by storm. All this combined with her humble manner has made her something of a national treasure. Millions have been able to relate to the emotion she pours into her best-selling songs – as is evidenced by the 5 Grammys she picked up in 2017, taking her career total to 15 – and like to feel that they know her, despite the singer being quite firm about keeping her private life private.
A case in point might be the ongoing speculation about when or whether
she would marry her partner Simon Konecki – a subject matter that was
only addressed accidentally when Adele referred to her ‘husband’ in an
acceptance speech at the Grammys. She later corrected herself, reverting to calling him her ‘partner’ once more, which merely fuelled the rumour
But we admire her strength to open up about important issues when it counts. The songstress has spoken openly about her secret battle with post-natal depression, revealing that after the birth of her son Angelo in 2012, she felt she had made the ‘worst decision’ of her life and struggled to adjust to motherhood. The difficult feelings only began to ‘lift’ when she opened up to a fellow new mother who admitted to feeling the same. The news surfaced after rumours began to swirl that Adele was taking break from music to have another baby, the notion was promptly dismissed by the singer who explained she is ‘too frightened’ to go through it all again.
Whilst a second child may not be on the cards just yet, it would seem another major life event – the wedding that Hollywood was rife with rumours of – may well have gone ahead, in secret! Perhaps that modest Christmas wedding in LA, which was being hinted at by various ‘sources’, did actually happen. And now all we can think about is: what was the dress like? Was it white? Sparkly? Simple? Floaty or figure-hugging? Long-sleeved dresses with curve-flattering cuts are her speciality so we’re sure the dress on her big day was nothing short of stunning. As we can only hazard a guess, we’ve decided to take you all on a journey, looking back at Adele’s most stylish moments in recent years for clues on what she might have worn…
Adele had three costume changes at the Grammys, with each striking dress differing markedly from one another. But they all had something in common: serious wow-factor. She began the evening on the red carpet (and collected her awards, too) wearing a flowing green goddess-worthy Givenchy dress – which differed from her usual dark hues – before changing into another of the fashion house’s dresses for her first performance.
This second Givenchy dress took seven artisans 1500 hours to make. And you can see why. The Egyptian-queen-meets-Art-Deco detailing is breathtaking against the gown’s flowing black skirt.
Adele opted for a 70s inspired floor length Chloe dress to wow the crowds at Glastonbury as she headlined the festival on the Pyramid Stage. The flute sleeves and embroidered front were beautiful finishing touches that added an extra “wow-factor” to the dress.
Adele dazzled in a shimmery Givenchy dress at the 2016 Grammys which she coordinated with her trademark bob haircut and feline flick eyeliner.
The Brit Awards 2016
Adele is well known for her slick outfit changes at awards shows and this year’s Brit Awards proved to be her best yet. Arriving at the Brit Awards 2016, Adele sported a stunning floor length floaty red ruffle gown which was custom made by Giambattista Valli. The rich, red shade was a departure from her conventional all-black outfits – but the bold move paid off as she looked absolutely incredible.
During her performance at the Brit Awards this year, Adele changed into a playful sequinned midi dress by Valentino. The statement dress had a skyline motif etched onto it as well as yellow stars which were dotted around her neckline. The red and yellow hues in the dress complemented her strawberry blonde colour which made her overall appearance absolutely flawless.
During her appearance on TV show Skavlan, Adele
channelled another 70s inspired look with a high waisted dress with a
bohemian patterned print.
At the 2013 Grammys Adele opted for a
high-necked, vintage-style midi dress. The colourful piece looked great
on the singer and the red tones looked great alongside strawberry blonde
Recieving an MBE
In December 2013, Adele
was presented with an MBE by Prince Charles for her contributions to
music. She wore a blue and green Stella McCartney full skirted dress
featuring brocade embroidery.
A super flattering floor length gown alongside her red lips and feline eyeliner flicks proved to be a winning Hollywood look. This was the outfit that in many ways put Adele on the map as a style icon as her look demonstrates a maturity and a departure from her gothic teenage outfits. This is one of our favourite looks on Adele!
This cocktail dress worn by Adele during her performance at the 2012 Grammys oozes elegance and class. The midi cut is incredibly flattering on Adele’s figure and the beautiful sheer neck detail and polka dot sequins are super feminine touches which add to the sophisticated appearance.
The Brit Awards 2012
Adele once again proves you cannot beat a black gown and the sheer detailing on this elegant dress gives it a gothic edge.