Without a doubt one of the biggest trends on the red carpet at last night's Brit Awards was of the dark variety. Leading the charge was Lily Allen, who dared to be different in a gothic-inspired Chanel gown, featuring an Oriental-style high-neck and waistband brooch detail. While Kylie Minogue, who missed out on a gong, got a little bit gypsy in a black Dolce & Gabbana long sheer dress which didn't really rock our world - sorry Kyles!

Other notable gothic appearances included Pixie Lott in a mini lacy frock designed by Kate Halfpenny, TV presenter Laura Whitmore's short bubble hem number and Alicia Keys who injected a bit of sparkle into the evening in a sharp-shouldered Balmain dress. [Images: Rex Features]