Florence Welch lost out on the Best British Female Soloist prize at last night’s (February 21st) Brit Awards but that didn’t stifle her ability to smile and appear stunning in a frilly gown.

The 25-year-old missed out on the gong after rival Adele snapped it up to leave Welch, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling empty handed.

The flame-haired beauty did not seem to be too disappointed however, as she stepped out to an after-party in a nude and red-swirled dress that was cut at her thighs.

The revealing ensemble featured a plunging halter neck, while her hands were elaborately decorated in a variety of gemmed and gold rings.

Welch, better known as Florence and the Machine, has enjoyed continued chart success since releasing a cover version of You’ve Got the Love, originally released by The Source featuring Candi Station in 1986.

During the ceremony, the vocalist belted out a rendition of her hit song No Light, No Light, as audiences were no doubt in awe of her fantastic range.

Florence wasn’t the only female singer to revel in the spotlight of an awards show, with American star Lana Del Rey picking up the prize for International Breakthrough Act.

The controversial singer looked radiant in a more traditional off-the-shoulder red dress with a floor-sweeping trail.

The 24-year-old could have been on the way to the Academy Awards considering the elegance of her outfit, which was perfectly complemented with silver jewellery.

Del Ray has made no efforts to hide her taste for the limelight as she has spoken publicly about her desire to conquer stardom.

She has said: “I know a lot of different people. When they are drunk, in the dark of the night they all want the same thing. They all want to be famous.

“It’s innately human to want other people to bear witness to your life. It’s important for people to be watched. They don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to be alone.”

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