Lily Cooper made a stylish turn at yesterday's Ivor Novello Awards, concealing her frame in a chocolate coloured dress and cape combo.

Cooper oozed sophistication in a more mature look at the event, choosing to wear a chocolate brown, long-sleeved, 5/6th length dress, with matching cape on top. A heavy and blunt fringe, in a lighter shade than she usually sports, framed her face and her dark-lined eyes.

The 'The Fear' singer wore a light pink lip which was offset by bright orange nails. A simple leather black clutch and matching heels completed the look.

New mother Lily makes a rare red carpet appearance

Rising talent, singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas made a daring turn in a shimmering, sequin halter-neck gown with hip-high sheer panels on either side of her legs. A dark red lip and smoky eyes complemented her tousled waves.

Lianne La Havas sparkles in silver

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell wore a long-sleeved cocktail dress in a black paisley pattern with little accessories.

Geri Halliwell

Katy B

Katy B chose a floral, figure-hugging print number and kept it low-key, with plain black heels and clutch,

Presenter and DJ, Max, opted for a floral number too, dressed in Vivienne Westwood

Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes keeps it simple in a blouse and turned-up, high-waisted jeans

Among the winners yesterday was Marc Almond of Soft Cell, who took home The Ivors Inspiration Award. Noel Gallagher took home the award for Outstanding Song Collection.

Beverley Knight chose a leather dress in orange for the event

Former Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews attended the event in an androgynous look which popped with a colourful shirt

For the men, Calvin Harris looked dapper in a navy suit which complemented his blue eyes and fair hair. The Scottish DJ, often seen in jeans and a t-shirt, has gone through somewhat of a style transformation since ditching the bottle dye and returning to his blonde roots.

Harris won on the night for Best Songwriter of The Year.

Mr. Gwen Stefani, former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale attended the event solo, taking home a gong for International Achievement. The impeccably youthful-looking 47 year-old chose to keep it causal in a monochrome, cotton tee and shirt combo and slicked back hair.

A visibly slimmer Plan B attended the Awards and made a style statement in a skinny grey suit. The rapper and director, real name Ben Drew, was dressed by Emporio Armani for the event at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Plan B

Jake Bugg

Absent on the night was double winner Emeli Sandé, who took home the Best Song (musically and lyrically) award for 'Next To Me' and the PRS for Most Performed Work. The Maccabees took home Best Contemporary Song for 'Pelican'.