Adele Skipped The 2016 VMAs, But She Was There In Spirit — PHOTOS

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: Singer Adele performs on stage during her North American tour at Staples Center on August 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BT PR)
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If ever there was a contemporary queen of romantic classicism, it'd have to be Adele. The London-born singer/songwriter is no stranger to cat eyeliner, red lips, and Old Hollywood-esque gowns, and Adele at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards would've undoubtedly been no different. Whenever she's graced an awards show red carpet, the 28-year-old "Hello" singer has kept things simple yet elegant: Black, sequin dresses, babydoll necklines, and minimal makeup have all been in her arsenal. For 2016, however, she skipped the ceremony altogether, so any chance at a slight departure from her typical aesthetic was unfortunately forgone. 

Had Adele made it to the Aug. 28 ceremony, she would've been celebrating an impressive eight nominations — including Video Of The Year, Best Pop Video, Best Art Direction, and Best Female Video for "Hello." You don't pile up that many Moon Man nominations without being a killer musician, of course. But considering the VMAs red carpet is also known for its aesthetic experimentation and out-there looks, it would've been rad to see the singer making a style statement, too.

Although Adele's whereabouts on Aug. 28 are relatively unknown, my guess is that the singer is still recovering from what appeared to be a pretty nasty cold. On Aug. 17, Adele had to cancel a Phoenix, Arizona show due to illness. In her tweet to dissapointed followers, she was very clearly under the weather.

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Although Adele, IMO, deserved all the nominations she received this year and more, here's hoping she had a peaceful night and is on route to a speedy recovery. 

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