Those weren't sleeves — those were wings! Celine Dion performed her iconic Titanic power balled "My Heart Will Go On" at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The only things bigger and more epic than the song, than Dion's room-filling voice, and the Titanic itself were the puffy sleeves of her white dress. Dion wore a white column gown with utterly enormous sleeves at the 2017 BBMAs. Of course Twitter was here for the performance itself, with tons of fans and viewers posting weeping memes to indicate how emotionally profound and moving her delivery was. The general consensus regarding Dion's rendition of her 20-year-old smash hit was that it was flawless and heart-wrenching. I am all in and fully agree with that opinion. She slayed that stage.
Even so, those sleeves also elicited plenty of responses... because how could they not? They were massive. But somehow, in some miraculous and inexplicable way, they didn't dwarf the singer's petite frame. It was as though Dion and her designer needed to add the appendages to her dress so that they matched her voice and the emotional heft of her performance.
You will certainly giggle at what Twitter had to say about Celine Dion's epic and extra sleeves. The reactions were absolutely priceless and clever, with loads of references to the Titanic and Jack Dawson.
But first, peep the proportions.
The dress was maj. The slim silhouette balanced out those sleeves.
Celine Dion's sleeves are so extra but that song is also extra so I guess it's okay 👑— Katy Dockham (@ryn_elizabeth) May 22, 2017
The sleeves fit the scope of the song.
A goddess indeed.
Theory: Tyler is hiding in one of Celine dion's sleeves and is gonna pop out any moment— Karissa🖤 NEWPORT!31 (@RissaCliqueArt) May 22, 2017
The sleeves have secrets.
The '80s were all about statement shoulder pads...
The sleeves had their own zip code.
This user sensed a theme.
Her heart and those sleeves will go on.
What's bigger- the actual Titanic or Celine Dion's sleeves? #BBMA— Amber Day (@_AmberDayPT) May 22, 2017
It's a question for the ages.
Celine Dion and her sleeves here to remind us what true talent is #BBMAs— Anthony (@antyodz) May 22, 2017
Dion's sleeves could have doubled as Jack Dawson's Swimmies.
Celine Dion up here looking like lady Gaga with those sleeves— Juan Chavez (@formula__juan) May 22, 2017
Gaga would be proud and she would definitely have worn those sleeves.
My love for you is as big as Celine Dion's shoulder sleeves— jolie (@thinkingharrys) May 22, 2017
Twitter was most definitely here for those sleeves!