17 of the biggest red carpet dresses ever: gowns that make a grand entrance

We bring you a throwback Thursday that's pure, glamorous escapism ...

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We know there are far more important issues raging around us, but with Cannes and the Met Gala cancelled this year, we won't be getting the mad May red carpet rush full of beautiful gowns in 2020.

And, because it's been such a tough start to the year, we thought we'd revisit the most dramatic red carpet gowns of all time so that you can experience a few moments of pure escapism.

From Aishwarya Rai channelling an actual Disney princess in Michael Cinco to Rihanna's yellow dress that launched a thousand memes, scroll through the gallery above to behold 17 dresses that fall into the 'go huge or go home' category.

And when we say big, we mean not just big in terms of bucket loads of attitude, but literally large in size.

Enjoy. We'll leave you with this high-key moment from one Ms Ariana Grande – because this is a dress that deserves dramatics: