If there’s anyone who loves sitting more than me, it’s Adele, who spent the majority of her new music video sitting in a chair.
On Wednesday, January 12, Adele released her music video for the song “Oh My God” from her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, 30. Remember listening to the album and crying for days on end? It feels like 20 years ago. (But in fact, the first music video from the album, “Easy On Me,” dropped in October.)
“Oh My God” is an upbeat song (for Adele standards, at least). The video, directed in black-and-white, features Adele singing and sitting in a studio filled with chairs and apples. As the video progresses, dancers appear around her. Circular lights framed behind Adele make her look like a literal saint. By the end of the video, Adele’s chair is on fire, representing a new era and moving on from her marriage. This could also represent a distaste for sitting in uncomfortable chairs without any cushioning. But I digress: The most important part of the “Oh My God” video is Adele’s three instantly iconic looks.
Billowing Polka-Dot-Sleeve Gown
Adele’s first look in the “Oh My God” video is a black column gown with dramatic, billowing gauzy sleeves and a massive pussy bow. The sleeves and pussy bow have white polka dots on them. Adele styled this vibrant gown with her hair pulled into a bun with some tendrils hanging by her ears. She wore pearl drop earrings that pair super well with the polka dots and black boots with a pointed toe. For makeup, she went for her signature cat eye with a strong cheek contour.
Gown With Short Cape and Long Black Leather Gloves
For her second look in the video, Adele literally made me scream, “Oh, my God.” This look is an A-line gown with a fitted bodice that’s giving pope-inspired Rihanna at the 2018 Met Gala. For this look, Adele wore the shiny patterned gown with a cropped white cape with embellishments and accessorized it all with above-the-elbow black leather gloves. She wore her usual glam but styled her hair down with a headband, and her ends curled outward at the bottom.
Black Long-Sleeve Gown
Adele’s third and final look is classic Adele. The black tulle gown has a fitted bodice with see-through long sleeves, a draped portrait neckline, and a large, billowing skirt that adds drama to every shot. She wore her standard glam for this one but amped it up with dark lipstick. She accessorized with a shiny, delicate silver necklace and matching earrings, and wore her hair down and in a trendy wet hair look.
You can watch the full “Oh My God” video, above.