What the Twitter fashion police thought of Nomzamo's Miss SA outfits

The actress served five different looks while hosting the pageant's grand finale on Saturday

27 October 2020 - 07:30 By Toni Jaye Singer
Nomzamo Mbatha, host of the 2020 Miss SA pageant, in a gown by OM Style Avenue.
Nomzamo Mbatha, host of the 2020 Miss SA pageant, in a gown by OM Style Avenue.
Image: Esa Alexander/Sunday Times

Celeb Nomzamo Mbatha has always been a huge fan of the Miss SA pageant, so the chance to host this year's grand finale was a dream come true β€” and so was her wardrobe, according to many social media users.

The actress made five costume changes during the event, which was held on Saturday at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.

Twitter raved about the sexy canary yellow gown Mbatha wore to open the show; the one-sleeved design featured a high polo neck and an even higher slit in the skirt.

Her second look also featured an asymmetrical neckline and was designed by Orapeleng Modutle of OM Style Avenue. The pale blue gown, which was frosted with sparkling embellishments, got mixed reviews:

Gert-Johan Coetzee β€” the go-to designer for many local A-listers β€” was responsible for Mbatha's third and fourth looks: a dramatic red ball gown and a fitted white number with statement sleeves and 'waterfalls' of pearls cascading over the shoulders. Both were well-received by the Twitter fashion police.

Last up was yet another one-shouldered gown β€” this time in a glorious African print. Mbatha completed the look with large beaded earrings and a matching headscarf tied around her sculptural braided hairdo.