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Fashion Recap: 2013 Grammy Awards Red Carpet


Music’s biggest stars came together last night for the 55th annual Grammy Awards and — of course–  we have tons of red carpet fashion to discuss! Let’s get to it:

Top 5 Best-Dressed

Here are my picks for best dressed at this year’s Grammy Awards, in no particular order:

Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra Couture

Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra Couture at the 2013 Grammys
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We’re glad Kelly Rowland decided to ignore CBS’s Grammy “Wardrobe Advisory”, because she looked drop-dead gorgeous in this couture gown from Georges Chakra. The daring dress featured eye-catching, sheer cutouts, as well as a tulle mermaid skirt, which Kelly accessorized with on-trend emerald statement jewelry.

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel at the 2013 Grammys
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Taylor Swift exuded elegance last night in a lovely white gown from J. Mendel. This Grecian-style frock would have been stunning on its own, but the metallic trim around the front and back really took it to the next level. Taylor complemented the ethereal look with a romantic braided updo and understated jewelry.

Carrie Underwood in Roberto Cavalli

Carrie Underwood in Roberto Cavalli at the 2013 Grammys
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Carrie Underwood shimmered yesterday in a black Cavalli gown that was anything but basic. Between the intricate beading, sparkly sequins and lacy detailing, this dress was the definition of opulent. Carrie also paired it with a showstopping 381 carat diamond necklace (valued at $31 million, FYI) and dark smokey eye.

Rihanna in Custom Azzedine Alaïa

Rihanna in Custom Azzedine Alaïa at the 2013 Grammys
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Rihanna looked radiant on the red carpet last night in this one-of-a-kind, custom-made Alaïa gown. This vibrant red dress was semi-sheer, but not in a way that was vulgar or over-the-top. All in all, Rihanna’s look was the perfect mix of glam and sultry. She even matched her mani and lipstick to her crimson-colored gown!

Allison Williams in KaufmanFranco

Allison Williams in KaufmanFranco at the 2013 Grammys with Katy Perry
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Girls star Allison Williams tagged along with pal Katy Perry to last night’s ceremony, where she absolutely killed it in a column dress by KaufmanFranco. The strapless gown was embellished with actual black diamonds(!), so Allison opted to tone down the extravagance a bit with a low-key ‘do and a soft pink lip.

Other Notable Ensembles

Whether you liked ‘em or not, here are four more Grammy looks that have people talking:

Katy Perry in Gucci

Katy Perry in Gucci at the 2013 Grammys
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Speaking of Ms. Katy Perry, the singer channeled her inner Priscilla Presley last night in a mint green Gucci gown. The keyhole cutout showed a substantial amount of cleavage, which some thought was over-the-top… but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Katy. We also love the detailing of the embellished neckline — so, so pretty!

Beyoncé in Osman Yousefzada

Beyoncé in Osman Yousefzada at the 2013 Grammys
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Instead of the typical gown, Beyoncé rocked a bold jumpsuit at this year’s Grammys. Her trendy black-and-white jumpsuit by designer Osman Yousefzada was a fashion-forward choice, and Bey kept the look modern with matching geometric cuffs and a sleek, center-parted ponytail.

Adele in Custom Valentino Couture

Adele in Custom Valentino Couture at the 2013 Grammys
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Adele tends to stick with black gowns for red carpet events, so it was refreshing to see her in this brightly-colored couture dress from Valentino. Her custom-made gown was adorned with embroidered flowers, which Adele matched with floral print pumps and bloom-shaped earrings. Fashion commentators had differing options on this dress, but we want to know what you think — do you like that Adele went out of her fashion comfort-zone, or do you prefer her LBDs?

Jennifer Lopez in Anthony Vaccarello

Jennifer Lopez in Anthony Vaccarello at the 2013 Grammys
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J. Lo showed some serious leg (and arm) in this asymmetrical black gown by designer Anthony Vaccarello. The one-shouldered dress had plenty of sex appeal, which Jennifer complemented with some killer ankle cuff sandals, luxe jewelry and trendy top knot.

Least Favorite Look

You know we can’t love everything we see on the red carpet. Here’s one look that just missed the mark for me last night.

Florence Welch in Custom Givenchy

Florence Welch in Custom Givenchy at the 2013 Grammys
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When I first spotted Florence Welch in this custom Givenchy gown on the red carpet,  I was torn between loving it and hating it — I loved the idea of sequin-covered spikes, but I didn’t like the gown’s reptilian vibe. While the emerald hue looks amazing against Florence’s red locks, I also wasn’t a fan of the matchy-matchy green sequined shoes and clutch. One thing’s for sure, though: this ensemble fits the Florence + The Machine singer’s unique sense of style to a “T”.

Your thoughts?

Now that you know what we think, let’s talk about your favorites. Did you watch the Grammys last night? What did you think of the red carpet fashion? Who wins your pick for best-dressed? Any looks you didn’t like? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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25 Responses to “Fashion Recap: 2013 Grammy Awards Red Carpet”

  1. 1
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I really didn’t like any of these except for Rihanna’s!

  2. 2
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I really don’t like what beyonce is wearing…not my favourite at all

  3. 3
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I thought Jennifer Lopez should have covered up a bit and Adele’s dress just looks wierd. The only one I liked up here is Carrie’s.

  4. 4
    February 11th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Beyonce looks like she’s carrying a tea towel on her shoulder! And I’m not too keen on Adele’s dress either, the cut is great, but the high neckline and bright flowers kind of makes her look like a teapot or something. I love Kelly Rowland’s dress though…only a handful of people could pull it off, her included!

  5. 5
    February 11th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I agree with some of the above commentors: Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lopez, and Katy Perry are all dressed tastelessly, Adele looks like a teapot, and Beyoncé’s outfit is just plain weird. I frankly prefer Florence Welsh’s dress – although I don’t like that either! Since when is the red carpet the place for dressing to shock instead of dressing to impress? And creativity is one thing but when did dressing to shock (anywhere) become commendable?

  6. 6
    February 11th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Adele’s dress was fun and looked really great on her. It just wasn’t the best choice for the Grammy’s. As for the others, Rihanna looked BEAUTIFUL and Katy didn’t really hit the mark. Beyonce’s was a risk but I feel like she can pull anything off.

  7. 7
    February 11th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I want kelly rowland’s dress so bad!!

  8. 8
    February 11th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I actually really hated Adele’s dress, she looks so much better in her black dresses. I think the shape looks nice but I wish it was in black or pretty much anything but that print. That print just looks terrible on most likely everyone. I just reminds me of upholstery or drapes that I’d want to steer clear of.

  9. 9
    February 11th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I do NOT like Adele’s dress. It looks like she cut up a carpet and decided to wear it to an awards show. It make her look wider in the hips than any solid color would have and the face she had nothing but floral was way way too much.

    My favorite dresses were Kelly Rowland, Carrie Underwood and Beyoncé.

  10. 10
    February 11th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Hands down, Carrie Underwood.

    She exudes elegance, class, and beauty. She shows that you can be sexy without randomly sticking out your leg (a ‘la J-LO) just for the sake of it.

  11. 11
    February 11th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I gotta say I disagree on Welch. That look just says ‘I am WORKING this lizard-dress’ and somehow, I think she is.

  12. 12
    February 11th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I love Welch’s dress! I thought the worst one was Kimbra’s dress. When she won the award with Goyte I couldn’t believe how crazy she looked.

  13. 13
    February 11th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    A lot of these are best reserved for the catwalk…where being outrageous is accepted.

  14. 14
    February 11th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Taylor’s dress is just too old and too ugly. Florence Welch’s dress looks like she’s sprouting alien warts on her chest. JLo is trying too hard, as usual. Carrie’s (red carpet version), Rihanna’s and Katy’s (with a little less boob) dresses were the best IMO. Actually, this is the most normal Katy’s looked in a while.

  15. 15
    February 11th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Okay, can we talk about Carrie Underwood’s dress for her on stage performance? That is officially on my Christmas list because WOW. Back on topic, Adele’s dress was so much fun, it made me happier just looking at it!

  16. 16
    February 11th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I love this thinking that pushing fashion boundaries (sometimes well done, sometimes tackily done) is somehow not right for the red carpet.

  17. 17
    February 11th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I actually think Florence looks pretty damn awesome in that Givenchy dress. It definitely reflects her style. She likes theatrics, and this shows it.

  18. 18
    February 11th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Rihanna’s dress is stunning!

  19. 19
    February 11th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Even though Adele’s dress wasn’t super flattering, I like it because it highlights her fun and cool attitude–she’s like, “I’m Adele, I do what I want, and today I’m wearing a flowery Grandma dress to the Grammy’s and you all are still going to adore me!” Hehe!

    I’m usually just so-so on T-Swift’s fashion choices, but I LOVED what she wore to the Grammy’s this year.

    As for J-Lo–the dress perfectly suits her style and personality, but I thought her hair was awful. Why didn’t she do a full, artsy sock bun? The bun she’s rocking looks like how I wear my hair when I’m taking a shower and desperately trying to not let my hair get wet–haha!

  20. 20
    February 12th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Aw man, Florence Welch’s dress was actually my favorite. Soooooooo coooool.

    Other than that I thought the others were mostly fine and nice, except Katy Perry’s. Too much of that matte mint green is a little weird looking (a bit like a sheet), and wicked cleavage or not, I don’t think the dress looks flattering on her body overall.

  21. 21
    February 12th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I thought Carrie Underwood and Allison Williams looked so tasteful and stylish. Definitely my favorites. The material and color of Florence’s dress was gorgeous, but the spikes ruined it for me.

  22. 22
    February 12th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    i like Taylor swift’s dress :D
    and carry underwood looks really Nice in her dress, but the rest is not my cup of tea…

  23. 23
    February 12th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    yuck… i really disagree with this list. Where is the class? Katy Perry, J.Lo, Kelly Rowland, and even T Swift are showing so much skin… and though they all have great bodies, I don’t think it is flattering or tasteful. In Katy Perry’s case, i think it makes her look very desperate and insecure.

    I’m not crazy about Adelle’s look here either, but I do commend her for going out on a limb. And kudos to her for keeping it classy!!

  24. 24
    February 13th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Yeeeughh, I don’t think Adele’s look is flattering at all. I think the dress makes her look way bigger than she actually is. And Kelly Rowland’s dress would have been great if it had been a bit more modest. I’m not a prude but that is way more boob than I need to see.

  25. 25
    January 25th, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I thought they All looked great!!! Hands down baby…..Beyonce’ looks amazing as usual. She gettin ready to slaayyyyyy this 2014 Grammy show!!! Hahahahahaha

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