Grammys Best and Worst Dressed

Adele and Rihanna at the Grammys

It was a big weekend for red carpets! I covered the BAFTAs in an earlier post, so let’s turn our focus to the Grammys, shall we? Traditionally, I don’t pay much attention to this one, since it’s usually just a parade of hoochie, sequined-encrusted mall dresses. But the Grammys’ new crackdown on, um, cracks made this an interesting one to watch. Not everyone followed the new rules, but it definitely was a more conservative show than years past. That doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of fashion winners — and losers.

Best Dressed:

rihanna-grammysThis was the most un-Rihanna look I’ve ever seen Rihanna wear and, not uncoincidentally, one of my favourites. Though she probably should have flash-camera tested her red custom Azzedine Alaia gown (it was uncomfortably see-through in some shots), it was still stunning.


kelly-rowland-GrammysKelly Rowland flaunted her curves (and the Grammy rules) in this teasingly cut Georges Chakra gown.




For once, Taylor Swift didn’t dress up like a sparkly princess. Instead, she opted for a mature J Mendel gown in white, which is perfectly on trend.



Kat Dennings
was a total charmbomb in her Grammy red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest, giving shout-outs to strippers and Kobe Bryant. I was also charmed by her short, architectural Vivienne Westwood dress.  ——>


natasha-bedingfield-GrammysRed is a tough colour to pull off on the red carpet, but Natasha Bedingfield had no issues in this fiery Emerson number.


Honourable mentions go to Faith Hill in a lacy J Mendel and Florence Welsh, who left the curtains at home this time to wear a green custom Givenchy instead.



Worst Dressed:
carly-rae-jepsen-grammysOk, Carly Rae Jepsen. You’ve been famous long enough now to have landed a decent stylist. A Roberto Cavalli dress (which looks like it’s made from a garbage bag) and frumpy hair just isn’t going to cut it any more.


adele-grammysI love and adore Adele and she looks great post-baby, but this dress isn’t doing her any favours. It’s just too busy.  ——>


jennifer-lopez-grammysJennifer Lopez‘s Anthony Zacarello gown might have come across as daring — if Angelina Jolie hadn’t owned the leg thing at last year’s Oscars. Now JLo just comes across as looking desperate (though not as desperate as ET Canada, who actually interviewed Casper Smart. On camera!).


nicole-kidman-grammysI don’t necessarily hate Nicole Kidman‘s Vera Wang gown, but I feel like she needs to step away from the lace-dress-with-visible-granny-panties trend. It’s been twice in row now!   ——>


katy-perry-grammysHere’s Katy Perry in Gucci. Or should I say Katy Perry’s boobs in Gucci, since that was all anyone could focus on. Just ask Ellen.



Dishonourable mentions go to Carrie Underwood (who’s Roberto Cavalli oddly made her look thicker than she is) and Beyonce (who managed to do something I didn’t think was possible — bore us).

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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