Grammy Awards Red Carpet: Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Adele and More

We all know the Grammys are a time of risk-taking and experimental fashion – because that’s what music stars do, right? The 58th Annual Grammy Awards proved to be no exception in some ways, and a complete surprise in others. For starters, there were more beautiful jewel-toned gowns in contrast to the bevy of weird, sequined, sometimes semi-naked sheaths and wardrobe concoctions. Music stars seemed to step the red carpet glamour up a notch and ironically, this was led by some of the younger pop stars (like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, and Ariana Grande).  They appeared to send the music world a very demure “FU” by pushing the message that Hollywood glamour was on its way back to the Grammys red carpet. Even Lady Gaga‘s colorful over-the-top coat and makeup were within reason because she was honoring David Bowie, after all.

Of course, the event would never be complete without some of the worst fashion around – ironically though, it wasn’t as much the talk of the night.

Here’s a look at the fashion that set us off in good ways and bad at the 58th annual Grammy Awards.

Hottest Looks of the Night

Selena Gomez Blue Sequin Calvin Klein Collection gown
Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein Collection

Not into the cutouts and all the glitter, but the color is beautiful on her and kudos Selena Gomez for showing off your curves!

Taylor Swift red tube and hot pink skirt Atelier Versace Grammys 2016
Taylor Swift in Atelier Versace

Let the Anna Wintour comparisons commence! Hate the haircut, but like the dress, or at least the two tone aspect of it. I would have preferred to see Taylor Swift in something slim and form fitting rather than a crop top effect.

Tori Kelly Emerald Green Gauri and Nainika Gown Red Carpet
Tori Kelly in Gauri and Nainika

Even though Tori Kelly threw some serious shade at Swifty the color and neckline of this gown are gorgeous on her!

Ariana Grande Red Romona Keveza Gown Red Carpet
Ariana Grande in Romona Keveza

Yes, even the Grammys can bring out exquisite red carpet moments…ironically they come from some of the youngest stars in the audience like Ariana Grande.

Chrissy Teigen pregnant white Yousef Al-Jasmi gown red carpet
Chrissy Teigen in Yousef Al-Jasmi

I love the cape, but I actually didn’t love this look on Chrissy Teigen. She’s looked better. Something about the high neck, the color and the fact that her hair is pulled away from her face so tightly even makes the dress look bad. I don’t know what I would have preferred, but it’s not this.

Lianne La Havas chartreus Vivienne Westwood gown rted carpet
Lianne La Havas in Vivienne Westwood

Love the color! In perfect Vivienne Westwood fashion, Vivienne Westwood wows again. The draping, the neckline, the print. London-born British folk and soul singer Lianne La Havas wears it well.

Ellie Goulding pink Stella McCartney gown Grammys Red Carpet
Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney

This Stella McCartney gown hangs a bit too much on Ellie Goulding (hello, tailor?), but at least it’s not over-the-top — in a good way.

Jane Seymour Bright Blue Gown Red Carpet 2016
Jane Seymour

Wait, Jane Seymour is 65 years old?! Could have fooled me! She wears this dress well.

Black and Sexy 

Looks like black is back on the red carpet. Well we are talking music here…

Demi Lovato bl;ack Norisol Ferrari jacket and long skirt
Demi Lovato in Norisol Ferrari
Carrie Underwood black strapless Nicolas Jebran gown
Carrie Underwood in Nicolas Jebran
Bella Hadid Black Alexandre Vauthier Deep V gown
Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier
Alessandra Ambrosio Black Atelier Versace Gown red carpet
Alessandra Ambrosio in Atelier Versace
Anna Kendrick in black sheer cut outs Emanuel Ungaro gown
Anna Kendrick in Emanuel Ungaro
Adele in Black long sleeve Givenchy Gown Red Carpet
Adele in Givenchy

The Others

Zendaya in DSquared2 Tuxedo pants suit Red Carpet 2016
Zendaya in DSquared2
Sklyar Grey Black sheer Cary Santiago Gown
Sklyar Grey in Cary Santiago

This look on Skyler Grey was unexpected, but somehow I don’t think it deserves a spot in the Worst Dressed category. It’s as if the Filipino designer painted the look onto his muse.

Lady Gaga in Marc Jacobs Blue satin coat red platform shoes
Lady Gaga in Marc Jacobs satin coat

It’s the first time I’ve seen Marc Jacobs on an awards show red carpet in a very long time. Lady Gaga never ceases to amaze – and that’s just me wondering if she can walk in those shoes without tripping all over herself. The coat is embellished with metallic elements by Maison Lesage. She was channeling David Bowie from his Ziggy Stardust days so we expected nothing less.

Kacey Musgraves purple hombre Armani Prive strapless gown
Kacey Musgraves in Armani Prive

Some people put this in the Best Dressed category but I’m not sure I would go that far. Then again, Kacey Musgraves is playing up the cool feathers trend which we just saw at the BAFTA Awards and she’s doing in it a unique and colorful way.

Florence Welch in pink Gucci gown red carpet
Florence Welch in Gucci

Not Florence Welch‘s best look, but it’s definitely a gown I would expect to see on Florence Welch. It’s definitely her style, but maybe it’s time for her to change up her expected boho look.

Janelle Monae in Jean Paul Gaultier Black Skirt and hat
Janelle Monae in Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier all the way! Now THIS is a look we expect to see on the Grammys red carpet. Yet Janelle Monae doesn’t look bad…and yes, this is something we’ve come to expect from her, so more power to ya sister! This girl always knows how to take risks and still look good.

Worst Dressed

Tove Lo Black Gown Grammys Red Carpet 2016
Tove Lo

Ironically, the septum ring is not the worst part of this dress. The curtain-y lace and those shoes. No, just NO.

Kaley Cuoco in white Naeem Khan Jumpsuit
Kaley Cuoco in Naeem Khan

It’s hard for me to write this. I love everything that Naeem Khan does. But it’s just like Kaley Cuoco to pick this number out of all of this designer’s amazing creations. Or maybe the two sat together and came up with it. It’s sooo Kaley Cuoco…just wish it wasn’t so Naeem Khan!

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey Michael Cinco Black dress
Nick Lachey with Vanessa Lachey in Michael Cinco

The worst dressed couple look DID NOT belong to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, although John’s suit jacket was super ugly in my opinion. Nick Lachey and is wife Vanessa Lachey took the honors.

Joy Villa Naked Outfit Grammys 2016
Joy Villa

And here comes Joy Villa nearly naked and screaming for attention! Even Lady Gaga isn’t this bad on her worst day!

Ciara in High cut Alexandre Vauthier Black and white gown
Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier
Denicia in Pink Pajama Look on red carpet
Denicia

And then there was Denicia‘s pajama party…which reminds me of Lori Petty at the SAG Awards. Lesson to be learned? Stay away from Pepto Pink.

Lori Petty Pepto Pink at SAGs 2016
Lori Petty at SAGs

Yikes!

Beyonce in white sheer long sleeve Inbal Dror Gown
Beyonce in Inbal Dror

Sadly, Beyonce, though she skipped the red carpet, makes this category…wearing an Israeli designer no less! A wedding dress gone horribly wrong. She could have used some makeup too. Just saying.

–Simona Shemer

Photos: People.com, Who What Wear

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