On the 8th of February 2015 music’s biggest stars flocked to Los Angeles for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, and, as expected, their red carpet attire definitely didn’t disappoint. Whether absolutely fabulous or just plain freaky, Impact Style takes a look at the best and the worst looks worn this year.
BEST DRESSED: Taylor Swift
Yet again, Taylor Swift has found her place on our best dressed list in this turquoise Elie Saab dress. Hands down, she was probably the best dressed celebrity there that night and one of the few that chose to wear a bright dress. The turquoise colour compliments her tanned skin and blonde locks, plus we love the mismatching fuchsia shoes that she chose to team it with. Daring to wear something a little bit different to everyone else paid off- Taylor yet again takes the fashion crown.
Miley Cyrus looks happier than ever at the Grammys this year, accessorising a black Alexandre Vaultheir dress with her signature smile. Miley keeps things simple with a slinky LBD paired with slicked back hair and minimal makeup, adding a touch of her characteristically cheeky charm in the form of daring cut outs that expose the singers toned physique. Though this is one of her less adventurous red carpet looks, she manages to get our attention for all of the right reasons- well done Miley!
The Grammys were a huge night for Beyonce this year, with the singer walking away with not one, but three Grammys, culminating in a grand total of twenty awards which have now been won by the star. It seems only fitting that such an important event be experienced in style, and Beyonce definitely delivers in this custom-made Proenza Schouler gown. The plunging neckline is complimented with long sleeves and the floor-grazing elegance of the black sequined number, leaving plenty to the imagination (take note, ladies). Though sheer long black dresses have become a prominent feature of Beyonce’s red carpet attire, they always result in success- hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Katy Perry revealed that her inspiration for her Grammys outfit came from the fact she wanted to look ‘like a diamond’ for the awards show, a notion which is perfectly captured in this beautiful beaded dress by Zuhair Murad. She is also ensured that she stood out from the rest of the crowd with her unusual hair colour which she wore in this seasons most stylish new ‘do: the ‘lob’ (long bob). Her outfit was sophisticated and classy, yet the lilac hair reveals the playful side to her character that we all know and love.
It seems as though Gwen is making a comeback and doing so with a dose of her infamous edge, shown at the Grammy Awards this year. The singer mixes things up by going for an Atelier Versace jumpsuit with an intricately detailed sculptural bodice rather than the standard red carpet gown and, we have to admit, we weren’t convinced at first but we applaud her sense of adventure in style. Gwen does, however, stick to her comfort zone in the form of her tried-and-tested quiff and smokey makeup, a look that clearly works for her.
WORST DRESSED: MADONNA
Madonna has never been one to shy away from controversy: if risqué is what you’re looking for then her 2015 Grammy appearance certainly ticks all of the boxes. Madonna arrived on the red carpet wearing a Givenchy minidress and outfit complete with lace, frills, sparkles, sequins, leather and fishnets: basically everything that one should be trying to avoid at all costs. Put these together and, well, you see what we mean. However, this only acted as a precursor to her sexually suggestive matador-inspired performance that certainly turned a few heads. Though her outfit certainly won’t be generating any praise, kudos goes to her unwavering commitment to giving us something to talk about. Madge, you’ve done it again.
Charli XCX is a relative newcomer to the music business, making it big with her famed summer single ‘Fancy’ featuring superstar Iggy Azelea. Bearing this in mind, you would think that she would be on her best behaviour, looking to make a good impression on the red carpet. However, judging by her Grammy attire, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, Charli went for a satin white suit by Moschino, accessorised with a fur stole, pink bow tie and matching glittery heels. With the almost offensively shiny satin, a ruffled shirt and blindingly bright bow tie and glitzy heels, this looks more like the discarded remnants of a drag queen’s costume box than something one would wear to one of the most prestigious nights of the year. Let’s hope her music drowns out the memory of her red carpet look, which unfortunately screams fashion disaster.
Can someone please raid Pharrell William’s wardrobe and clear it of shorts? Pharrell regurgitated his Oscar’s look from 2014 when he also wore shorts to a prestigious red carpet event. Sadly he mustn’t have realised that it wasn’t a good look then and isn’t now: shorts have no place at award ceremonies. His wife Helen’s outfit isn’t much better, as she donned a tight fitting jumpsuit that rather comically resembles an F1 racing car drivers uniform. We think their stylist needs to start putting a little more glitz and glamour into their outfits… its the Grammys after all!
The ‘All About That Bass’ singer failed to impress us with this black laced dress as her Grammy’s outfit choice. The sheer material drowns Meghan and the lace detail on it is too fussy and distracting. Though her hair and makeup are glamorous and youthful, her dress simply doesn’t reflect this. Meghan is known for wearing bright, popping colours: a style which she should have stuck to for the Grammys.
If we could pick one word to describe Rihanna’s look for the Grammy’s it would be ‘edible’. And no, we don’t mean edible in the sense of a deliciously divine red-carpet masterpiece, but something more along the lines of ‘WE ACTUALLY WANT TO EAT YOUR DRESS’. As usual, Rihanna’s face was flawless, choosing to keep things simple with a bronzed, neutral look and brows preened to perfection. However, what goes on beyond that, well, that’s a different story. The dress starts out well, with a simple pink satin bodice… and then explodes into a mass of pink frills: the two tiered Giambattisa Valli gown looks like something that would seem more at home in pastry shop window in Paris than a red carpet in Los Angeles. Sorry Ri, but this just didn’t do it for us.
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