Music & Culture

Grammys: Best and Worst Dressed

By: Alainia Conrad//

“Music’s biggest night” is also a huge night for red carpet fashion.

Best Dressed

Solange

Solange wore a sculptural gold Gucci gown reminiscent of the yellow David Laport dress she wore to the 2016 Met Gala. If Beyoncé is the prom queen, Solange is her quiet, poetry-reading, art-class-taking sister who is secretly the cool one.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga killed the red carpet in a cropped, underboob-and-back-exposing, spiky-sleeved top, leather shorts with chains, fishnet tights, thigh-high boots, pastel pink hair and aviator sunglasses. Totally Gaga but somehow not as outrageous as some of her past looks. Badass post-apocalyptic biker babe, “Born This Way” era vibes.

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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson had one of the funnest looks of the night in a short lavender satin Marc Jacobs dress with ruffle shoulders and spacey embellishments, a nod to her latest film “Hidden Figures.”

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox was classically elegant, yet sexy and edgy in a one-shoulder leather-look dress by designer Bryan Hearns. The almost armpit-high slits on the dress are fastened together with thin, sparkly straps.

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Honorable mentions go to Mya and Sophie Beem. Both made the case for pants with Mya in a red silk suit and Beem in a white leafy jumpsuit.

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Rick Ross and 2 Chainz were the best-dressed men of the night, with Rick Ross in a knee-length textured jacket and 2 Chainz in a navy suit and elephant loafers.

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Worst Dressed

A major theme of this year’s Grammy’s red carpet was “nobody ‘celebrities’ dressing badly to get attention.” I had to Google almost every person I considered for my worst dressed list (except for CeeLo Green). This included that girl in a “Make America Great Again” dress, who, as tragic as it was, I have chosen not to include because I don’t want to give her attention, and I can’t remember her name.  *Mariah Carey voice* “I don’t know her.”

Girl Crush

One of these ridiculous looks was served by Girl Crush in the form of a skirt covered in colored balls and a pink bra top. This reminds me of elementary school Halloween parties when someone would dress as a gumball machine by filling a clear trash bag with balloons, or just Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj in 2010.

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Elle King

“Ex’s and Oh’s” singer Elle King attempted some kind of fairy-princess look in a pale pink floral appliqué gown and flower crown. To be fair, he dress isn’t awful; this look could have been saved if she lost the flower crown, which adds an element of “Coachella 2012.”

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Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan had some sort of BDSM cyborg thing going on with gold head paint, seatbelt-esque straps covering her chest, and leggings and creepers.

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Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly’s look was the opposite of most of the Grammy’s worst looks, because it was just so damn boring. Her ruffled green dress, gold accessories and side-swept waves were more wine mom at a beach wedding than red carpet.

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