Best in Black
Meghan Trainor - Galia Lahav
Meghan Trainor proved that just because you're at the Grammys doesn't mean you have to dress weird. I mean, she looked all-out GALMOUROUS.
She still showed a little flair with the short underskirt, but the lace overlay, the sexy waves in the hair, and the classic makeup puts her at the fashion level of Academy Award winning starlets.
I'm definitely all about that bass. Bout that bass. No treble.
Maybe a little treble, because this was a HIGH NOTE of the Grammys red carpet.
Miley Cyrus - Alexandre Vauthier
I am never one to give Miley credit for anything, but I have to admit, she looks pretty great.
This is a sexy dress for sure, but the cutouts are in just the right places so as not to become sleazy. The v-neck is low, but because she's small chested she can pull that off.
Her hair, makeup, and jewelry is perfectly simple, and FOR ONCE she kept it really classy.
Beyonce - Proenza Schouler
I'm pretty sure that Queen B just wakes up like this.
I mean, she just KNOWS how to dress. She knows how to stand. She knows how to live and breathe and sing and dance and seriously why is she blessed with all of the things.
Many said she has looked better in the past, and I'm inclined to agree, but that doesn't mean she doesn't still look completely fabulous here.
Gwen Stefani - Atelier Versace
The Grammys is one of the few places where a jumpsuit is appropriate, and Gwen Stefani did it the jumpsuit RIGHT.
The wavy bodice fits like a glove, and the slightly pleated pants are remarkably flattering. Her styling was wonderful, and she looked better than I've seen her look on the carpet in a long time.
Jessie J - Ralph and Russo
I couldn't get over how good Jessie J looked in this gown. Like Meghan Trainor's, it was black, sheer, and fabulous. I'm pretty obsessed with her hair (HOW DID THEY GET IT TO BE SO STRAIGHT???) and her makeup was wickedly dark and beautiful.
She could totally play Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute dressed in this and I'd be all about it.
Best "Ice Princesses"
Jennifer Hudson - Tom Ford
This is definitely one of my favorite looks on Jennifer Hudson. As much as the Grammys are known for wild, outrageous outfits, Jennifer kept it extraordinarily simple, and the results were fantastic.
I am CRAZY about her necklace (and my jeweler mother loved it too) and I'm so, so in love with the purple lip.
She's proved that she's confident enough in herself to not have to show up in a crazy dress to get attention.
Katy Perry - Zuhair Murad
At first I thought this was Kelly Osbourne, and while I would have liked this look on either of them, when I found out it was Katy, I was thrilled. She has emerged from her Super Bowl horror show like a queen, and THIS is how you make a comeback.
I loved the purple wig, the sheer fringe dress was flawless, and her overall styling has never been better.
Lady Gaga - Brandon Maxwell
If this dress were worn by any other person at any other event, it would have landed on my "worst" list. But on Gaga? This is as toned-down as she's looked in some time, and I think it's all thanks to Mr. Tony Bennett. He's toned her down and classed her up, and the results are amazing.
A major congratulations is due to Gaga and Bennett on their Grammy win!! I'm so proud of the work they've accomplished together.
Taylor Swift - Elie Saab
The only thing that Taylor could have done better is to wear pink earrings to tie in her shoes. I'm willing to overlook that detail because she, as always, looks fantastic.
The color of this dress is fantastic on her, and her styling is perfection. I love her to death and she just never misses.
Haim - Chloe and Stella McCartney
I feel like this is one of those fashion moments that will go down as one of Haim's best looks now and forever. It's their first Grammy appearance, and this was a perfect way to make a debut.
Classic with a twist, 90s grunge with 20th century modernity. I'm in love.
Haim is everything. Everything is Haim.
Sia and Maddie Ziegler
This is one of those looks that most people will think is too weird and gimmicky, but it's Sia. She's kind of weird and gimmicky. Fortunately, her music is not, so I'm cool with it.
I appreciate Sia's performance anonymity and her way of making her performers "her" through the blonde wig. I think the old fashioned menswear looks were great for the both of them, and they stayed true to their aesthetic.
Madonna - Givenchy
A lot of people have said that dissing this outfit is "ageist" and that no one would be badmouthing it if Madonna was 20. I wholeheartedly disagree. This straight up wouldn't work on anyone.
I would halfway understand this if it were a performance/stage look (and later on in the night, Madonna did carry over the matador theme into her stage outfit) but as a red carpet look? It simply doesn't make sense.
It also doesn't make sense that Givenchy created this. I had so much respect for Givenchy before now and my brain is at war with itself.
Rihanna - Giambattista Valli
If this dress had half the fabric...
If this dress had been a different color...
If this dress had been worn to an event celebrating couture (i.e. the Met Gala.) ...
WE WOULD HAVE FELT DIFFERENTLY.
As is, it looks like a Barbie cake topper, and Rihanna is to pretty to do that to herself.
All I see when I look at this dress is those 6-pack holders that ocean fish get caught in that causes them to get strangled and die.
I kinda hope that whoever created this dress was met with that fate.
Not really, but kinda really.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kim's Jean Paul Gaultier dress looked amazing on the runway. You know why? Because it fit the model. On Kim? The shoulders don't fit, the sleeves are too long, and it's simply too big for her.
Here's what I think: this is secretly Kim's normal, average bathrobe. Because she's so rich and so self-indulgent, I can just picture her getting out of the shower and putting this on as freaking loungewear around the house. Am I wrong? No? Didn't think so.
And Kanye? Who told you that Robin Hood boots worked with a velvet suit? Because it DON'T.