By Lauren Paolini and Caeley Whalen
The 61st Grammy Awards’ red carpet was full of ruffles, suits, and sequins on music’s biggest night.
While some artists won big at the ceremony, others made statements on the red carpet.
And of course, there were plenty of attendees who missed the mark.
Like, big time.
Kacey Musgraves stunned on the red carpet in a white-tulle Valentino gown. Musgraves made multiple changes during the course of the night, but her best look was when she accepted her awards for best country album, and album of the year in a red silk, short Valentino dress, complete with matching red mules.
Another who won big on the red carpet was best new artist nominee Bebe Rexha, who made headlines after speaking out about multiple designers refusing to dress her for the Grammys because she is a size 6.
While you may be sick of hearing Rexha’s music played over and over again on the radio, her red Moonsuri gown with a plunging neckline and full-ruffled skirt was the perfect choice for the awards show (also, let’s leave body shaming in the past, please.)
Also ravishing in red was the host of the night, Alicia Keys. “No one” can deny Keys’ beauty in her long-sleeved Armani Prive gown. Keys was glowing even though she skipped the hair and makeup chair. All we can say is this “girl on fire” needs to drop the skincare routine. ASAP.
Coincidentally, the best-dressed celeb of the night wasn’t even in attendance.
Ariana Grande decided to skip the Grammys after being told she was not allowed to choose which of her songs she would perform.
This didn’t stop Grande from dressing up in a baby blue custom Zac Posen gown. She shared photos of what she would have worn to the Grammys, had she attended. Grande looked like Cinderella 2.0, and fans are saying she chose to go the Disney princess route as a tribute to her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller.
Now, the flops.
Let’s address the elephant in the room – Cardi B.
Cardi showed up in vintage Thierry Mugler, and people were confused. Avant-garde is what Mugler is known for – this look gave us major Ursula vibes minus the tentacles.
As unusual as it may sound, Jennifer Lopez’s ensemble left us underwhelmed and quite honestly, confused. Her white Ralph and Russo high-neck number paid homage to her signature style, but she lost us at the hat.
For some reason, J.Lo decided to complete her look with an exaggerated white-jeweled cowboy hat that made her look like she was defending her title as “Dirty Dan.”
Katy Perry arrived looking like a paint roller. We couldn’t help but laugh at her pink Balmain dress-thing, which made her look disproportionate.
While some celebs’ looks deserved awards of their own, the bad ones made us realize why the Grammys is a night for music – not fashion.