10 Looks We Loved At Last Night’s Grammys

When it comes to awards-season style, the Grammys are always a wild card, the night of oh no she didn’t but thank goodness she did. But, that doesn’t mean the ladies of the music industry don’t have some serious style up their sequined sleeves. The 2013 carpet featured some truly inspired risks, stunning couture and, of course, a whole lot of skin. So, behold, the 10 greatest get-ups from last night.


As much as we love her, Beyoncé can be hit or miss when it comes to red-carpet style. But, we’re definitely on board with her look last night! A two-tone jumpsuit with split shoulders sounds dangerous on paper, but the chic tailoring, high-waisted cut, and sleek ponytail made this look work in a big way. 

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Okay, hear us out: Kimbra’s whimsical Jaime Lee confection was a risk, not just for Grammy censors, but for the more strict fashion police, too. But Kimbra played on her quirky-pixie aesthetic and kept things simple and let the embellished gown speak for itself. We think the dreamy dress paid off, and we love when our friends Down Under (yes, she’s a Kiwi and Lee’s Aussie, but they are good pals) remind us what a powerhouse Oceania can be. 

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Florence Welch
Now, before you get all upset with us, let’s talk this through. Yes, Florence Welch is dressed like a sparkly green absinthe-fairy-cum-dinosaur in Givenchy couture and Sorellina jewelry. But this is the Grammys! Everyone seems to have some vague idea that this carpet should be more edgy than most, but too often, that manifests itself in an excess of skin and a dearth of style. Flo’s vampy, futuristic take on an Irish lass has — like it or not — a real fashion precedent to back it up. And we find that entirely inspiring. 

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Wait, who is this lovely diva wearing a shorter Valentino confection? It cannot possibly be, can it? But, she always wears black, doesn’t she? And yet, here she is, in what appears to be a red, voluminous, embroidered skirt with matchy-matchy floral pumps, defying all expectations. And we like it. (P.S. We caught your new “A” tattoo, Adele. Is that for Angelo?) 

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Janelle Monae 
We have to admit, we were sort of hoping to see one of the new YSL suits on Janelle Monae. Though a Slimane creation seems practically made for her, the singer went for a slightly more retro option with an embroidered Moschino jacket and a Ralph Lauren topper. Hey, if we looked thisgood in a tux, we’d wear one 24/7, too! 

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Allison Williams
Heavy metal doesn’t often get much screen time at the Grammys, but Allison Williams’ Kaufman Franco dress was like armor for the fashion set. The textured gown has an almost hieroglyphic look to it, with paneling that only highlights her lovely curves. The Girls star arrived on Katy Perry’s arm, and maybe because of that, kept the rest of her look low-key with simple, fresh makeup and hair. 

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Alexa Chung
In a sea of cut-outs, stretch fabrics, and sensationally placed peek-a-boo details, our Fuse hostess felt refreshingly charming. Along with fellow countrywoman Adele, Alexa chose a Valentino gown and minimal (maybe none?) accessories. In fact, all we spied were Chanel clip-on earrings, which Lex (that’s what we call her when we are texting) is wearing as barrettes. 

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Like Cher Horowitz before her, Rihanna rocked the red carpet in a custom Alaïa gown. She was one of two best-dressed ladies to surprise us with an unexpected rouge choice (the other was Adele). Yet, the real treat was seeing the Bajan singer in the most mature, glamorous attire we’ve seen on her in quite some time, proving that while she is the queen of on-the-street style, she can also stun in an airy floor-skimmer, too. No one will be saying, “It’s an a-what-a?” to RiRi. 

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has made quite a point of sweeping, low-cut, white gowns of late — to the point that if she gets married anytime soon, we’re gonna need some extra signage to make it quite clear we’re not look at just any old red carpet. But, we can’t really blame her, as she continues to look stunning time after time. Her flowing J. Mendel getup last night was just the right amount of strappy, sequined, goddess-y goodness. 

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Karlie Kloss
Karlie, who worked both sides of the carpet,thanks to her duties as a reporter for House of Style, definitely got the memo about cutouts. She was one of the few to show some leg, and her sleek, bright-blue Michael Kors dress was perfectly on-point for a night when over-the-top is standard fare. 

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