Despite a memo from CBS warning stars to cover up, there was still much skin to be seen on the 2013 Grammy Awards red carpet. Most notable was Katy Perry, who stunned in a mint-green Gucci Resort 2013 dress that was skin-tight and featured an embellished keyhole detail which showed off her ample cleavage. Perry’s look was part Priscilla Presley, part Lana Del Rey and she certainly pulled off the ’70s-inspired style well.
Solange Knowles also wore green, though her beaded Ralph & Russo Couture gown was more of a vibrant emerald hue. Solange is known for her quirky and colourful outfits and her neon-pink Louboutins added personality to her look. Solange’s dress featured a thigh-high slit—a style that was seen on a number of starts last night at the 2013 Grammys. (Clearly Angie’s right leg is still dictating red carpet trends!) Jennifer Lopez took the slit to the next level with an Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2013 gown that seemed to almost tuck in like a pair of hot pants at the top of her thigh. The asymmetrical draped black silk gown certainly showed off her toned body and was set off with shiny gold accessories—and a matching pointy gold manicure.
Black and white was definitely a trend at the 2013 Grammys, as it was for the Golden Globes and SAG Awards red carpet. Beyoncé wore both black and white in an architectural jumpsuit by Osman. The somewhat casual-yet-still-smoking look was certainly one of a kind on the red carpet and Beyoncé accessorized with black and white cuffs and a red pout. Our former cover girl Carly Rae Jepsen wowed in a dark, metallic Roberto Cavalli gown. The mermaid silhouette looked amazing with her dark hair, porcelain skin and enviable body. Carrie Underwood also wore a black strapless mermaid silhouette gown by Roberto Cavalli—though where Jepsen’s was beaded, Underwood’s dress featured lace and embroidery. Perhaps distracting from Carrie Underwood’s beautiful gown though, was her 381 carat diamond necklace by Johnathon Arndt, worth a reported $31 million dollars! On the other side of the colour spectrum (fitting, since they apparently despise each other?) was Taylor Swift, looking goddess-like in a Grecian-inspired J. Mendel gown. The white Spring 2013 gown—which has been Swift’s favourite red carpet colour of late—featured trim cutouts and a metallic beaded bodice.
Rounding out our Grammy 2013 best dressed list are two ladies who floored in Azzedine Alaïa. Alicia Keys—fresh from her Superbowl performance where she wore a red, fishtail silhouette Alaïa dress—donned a similar style for the Grammys. This time she wore a black skin-tight fishtail dress with a crocodile embossed bodice, complete with cutouts showing off her midriff. Rihanna was the second to shine in Alaïa. Her red, flowing gown was custom-made and certainly a different look than what we’re used to seeing on Ri Ri—but of course she put her stamp on it with a bodice that featured sheer panels. Rihanna’s long hair, which was styled in soft loose curls, perfectly accentuated the dress. And finally, another songstress looking amazing in red at the 2013 Grammys was Adele. The Valentino Spring 2013 Couture gown was shortened to knee-length from its original floor-grazing length. The dress warmed up Adele’s complexion—we’re so used to seeing her in black—and she looked absolutely radiant!