We watched the Grammys last night and while there were some memorable performances, there were some even more memorable outfits. The Grammys is for us like that party at your weird friend’s house: you go because you know that you will be able to talk about the bizarre outfits and strange people for days to come. Of last night’s arrivals, there are two hot trends you should watch out for on the red carpet and two dresses that just make us feel all angry inside.
Trend: Glam and Gold. A couple of stars came out in gorgeous confections of gold both short and long. This glamorous trend was smoking hot on Gwyneth Paltrow in Versace and Carrie Underwood in Zuhair Murad.
Trend: Chic and Black. The black dress last night showed up in all its classic glory but looked fresh and new on some of Hollywood’s younger stars. Some critics thought Miley Cyrus appeared matronly in Max Azria, but we thought she looked gorgeous, as did Taylor Swift in Kaufman Franco.
How do you capitalize on the black or nude and gold trends for your own wardrobes? This JS Boutique V-Neck Gown with Rhinestones ($164) is a glamorous take on the trend in a design that is truly timeless. If it’s the glimmer of gold you seek, this Vera Wang Gold Satin Beaded Detail Shift Dress ($315) is a great option for a variety of shapes and heights.
Worst Dressed of the Night: This was a tie for us. Between rapper M.I.A.’s slash and sew drapery dress and Paula Abdul’s Basil Soda fembot canary yellow monstrosity, we feel we should report them both for assault. We can almost get behind the fact that M.I.A. was due to give birth at any minute so she didn’t want to wear something she could potentially ruin. What’s YOUR excuse, Paula?