Sunday, 26 January 2014

5 Best Looks from the 2014 Grammys

Is it just me, or was the red carpet a little bare this year? Where was Gaga? Where was Rihanna? And I would ask where Beyoncé was, but it's pretty clear that she was prepping for her beyond major opening performance. Forget the rock and roll-friendly threads, there were barely any looks to cringe over. As much as I would love to share a standard red carpet round, there's not enough looks to go around for each list. So let's focus on what's important: the looks that hit a sartorial high note at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Check out the ensembles that truly sang. 

Rita Ora in Lanvin: This Brit is never afraid of a fashion challenge, and she never fails to own whatever look she is sporting. She reported that a shorter hemline is new for her, and I hope she repeats this sartorial risk. The golden hue looks incredible with her complexion and blonde locks, and the overall shape plays down the high-octane metallic. Though I'm not a fan of the kitschy nail art, her golden age ringlets perfectly complement the dress's ladylike silhouette. 
Taylor Swift in Gucci: After years of the songstress wearing what seems like the same neutral colored, column dress by Elie Saab (or J.Mendel), it's hard to be super excited about something Taylor Swift wears. In her defense, she's been trying lately! That poppy-colored Carolina Herrera dress she wore to this year's Golden Globes was both feminine and experimental for the musician; however, this chain metal Gucci number is perfection.  Literally, perfection. Though the silhouette is nothing knew for Swift, the funky fabric and short sleeves revitalizes this streamlined shape. In true A-Lister fashion, Swift smartly opted for minimal accessories in a matching hue. On the beauty front, the artist excels with a smokey eye, girly pout, and flirty ponytail. Not to sound dramatic, but this is the best Swift has ever looked on the red carpet. That's right, ever. 
Giuliana Rancic in Alex Perry: As many Grammy attendees (or faithful viewers) know, this awards show is the perfect time to take a risk and rock some metallics, cut outs, sequins, and anything else the hottest musicians could possibly desire. However, the Fashion Police star stepped away from Grammys conventional with this tangerine number. Needless to say, it was the perfect way to make a statement. Though the silhouette is simple and the lace details are extremely sophisticated, the halter neckline and sheer bodice gives this shape a Grammys-approved twist. Subtle bling and a slick updo complete this look. 

Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson: Tell me you don't have a girl crush on Mrs. John Legend, and I'll say you're lying. The model is painfully perfect, and that sequined number is flawless. Though a deep neckline and high slit may sound a little salacious, Teigen's beachy waves tame down this wild. With so much dress, and consequently so many sequins, it only natural that the part-time blogger stuck to a simple pair of earrings. Brava!
Sarah Hyland in Emilio Pucci: Though the Grammys tend to be filled to the brim with musicians galore, there's always a super cool actress lurking behind the song and dance. To prevent a "Modern Family actress stole MY thunder" comment, Hyland chose a classic black and white number. While this dress isn't as extravagant as something she'd wear to a television-related awards show, her look is event-appropriate. This time around, Hyland ditched the thick brow and opted a berry lip. As a finishing touch, the funny girl aded a pair of ultra strappy sandals to her look. Love her ensembles or not, you must admit that you respect her beauty choices. 
Which outfits did you love? Sound off below! 

1 comment:

  1. Ariana Grande's D&G dress was pretty great as well!