The 63rd annual Grammy Awards saw some of the biggest names in music on the red carpet, dressed up with somewhere to go. Especially during lockdown when style has shifted to comfort over structure, and spawned its own hybrid aesthetic offspring (Athleisure and Athflow – we’re looking at you), it can be oddly comforting to see celebs strutting their best and in their element.
So in this confused (and confusing) time, when it can be harder to gage what’s on-trend (isn’t everyone just doing their own thing now), a bit of extravagance was a surprising welcome; from Dua Lipa to Lizzo, these fashion moments were standouts in a sea of the usual awards show razzle-dazzle, and left us inspired.
Sheer and cheerful
Picking a common thread in a time as disjointed as 2020/2021 isn’t easy, especially during a pared-down show, but Dua Lipa’s look is proof that all that glitters can be red carpet gold. Complete with spaghetti straps, this high-sparkle Versace gown is what fashion spreads are made of. Megan Thee Stallion’s performance outfit too channeled this same vibe, and we’re here for it.
Gender non-conforming for the win
While the non-binary identity is no trend, Brandi Carlile reminds us that Harry Styles isn’t the only one who can rock gender-bending fashion. We love the way the Wolk Morais houndstooth-pattern suit is both understated and fancy enough to remind us it’s an awards show. Let’s be honest, the singer/songwriter rocked the androgynous look well and we’re here for it.
Forget the naked dress, cue the naked suit
Remember Sarah Jessica Parker’s arguably most-talked about Sex And the City outfit – that naked dress? Repping country music, Ingrid Andress opted for a Giorgio Armani Privé cream two-piece decked out with a tulle bodysuit and topped with a crystal-laden statement necklace; a look that’s all the lux our eyes need, while reminding us why that original dress was so iconic.
Simple is still sleek
While colour was the rule rather than the exception this year, Tiara Thomas’s look is at once timeless and sleek. We love the subtle ways the BCBGMaxazria gown dress pops, while keeping what matters most in focus.
While we’ve been on the Clueless-inspired lewks for some time now, Harry Styles too channeled his inner Cher Horowitz on the red carpet, donning that hallmark yellow blazer, a V-neck sweater, brown velvet pants and purple boa (Gucci head-to-toe).
Doing your best you
While light, spring-inspired pastels were certainly prominent this year, so were shiny fabrics and dress silhouettes that channeled your best early aughts (2000s) and ‘80s prom queen looks. While this look isn’t necessarily something we adore, who can deny how incredible Lizzo looked in her shimmery, ruched and strapless Balmain dress.
Dare to be bold
Perhaps its own nod to one of the most memorable style moments that changed everything, Doja Cat’s eclectic Roberto Cavalli has a lot going on: From feathers, and leather and a whole lot of skin, yet it somehow comes together in a head-turning way on the “Say So” singer.