By Bronwyn Barnes
January 27, 2014 at 01:30 PM EST
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If, like me, you thought the red carpet at tonight’s Grammy Awards was a little bit “meh,” it may have been because some pretty major stars skipped the fashion parade.

I’m looking at you, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Lorde, Julia Roberts, and Reverend Queen Latifah also must have entered the Staples Center through a side door, because we had to wait until the ceremony was well underway before we could get a glimpse at what they were wearing.

Click through the gallery to get the details on the most memorable Grammys looks you might have missed. 

After Lorde shared photos of her bizarre style inspirations — including a “siberian bear hunting outfit” and a woman with “over-it zombie eyes” — on Instagram, she was a no-show on the red carpet. When the 17 year-old singer took the stage to accept the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance, we got a look at her goth black Balenciaga Japanese silk gown.

I haven’t loved the style choices Julia Roberts has made so far this awards season — though I have to give her credit for never feeling like she has to obey the rules of the red carpet — but I give the beaded v-neck Elie Saab cocktail dress she wore when she introduced Paul McCartney gets two enthusiastic thumbs up.

Since she presided over that amazing Grammys mass wedding, most people have been asking, “When did Queen Latifah become an ordained minister?” What I want to know is, “Where did Queen Latifah get that stunning dress?”

Matt Sayles/AP

Beyoncé and Jay-Z didn’t walk the red carpet because they were too busy getting ready to blow our minds with their Grammys opening number. When they took their seats among the mere mortals in the audience, she was beautiful in a white lattice print Michael Costello gown — How could B get it so right and Paris Hilton get it so very wrong? —  and he was dapper in — what else? — a Tom Ford tux.

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