Grammys 2016: Best & Worst Dressed
The stars hit Los Angeles for the 2016 Grammys on Monday, and while some were flawlessly red carpet ready, others missed the mark. See the best and worst of the 2016 Grammy Awards, ahead.
She may have opted for her favorite color — all black everything — but Adele literally sparkled in this embroidered, floor-length Givenchy stunner with sleek shoulder cutouts. With a snatched waist and sleek bob, Adele embodies all the goals.
BEST: Ellie Goulding
Elie Goulding eschewed her usual rock-inspired style with a pretty, pastel pink Stella McCartney design. And don’t let the simplicity of the silhouette fool you: The back of the gown was adorned with dozens of rhinestone-bedazzled chains and an edgy fishtail train.
BEST: Bella Hadid
She may have walked the Grammys red carpet as The Weeknd’s date, but up-and-coming model Bella Hadid totally stole the show in a plunging black sequined dress with cutout sides. With this glamorous Alexandre Vauthier Paris gown, she’s definitely “Earned It.” (And by “it,” we mean the approval of fashionistas everywhere.)
BEST: James Bay
English country gentleman meets emo rocker in crooner James Bay’s twist on the usual tuxedo, accented with velvet jacket, bow tie and a Brooklyn-hipster approved topper.
BEST: Zendaya Coleman
You can always count on Zendaya to slay, and the 19-year-old style star did not disappoint in this David Bowie-inspired double-breasted suit by DSquared. Oh, and that choppy blonde mullet? Only Zendaya could pull this off and still look super cool.
BEST: Sam Hunt
Few men could get away with a Pepto-Bismol-hued suit, but country cutie Sam Hunt looks sleek thanks to the tailored fit and the smart decision to steer clear of bulky accessories.
BEST: Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande looked all kinds of grown-up in a scarlet Romona Keveza design accented with a sexy bustier top. In fact, she looks so fab we’ll overlook the fact that she wore her hair in a high ponytail again.
Let’s face it: There’s only so many variations on the classic suit. Or at least that’s what we thought, until Common showed up in a sleek monochrome suit — accented with a polka dot shirt and a jacket trimmed with contrasting polka dot-printed lapels — for a thoughtful, classic look that’s in keeping with the rapper’s personality.
BEST: Bonnie McKee
Menswear-inspired suits were a favorite at this year’s Grammy Awards and singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee’s take on the trend — a custom-made Bullet Apparel by Jim Tanner suit in a stunning metallic shade – was one of the sexiest styles on the red carpet.
Ciara’s been moving higher and higher on best-dressed lists lately and her dresses are trying to keep up — at least that’s the impression left by this revealing, asymmetrical number.
BEST: Chrissy Teigen
By the looks of this cape dress, it seems someone’s been taking style notes from Kim Kardashian. But no shade: with its dramatic ice-white hue and crystal-detail, momma-to-be Chrissy Teigen looks positively striking.
BEST: Lady Gaga
Classic, glammed-up Gaga took a night off, and instead channeled Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie in super-bright red hair and a custom Marc Jacobs jacket over a itty-bitty leotard. And you can’t accuse Gaga of overlooking details: her fire-engine locks match her sky-high platforms, just ‘cause.
WORST: Joy Villa
Well, that’s one way to get attention! With its goth plastic spikes, epaulet collar, and wild tulle headdress, singer Joy Villa’s campy, barely there costume definitely earned the distinction of being one of the wildest fashion flops of the night.
Sometimes a girl just wants to rock pajamas — and if you’re the singer Dencia, that means showing up to the Grammys in a wild pink onesie embellished with chintzy Hello Kitty dolls, angel wings, crosses, and a blinged-out Chanel pin.
WORST: Lisa Lampanelli
Love the blue hair and cotton-candy pink lips, but the rest of this look? Well, between the cutesy ski-ready sweater, red suspenders, and chunky men’s shoes, it seems Lisa Lampanelli couldn’t decide what kind of look she was going for.
WORST: DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled is positively swimming in this oversized window-check tux jacket — and the rest of his look didn’t help his cause.
WORST: Carrie Underwood
Draping and ruching and ruffles, oh my! Carrie Underwood may be a country singer, but there’s nothing rustic about this glam black satin gown, accented with diamond jewels and a heavily gelled, slicked-back bob. Our advice? Save it for the Oscars.
WORST: Johnny Depp
This is what happens when your definition of style — in this case, chunky jewelry, faded black jeans and a velvet vest that looks so old it can’t even be called vintage — goes totally unchecked for decades. We hate to say it, but it seems like Johnny Deep needs a crash-course in contemporary rock star style.