Red Carpet Trendwatch: Metallic Dresses at the Grammys

02/12/2007 at 10:00 AM ET

Forget the blinged out watches and medallions — the real sparkle on the red carpet came from the sequined metallic dresses that ruled the red carpet. From Vanessa’s silver sequins to Hilary’s sexy gold Dolce & Gabanna to Fergie’s shimmering steel Badgley Mischka, short and shiny was the major look of the night. Even for the ladies who didn’t wear it head to toe, metallic accents popped up on Nelly Furtado, Beyonce and many more. The key to making the look work? Keeping the hemlines above the knee and accessories to a minimum. Tell us: What do you think of the metallic dresses? Is this a trend you would try?

Click here to see who rocked in our Grammys Best Dressed gallery.

Photo:Frazer Harrison/Getty; HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty; Matt Sayles/ap

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Chrissy on

I think these metallic dresses are incredibly ugly and unflattering. Hilary’s heroin chic look is awful.

Melinda on

This is the best Vanessa has ever looked. For once she doesn’t look like she’s in a beauty pagent.

rachel b. on

no, i would be a non-metallic even though it might be the trend for dresses.

LKD on

LOVE THE DRESSES. Not so much Hilary’s though!

samantha on

Vanessa looks the best. Fergie comes in second but the length of her dress is uncomfortable for me! It seems as though she can’t move freely without being extremely close to flashing the crowds.

Nighthag on

Call me old-fashion but I think metallic outfits look better around Christmas and New Years. I wouldn’t wear them, though. Each to their own I guess. I didn’t care for either. Anyways, I couldn’t believe that was Hilary. For the 1st time ever, I’m at a lost for words.

Amy on

I like Hilary and her ‘new’ look. Not so typical blonde looking. She looks grown up and like she has a mind of her own. I like her hair – it’s new and wild and looks like she doesn’t give a *#!* what people think. That’s what makes her a trendsetter!!
They all look great!

Mrs.Borrego on

I would definitely wear this trend. I love Fergies look better than the rest of them. The metallic color is dark not too blinding like Vanessa’s dress.

Elda on

They all look beautiful, Hilary looks amazing she really has grown up and Fergie is rocking!!

Lauren on

Fergie looks hot. She has amazing toned legs and her tan really set off the dress. Vanessa looks plain and Hilary looks like she’s trying to hard. Brush your hair Hilary! This is the Grammy’s not your bedroom.

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