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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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Melanie on

Very cute! Although, you have to have a certain body to wear something like that. I especially like it on Fergie!

Marissa!!!!! on

I think that Vanessa looks fabulous, Hilary looks….not very good and Fergie looks OK.

Emily on

I really like the style but I think it looks best on Fergie. I am not really a fan of her music, but I must admit that she looks beautiful. Vanessa always has a knack for looking great. She looks really pretty in this metallic piece. It is very classic. It reminds me a little of a flapper. Hilary looks very chic also. I just wish she would brush her hair. It is a little too wild for my taste but I do like the new color.

Emily on

I really like the style but I think it looks best on Fergie. I am not really a fan of her music, but I must admit that she looks beautiful. Vanessa always has a knack for looking great. She looks really pretty in this metallic piece. It is very classic. It reminds me a little of a flapper. Hilary looks very chic also. I just wish she would brush her hair. It is a little too wild for my taste but I do like the new color.

Erin on

I think that all of the girls wear this trend well. I would have prefered Fergie to have a different cut for the top that would have flattered her curves more but she still can pull off this look. I also like how Venessa kept it simple; she paired her metalic dress with complimenting sandels and relaxed hair. By making the dress the main focus of the outfit it allowed her to make a statement without going over the top. Hilary’s dress fit along with the other’s dresses while still standing out because of its lace detailing. The only thing that I didn’t like about Hilary’s look was her hair. Although I commend her for trying something different the hair being so big almost over powers her bone structure.

Dawn on

Personally Vanessa and Hilary’s dresses are ok but I do not like Fergie’s, I’m not sure how old fergie is but this dress makes her look silly. She’s to adult to be in this mini dress.

Belinda on

WOW the two look ab so lut ley FAB!!! but Hilary looks really bad. She is one “it” girl that really should not follow the new dark haired trend. She was fabulous as a blonde! PLEASE HUNNY GO BACK!!!! and lay out in the sun for a bit… thanks!

cc on

Hilary looks HORRIBLE! I’m sorry, but when I see that picture I can think of nothing positive to say. She looks like she fells asleep in a sequined nighty, woke up with bed hair & makeup smeared everywhere, and decided to go like that. Ugh! She is becoming what she used to say she would never become… sorry to all you Hilary fans out there but GROSS!

fashion411 on

fergie looks awsome and very cexy

Tayme on

Fergie is my favorite out of the 3. She is just so glam. She did everything right. I loved her hair, make-up, earrings, and I especially love those shoes. Last year’s Grammy’s I wasn’t too impressed with her short-dressed Pocahontas look fringe. She definitely stepped it up a notch this year and looks incrediable. Look at those legs.

Vanessa is very beautiful. She kept it simple, but beautiful. I also love her shoes. I liked Hilary’s dress. I maybe would have done a different shoe. I like the color of her hair, but she needs to tame her hair. She should have done something different with her hair. I do agree, she is too pale, she just needs a little color. Regardless, these are 3 different women, with different tastes. The Grammy’s are all about spunk and doing something a little different, but have some class, spice and sexy along with it. The metallic was perfect for this type of event.

Yes, I would try this trend if I felt the dress looked good on me.

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