The Four Most Surprising Looks at the Grammys

02/10/2013 at 10:13 PM ET

Grammy Backstage Makeup Bruce Grayson Landov; Getty; AP(2)

Confession: We were a little disappointed that so many stars actually followed the dress code at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. But even though it was a sea of black dresses and relatively demure looks, there were four ladies who still managed to turn our heads.

Rihanna: We did a double take when we spotted the Barbadian beauty in a wrapped-bodice Azzedine Alaïa creation, but not for the usual (read: revealing) reasons. The star was giving us mega Pon de Replay-era flashbacks between the romantic gown and long, ombré waves.

Beyoncé: She didn’t show up in a custom leather-and-lace onesie (sadly), but she did slip into something equally unexpected — a jumpsuit. The superstar went for a mod vibe in a black crepe design with white panel detailing by Osman, plus a sleek ponytail and red lips.

Adele: It’s as if she was reading our minds! After hitting the award show circuit in all black, Adele finally brightened up in a retro floral-print below-the-knee number by Valentino, paired with equally funky pumps.

Florence Welch: The singer usually opts for something flowy and ethereal, but Welch threw us a curveball, rocking a custom green Givenchy number with a high-slit and some pretty crazy dinosaur-like detailing, along with Sorellina rings.

Tell us: Which star’s style surprised you most?

–Jennifer Cress

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Florence Welch looked nice I just didn’t care for the crocodile costume effect. Loved what Beyonce was wearing and Rihanna as well.

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