The Grammys red carpet is always filled with style and beauty surprises. And this year was no different. From the looks that gave us fashion flashbacks to the bold dude fashion choices, there’s a lot to process. And while you do, take a look at which outfits nabbed PeopleStyle editors’ top honors.
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: Bella Hadid made her couple red carpet debut with The Weeknd at the Grammys, channeling a touch of Morticia Addams in this shimmering black dress. But her stick straight hair paired with the plunging neckline and column silhouette made the teen model look surprisingly sophisticated, elegant, and wise beyond her 19 years.
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: Giuliana Rancic may have hated on Florence Welsh’s Gucci gown early on in the show, but I happen to think the Florence + the Machine singer’s whimsical starry motif number is a nice change-up from the traditional red carpet ensembles we’ve come to expect (read: tight, skin-baring designs with a whole lot of leg). And, plus, that dress with her gorgeous fiery, flowing strands make for one epic color combo.
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style News Editor: Selena hit the Grammys red carpet with one goal: Slay the style competition (and Justin Bieber’s heart). I think she succeeded at both. The star’s custom Calvin Klein Collection gown made jaws drop from every angle and it checked off all the requirements for a Grammys dress: sexy silhouette, sequin details and skin-baring cutouts.
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: Kylie Lip Kit mouth or no, Kacey got my top props for having a little fun on the red carpet on a night when everyone seemed to be inspired by Elvira. Her Armani Privé gown with its feathery texture and jewel-toned color gradients was light, sweet and cheerful and she offset all that sugar with a dramatic beauty look. Kacey, you’re “Pageant Material” in my book.
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: It’s hard to stand out in a black dress—especially when there were scores of them on the red carpet— but Adele’s custom Givenchy Haute Couture piece felt special to me. It lacked the dramatic display of, ahem, goodies that we saw with the night’s other gowns, but I appreciated the subtle nod to the Grammys’ standard skimpiness by way of tiny shoulder cutouts. And fun fact: This was the singer’s first time wearing Givenchy! Hopefully it’s a sign she’ll work with the brand on risk-taking looks in the future.