Grammys 2017: Best & Worst Dressed

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Last night it was the Grammys awards, which is one of my favourite red carpet events because celebs dress bolder. The dress code doesn’t seem to be as serious and formal as the Oscars for example and celebs tend to have more fun – and there were certainly some interesting choices!

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Grammys 2016: Best & Worst Dressed

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Last night was all about the 2016 Grammy Awards but the show is so long and with so many categories that I personally find the red carpet far more exciting. You can usually depend on the Grammys for some divisive fashion choices but I generally liked everything this year – especially this gorgeous look from Taylor Swift. People have been bashing her new bob but I think she looks fantastic.

There were some crazy outfits from absolute nobodies, so they are not included. I have a ton of best dressed and just a few worst dressed which weren’t totally horrible, just a bit naff. The standard is high this year.

Here are my picks:

BEST DRESSED

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WORST DRESSED

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What do you make of my choices?

Carrie Underwood reveals panic attack past

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Carrie Underwood is the sweetest woman in music and she used to be so overwhelmed by the fans and attention that she used to get panic attacks.

The American Idol 2004 winner told Marie Claire: “At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming — it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous.”

She continued: “It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me.”

That is understandable- she shot to fame on a TV show so it thrust her into the limelight quickly so she probably didn’t have time to deal with her new situation.

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In the interview, she also confesses that she is tough gal due to her upbringing.

“I’m not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a ”let’s talk it out” family. Technically I have siblings but they are quite a bit older than me — I was the accident — so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean…I’m not a sociopath.” Yay!

I think those are good qualities to have as an artist and she has certainly come a long way since winning in 2004. And, damn, doesn’t see look great in those shots?!

 

Grammys 2013: Fashion Hits & Misses

So the Grammys were on in Hollywood last night- on the same date as the BAFTAs which was a genius idea. Anyway, the biggest award ceremony in music always presents some interesting fashion choices and let’s not forget about the strict wardrobe policy the broadcasters CBS imposed on celebrities (read about that here)- not that it was adhered to, ahem, Rihanna.

The show has a ridiculous amount of awards and quite a lot of the winners aren’t recogniseable over here so I’m going to summarise: the biggest winners were fun., Gotye, Jay-Z & Kanye

and country music singer Carrie Underwood. Adele got an award for Set Fire to the Rain and Mumford and Sons picked up best album for Babel. Go the Brits! Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé also won one each. You can read the whole list here.

The most important thing (of course) is the red carpet fashion to here are my hits and misses.

 

HITS 

Beyoncé

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I love it when celebrities change it up and wear something other than dresses. This outfit is perfect on B. Great choice.

Taylor Swift 

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Taylor looks really pretty in this. While I do love it, I can’t help but think she’s worn something similar really recently.

Katy Perry

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Those boobs, oh my! Katy makes the most of her assets but keeps it classy by keeping the rest simple. I love the detailing at the top and the colour. I wonder if CBS is pissed with the amount of boob on show.

Rihanna

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If they weren’t pissed with Katy, they will be with Rihanna- you can see nipple! That is definitely breaking the rules! I think she looks great in it. I just wish she would have covered up her breasts. I know she’s pretty relaxed about nudity but c’mon, on this occassion you could have put them away!

Carrie Underwood

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I’m not so fussy at the bottom part but the bodice is really cool. I love the pattern and the structure plus that necklace makes her look so elegant.

MISSES

Jennifer Lopez

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J.Lo is clearly trying to replicate the Angelina Jolie leg. Besides the slit and the awkward pose, this dress is very boring and almost a drape. It doesn’t flatter her at all.

Kelly Rowland

NO3

There are very too many see-through parts to this dress. If they were just on the bottom, or on the top, it would be okay but this is just too much. Her boobs are a bit much too.

Ashanti

NO2

There are parts I don’t like. I like the embroidery and the structured top half (besides the shoulder flaps). I think if the bottom wasn’t so sheer it would be okay. You can see her pants!

Adele

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I appreciate that Adele is trying to break out of her black rut but this is horrible. She just looks like she’s wearing curtains!

Florence Welch 

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I hardly ever like what Florence wears but geez, she looks like a reptile! What’s with the spikes?! So weird.

Big Pics: American Music Awards fashion

As usual, I’m going to show you what I consider the best and worst dressed from last night’s AMA ceremony in LA.

SO many celebrities performed, I won’t bore you with the details. Justin Bieber won the most with three awards and Nicki Minaj followed behind with two. They performed Beauty and A Beat together on stage.

To be honest, they aren’t many bad ones! There are a few middle-of-the-road ones but hardly any which sparks a “WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!” reaction. I have quite a few best dressed on here but I think my favourite is Taylor Swift. I am loving her fashion choices at the moment. Also, in a surprise turn, Nicki Minaj turned up in a regular awards dress rather than some crazy contraption. I was ambivalent about it but I’m going to include it anyway as it’s so surprising.

 

WORST DRESSED

Cyndi Lauper

Jordin Sparks

Brandi 

BEST DRESSED

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood 

Kelly Rowland 

Gwen Stefani

Heidi Klum 

(makes a change after all her awful EMA outfits!)

And here’s Nicki’s shock normal dress!