Overall, the Grammys 2016 red carpet was underwhelming. If we think about it, the red carpet has been been underwhelming for the last few years. There was once a time when the Grammys red carpet was a not to miss event. Whether there were great hits or misses, it was one of the most talked about events of the year. While many fashion enthusiast still flock to our TV screens at 6pm to watch red carpet coverage (like myself), there doesn't seem to be as much excitement around the red carpet as there used to be.
Despite all of that, there were some looks at the Grammys this year that I really liked. While black seemed to be the red carpet color of the year, my favorite looks include details like sequins and beading to add a little flair to red carpet. And I loved that the men wore prints to spice up a traditional suit.
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend
I am pretty sure this gorgeous couple makes my list every time I write a "best dressed" post. They always look great at award shows. Chrissy showed off her baby bump in a Yousef Alyasmi gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Amanda Pearl clutch. John Legend looked dapper in Gucci.
For Common, it's all about the details. He rocked a polka dot Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, wearing a polka dot shirt under a black jacket with polka dot lapels. Take notes fellas: have fun with prints! P.S. "Glory" performed by Common and John Legend won a Grammy for "Best Best Written Song for Visual Media."
For those who don't know, Giuliana is one of the E! News Red Carpet host during award season and she was on hand to interview celebrities at the Grammys. While the outfit looks a little flat in the picture below, she looked great on camera. She wore a Jani & Khosla dress, Tamara Mellon shoes, a gold cuff and rings by Coomi and gold leaf earrings by Bavna.
I live for a jumpsuit! Kaley Cuoco looked great in a beaded white Stella McCarthy jumpsuit, H. Stern jewelry and Rauwolf clutch. The cutouts add a little edge to the jumpsuit, making it a perfect option for the Grammys.
The front of Ellie Goulding's Stella McCarthy dress wasn't groundbreaking, but it sure was a party in the back; perfect for the Grammys! This look was classy and polished with a little bit of edge.
Michael Costello is still a go to designer for celebrities that are attending red carpet events. Best New Artist winner Meghan Trainor sparkled in a long sleeve sequin Michael Costello gown. I love this dress. It's sophisticated yet sexy; showing off her curves and some skin but still leaving much to the imagination.
Singer Sam Smith showed off his new frame in a tailored three piece navy pinstripe suit. I love that he chose navy instead of all black or black pants with a white dinner jacket. I think I would've preferred brown shoes vs. black, but overall he looked great.
Although Janelle Monae still wears black and white 99% of the time when we see her on the red carpet, I am glad she has expanded into wearing dresses over the last year. Considering the Grammys are a celebration of artists and creativity, I loved that she wore this abstract John Paul Gaultier dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes, Emm Kuo clutch, Pasquale Bruni earrings, Levian and Carrera y Carrera jewerly. This look is so fun!
Lady Gaga made my list because she was committed to the David Bowe tribute. Instead of waiting to hit the stage, she arrived to the Grammys in full tribute mode thanks to her custom Marc Jacobs look. She is always dedicated to the cause. How can we not appreciate that? Talk about a true artist.