The Most Glamorous Grammy Awards Looks of All Time


Last week’s Academy Awards, per usual, were all about glitz and beauty—the bigger the ballgown the better. But when the biggest names in music come together, you know you’re in store for some more eccentric, one-of-a-kind ensembles. The Grammys red carpet has always been one of the most fun of the year thanks to its unexpected nature. Yes, some will show up in a classic column gown, looking glamorous in the process, but with names like Doja Cat, Lady Gaga, and Cardi B on the guest list, who knows what’s going to hit that carpet. This year, we can expect some classic pieces, as well as some showstoppers. So, ahead of Sunday’s show, a look back at some of the best looks from Grammys past, including tailored suits, plunging gowns and plenty of sequins.

Solange shined in Gucci at last year’s ceremony.

Solange attends the Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California

Attending as Taylor Swift’s plus one, Selena Gomez outshined her BFF in custom Calvin Klein Collection.

Selena Gomez arrives at The 58th GRAMMY Awards.

Demi Lovato opted for a menswear-inspired look in 2016.

Demi Lovato arrives at The 58th GRAMMY Awards.

Bella Hadid attended alongside then-boyfriend The Weeknd in a plunging black Alexandre Vauthier cut out dress.

Bella Hadid attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards.

Move over, Angelina Jolie–Ciara had her own slit-to-there moment in 2016.

Ciara arrives at the The 58th GRAMMY Awards.

Sporting her signature high ponytail, Ariana Grande wore a dramatic red dress to the 2016 awards.

Ariana Grande arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards.

Rita Ora opted to go short in a sequined Lanvin dress.

Rita Ora arrives at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

Miley Cyrus went for a toned-down look, compared to her usual standards, in 2015.

Miley Cyrus arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards.

Kim Kardashian supported husband Kanye West in a gold Jean Paul Gaultier robe dress.

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards.

Lady Gaga opted for pure glamour over her typical hijinks in a plunging gown by BFF Brandon Maxwell.

Lady Gaga arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards.

Alicia Keys was stunning in bold cobalt blue at the 2014 ceremony.

Alicia Keys arrivals at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

Katy Perry took the theme of the evening to heart in a Valentino gown covered in musical notes.

Katy Perry arrives at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

Taylor Swift shined wearing custom Armani in 2014.

Taylor Swift attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

Madonna channeled Marlene Dietrich for her 2014 Grammys look.

Madonna attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

Annie Lennox went simple, but extremely stylish in a streamlined black gown.

Annie Lennox attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Nicole Kidman supported husband Keith Urban wearing a Mugler LBD.

Nicole Kidman attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Gwen Stefani followed suit in 2015, wearing a strapless Versace one-piece.

Gwen Stefani arrives on the red carpet for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Beyonce made waves choosing a chic Osman jumpsuit over a typical gown in 2013.

Beyonce on the red carpet at The 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

In 2013, Florence Welch was a vision in green Givenchy couture.

Florence Welch arrives at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Rihanna stunned in a crimson Alaïa at the 2013 ceremony.

Rihanna arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Janelle Monae played up her signature black and white palette in a chic suit with embellished lapels.

Janelle Monae attends the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

J.Lo’s plunging green Versace may be her most famous Grammys ensemble, but her 2011 Emilio Pucci was the most fashionable.

Jennifer Lopez arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

She may have lost the Best New Artist award to Christina Aguilera, but Britney Spears was ultra-glam in a white gown with matching fur stole.

Britney Spears at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

Christina Aguilera took home the award for Best New Artist in 2000 wearing a silver Versace dress.

Christina Aguilera at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

The same year, Whitney Houston wore a slinky patchwork dress that would not look out of place on the Saint Laurent runway today.

Whitney Houston attends the 30th Annual Grammy Awards.

Diana Ross was glamorous in black sequins at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

Diana Ross during 30th Annual Grammy Awards.