I need to pre-face this edition of Best & Worst before we start. When I sit down to write these posts I look at a lot of different looks. There are ultimately some people (some outfits) that are so bad I do not even deem them worthy to mention on my “worst” list.
This is ridiculous. This is clearly disgusting, you do not need me to tell you this. So if you ever happen to find an outfit that is absolutely outrageous, and you see that I have left it off of my “worst” list, it’s because it’s so awful it can’t even be on the worst list. If there were a list below “worst” that’s where these outfits would be, right above people who wear socks with sandals.
Also on the opposite end of the spectrum sometimes there are outfits that are seemingly wonderful, but I am so incredibly over seeing a certain look that I do not bother to include it either. That being said, I am 1,000,000% over the long sheer dresses with a flowery sort of design with a nude jumper underneath. While I’ll admit I’ve seen it pulled off on the Red Carpet, I feel like every day I see this outfit on someone. It’s an overused trend according to me and it needs to die. like right now. In fact, I would personally like to burry this trend and pray to the good Lord of fashion that it never comes back.
so that automatically takes this look off the list for me..
and this one..
even Queen B can’t make me love this look.
They all look lovely, really they do, but because it’s the 1089394893 time that I’ve seen this look on Red Carpet I’m sorry but you’re boring me, and none of you can now qualify for the “best” list.
now that we’ve covered that…
It is not often that I put a woman in a pant suit at the top of my best dressed list from a Red Carpet, but HOLY. COW. This is a star. Hair, makeup, fit, shoe, everything is perfection. My favorite thing about this look is that she went with a nude lip and pretty minimal make-up. My first thought would be to mix the masculine-ness of the pants with very feminine make-up with dramatic eyes and a bright red lip, but Gwen proves me wrong with the nude lip and subtleness of her make-up. The second I saw her I knew she would be at the top of my “best dressed” list.
Taylor Swift in Elie Saab
I have no words.
This might be one of my favorite dresses ever made, and while I’m not obsessed with Taylor the way the rest of the world is, I could not picture anyone else pulling this off other than her. This dress would have been amazing if it would have been completely floor length all the way around, but the short length in the front, and the pop of the purple shoes really takes this look over the top. 100% perfect in every way.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Can I just remind us all that this is the same woman who showed up on a Red Carpet a few years back in a dress made completely of meat…just let that sink in for a second. When dresses have a really dramatic low cut I’m not a fan of “cleavage jewelry”, but I absolutely love the pop of emerald in her earrings. I have never seen Gaga look this chic and put together. She looks like the huge star that she actually is. As beautiful as this dress was, I think her performance dress was even more beautiful yet than this dress. Huge applause for Gaga all around this Grammys.
Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford
Nicki is one of those people I was expecting to show up in something slightly ridiculous on the Red Carpet, but look at her being a beautiful celebrity and all that jazz. For me personally I wish this dress wouldn’t have tapered off. It kind of reminds me of an old cassette tape that’s been pulled apart. Nonetheless, the dress is still gorgeous, her hair and make-up remind us all how pretty she is when she doesn’t have pounds of weird make-up on her face.
Iggy Azalea in Armani Privé
I was so busy noticing how banging her body looks in this dress that it took me a while to even realize how horrible her hair is. She has really unique and beautiful skin tone and this color just accentuates it even more. This dress is so close to being a home-run for me, but once again, the sheer part at the bottom disgusts me; other than that, two thumbs-up.
Katharine McPhee in Emilio Pucci
This is what a well-fitted dress looks like. The color looks amazing with her skin tone and her body looks absolutely flawless. I love the earrings and the make up, but I hate hate HATE, the slicked back, almost greasy hair look. Had she pulled the hair back into a low chic bun she would have been completely spot on in every way.
Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier
First of all she looks like a pirate with her one eye covered hair look. Second, how, how, how, HOW, someone please tell me how, you can look at her and think, “hmm yeah, that looks like it fits nicely.”
I have never seen a dress with so much shimmer and shine to it look so sloppy. The idea is solid, but there’s so much more that needs to be done to this dress to take it to where it needs to be. I’d like to have seen the sleeves end at her wrist and be taken in so the looseness is gone. In fact, every part of the top half of this dress should have been taken in and been right tight to her skin. This would have A) given her a much better shape and B) would have brought attention to how beautiful and intricate those shoulder pieces are, instead of making her look like a linebacker. This look had tons of potential, but came out a total fail.
Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad
In all honesty, Katy was one of the people I was most looking forward to seeing on the carpet, because she’s had some absolutely stunning looks on the Grammy’s Red Carpet in years past. This dress falls so incredibly short of what she’s capable of. Beside’s the fact that’s it’s a sheer dress with a jumper underneath (something that we recently learned I am NOT a fan of), the length of this dress is all wrong to me. Making the hem shorter would have given it a fun and youthful look, while making it longer would have given a pumped up glam look. but this below the knew length is just..blahh. On brighter note her hair and make-up are beautiful, but I’m too busy being disappointed by her dress it takes me a while to realize her face. She did redeem herself some when she came out in her performance outfit because she looked lights out in that white number with the cape. I can only imagine how beautiful she would have looked walking that carpet in that dress instead.
Rihanna in Giambattista Valli
This might be the worst dress ever made. Rihanna is another one who has done so good on the Grammy Red Carpet in the past and then she shows up in this and I am literally confused as to how anyone could possibly think for even a second that this dress ever resembled anything other than a pile of used prom decorations.