Grammys fashion review

Hannah Adams, Asst. Opinion Editor

Every year, viewers watch eagerly to see their favorite singers arrive at the Grammy red carpet, wearing the creations of iconic fashion designers. Not only is the event renowned for awarding musicians for the talents they have displayed in that respective year, but it is also a huge event for the fashion world. Big name celebrities such as Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Lizzo are common faces to see each year. Although generally dressed by a stylist and a designer, celebs still sometimes take their red-carpet fashion to new heights by planting secret hints to their fans or making references to past work through their clothes. The looks can be very hit or miss, and each year there are those that exceed expectations by wearing a look that leaves a positive impression on their viewers. 2023 was no exception, and the list of best dressed on the red carpet this year are as follows…

Top Ten Red Carpet Outfits of 2023

10.Lizzo in Dolce and Gabbana: Lizzo looked ethereal in her orange ensemble prepared by Dolce and Gabbana this year. The star was a vision, with this look being perfectly executed, right down to the detailing of the flowers covering the piece. The jewelry, hair and makeup were kept simple, and all the attention from this look is drawn where it needs to go. The silver rings are a nice finishing touch. 


  1. Steve Lacy in Saint Laurent: Lacy was dressed to the nines in this Saint Laurent suit with a minor silver detailing at the breast pocket that complimented perfectly with his shoes. The look is sleek and simple while adding some fun and flair with the addition of sunglasses. Although this look is more on the simple side, it is a classic that will never go out of style. 


  1. Amanda Gorman in Prada: You can never go wrong with a timeless all- black look and this rings true with Gorman’s look on the red carpet this year. This look has a beautiful subtle lace detail at the color, and the overall flow of the dress is incredibly flattering and elegant. The simple jewelry and hair were perfect for a look such as this, and Gorman was the very definition of timeless this year. 


  1. Viola Davis in Naeem Kahn: Davis looked absolutely stunning in this abstract gown that complimented her beautifully. The gown was simple but still remarkable, with the minor details of the pattern providing a flattering and artistic emphasis to the star. The silver earrings matching the silver of the dress is a nice addition that ties the look together. 


  1. Taylor Swift in Roberto Cavalli: Swift turned heads this year in a beautiful navy, two-piece gown adorned in silver sparkles. Loyal fans believe that the gown may be a wink at fans as a nod to her latest album, “Midnights.””. Others think the number could have been in reference to her “Fearless”- era Grammy dress, in which she received a nomination for her “1989” album. Swift has been known to be a master of leaving discreet hints along the way before a new album or song release. Regardless of any potential hidden messages, the two-piece set is classic and simple, flowing elegantly and matched perfectly with her simple updo and red lip. 


  1. Harry Styles in EGONLAB x Swarovski: Styles chose a colorful fun ensemble for the Grammys this year, which is fitting for the star’s persona. The outfit was topless except for two suspenders, and the bottom half consisted of a diamond- shaped pattern with colors like yellow, pink and purple. Overall, this look was flattering and perfect for Styles while also matching the star’s generally colorful fashion choices. It felt like a personal nod to his consistency in self-expression and the happiness he is known for exuberating during his concerts. 


  1. Beyoncé in Gucci: Beyoncé pulled off this stunning strapless Gucci gown that matched the ruffle detail also included in Lopez’s dress. The dress is elegant and perfect for the star, with the black gloves adding as a finishing touch to complete the look. The metallic layering is flattering for Beyoncé’s figure, and the black detailing of the ruffles tie together with the gloves. Overall, the look is both simple while also artistic and perfectly coordinated. 


  1. Kacey Musgraves: Musgraves wore a beautiful pink, feathered look that was perfectly timed with Valentine’s Day festivities. This look was fun, elegant, and flattering on the star. The makeup matches flawlessly with her look, and her hair is pulled up simply, not taking anything away from her outfit. The feathers are fun, celebratory and unique, placing Musgraves firmly on the list of best dressed at the Grammys. 


  1. Cardi B in Guarav Gupta Couture: Cardi B stunned in a royal blue figure-hugging dress that was vibrant and sculptural. The dress is fresh off the Paris runway, as it debuted recently during Paris Fashion Week runway. This dress is bold in both color and design yet still hugs her figure and flatters her body. The color choice is beautiful, and the dress itself is tasteful and artistic. 

1.Jennifer Lopez in Gucci: Lopez’s look is number one on my list for a multitude of reasons. The dress is beautiful, and the color is perfect for her. The silver is stunning alongside the navy, and the intricate design of her neck piece ties along the silver hangings of the dress. Her hairstyle is classic, and the shoes match the ensemble flawlessly. The ruffles are a stunning finishing detail that tie the look together. This look remains timeless while also adding in minor details to add a flair.