The Grammys Red Carpet Fashion Is All About Taking Risks

Eliza Huber

The Grammys are always a welcome rest stop during the marathon of film and TV award shows that take place between January and February. Don’t get us wrong, we’ll never get tired of seeing Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston together in the same room, but after the Golden Globesandthe SAGs, we’re happy to tune in to watch a totally different crowd of A-listers share of inside jokes, celebrate one another’s accomplishments, and, of course, walk the red carpet.

Fashion at the Grammys is nothing like that of the award shows before it because attendees are known for going above and beyond in the style department. Imagine if Cardi B showed up at the Golden Globes in that vintage Thierry Mugler oyster dress or seeing J.Lo at the SAG Awards wearing her now-iconic jungle dress — it just wouldn’t happen. But at the Grammys, there are no rules, and it shows on the red carpet. 

On Sunday, we expected a fashion-focused crowd and they delivered; with everyone from Lizzo and Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga and Lil Nas X (whose Kelsey Randall cowboy hat on the cover of Variety deserves its own Grammy) attended the festivities, while
Ariana Grande showed up in an iconic cloud gown. All in all, Sunday's style game was as covetable as the Grammy Awards themselves — and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Snag a front-row seat to all the action by clicking through our list of the best-dressed celebrities on the Grammy Awards red carpet.

Brandi Carlile

Whatever you do, don't let the Grammys go by without taking some time to admire this floral three-piece suit on "Hold Out Your Hand" singer Brandi Carlile.
Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.


@tinyhatskatelife just made its red carpet debut on Dreamville artist Lute. Oh, and his magenta three-piece suit and cozy turtleneck weren't half-bad, either. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Maggie Rogers in Vintage Chanel

Maggie Rogers threw it back to the early 2010s in a star-studded vintage Chanel gown from 2013. But because 2020 is all about self-care, naturally, the "Alaska" singer had to accessorize with a chic Chanel water-bottle-slash-handbag #Hydration. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Chrissy Teigen in Yanina Couture

Chrissy Teigen never fails to light up our day on Twitter, but it's her orange, bold-shouldered frock on tonight's red carpet that's bringing a smile to our faces right now. Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey always looks her best on the red carpet (yes, we're talking about her Heavenly Bodies Met Gala look), and her Gatsby-inspired get-up on tonight's red carpet is no different.

Dua Lipa in Alexander Wang

Dua Lipa just brought the '90s back in full force with this slinky satin two-piece set. Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

Shawn Mendes in Louis Vuitton

First Timothée Chalamet and now Shawn Mendes — we simply can't get enough of today's fashion boys donning magenta suits on the red carpet.

Bebe Rexha in Christian Cowan

Did Bebe Rexha just make rhinestone turtlenecks the most sought-after trend of 2020? We think yes! Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

Lil Nas X in Versace

Lil Nas X has yet to disappoint us on the red carpet, but this head-to-toe hot pink Versace 'fit (cowboy hat included) might just be our favorite of his award show looks yet. Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Tyler, The Creator

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate Tyler The Creator's very Grand Budapest Hotel-esque bubblegum pink get-up on tonight's red carpet?

F.K.A. Twigs in Ed Marler

This hooded pink and black gown, which was custom made for F.K.A. Twigs by her close friend Ed Marler, is straight out of the Baroque period.

Camila Cabello in Versace

"Señorita" singer Camila Cabello is giving us serious Renaissance-era vibes in this black strapless gown featuring one hell of a petticoat. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Ariana Grande in Custom Giambattista Valli

We can't even begin to Imagine a world where Ariana Grande doesn't look 10/10. Can you blame us? Just look at this absolutely iconic cloud gray ensemble, matching evening gloves included. Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.

H.E.R. in DSquared2

From the pastel lenses on her oversized shades to the metallic belt wrapped around her patterned robe dress — H.E.R.'s red carpet look really does have it all.
Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Ariana Grande

While you were debating whether her first dress was gray or blue on Twitter, Ariana Grande was busy switching up her entire look, this time putting on a just-as-voluminous skirt paired with a satin crop top.

Billy Porter in Baja East

The Grammys have only just begun, but Billy Porter's already won the night's most coveted award: Best dressed. Sorry folks, but between his rhinestone Baja East hat and his shimmering teal bodysuit, we can't imagine anyone out-doing the Pose star. Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

Billie Eilish in Gucci

Billie Eilish just ensured that 2019's slime green trend will continue to reign supreme in 2020 with this GG-printed two-piece set (paired with rhinestone earrings, shiny puff-sleeves, and dad-approved sneakers) courtesy of Gucci. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Adrienne Warren in Brandon Maxwell

We can't help but attribute this gorgeous one-shoulder gown on singer and actress Adrienne Warren to Tina Turner, a.k.a. the "Proud Mary" singer who Warren is currently portraying in the Broadway musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Lizzo in Versace

This Old Hollywood-esque all-white ensemble on Lizzo (who's been nominated for a whopping 8 Grammys) deserves a Grammy Award of its own. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Nathalie Joachim

Brooklyn-based composer Nathalie Joachim is giving new meaning to the phrase "red hot" in this voluptuous frock paired with a modern art-inspired clutch. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Jameela Jamil in Dennis Basso

Jameela Jamil makes a case for monochrome on the red carpet by matching her paneled indigo gown with sparkling eye shadow in the same hue. Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images.

Labrinth in Balmain

The only thing more impressive than vocalist Labrinth's pipes is his unbeatable style game — and this draped red suit paired with gold jewelry and white boots only adds to that reputation. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Jessie Reyez in Romona Keveža

Jessie Reyez looks "Crazy" good right now thanks to this stunning strapless red gown. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Lucky Daye in Grayscale

We're loving this mint chip double-breasted suit on "Real Games" singer Lucky Daye a little bit too much. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

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