2016 Grammys Best Dressed List

The Grammys red carpet can trend a bit more Video Music Awards than Oscars, with fewer formal gowns and less traditional and at times more bizarre outfits. That’s probably why Lady Gaga and Zendaya didn’t think twice about channeling the late David Bowie before heading into the Staples Center for music’s biggest night Monday. Others put their best, perfectly pedicured feet forward and showed up in lust-worthy looks we—and Twitter—totally coveted. Here’s a list of who made our 2016 Grammys best dressed list. Share yours with us in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.


Question: Can Adele do wrong? Answer: Was that really a question? The British songstress with a once-in-a-lifetime voice stunned in a Givenchy gown that fit her like a glove. Her new, textured ‘do added a casual-cool touch.

Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry  

On a red carpet full of pop stars, Disney princesses, bright colors and sequins, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry looked the epitome of nonchalant cool in all black. Cooper, Depp and Perry were set to make their national television debuts as rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires when they rolled up to the Staples Center, but they weren’t letting anyone see them sweat as they showed off their skull and bones rings, poker faces in tact.      

Chrissy Teigen

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen’s natural mom-to-be glow complimented her stunning white Yousef Al-Jasmi gown. Nominee, performer and stylish husband John Legend perfectly complimented Teigen, who proved the cape trend was more than just a one-night Golden Globes thing.

Kaley Cuoco    

Big Bang Theory star and presenter Kaley Cuoco proved “different” need not be codeword for “worst dressed list nominee” in a beaded Naeem Khan jumpsuit that looked as comfortable as it was chic. The triangular tummy cutout showed off Cuoco’s enviable midsection, her tussled locks were so effortless and the H. Stern champagne clutch added some glamour.      

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt, who picked up a Grammy for Best Country album, proved that the real men wear pink movement is still going strong in a pink suit from Dolce & Gabbana.

Taylor Swift

While Long Islanders braved snow and freezing rain during their evening commutes, Taylor Swift slipped into an itty-bitty red Atelier Versace crop top (it was 88-degrees in LA). Swift, the night’s opening act and big winner for Album of the Year, color blocked in a voluminous hot pink skirt with an on-trend high slit that made her look like she had legs for days. Her new cropped bob was giving Twitter some serious Anna Wintour vibes.

Selena Gomez

Swift’s girl date to the Grammys, Selena Gomez looked all grown up in a sparkly, jewel tone Calvin Klein gown with sexy side cutouts and a criss cross back. The length and tasteful hair and makeup kept the look from getting too pin-up girl for the younger fans who adore her.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood showed up in a strapless Nicolas Jebran dress that put a twist on Hollywood classic. The gown’s fabric was tied into a pretty bow, which made way for a thigh-high slit on her left side that, along with skyscraper black heels, showed off her fabulous stems. Of course, you may have missed all that because her exquisite 48-combined-carat necklace, a Valentine’s Day gift from husband Mike Fisher designed by Jonathan Arndt, took center stage.  

Kacey Musgraves

Country crooner Kacey Musgraves went off the sparkle-beaten path and played with colors and textures in an ombré Armani Privé dress. Christian Louboutin heels, a sleek pony and natural makeup made the 27-year-old nominee look elegant.

Ellie Goulding

Slip dresses are back this spring. Ellie Goulding got ahead of the curve in a pink Stella McCartney number complete with a daring, plunging glitter-and-fringe back that undoubtedly caused gasps in the photography pit and couches across the country.  

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

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