2013 Grammys Fashion Recap: Never Mind the Dress Code, Look at All That Skin!

5 years ago

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards came with some much-mocked dress code restrictions -- "no side boob" or "butt crack" was to show on this year's red carpet.

Nevertheless, celebrities came dressed to impress. In fact, I think there was a bit of a rebellion going on, considering all the skin that was showing, especially The Leg Out trend.

We also saw quite a bit of front boob in the way of cleavage, midriff and torso cut-outs -- and of course, the classic strapless gowns. But a few stars followed the rules like good little girls, and looked right proper on the red carpet last night.

Click through the quick slideshow below to see the best {and worst} in each trend.

Covered Up Proper

Beyonce in a demure Osman Studio pantsuit.(Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Adele

Covered Up Proper

Adele in Valentino. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Florence Welch

A Leg Out

Florence Welch in Givenchy. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Solange Knowles

A Leg Out

Solange Knowles in Ralph & Russo Couture (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: J.Lo

A Leg Out

Jennifer Lopez in Anthony Vaccarello (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Taylor Swift

A Leg Out

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Katy Perry

Cleavage Out

Katy Perry in Gucci. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Ashanti

Cleavage Out

Ashanti in Tony Ward Couture (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Kelly Rowland

Cut It Out

{I loved this dress!}

Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Kelly Osbourne

Cut It Out

Kelly Osbourne in Paule Ka. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Alicia Keys

Cut It Out ... AND Cleavage

{I preferred her on-stage cut-out mesh dress.}

Alicia Keys in Azzedine Alaïa. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Rihanna

Cut It Out

Rihanna, also in Azzedine Alaïa. (Image: © Jose Hernandez/Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Carly Rae Jepsen

Shoulders Out

Carly Rae Jepsen in Roberto Cavalli.(Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Carrie Underwood

Shoulders Out

Carrie Underwood, also in Roberto Cavalli. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: The Men

Though I didn't feature any of the men and boys individually, I really thought they all looked so dapper as a whole. I love the proper retro look they're all rockin'.

Clockwise from top left: Drake, F.U.N., John Mayer, Frank Ocean, Foster the People, Trey Songz. All images © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com.

Did you watch? Who made your best and worst list?

 

BlogHer Style Editor Maegan Tintari {@loveMaegan} is a Fashion, Home & Lifestyle blogger in Los Angeles. Go to ...love Maegan for your daily dose of inspiration!

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