Best & Worst Dressed of the 2009 Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are a lot more relaxed, fashion-wise, than other award ceremonies.  There’s always a lot of funky fashion that can be expected on the red carpet.  But this year, there were a lot more bad and blah fashions than good.  So here it is, the good, the bad, and the blah of the 2009 Grammy Awards:

The Good


  • I love the gold and silver sequined Versace mini dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore last Sunday.  It’s perfect for the Grammys – fun, sparkly, and sexy.  She paired the dress with tights, strappy sandals, and Chopard jewelry (and she didn’t wear the gray cardigan onstage when she was introducing Radiohead).
  • Carrie Underwood looked radiant in the gold beaded, tulle slip Zuhair Murad gown.  
  • Katy Perry’s pink Basil Soda gown was both fun and glamorous.  Exactly what the Grammys call for.  The bubblegum-pink color was definitely fun.  The structure of the dress is amazing.
  • Taylor Swift went for a simple black Kaufman Franco jersey gown instead of her usual embellished gown route.  I actually like the simplicity of the dress and design.  It’s refreshing and classic.

The Bad


  • Oh Paula, what were you thinking?  Paula Abdul proves once again that she is in dire need of a stylist.  The shoulder of the canary Basil Soda was simply too busy.  And the hair?  Not good.  All in all, a catastrophe.
  • Paris Hilton went for her usual trashy look.  The Versace mini looks more like a nightie than a dress.  I mean, its way short, could she even sit down?  Hopefully she was wearing underwear this time…
  • Okay, so I got to give it to M.I.A. for walking down the Grammy red carpet and even performing at the event on the same day that she was due to deliver.  I mean, I never have been pregnant, but that must be uncomfortable.  So I get it that fashion probably wasn’t on the forefront of her priorities or concern.  But I just have to say that the Manish Arora dress was a disaster.  
  • So the dress that Marissa Miller wore wasn’t bad, albeit a bit boring.  What was bad, was the fit.  The top of the dress definitely wasn’t fitting properly.  As a supermodel, she should know the importance of fit – so shame on her…
  • Jordin Sparks rose print dress was completely unflattering.
  • Leona Lewis’s Randi Rahm nude dress was a bit boring.  It also looked like she was going for the Beyonce look – however, she wasn’t successful.  

The Blah


  • Sheryl Crow’s water colored blue, asymmetrical Toni Maticevski gown was good.  Love the water mix color.  Didn’t like the slight ruching on the bodice, it look as if the gown wasn’t fitting properly.  The looks is nice, it’s just a bit blah.
  • Okay, okay we  get it Kate Beckinsale, you love structured dresses and mermaid gowns.  But I think Kate might have mixed up her dates.  Did she think it was the Oscars?  The Reem Acra gown is far too stunning for the Grammys.  Yes the gown is gorgeous, but it’s not appropriate for the event.
  • Leanne Rimes’s Philosophy dress is definitely cute.  And I would definitely love to own it.  Love the cerulean top and the embellished waist.  But I didn’t like the skirt part.  Overall, I didn’t think it was appropriate for the Grammy’s.  There’s something missing from the look overall, it’s a little too simple.
  • The asymmetrical Herve Leger by Max Azria is simply too old for 16-year-old Miley Cyrus.  Seriously, why does this girl insist on dress so old to awards?  Doesn’t she realize that she should be getting away with dressing young now instead of trying to recapture it when she’s too old?  The girl dresses like she’s 32, but acts as if she’s 12.  But there’s one good thing that I have to say about the look – it’s an improvement from the what she wore to the Clive Davis pre-Grammy shindig.  

One response to “Best & Worst Dressed of the 2009 Grammy Awards

  1. i don’t think Taylor Swift has ever had a bad hair day in her entire life

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