My Favorite Modest Looks From the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
While music's night of nights recognizes the best in the recording biz, this year's red carpet did not disappoint! With the ever-hilarious James Corden returning as host for the second year in a row, this was the first time since 2003 that the Grammys were held outside Los Angeles, broadcast live from New York City at Madison Square Garden.
Of all the award shows, the Grammys isn't known for conservative fashion choices. But among the slew of nominees and attendees, there were a handful of artists who strutted the carpet in demure looks that were simply stunning.
Scroll my modest Best Dressed picks below.
Ashanti in Custom Elie Madi
The seven time Grammy nominee and winner for Best Contemporary R&B Album back in 2003, Ashanti struck gold in this custom frock. The ball gown style accentuated her teeny waist and the flounce skirt created movement every way she turned. Golden perfection.
Kelly Clarkson in Christian Siriano
Though she didn't take home the gong for Best Pop Solo Performance for Love So Soft, Kelly looked absolutely gorgeous on the red carpet channelling Old Hollywood Glamour in this intricate dress. Though the sleeve design may not be everyone's taste, fringing and tassels are so on-trend for spring and add a modern dimension to this ornate look.
Chrissy Teigen in YANINA Couture
Confirming she's expecting a baby boy (!!!), supermodel Chrissy shone yet again in this silver sequined midi. (Yes, I realize there's a front slit, but like I mentioned in my SAG Awards post about Saoirse Ronan, if it weren't for that, this look would've been pretty much perfect, so I opted to include it in my roundup.) Power shoulders? Yep! Fitted then billowing sleeves? Love! Defined waist? Gorgeous! Stunning hair, make-up, and accessories to match? Check, check, check.
Karen Fairchild in Monique Lhuillier
Little Big Town was nominated for Best Country Album and took home the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at this year's awards, and in this feather-y white Monique Lhuillier, Karen won the red carpet too. Even if plumes aren't your thing, I just love this out-of-the-box look that's both elegant and ethereal.
Tina Campbell in DAUGHTERS OF NONYELUM (DON)
Nominated for Best Gospel Performance, Tina Campbell looked brilliant in burgundy. An embellished top draws all attention to the face while a floor-grazing bottom lengthens and leans. Adding gold chandelier earrings and a matching bag is the perfect understated accessory combo.