Ali Martell: From Hemlines to Heels


Grammy Awards 2013

The Good, The Bad, and the Barney?

I'll be honest, as far as red carpet fashion goes, The Grammy Awards are usually my least favorite. As opposed to the formalwear from The Emmys, Golden Globes and the Oscars, Grammy fashion tends to be edgier and more over-the-top and a bit of a game to see who can show the most sideboob, navel, and thigh. 

(Jennifer Lopez wins this game a lot.)

I mean, it's not every day you see an award winner performing on stage in a shiny gold pleather-ish button-down on top of manpri leggings. 

Oh, Nate Ruess, how I love you and that song from Breaking Amish. But this outfit. I have feeeeeelings about it. Luckily, he put on an adorable acceptable suit when his band Fun. picked up their Grammy for best new artist, with just a wee bit of irony. “Everyone can see our faces, and we are not very young — we’ve been doing this for 12 years.” 

Manpris aside, there were some real winners at the Grammys.


The Good

This was, by far, my favorite of the night. I love Carrie Underwood, I kind of love everything about her. She's stunning, she's sweet, and girl can sing. She's the loveliest thing to come out of American Idol (although I do find Kelly Clarkson's photobombs hilarious and endearing) and this dress was just perfect. 


Now I don't know if Miranda Lambert was following all of the rules here, because I do detect some sidebook action, but damn she looks lovely. 


This is a winner for Taylor Swift. Her hair was divine, and her dress was just edgy enough for the Grammys without being too, too much. Love it. 



The Bad

Oh, honey, no. I just love Adele so much. She's wonderful. But this dress was just too much Mary Poppins' carpet bag meets Carol Brady. And the matching patterned shoes? OY. 


Now, there's a way to do boobs, and there's a way to wear an unattractive Dentyne-coloured dress and no one even notices that you are a even wearing a dress. Less is more, Katy Perry. Maybe next year she can learn from Miranda's boobs. 



The Barney?




No. Really.

Florence Welch and Kate Pierson were Barney and Baby Bop. 


What did you think of this year's Grammys? Happy with the winners? Happy with the fashion? Who were your red carpet favourites?