• Emily Duff

Fashion at the Grammys: The best and the worst

After a long wait from the initial January date, fashion at the 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony did not disappoint. Alongside a consistently bright and colourful array of clothing, thanks to Covid-19, a mask became the new accessory of the season. While most of us watched from home, the limited number of performers and award presenters who were able to arrive in person made the outfits more important than ever.

Floral Suits

The expectations of masculine and feminine went out of the window this year with floral suits being worn by everyone. Most favourably, Dababy wore a shimmery applique suit with an accompanying red-rimmed fedora. Form-fitting, he opted with a light orange turtle neck in place of a shirt that took the outfit to a more chic but less business-esque level perfect for the Grammys.

The Mask

Although I’m not a fan of her intensely floral dress, Taylor Swift managed to perfectly match her mask to the pattern of it, using a nude that almost made it seem sheer and almost Midsomer-esque. However, the largeness of the flower appliques on her dress seemed to swallow up her figure creating a weird silhouette.

Megan Thee Stallion wore a classic orange silk dress with a gorgeous short trail attached by Dolce & Gabbana. While stunning and simplistic, her matching mask really brought it together and accentuated her eye makeup. The brightness of the orange also helped her to stand out against the red carpet.

Chika also turned up in a bright outfit, but a tracksuit. Head to toe in Nike, she made the runway take a pastel turn with a mix of baby pink, purple and mint green. She accessorised with a mini handbag and, of course, a matching mask.

Billie Eilish took the trend to a new level. Wearing her classic baggy ensemble, Eilish walked the red carpet in a silk material pant, long-sleeved top, mask and bucket hat covered in a pattern that had a very abstract monochromatic look.

Bright Colours

Continuing the trend, Dua Lipa adorned Atelier Versace and BVLGARI jewellery on the runway with a butterfly gown that featured cut-out detailing and a high slit. However, aside from this gorgeous outfit, what took the main stage was the bright pink bedazzled skirt and top combo that she sported to perform.

Lastly, Lizzo showed up in two stunning outfits. Both in Balmain, Lizzo showcased a lime green ruched dress and heels along with a baby pink number later in the evening - both equally gorgeous and figure-hugging.

Harry Styles

All of the outfits sported by Styles won the show for me, sticking to Gucci outfits throughout the evening.

On the red carpet, Styles could be seen in a tweed blazer (a matching mask later appeared) and black trousers - with a purple feather boa accentuating the look and increasing his classic femininity.


On stage, Harry Styles' feather boa was switched for a light green colour, which he paired with a leather suit (and no shirt) to open the ceremony with a performance of ‘Watermelon Sugar’.


H.E.R.

Arriving in Dundas, H.E.R encompassed Prince. As a huge fan of the ‘70s, H.E.R really stood out for me. Especially the circle rimmed glasses and the velvet fabric. She also brought something very different to the other looks shown on the red carpet, opting for a deep purple Dundas World robe with long sleeves and trousers as opposed to the usual form-fitting gowns. She accessorised the look with a diamond necklace and rings from Ingrid Andress in Chopard jewellery that reminded us she was at the Grammys - as opposed to Woodstock.


Edited by Maddy Burgess


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