Fashion Hits and Misses at the Grammys


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in LA. Our fashion and beauty director Mbali Soga gives us a breakdown of her favourite and not-so favourite looks from the ceremony.


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Perfect hue to match the armful of gold she’s just won! The Givenchy gown complements her curves, and the dainty gold accessories add a touch of glam. I wish she would've switched up her trademark hairstyle for something more sleek – perhaps a high ponytail.

Laverne Cox

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Laverne’s overall look is well put together – the dark smoky eye with the sleek high pony and the simple hoops with a dainty heel are chic. But I have to add, have we not seen enough of these body-baring cut-out dresses?

Katy Perry

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Oh hell no! This ensemble is all kinds of wrong – she resembles a chicken! The proportions of the dress are wrong and the messy hair is horrible.

Kris Jenner

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The momananger didn’t get creative with this look. Its a typical Kris Jenner look – Black, body con, signature coifed hair, smokey eye nude lip. Boring!


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I’m not too sure about the neckpiece as the gown is super busy. She looks radiant in minimalist make-up with clean sleek hair. The length of that weave is everything!


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The overall look is pretty fun and Grammys-appropriate! Any excuse for RiRi to show off her body art! Nude make-up and super long weaves seem to be the order of the night. I would lose the diamonds but I would say this is a fun favourite!

Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy looks super sexy in this black textured gown, she ticks all the boxes – hair, smoky eye, nude lip, dainty heel, minimal accessories. It would have been great to see her in something different though.

Mary j Blige

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This is a case of 'When bad outfits happen to good people'! Mary’s red carpet appearances are always less than inspiring. The dress and the bowl cut look too vintage – almost disco era! And the length with the rose tattoo – Nah!

Celine Dion

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Why is Celine Dion even on this list? All I can say is that the dress looks like she pulled out a dress she used to wear in the 80s. A big NO!

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga not only shocks in her red carpet outfit choices, she makes sure to pull off a completely different persona. I wouldn't recommend the look on any other star but she totally pulls it off!


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This Gucci gown is everything! The look is quite fashion forward – structural, pleated, mismatched earrings, transparent heels, minimal make-up! I’m not too sure about the hairstyle though,

Guiliana Raincic

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I’m not too sure that this look is appropriate for the Grammys. It looks very high tea-esque.

Taraji P. Henson

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This look gets a complete miss, The dress looks way too small – what’s up with the sleeves and shoulder pads?


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Lorde channeled 90s cool in the white basic tee under a dress look. Absolutely love how the glamorous black gown contrasted the tee with  minimal accessories and a bare face.

Andra Day

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We totally get Andra trying to channel Diana Ross in her supremes day. The look is not entirely bad, we like the contrasting blue heels and 0TT jewels but we give this look a miss!


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Always the one to take fashion risks on the red carpet. He killed it this year in the tunic and cigarette pants combo. The burgundy velvet adds a nice touch!


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JLo can obviously do no wrong on the red carpet! Although ticking all the right boxes, her look does seem like something we’ve seen her in before.

Jill Scott

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Jill's choice of footwear just took a potentially good outfit and destroyed it! She needed to go for something a little higher and feminine to balance her silhouette. The jacket is quite flattering on her as it accentuates her waistline.

Pictures: Getty Images

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