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Eric Wilson
Feb 08, 2015 @ 11:37 pm

Madonna was a tarty toreador. Kim Kardashian went as a modern day Krystle Carrington. Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, and Sia, too, did their best to stand out in a crowded field of glitz-loving gals at the Grammys on Sunday night, but let’s be real, nothing steals the show like a big, poufy, pink cupcake of a gown. And who better to wear a dress that completely obscured her body than Rihanna, who more often dresses in clothes that leave nothing to the imagination? Turning the tables is a sure fire way to top the night’s list of five best dresses.

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 

“I saw this dress on the Internet and I just fell in love with it,” Rihanna (pictured, above) told Ryan Seacrest on her way into the ceremony. A strapless silk corset top with two rows of embroidery over a skirt of yards and yards of tulle, topped with even more ruched tulle, this dress was a divine cupcake. I saw it on the Internet, too, so where’s mine?

Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford

On a night for baring bosoms, Minaj and Ford proved that cleavage and class can co-exist, in this case with a sleek black dress that looked polished and provocative at the same time.

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Iggy Azalea in Armani Privé

The color was the best feature of this dress, but the shoulder-slash cutouts and the strict structure were pretty neat, too. Unlike Azalea’s braided-bread hairdo that reasonably raised some eyebrows, the dress was fully baked.

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Beyoncé in Proenza Schouler

The see-through tulle was easily inside her comfort zone, and how nice to see her supporting New York’s dynamic design duo, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler.

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Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Thought the jumpsuit trend had passed its prime? Not by a long shot, as Stefani’s lovely lacey top demonstrated. The loose cut of the lower half would have been a challenge for most, but she wore it just right.

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