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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.