Celebrity Style/ Looks for Less
February 16, 2016

Grammys 2016 Red Carpet: Trends & Looks for Less

The red carpet celebrity arrivals for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards are over, but the fashion talk has just begun. Who was best dressed? Who was worst dressed? Who wore it better? The list of questions goes on and on and is open for debate. But let’s look at the bigger picture and ask, what were the red carpet’s biggest trends?

Sequins. Cut Outs. Slits. 

Grammy Trends


These three trends were among a majority of the dresses on the red carpet by celebrities including Selena Gomez, Ciara, Demi Lovato, and Meghan Trainor.
Selena Gomez 2016 Grammys
Now my philosophy is always less is more, but some dresses combined multiple elements that just worked. For example, mine and Taylor Swift’s BFF (yeah, I wish!) Selena Gomez. Her dress combined all-over sequins with a subtle side cut outs which complimented each other nicely. I think the positioning of the cut outs were modest while the plunging neckline added some sass to her look. The floor length brought some sophistication while the all-over sequin texture was just the right amount of sparkle to tie it all together. Under the lights of the red carpet, Selena looked fabulous. I could have done without the hoop earrings though girlfriend.

Similar gown available at ASOS for just $43! – shop here


Talk about red carpet chic…Demi Lovato nailed it. An unconventional look for a start-demi-lovato-cfc72a51-2751-414d-9e0d-f76ffded0662studded event, but girlfriend killed it! If only I could pass this suit off at work on a day-to-day basis! The plunging neckline and high slit skirt took the Demi Lovatostandard suit set to a whole other level. The body chain was a nice touch to add edginess. And let’s just take a moment to applaud Demi’s long locks again.

During her tribute performance, Demi sported another blazer with plunging neckline and fitted pants. This outfit highlighted her petite frame and is definitely something I could rock in the office (with a shirt underneath the blazer of course).

I use a blazer as a layering trick to create a smooth and slimmer silhouette. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about…hiding those love handles or bra bulges.

Similar blazer available at Lord & Taylor and pants at Last Call by Neiman Marcus


Queen of the side slit, Carrie Underwood did not disappoint on the red carpet. Her toned leg was on display in a tasteful sweetheart floor length gown. She looked absolutely stunning. A side slit can be a bit much but the oversized bow helped to downplay the thigh high slit and add sophistication. This is a gown I can see being worn at the Met Gala. Very chic and elegant Carrie…loved it!


Similar dress available at Rent the Runway




Have an event or special occasion coming up? Try one of the Grammy’s rec carpet trends for under $100 from my picks below!


Cut Outs



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