The Best- and Worst-Dressed Celebrities at the 2023 Grammy Awards

The Oscars may be the movie industry’s prom and the Met Gala may be the fashion world’s big night out, but when it comes to the red carpet, the Grammy Awards deliver way more of a party vibe. Music “A” Listers are way more adventurous in their style than other celebrities. They are far less likely to be concerned with what other people think. This makes covering their style choices so much more fun. Here are some of my picks for the best, worst, and most questionable looks of the 2023 Grammys.


Lizzo in Dolce & Gabbana

My favourite thing about Lizzo is that she makes ‘taking up space’ her Number One Priority in selecting any look. She refuses to make herself small or to recede in any way. When she’s here, she makes damn sure you know she’s here. The “About Damn Time” singer looked amazing in this orange opera coat, positively dripping with silk flowers over a beautifully fitted orange corset. You couldn’t miss her and you can’t forget her. Which is exactly how she wants it.


Doja Cat in Versace

Given her recent crazy look at Paris Fashion Week – see my post last week – I have to admit I felt a little let down by this rather basic design, courtesy of Versace. To be fair, the vinyl is definitely eye-catching and she looks great in it, but I expected her to keep pushing the style envelope further.


Viola Davis in Naeem Khan

The star of THE WOMAN KING picked up a Grammy (and secured her status in that rare group of people known as EGOT WINNERS (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winners) for the audiobook narration of her memoir ‘Finding Me’. Davis dazzled the crowd in this shimmering colour-blocked Naeem Khan gown. The colours look fantastic on her, but I’m not loving the black fringe on the front of bodice.


Bebe Rexha in Moschino

If you think the pink Barbiecore trend is dying out, Bebe is here to show you the way. Pink’s not going anywhere for a good while. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a chic or elegant look, but it’s a really fun one—almost cartoony in its simple exuberance—and I could tell how much she loved wearing it. That’s all that matters. That, and it took a good picture.


Shania Twain in Harris Reed

It’s screaming Cruella de Ville and this didn’t impress me much. The hat looked silly and the whole look felt kind of dated. Worst outfit of the night.


Taylor Swift in Roberto Cavalli

Given her tendency to send messages and use symbolism in her work, I think there was an equal likelihood that singer would celebrate the acclaim for her ‘MIDNIGHTS’ album by showing up in midnight blue. I’m glad because this looks gorgeous on her. The placement of the beading is beautiful, and those danglers are stunning.


Mary J. Blige in The Blonds

The legend herself, up for a Grammy for her single “Here With Me,” stunned in this sparkly gown by The Blonds, but I just can’t accept those hip cutouts, which are kind of terrible. I also don’t think booties work with that hem length. Forgive me, Queen.


Harry Styles in Egonlab

The “As It Was” singer delighted us by showing up in what can only be described as sparkly harlequin overalls. Should sparkly harlequin overalls even be a thing that exists? Probably not for most people, but Harry looks born to wear them. Also, with everything he wears – from jumpsuits to feather boas to beads and handbags – he still manages to look sexy. And being the Gucci muse means you’ll always be on point whatever your wear.


Megan Fox in Zuhair Murad and Machine Gun Kelly in Dolce & Gabbana

Nominated for his album Mainstream Sellout, the singer showed up in this eye-popping silver metallic D&G suit with crystals. Sure, it’s over the top, but this is the Grammys—and besides, he looked amazing in it. Megan evidently chose to be the supportive fiancée and let him have the spotlight, because her Murad dress is downright rboring for her, although I appreciate how well it coordinates with his suit.


Cardi B in Gaurav Gupta Couture

The Grammys aren’t the most chic of high-fashion red carpet events because pop stars are generally more interested in creating high-impact moments than being elegant or sophisticated about it. That’s why it was such a pleasant surprise to see Cardi show up in something that felt extremely high-end editorial but also delivered the kind of theatricality most Grammy attendees want in their style. She looked amazing.


Anderson .Paak in Gucci

It just wouldn’t feel like the Grammys without Anderson .Paak serving joyous, colourful, unforgettable fashion. The Best R&B Performance and Best Album nominee hit the red carpet in a floral Gucci suit. Did he make it work? Let’s put it this way: He pulled it off as well as it could be pulled off. He pulled it off better than probably any other wearer could pull it off. Except Harry Styles.



The singer shared photos of her jaw-dropping look to Instagram. In the pictures, she poses with her Grammy awards while wearing a peachy cream velvet gown with a deep V-cut that exposed a metallic gold bustier underneath. The gown included plenty of unconventional details, like the off-the-shoulder neckline that rose into a structured cone that encapsulated the singer, a thigh-high leg slit that revealed matching velvet leggings and wedge heels underneath, plus opera-length gloves. The best bit was Beyoncé’s golden topper— a flat disc-like hat washed in gold, which nearly resembled her golden gramophone statuettes.

BEY then made a quick outfit swap for her fashionably late arrival to the ceremony, where she looked gorgeous in a corset Gucci gown featuring a champagne-coloured bodice and a metallic silver skirt with a high leg slit and ruffled hem. She paired the look with black leather opera gloves, silver strappy heels, and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.

Finally, she changed into an all-black look for her third outfit of the night. The strapless dress included a structured pointed bodice made of reflective black material, as well as a body-hugging black velvet floor-length skirt. She coordinated with velvet black opera gloves.

She broke the record for the artist with the most Grammy wins ever after winning the awards for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Best R&B Song, Best Dance/Electronic Recording, and Best Traditional R&B Performance.. (Bey now has 32 Grammys.)

After scooping up 9 nominations for this year’s ceremony, Bey also became one of the most-nominated artists ever, tying with her husband, Jay-Z, who holds 88 nominations.