Grammy's All Time Fashion Hits & Misses
GWEN STEFANI: HIT
Stefani – who was up for best female pop vocal performance for "What You Waiting For?" – was anything but basic in a sheer black Viktor amp Rolf minidress in 2005.
QUEEN LATIFAH: MISS
A dress? Pants? In 2004, the rapper-singer-actress just couldn't make up her mind – and didn't flatter her trimmed-down figure.
BRITNEY SPEARS: HIT
Though she lost to Christina Aguilera as best new artist in 2000, the pop diva reigned supreme in an elegant Randolph Duke gown and Oscar de la Renta mink stole.
AVRIL LAVIGNE: MISS
She should have stuck with her day job: In 2003, the best new artist nominee looked more like a "Sk8ter Boi" in her message-scrawled tuxedo jacket, which she helped design.
The RampB singer (who scored three awards) lit up the red carpet in 2005 in a dapper white Armani ensemble, wingtip shoes and plenty of bling.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA: MISS
"This dress weighs more than I do," the best new artist winner complained about her chain-mail dress in 2000. Sadly, the tacky frock wasn't worth the weight.
Bootylicious, indeed. The singer (nominated with Destiny's Child for "Lose My Breath") flaunted her curves last year in a Roberto Cavalli gown she called "simple and sexy."
SHERYL CROW: MISS
In 2005, Crow (nominated for "The First Cut Is the Deepest") joked that her unflattering cutout halter dress was made from then-boyfriend Lance Armstrong's old Tour de France jerseys.
ALICIA KEYS & ASHANTI: HIT
In 2004, Keys wore a flowing peaches-and-cream Roberto Cavalli bustier with capris, while double-nominee Ashanti worked a variation on the theme in a crisscross Cavalli gown.
JOHN MAYER: MISS
Call him Sgt. Pepper: In 2005, John Mayer (who won two Grammys for his song "Daughters") played dress-up, badly, in a Beatles-inspired velvet blazer.
MARY J. BLIGE: MISS
The big-voiced RampB diva (a 2004 winner for her duet with Sting, "Whenever I Say Your Name") looked more like Big Bird in her bright yellow ensemble.
To introduce Sting and best new artist nominee Sean Paul in 2004, Madge opted for a subtle Versace wrap dress that proved she didn't have to shock to make a splash.
LIL' KIM: MISS
The diminutive hip-hopper (a multiple nominee in 2004) left little to the imagination in a revealing fur-collared gown.
"I wanted to be in gold tonight," Shakira told PEOPLE about her blinding metallic get-up in 2001. But all the gold she really needed was her trophy for best Latin pop album.