Worst Dressed

Fashion derring-do is de rigueur at the Grammys. But there's taking a fashion risk – and then there's going way too far. Take a peek at the Grammy attendees whose fashion picks hit a sour note.

01 of 10

THE CLASH

THE CLASH
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Kelly Rowland's peach-and-sequins minidress looks more little-girl-lost than sophisticated singer – and it clashes terribly with her red-streaked locks. Though Rowland is a Grammy winner (for best rap/sung collaboration for her duet with Nelly, "Dilemma"), her look is a snapshot of fashion confusion.

02 of 10

DISASTROUS DUO

DISASTROUS DUO
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Though their tribute to their late friend and former TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes is a sweet show of solidarity, unfortunately T-Boz (left) and Chilli's LSO-designed outfits (a leather-and-satin bustier and barely-there leather vest, respectively) just aren't flattering.

03 of 10

SLASH & BURN

SLASH & BURN
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Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash left behind the ripped jeans-and-T-shirt rocker look, but his attempt at sophistication – a midnight-blue velvet suit – just doesn't, well, suit him. The chapeau-wearing axeman, with wife Perla, looks like he's playing dress-up.

04 of 10

STRIPE CENTRAL

STRIPE CENTRAL
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There's no missing Rod Stewart in his loud, pinstriped-crazy suit, complete with white vest. The rooster-tressed rocker adds to his over-the-top ensemble with a puzzling accessory – a puppy. What's up with that?

05 of 10

VELVET NIGHTMARE

VELVET NIGHTMARE
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Paul Shaffer's befuddled pose seems to say it all. We're equally confused as to why the Late Show with David Letterman bandleader chose to deck himself out in a purple lounge-lizard velvet duster coat and matching suit with silky shirt. The diminutive musician looks like he's being swallowed up by Barney.

06 of 10

ALL THAT GLITTERS

ALL THAT GLITTERS
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Best dance recording nominee (for "Love at First Sight") Kylie Minogue seems to be channeling Carmen Miranda in her Givenchy couture dress, with its gold-studded bodice and green chiffon ruffled train. Unfortunately, her attempt at a spicy look is too overwhelming for the petite singer, who looks lost in the big ensemble.

07 of 10

NO WAY

NO WAY
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Though she pulls off her shorn hair beautifully, India.Arie's outfit leaves something to be desired. Her stark white mock turtleneck dress (designed by her mom) with funky wristbands and a frayed leather purse is a washout. But Arie is still a winner – for best RampB album (for Voyage to India) and best urban alternative performance for "Little Things."

08 of 10

BARING IT ALL

BARING IT ALL
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It looks like Foxy Brown, a nominee for best female rap solo performance for "Na Na Be Like," forgot to get fully dressed for the Grammys. The rap star managed to get an aquamarine-colored bra on, as well as a white fur coat, but the silky bit of fabric she's wearing isn't what we would call a dress.

09 of 10

STUCK IN THE PAST

STUCK IN THE PAST
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Eve looks more disco diva than hip-hop star in her tacky 1970s-inspired gold lame-and-pleather minidress with strands for sleeves. An equally cheesy gold handbag and flashy stilettos add insult to injury.

10 of 10

HOW AWFUL

HOW AWFUL
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Best new artist nominee Avril Lavigne helped design her tuxedo jacket, which just proves that you should stick with what you know. Completing her scary ensemble is a bow tie and skull-and-crossbones belt. Why Avril, why?

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