Lifestyle Style Flashback: The Night's Boldest & Best Dressed From demure to totally wild, stars like Adele, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood brought their own unique styles to the red carpet By Alex Apatoff Alex Apatoff Instagram Twitter Alex Apatoff is the Executive Editor of PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for more than a decade, holding various roles on the Style and Beauty team before becoming the site's Lifestyle Director to coordinate the work across the commerce, evergreen, features and marketing teams. Prior to her role at PEOPLE, Alex worked at Us Weekly (where, among other things, she oversaw the Fashion Police pages) and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 13, 2012 02:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 ADELE Kyle Rover/Startraks What goes perfectly with a handful of shiny Grammys? A shimmering custom Giorgio Armani, which the singer accessorizes with a Harry Winston ring, De Beers earrings and Christian Louboutin pumps. 02 of 12 TAYLOR SWIFT Jeff Vespa/WireImage Already a two-time winner before she even hit the carpet in her Zuhair Murad number (“It’s one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever gotten to wear!” gushed of the elaborately hand-embroidered gown), Taylor keeps the rest of her look simple with minimal makeup, a ballerina bun and Neil Lane jewels. 03 of 12 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Kyle Rover/Startraks The must have gotten the memo that sparkly dresses were the evening’s uniform! She shines in a glittering white open-back Gomez-Gracia column dress, paired with a loose bouffant, drop earrings by Johnathon Arndt, a sleek Rene Caovilla clutch and Jimmy Choo sandals. 04 of 12 RIHANNA Jason Merritt/Getty The newly blonde wows in a plunging custom Giorgio Armani gown (complete with an open back and high slit), plus Christian Louboutin shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch and striking gold Neil Lane jewels. 05 of 12 GWYNETH PALTROW Larry Busacca/Getty She’s still got it! Though her husband Chris Martin was the one onstage at the Grammys, manages to grab the spotlight in a skin-baring Stella McCartney black halter with a shiny golden belt, Delfina Delettrez ring and slicked-back ponytail at the show. 06 of 12 MIRANDA LAMBERT Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic With husband up for three Grammys, plays the role of supportive wife in a lacy cap-sleeve gown with delicate silver embroidery by Pavoni, plus Tiffany & Co. jewels and clutch and Stuart Weitzman sandals. 07 of 12 FERGIE Larry Busacca/Getty Putting any baby rumors to rest, the (for “All of the Lights”) tops a black high-waisted bikini with an orange lace mermaid number by Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, plus Neil Lane gold jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch. 08 of 12 ALICIA KEYS Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic While many fellow artists went long, the stands out in a slim-fitting, short black dress with structured shoulders and a gold collar neckplate, plus cap-toe Christian Louboutin heels. 09 of 12 JESSIE J Jason Merritt/Getty In a heavy-metal Julien MacDonald gown (which she joked was a bit like a disco ball), plus heavy bangs and a black Lulu Guinness “Lips” clutch, the British singer brings the party to the red carpet. 10 of 12 KATE BECKINSALE Jason Merritt/Getty Short and sexy is just the ticket for , who wows in a draped one-shoulder Zuhair Murad number with bow detailing, Sutra earrings and simple black Salvatore Ferragamo pumps. 11 of 12 HILLARY SCOTT Jason Merritt/Getty Trading bridal couture for a little gothic glam, the Lady Antebellum frontwoman is subtly sexy in a dip-dye fuschia-and-black Monique Lhuillier gown, worn with a Killian for Gray Gallery clutch and bold Sutra earrings. 12 of 12 JULIANNE HOUGH Lester Cohen/WireImage In a sparkly Kaufman Franco strapless gown with a crisscross motif and Vanessa Leu earrings, fresh-faced looks relaxed on the red carpet.