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

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ADELE

ADELE
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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.

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TAYLOR SWIFT

TAYLOR SWIFT
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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.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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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.

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RIHANNA

RIHANNA
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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.

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GWYNETH PALTROW

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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.

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MIRANDA LAMBERT

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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.

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FERGIE

FERGIE
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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.

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ALICIA KEYS

ALICIA KEYS
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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.

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JESSIE J

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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.

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KATE BECKINSALE

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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.

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HILLARY SCOTT

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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.

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JULIANNE HOUGH

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In a sparkly Kaufman Franco strapless gown with a crisscross motif and Vanessa Leu earrings, fresh-faced looks relaxed on the red carpet.

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