Grammys 2017: The Most Bizarre Outfits on the Red Carpet

There were CD-embellished dresses, plenty of chainlink looks and so many more outfits that made us say "whaaat?"

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KATY PERRY

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With the live-action Beauty and the Beast getting huge amounts of hype, we guess weren't not surprised that someone (in Tom Ford) came dressed as Fifi the Feather Duster.

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RIHANNA

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Usually red carpet gowns can only be worn once, but good news for Rihanna! She can get miles out of her Armani Privé tangerine sports bra well after the show wraps.

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LADY GAGA

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Once we saw that she got a Metallica-theme tattoo before her duet with the band, we knew she was going full-on heavy metal. But that didn't mean we still weren't shocked by her spiked-crop top, chainlink-adorned hot pants and leather thigh-highs.

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SOLANGE

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Solange's statement sleeve certainly lives up to its name, which is a hard feat when her Gucci gown also has a peplum, pleats and gold lamé to compete with.

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ELLE KING

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It's for you to decide if Elle's off-the-shoulder floral-appliqué gown and headpiece is coming up roses.

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TARAJI P. HENSON

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Taraji's celestial star, moon and sun-print dress (with '80s-inspired ruffle sleeves) is truly out of this world.

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LAVERNE COX

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We can always count on someone to bring a shocking skin-baring moment at the Grammys, and this year, Laverne is that person in her double-sided chain-laced Bryan Hearns dress.

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HALSEY

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Halsey may have had a good reason for her shirtless satin jacket with matching parachute pants (she was channeling '90s R&B , TLC and Aaliyah), but even with the explanation, you may still be confused.

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ANDRA DAY

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Andra stayed fully committed to her '70s throwback vibe in her peach column gown and long neck scarf with flowers scattered all around her bouffant hairstyle.

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VAJA

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If your mind doesn't immediately compare recording artist Vaja's high-collar cape to Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent, you need to brush up on your Disney villain knowledge.

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CYNTHIA ERIVO

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Actually, hold that thought. If the floral appliqué on Cynthia's strapless blue gown doesn't make you think of Little Mermaid's Ursula, now it's time to rewatch your childhood faves.

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GIRL CRUSH

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We guarantee your first thought is, "Who?" And your second is "Which Chuck E. Cheese's ball pit was raided in the making of this gown?"

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JACQUELINE VAN BIERK

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Usually when the word "retro" is used to describe a gown it's more figurative than literal – but in the case of this Andre Soriano tulle gown embellished with old-school CDs, we definitely mean it.

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JOY VILLA

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Many celebrities made political statements throughout the show, but none more blatantly than Joy, who wore an Andre Soriano gown featuring President Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." (Oh, and she also shared a glimpse of her white lace thong through the sheer paneling of her gown.)

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