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GRAMMY Red Carpet 2014: Best and Worst Dressed

By Staff

As the world gears up for the biggest night in music to officially begin, the ladies of—Courtney E. Smith, Jillian Mapes, Annie Reuter and Shannon Carlin—got together to chat about the best, worst and weirdest fashion that the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards had to offer.

Because, let's be honest, it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's about how well you played the fashion game.

Related: The 2014 GRAMMY Winners List

Check out below to see who we think rocked the red carpet and those who need a bit more practice before next year's awards.

And while you're at it, go check out our complete coverage of the GRAMMYs here.

Kacey Musgraves in Armani Prive

Singer Kacey Musgraves attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Carlin: She looks like a fairy princess. Her makeup and eyebrows just look amazing. I think she's my best dressed.
Mapes: She is great looking. I think she's best dressed for me too.
Smith: I like that dress, it's better from the side than full on. Her hair is great too.
Reuter: I was surprised it wasn't edgy, I expected something edgy. She's elegant though.

Taylor Swift in Gucci

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Smith: Taylor Swift is growing her bangs out, that's all I can say. Again it's the sparkly look, but I like the column. We're used to the big skirts with her. I like the columns.
Carlin: I like the silver chainmail look. It's elegant without being old lady. Very statuesque.
Reuter: Very elegant. I love her makeup too.

Pharrell in Adidas

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Mapes: I'm feeling that Pharrell has a huge Adidas deal.
Smith: That would be the hat throws everything askew, period. His head is not right for a hat. A visible keychain is inappropriate. When you're nominating for a GRAMMY, just inappropriate.

Skylar Grey in Michael Costello

Skylar Grey attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Mapes: It's kind of hot. You see just her tattoos, it looks like she's nude.
Smith: The makeup and the nude dress, it washes her out.
Carlin: I agree. I think that it reminds me too much of Gaga's latex get-up when she arrived to perform "Born This Way"

Colbie Caillat in Ezra Santos

Colbie Caillat attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images) (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Smith: She could totally be a Canadian figure skater.
Mapes: She looks kind of hot with her makeup, the one shoulder. It's nice to see her looking a bit edgier. I don't know it's okay. It's interesting. I still don't like red on the red carpet.
Smith: No, I hate it. Her hair is lopsided and her dress is lopsided.
Reuter: I like it. I think the red looks good on her. I think it makes her look edgy.

Katy Perry in Valentino

Singer Katy Perry attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)  (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Smith: Hi Katy Perry, give up the big buns in 2014.
Reuter: Too cliche.
Mapes: Again with the nude.

Rita Ora in Lanvin

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Carlin: That dress fits her like a glove, a sparkly glove.
Mapes: I do like it.

Madonna in Ralph Lauren

 (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)(Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Mapes: Again people wearing Beck's hats. I'm not into it.
Carlin: Very Amish chic mixed with classic pimp thanks to that cane. Oh, and let's not forget the grillz. No, Madge, just no.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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Smith: Equivalent to coming in a powder blue suit because it's funny. Way to take your big night seriously.
Carlin: I kind of like the crushed velvet, especially in green.
Smith: I will say the color does work with his complexion.
Reuter: (on Ryan Lewis) It's making me dizzy.
Smith: If one wears a patterned tuxedo jacket, one wears a black pant to go with it.
Mapes: I do like how shiny it is.

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