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GRAMMY Red Carpet Trends: A Whole Lot of Black Because We're Sad This Year

If you had to focus on one, black was definitely the color of choice on the red carpet for tonight's 57th annual GRAMMY Awards, from the dresses of Beyonce, Miranda Lambert and Nicki Minaj to Gwen Stefani's jumpsuit and Madonna's eye-grabbing matador chic.


Madonna arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)


Gallery: Photos from the GRAMMY Awards red carpet

The men followed suit as well, including Barry Gibb, Chris Brown, Sam Smith and Questlove.


Sam Smith at the 57th GRAMMYs (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

A few, though, veered into blue (hello, Tom Jones)—including that of the jeans variety, as seen in the 'looks' of Blake Shelton and Ryan Adams.

Related: Read's GRAMMY Live Blog

For the women, sheer accents and overlays were among the trends—see the outfits of Beyonce, Meghan Trainor and Gwen Stefani.


Gwen Stefani at the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Other trends included plunging V-necks and strategic cutouts designed to tastefully show some skin (without getting too wild or outrageous).


Nicki Minaj attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift pulled this latter trend off in fine form—though she chose to buck the black-fabric trend and go for blue.


Taylor Swift at the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Of course for every rule there are plenty of exceptions. So along with Swift's shimmering teal gown, we saw Lady Gaga in silver, Charli XCX and Katy Perry in white, and Ariana Grande in a curious combination of the two.


Ariana Grande on the red carpet for the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

And then there was Rihanna's pink, frothy cupcake of a dress.


Rihanna arrives at the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

See more photos and read all about the 57th GRAMMY Awards on's GRAMMYs live blog.

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