At an award ceremony that is known for its outrageous fashions as much as it is for its memorable musical performances, there was no other style more suited for the Grammy's than the sheer fashion trend of Spring 2014. Sheer excitement dominated the red carpet in the guise of gowns that were both white hot as well as shiny and gilded. While attendees left the meat dresses, fishnet Goth and Fairy Godmother gowns of Grammy's past at home, there was no lack of wow factor to keep the social media stratosphere abuzz with who wore what best.
With a flurry of weight loss backlash surrounding her, "Drunk in Love" pop star, Beyonce took to the red carpet in a Michael Costello Couture sheer white flower lace embellished dress before giving a steamy yet questionable opening performance of her hit single with hubby, rap mogul Jay-Z. Princess of the red carpet, Katy Perry made beautiful music in a white sheer Valentino ball gown decorated with a musical note print and flirty wisps of chiffon at the shoulder. Hate her or love her, heiress turned pop artist, Paris Hilton showed a touch of class in a white Haus of Milani Couture perfection reminiscent of the Snow Queen herself. The white, mock turtleneck dress sparkled from head to toe with a sheer button down back panel, intricately decorated sheer long sleeves and thigh high, embellished sheer slits. Country music darling Taylor Swift combined the sheer trend with two other mainstays of Spring 2014, embellished and gilded, in one a gold, glittery, body hugging Gucci dress made from chain mail , adorned with crystals all over and a translucent panel at the neckline.
On the opposite end of the white hot spectrum, singer Colbie Caillat opted for a smoldering red Ezra Santos number complete with 3D flower embellishment and a flesh colored, diagonal split at the neckline. Mom-to-be singer Ciara literally glowed in a bronze, long sleeved sequin patterned Emilio Pucci gown featuring a shoe string laced, plunging neckline. While the "Body Party" artist and her other best dressed counterparts dazzled, there were a few that missed the mark. Former Pussycat Doll member, Kaya Jones channeled her inner dominatrix sans whip in a long, black leather getup with thigh high slits lined with a black see through skirt underlay that was more costume ball ready than red carpet worthy. Apparently actress Zendaya of Disney Channel fame didn't get the memo on award show etiquette when she paired a black sheer blouse with oversized pockets and a chiffon button down polka dot maxi skirt together. The ill chosen outfit became even more perplexing when upon closer inspection, the Emanuel Ungaro separates turned out to be a dress.
Stuck in the middle of that awkward vortex between "Best Dressed" and "Worst Dressed" was Sarah Bersailles Blumarine strapless, tulle clad ballgown and Kacey Musgraves blush, tiered tulle creation by Armani Prive. Like an inexperienced teen unsure about what to wear on her first date, Bersailles' matchy red peekaboo pumps and clutch looked thrown together and totally out of place amongst a sea of white chiffon. Despite its sparkle, bow and Swarovski crystals, the multi layered fabric and washed out coloring was lost against Musgraves' barely there tan and fresh faced make-up however the rising country superstar redeemed herself with a funky performance ensemble consisting of a cute and quirky, flower embellished mini skater dress with a studded, plunging neckline and tassel hem later on that night.
Good or bad, the sheer exposure floating down the red carpet at this year's Grammys added a dose of sex appeal and reaffirmed the spring runway report that skin is DEFINITELY in!