At the 39th Annual Grammys in 1997, Ross was a classic beauty in this satin black and white fish tail gown. With her hair swept back and jewels on display, the overall look was polished.
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At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004, Kelis’ bronze-based, multi-colored shimmer gown perfectly complemented on her skin tone. This style was a combination of modern, retro and glam all in one.
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#8: Lauryn Hill
At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999, natural beauty Lauryn Hill wore simple but pretty separates. Her aqua maxi skirt paired with a basic black top and diamond necklace reveals that less is more.
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#7: Jennifer Lopez
This look was wild but it worked. J.Lo’s Versace floral print gown had a plunging neckline and high split that met at the middle. This look had the world buzzing.
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#6: Toni Braxton
At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000, Braxton’s cut-out gown was the talk of the town. The gown’s front and back panels, held together by narrow side straps, was a sexy ensemble that wowed the world.
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#5: Keri Hilson
The nude color, clean-cut and subtle waist details of Ms. Keri’s strapless fishtail gown was a flawless look at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010.
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#4: Beyonce Knowles
Also in 2010, Beyonce Knowles looked stunning in a original chain metal mash-up dress by Thierry Mugler.
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#3: Mary J. Blige
Mary’s gown color of choice is usually a predictable ivory or off-white, which can become mundane after several red carpet appearances. But, in this case, the silhouette is key. Here, Blige is draped in a belted halter gown resembling a Grecian goddess which makes this look special from anything she’s ever worn before.
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Last year, Rihanna floated on the carpet in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture. While the gown was risque, the style balanced sexy with ethereal and the end result was stunning.
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At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Monica shocked everyone in a fashion-forward Stephane Rolland gown. The boldly structured silhouette with understated accessories was all the songstress needed to stand out on the carpet. This was a major fashion moment for her.
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