3 Grammys Dresses We Loved, 3 We Absolutely Hated & 1 That Left Us Speechless (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Feb 11, 2013 Beauty & Style

carrie underwood projector ball gown grammysForget the music or the awards given to this year's top musicians at the 2013 Grammys! Today, all we can help but talk about are the dresses, the dresses! While, overall, I actually felt like it was a sort of boring night on the red carpet, there were some stand-out gowns that surprised, shocked, and stunned.

Among 'em: Jennifer Lopez's leggy number and Katy Perry's "boob window" seafoam green concoction. But they weren't the only ones who were sure to enrage/enthrall the fashion police. Here, the best and worst looks of the night ...

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  • Carrie Underwood


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    While the projector-screen silver ballgown she wore during her performance of "Blown Away/Two Black Cadillacs" is getting more buzz today, Carrie Underwood's off-stage dress was the real showstopper and will definitely earns her a spot on the best-dressed list. The glittery gorgeous necklace is Johnathon Arndt and is worth $31 million (OMG!), and the mermaid gown, which Carrie called "classic and glam," was Roberto Cavalli.

  • Alicia Keys


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    Alicia Keys' duet with Maroon 5 may have held our attention, but her black Azzedine Alaia gown with "strategic cutouts" was borrrrrring.

  • Katy Perry


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    Katy Perry -- who actually did end up showing up with BF John Mayer -- got tongues wagging with this boobalicious attempt at a retro look from Gucci. She said it was a look inspired by Priscilla Presley in the '70s, which sounds cool, but it just ... didn't ... work.

  • Beyonce


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    Another love it-or-hate it moment for many, I dug Beyonce's jumpsuit by Osman Yousefzada, a young British designer (whose parents are from Afghanistan) who graduated from Central Saint Martins and began his own label in September 2005. Thought it was different and chic.

  • Adele


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    Love that Adele loves these retro-ish A-line dresses so much, because I really want to start seeing them be much more mainstream ... BUT this red carpet bag-patterned one from Valentino was a NIGHTMARE. Heinous. Sorry. It's true.

  • Taylor Swift


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    Before opening the Grammys, Taylor Swift hit the red carpet in this Grecian goddess gown from J. Mendel. While not my favorite by far -- too vanilla and too similar to her recent looks -- it was undeniably one of the white hottest dresses of the night. 

  • Jennifer Lopez


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    UGH. I honestly cannot decide if I love this (because it's brilliant and we just don't know it yet?!) or loathe it completely (because it kinda looks like a screwed-up swimsuit cover-up!). Either way, in this love it-or-hate it Anthony Vaccarello gown, JLo was NOT kiddin' around last night! Oh, and regardless how you feel about the dress, the shoes ... the shoes!

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