Celine Dion, 1993
From a distance, the French-Canadian singer looked covered up, but her sheer, loose-fitting frock left little to the imagination — including her thong underwear!
Jennifer Lopez, 2000
“I had to have it,” the star has said of her Versace frock. “Those fashion moments happen by mistake — you can’t plan things like that.”
Toni Braxton, 2001
“I’ve always gone a little risque with all my other awards [show outfits],” she has said. “I decided that before I got married and had babies, I’d wear this.”
Sheryl Crow, 2002
The Missouri-born singer — who matched her cowboy boots to her lace-up romper –might have been better off keeping that cape closed!
Christina Aguilera, 2004
“I’m a risk taker and I’ve always been like that, especially when it comes to fashion,” the singer has said. Aguilera proved her point by hitting the 2004 Grammys in a satin halter dress with a plunging, nip-slip-guaranteeing neckline.
Margaret Cho, 2004
“I don’t think I enjoy the awards show press gauntlet anymore,” wrote comedian Cho on her blog shortly after her Grammys appearance. “At least this year I had the best gown ever, designed by Derek of Narcisse, a couture peacock feather fantasy, which was named the Worst Dress of the 2004 Grammys by E!, Entertainment Tonight, Joan Rivers and Steven Cojucaru — which means it was the best dress there.”
Beyonce Knowles, 2008
Although her canary yellow gown looked standard from the front, the “Bootylicious” singer showed some skin with her dress’s plunging back.
Britney Spears, 2010
Oops… Britney Spears did it again. The singer, known for her questionable fashion sense, attended her first Grammys show in eight years in a sheer dress that looked, essentially, like a black leotard.
“Nadeea is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and actress whose star is on the rise,” says the Russian star’s website. “She rocked Grammy Awards with a red carpet appearance that resulted in her website reach over 250,000 hits in one day.” And now you know why.
Rihanna, 2012, 2011
Rihanna showed up to the Grammys two years in a row in body-conscious dresses. Guess which one did not land on any best-dressed lists.