Fluffy Awards Super Post: Grammy AND BAFTA Fashion!

When there are red carpets on both sides of the pond, it makes for a long day for yours truly, but the two events in question are so very different that I’m going to handle them separately within this post. The Grammys are kind of an award season anomaly, having nothing to do with the Oscar race and decidedly different in tone from events of that sphere, while the BAFTA Awards in the U.K. often feature faces less familiar to those of us stateside along with the stalwart Oscar hopefuls and tend to get lost in the award season shuffle. Anyway, let’s dive into the Grammy looks first…

GRAMMY FLUFFY AWARDS 

Category: Most Improved 

Rhianna in Armani Privé 

Last time RiRi appeared at the Grammys back in 2015, she wore what can only be described as a dead pink jellyfish. This two-piece ensemble is so much better that there is no comparison. Serious Bollywood vibes here. Love it. 
Category: Cutest

Carrie Underwood in Elie Madi

Carrie is always adorbs, but there’s something about this dress that makes her look like she’s a little girl playing dress-up in big-girl clothes. Maybe it’s the sleeves, which fall a bit long, but the result is just too cute. 
Category: The Fairy Princess Award

(Tie)Kelsea Ballerini in Ines Di Santo

Elle King in Teuta Matoshi

 These dresses are both so ethereal and lovely, Kelsea in ice blue and Elle in blush pink. 3D florals are very trendy right now, and both ladies look like they stepped straight out of a fairy tale. 
Category: The Gold Medal

Solange Knowles in Gucci

I just love this liquid gold, one-shoulder look with its statement ruffles and teeny tiny pleating. Solange is absolutely radiant, and I’m all about those near-invisible shoes too. 
Category: Red Royalty 

Charli XCX in Vivienne Westwood 

Charli is feeling the Valentine groove in this plunging sweetheart neckline and floral jacquard fabric with matching satin pumps. Awesome!

Category: Gothic Glam 

Chrissy Teigen in Roberto Cavalli

Look. At. All. Those. Laces!  This gown is serving up a healthy dose of bondage-inspired gorgeousness.  Wowza!
Category: The Dare-To-Bare Award

Laverne Cox in Bryan Hearns

The Orange is the New Black star shows a lot of skin in this smoking hot chain-embellished custom number and strappy sky-high heels. 
Category:  The WTF Award

Girl Crush in ???

There is worst-dressed, and then there is another level of tacky that you only see at the Grammys and their like. Are they balloons or gum balls? And who the heck is Girl Crush anyway? I guess that’s the whole point. Ummm. Okay. Moving on. 

 Category: The Divalicious Award 

Demi Lovato in Julien MacDonald

Check out this very sheer and statuesque look on a beautiful Demi Lovato. Sexy yet elegant, and a complete win. 
Category: The Goddess Award

Jennifer Lopez in Ralph & Russo

Nobody does a red carpet quite like J-Lo, and this slinky lilac gown is just kept from best-dressed honors by the dubious virtue of the large chiffon shoulder doodad. Otherwise a great look, with the Best Shoes of the evening. 
Category: The Shining Star

Hillary Scott in Jenny Packham

Quite literally in this case, as Hillary’s gown is bedecked with hundreds of beaded stars. So pretty!
Category: Most Intricate 

Lea Michele in Roberto Cavalli 

There is just a crazy amount of detail in this two-piece ensemble, which looks to be all embroidered rather than beaded. With a fresh, minimalist makeup and hair look, the dress speaks for itself. 
Category: Wildest

Katy Perry in Tom Ford

This is certainly an odd look, isn’t it?  I want to like it, but there’s a weird wrongness about it. It can’t decide what it wants to be. The dichotomy between the sequin bodice and the fringe skirt is somewhat jarringly executed. Well, it is a Tom Ford, and his designs are often meh, so maybe awkward is a sign he’s trying to do something different. Anyway, it’s a bold choice and Katy otherwise looks flawless.  
Category: The Prom Queen

Tori Kelly in Badgley Mischka

First off, I don’t dislike this look. It’s a really pretty dress, but the kind of thing that doesn’t really stand out at red carpet events. I love the color, but it needs something to bring it out of high school dance territory and into the realm of high fashion. 
Category: Worst Dressed

Halsey in Christian Wijnants

And then Halsey shows up to the Grammys in her Grammy’s wrinkled old pajamas and mistakes a necklace for a top. Once again… this sort of thing happens only at the Grammys, folks! 
Category: Best Dressed

Adele in Givenchy

C’mon, how gorgeous is this? Though I was no fan of “Hello”, Adele continues to win me over with more upbeat numbers like this one. Patchwork detail is so on-point and she’s rocking it. The color and texture are just so luxe. Love. 
Special Category: The FLUFFY Award

Camila Cabello in Miri Couture 

I love me some ballgowns, and this one, chosen for its alignment with my own personal aesthetic ( i.e., the dress I’d have picked for myself), is a stunner. It’s so floaty and glam at the same time, and the purple is absolutely beautiful. Showstoppah!!
Now we move across the pond to take in the sights at the…

BAFTA AWARDS FLUFFIES 

Category: Most Improved

Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé 

After a severe misstep at her SAG appearance (in a feathery parrot dress), Nicole is back in good form in this revealing column with a plunging metallic bodice and ritzy Harry Winston jewels. Much better. 
Category:  Cutest

Daisy Ridley in Roland Mouret

This dress is just intensifying my patchwork obsession. So perfectly adorable.  A matching wrap and awesome stilettos complete the look. 
Category: The Silver Medal

Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton 

Whoa, this is smoking!  A liquid-sequin skirt and embellished top make this long-sleeved column a real standout. 

Category: Wildest

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton 

This sequined mini is hiding a scary face in its colorful details. Cute at first glance, creepy at second, and all-around cray-cray. 
Category: The Blue Ribbon

Viola Davis in Jenny Packham 

 Flowing shades of blue, from sapphire to sky, and a simple criss-cross pattern make for a beautifully eye-catching gown. 

Category: The Gilded Flour Sack

Amy Adams in Tom Ford

Note to Tom Ford:  please stop making beautiful women look like literal bag ladies. The back of this dress has a sheer drape and a bow, but it’s not enough to make up for the front looking like a sack of potatoes. Sorry, Amy; at least it’s a good color on you. 
Category: Gothic Glam

Felicity Jones in Dior

A sheer overlay and chain-mail straps make this simple A-line silhouette darkly glamorous and very memorable. 
Category: Cinderella Style

Naomie Harris in Gucci

This ruffled gown with floral details and a knife-pleated skirt is the stuff of little girls’ fairy tale dreams. So romantic. 
Category: Worst Dressed

(Tie) Caitriona Balfe in Gucci

Emma Stone in Chanel

 Caitriona’s dress is probably the saddest thing I’ve ever seen from Gucci; the scarlet skirt clashes with the pastel colors on the top, and while it could’ve been pretty (with a white skirt maybe?) it ultimately doesn’t work. Emma’s outfit is sad in that it is almost great. The dress is beautiful, the heels are perfect, and I love the ankle bracelet. The look is ruined solely but wholly by the tacked-on addition of inexplicable pantaloons underneath the dress. What? Who would do that to that innocent dress? Boo. 
Category: Best Dressed

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen 

It isn’t often that actual royalty attends an awards season event, and did you have any doubt she would steal the show? Kate is always textbook perfection, and this floral gown is a great example of the polished, elegant style the world’s most photographed woman is known for. Oh, and she wins The Arm Candy Award forever with her real-life prince. It just doesn’t get better than this. 
Special Category: The FLUFFY Award 

Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen 

Like Camila Cabello’s dress at the Grammys above, this is the best representation of my own personal style at the BAFTAs. Just look at it. It’s so me. I would wear the hell out of this dress. It slays. 

So there we have two red carpet wrap-ups in one post. Hope you enjoyed, and see you next time…

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