The Most Fabulously Dated Looks in Grammy History

Like, why don't people wear mullets on the red carpet anymore?

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The Grammy Awards are known as much for the epic performances of the best songs of the year, as for the fact that it blesses us with the most stylish red carpet ever. Let's be real, the Oscars and even the Golden Globes can feel a little stiff, but the Grammys always bring it. You can expect lots of sparkle, accessories, and looks you'll remember forever. But some looks aren't quite as chic with 20 or 30 years in the rearview mirror. Here, we've rounded up some of the best throwbacks that we maybe don't need to revisit.

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Cardi B
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Cardi B: 2018

She brought the '80s to 2018 in this Moschino number.

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Jacqueline Van Bierk, Grammys
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Jacqueline Van Bierk: 2017

R.I.P. compact disk.

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Dencia
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Dencia: 2016

Everything about this screams 2016. The Hello Kitty dolls, the platform heels, the chunky jewelry!

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Bieonia Quereti: 2015

In 2015 we learned bottoms should not be optional.

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2014: the year literally everyone wore capes.
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Katy Perry: 2014

2014: The year literally everyone wore capes.

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Frankly, we don't want to label this hat dated because that means we might never see it again, and that would be a shame, because it's basically become a celebrity in its own right. (P.S. How many do you think he has? Was it the same one all the time? What if it got crushed, you know? Surely there were backups?)
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Pharrell Williams: 2014

Frankly, we don't want to label this hat dated because that means we might never see it again, and that would be a shame, because it's basically become a celebrity in its own right. (P.S. How many do you think he has? Was it the same one all the time? What if it got crushed, you know? Surely there were backups?)

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Remember when Lady Gaga was in her gravity-defying shoe phase? Total moment.
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Lady Gaga: 2010

Remember when Lady Gaga was in her gravity-defying shoe phase? Total moment.

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Apparently 2009 did not frown upon sandals with tights.
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Gwyneth Paltrow: 2009

Apparently 2009 did not frown upon sandals with tights.

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Lil' Kim: 2002

goalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoals

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They woke up like that. Flawless. And deeply aughts-y.
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Destiny's Child: 2001

They woke up like that. Flawless. And deeply aughts-y.

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This photo is documentary proof that the transition from the '90s to the aughts was truly awkward.
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Madonna: 1999

This photo is documentary proof that the transition from the '90s to the aughts was truly awkward.

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This photo captures that very particular time in the '90s when sheer, sometimes gauze-y sweaters were in vogue. And also skirts that look like they have giant wine stains on them, apparently. 
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Gwen Stefani & Courtney Love: 1998

This photo captures that very particular time in the '90s when sheer, sometimes gauze-y sweaters were in vogue. And also skirts that look like they have giant wine stains on them, apparently.

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Lip liner? Check? Spaghetti straps? Check. Weird random layer of sparkly gauze? Check. Straightened side-parted hair? Double check. 
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Jewel: 1997

Lip liner? Check? Spaghetti straps? Check. Weird random layer of sparkly gauze? Check. Straightened side-parted hair? Double check.

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While Fifth Harmony are certainly revitalizing the "we're a girl group who matches constantly" trend, no one did it like TLC. 
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TLC: 1996

While other groups have attempted the "we're a girl group who matches constantly" trend, no one did it like TLC.

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Spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps. Also, now we want spaghetti. 🍝
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Mariah Carey: 1993

Spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps. Also, now we want spaghetti. 🍝

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Skirt suit!!
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Bette Midler: 1990

Double breasted skirt suit!!

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Being extra before "being extra" was even a thing.
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Cyndi Lauper: 1984

Being extra before "being extra" was even a thing.

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Back when being a mulleted Cinderella was #goals.  
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Olivia Newton-John: 1983

Back when being a mulleted Cinderella was #goals.

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Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Grace Jones.
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Grace Jones: 1983

Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Grace Jones.

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This 👏  Is 👏  How 👏 You 👏  Do 👏  It 
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Yoko Ono & John Lennon: 1975

This 👏 Is 👏 How 👏 You 👏 Do 👏 It

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Waiting for this look to repeat itself like 🙋 . 
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Cher: 1974

Waiting for this look to repeat itself like 🙋.

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Could this be more glorious? (Rhetorical question.)
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Aretha Franklin: 1970

Could this be more glorious? (Rhetorical question.)

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