The Grammy Awards are *technically* a chance for music's most talented people (read: Beyoncé) to be showered with tiny statues—but it's also the most stylish red carpet ever. Unlike the Oscars or even the Golden Globes, the Grammys encourage artists and designers to think outside of the box and go big—which sometimes mean their looks feel dated in practically no time. Here, the best throwbacks we could find.
Could this be more glorious? (Rhetorical question.)
Waiting for this look to repeat itself like 🙋 .
This 👏 Is 👏 How 👏 You 👏 Do 👏 It
Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Grace Jones.
Back when being a mulleted Cinderella was #goals.
Being extra before "being extra" was even a thing.
Spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps. Also, now we want spaghetti. 🍝
While Fifth Harmony are certainly revitalizing the "we're a girl group who matches constantly" trend, no one did it like TLC.
Lip liner? Check? Spaghetti straps? Check. Weird random layer of sparkly gauze? Check. Straightened side-parted hair? Double check.
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.
This photo is documentary proof that the transition from the '90s to the aughts was truly awkward.
They woke up like that. Flawless. And deeply aughts-y.
Apparently 2009 did not frown upon sandals with tights.
Remember when Lady Gaga was in her gravity-defying shoe phase? Total moment.
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?)
2014: the year literally everyone wore capes.