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.
She brought the '80s to 2018 in this Moschino number.
R.I.P. compact disk.
Everything about this screams 2016. The Hello Kitty dolls, the platform heels, the chunky jewelry!
In 2015 we learned bottoms should not be optional.
2014: The year literally everyone wore capes.
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?)
Remember when Lady Gaga was in her gravity-defying shoe phase? Total moment.
Apparently 2009 did not frown upon sandals with tights.
They woke up like that. Flawless. And deeply aughts-y.
This photo is documentary proof that the transition from the '90s to the aughts was truly awkward.
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.
Lip liner? Check? Spaghetti straps? Check. Weird random layer of sparkly gauze? Check. Straightened side-parted hair? Double check.
While other groups have attempted the "we're a girl group who matches constantly" trend, no one did it like TLC.
Spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps on spaghetti straps. Also, now we want spaghetti. 🍝
Double breasted skirt suit!!
Being extra before "being extra" was even a thing.
Back when being a mulleted Cinderella was #goals.
Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Grace Jones.
This 👏 Is 👏 How 👏 You 👏 Do 👏 It
Waiting for this look to repeat itself like 🙋.
Could this be more glorious? (Rhetorical question.)