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 *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.

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<p>Could this be more glorious? (Rhetorical question.)&nbsp;</p>
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Aretha Franklin: 1970

Could this be more glorious? (Rhetorical question.) 

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<p>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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<p>This&nbsp;
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Yoko Ono & John Lennon: 1975

This 👏  Is 👏  How 👏 You 👏  Do 👏  It 

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<p>Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Grace&nbsp;Jones.&nbsp;</p>
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Grace Jones: 1983

Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Grace Jones. 

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<p>Back when&nbsp;being a mulleted Cinderella was #goals. &nbsp;</p>
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Olivia Newton-John: 1983

Back when being a mulleted Cinderella was #goals.  

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<p>Being extra before "being extra" was even a thing.</p>
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Cyndi Lauper: 1984

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

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<p>Skirt suit!!</p>
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Bette Midler: 1990

Skirt suit!!

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<p>Spaghetti<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span> straps on spaghetti<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span> straps on spaghetti<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span> straps. Also, now we want spaghetti<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span>.&nbsp;
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Mariah Carey: 1993

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

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

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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<p>Lip liner? Check? Spaghetti<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span> straps? Check. Weird random layer of sparkly gauze? Check.&nbsp;Straightened side-parted hair? Double check.&nbsp;</p>
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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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<p>This photo captures that very particular time in the '90s when sheer, sometimes&nbsp;gauze-y sweaters were in vogue. And also skirts that look like they have giant wine stains on them, apparently.&nbsp;</p>
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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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<p>This photo is documentary proof that the transition from the '90s to the aughts was truly awkward. </p>
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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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<p>They woke up like that. Flawless. And deeply aughts-y. </p>
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Destiny's Child: 2001

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

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<p>goalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoals</p>
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Lil' Kim: 2002

goalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoalsgoals

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<p>Apparently 2009 did not frown upon sandals with tights.</p>
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Gwyneth Paltrow: 2009

Apparently 2009 did not frown upon sandals with tights.

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

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

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<p>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?)</p>
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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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<p>2014: the year literally everyone wore capes. </p>
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Katy Perry: 2014

2014: the year literally everyone wore capes.

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