CBS may have issued a "wardrobe advisory" requesting attendees scale back outrageous outfits, but the stars still pushed the envelope at music's biggest night.
The award-winning singer normally opts for all-black or navy, so this bold, red applique fit-and-flare dress by Valentino was a major red carpet transformation.
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In true J. Lo fashion, the star showed off some serious leg (a la Angelina Jolie) with a high-slit black Zuhair Murad dress.
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Fresh off her Super Bowl halftime show success, the singer balked red carpet convention and wore a black and white Osmon jumpsuit.
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The A-list actress wore a gold embroidered lace gown by Vera Wang.
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The performer put her toned tummy on display in a black Azzedine Alaia dress with a cutout leather bodice.
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The country crooner wore a black embroidered Roberto Cavalli dress which almost paled in comparison to the glimmering diamond necklace by Jonathon Arndt.
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The singer wore a long-sleeve mint green Gucci gown with a jeweled keyhole-cut neck.
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The Girls star went for an art deco-inspired look with her beaded gunmetal gray Kaufmanfranco column dress.
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I don't think you can handle this! In a dress that seemed destined for a wardrobe malfunction, the Destiny's Child singer kept it together in this sheer Georges Chakra zig-zag cutout dress.
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The Brit looked ready for a summer garden party in a delicate floral frock by RED Valentino.
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The sexier side of Ms. Swift has emerged this awards season, and tonight proved she isn't going anywhere. This time, the country star wore a pleated, plunging cream J. Mendel silk chiffon gown with silver embroidered straps.
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Always one to push the boundaries, the Florence + the Machine singer wore custom Givenchy in emerald with sequins and dinosaur-like spikes down the arms and across the chest.
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The singer was positively stunning in a custom-made scarlet Azzedine Alaia dress featuring sheer, criss-crossing chiffon panels.
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The supermodel and host of MTV's House of Style took a break from New York Fashion Week and worked it in a baby blue Michael Kors cutout dress.