She Leads, You Follow: GRAMMYs Edition

The Staples Center in Los Angeles came alive on Monday, Feb. 15 when music’s best and brightest were honored at the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards. As much as the awards paid homage to the most popular artists of yesterday and today, the awards were as much about the fashion as it was about the music.

Accompanying husband John Legend was model and soon-to-be mom Chrissy Teigen, who worked the red carpet in a stunning gown by Yousef Al-Jasmi, according to E!Online. Featuring a sparkly sheer cape and back slit, Teigen finished off her white curve-hugging gown with a sleek high ponytail, a frame clutch and diamond jewelry.

On-air correspondent for E! News Zuri Hall took her turn on the red carpet in a black sparkly fit and flare gown. With a sheer mesh bodice and black beading over a nude underlay, Hall’s gown was equal parts sexy and elegant.

Kaley Cuoco opted for a beaded jumpsuit to present one of the prestigious awards. Wearing what E!Online says Naeem Khan number, Cuoco’s cutout jumpsuit delivered streams of beading over a white background, seemingly encrusting her in crystals. The actress completed her look with tousled locks and a neutral minaudière.

Although these ladies are dressed for music’s night to rock, there are certain things we can take away from their looks to apply to the way we dress every day:

  1. Try something new – While the thought of having a cape attached to your outfit may sound a bit strange, Teigen showed us that taking a risk in our fashion can pay off. Whatever style or trend you find intriguing, you should definitely find the courage to try it; just make sure that if it’s a trend (like capes or fringe, for example), you can see it not only mixing into the current pieces into your wardrobe, but also wearing it more than just once. After all, you wouldn’t want to invest in something that you wear only once. But if you can see the piece seamlessly integrating into your wardrobe and being a piece that you’ll wear season after season, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take a risk!
  2. Details, details, details – Both Hall and Cuoco wore beaded ensembles, but they weren’t merely covered in sequins from head to toe. Instead, both garments arranged the beading in such a way that creates shape on their bodies. For example, the beading at the hip of Hall’s gown curves to accentuate her hips, while the beading at the bodice of Cuoco’s jumpsuit features a quasi-chevron pattern to emphasize her bust. The long, straight lines of the beading on the legs of Cuoco’s jumpsuit also work to make her legs look that much longer and leaner. Details like these are not just pretty, but also quite functional. So when you are shopping for anything from a dress to a skirt to a blouse, look for things such as seams and darts that will draw attention to areas that you’d want to accentuate or detract from areas that you are self-conscious about. Just remember: clothing should work for you — you shouldn’t have to change for the clothing.

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