Ok. This 2016 Red Carpet report is very late because this year, instead of just covering the Red Carpet, I actually took the time I usually spend to assemble my red carpet coverage to instead actually watch the show. Wrong move.
- sigh *
Besides a few highlights, the 58th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California was very underwhelming. Even the fashion on the Red Carpet was * meh * .
One of the best parts wasn’t even in the show, but our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Gwen Stefani doing the first ever Live Music Video of her latest single “Make Me Love You” in a Target sponsored spot.
I kept wanting the award show broadcast to get better but it didn’t really rise the level of awesomeness I’m used to. Anyway, so enough of my excuses. Back to the Red Carpet coverage.
This year, the theme I saw woven in many of the looks was Black. Also there were plenty deep Slits in the leg and I saw several lesser-known designers shine.
As usual, while many people stood out, we focused on the celebrity moms we’ve featured on the blog before.
Alessandra Ambrosio stayed true to Versace and her ring game was on fire!
TV host and former reality TV star Vanessa Simmons looked quite regal in yellow.
Ciara bared leg and then some in a sexy Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown. I dare say she won the battle of whose slit could go up the farthest.
And Carrie Underwood looked stunning in a Nicolas Jebran satin ball gown also with a deep side slit.
Adele stuck to her signature black in a sequinned Givenchy dress accented with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen looked quite royal in Yousef Al-Jasmi with Stuart Weitzman heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Between the heels and the long cape, I admit I was biting my nails in hoping she didn’t trip given she’s in her third trimester of her pregnancy.
Vanessa Lachey went for the vixen look in her Michael Cinco butterfly overlay sequined dress with a very sheer bottom.
Adele did deviate from black and went with Givenchy again for her stage performance of her latest single “All I Ask”.
.@Adele performing “All I Ask” at @TheGRAMMYs! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/T33VuYOBmX
— Columbia Records (@ColumbiaRecords) February 16, 2016
She had a slight glitch in the beginning when the mics for the piano apparently fell off and landed on the baby grande’s strings. It made her sound off pitch or key at times. Apparently, those in the Staples Center couldn’t tell as they heard a near flawless version of the song.
I’m seeing a lot of Twitter complaints about Adele’s performance. That’s too bad, because sounded great live in Staples Center! ? — Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) February 16, 2016
Underwood also rocked out with Sam Hunt on stage
And finally, Queen Bey made an appearance to announce Record of the Year in slick back hair, natural make up and a organza, lace and embroidered gown.