2013 Grammys Dress Code: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kelly Rowland, And More Break The Rules

Remember how CBS issued that wardrobe advisory for the 2013 Grammys? Their short blurb of arguably clunky language stumbled over chuckle-worthy dress code edicts like, “Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,” and “Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples,” and quite possibly our personal favorite, “Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ’puffy’ bare skin exposure.” WOWOWOW. *shudders, dry heaves* We’re still not totally sure what “puffy” skin is a euphemism for, but there was probably a star on the Grammys red carpet that bunked it since SO many ladies and gents (ex: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kelly Rowland, deadmau5 just to rattle off a few) knowingly broke the rules. Need a more in-depth breakdown? We can do that for you. LEGGO!

RIHANNA’S SHEER DRESS

Rihanna wears a sheer dress against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisory.
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Rihanna just finished another performance and wore a severely cropped top that we’re sure jump-started so many crossed fingers and toes for a wardrobe malfunction, but it’s RiRi’s red custom Alaia that first landed her on the dress code offenders list. While beautiful, the one-off gown directly conflicts with the, “Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples,” note. We’re sure the self-proclaimed bad gal would have one response to that: #phuckyodresscode.

KATY PERRY’S KEYHOLE

Katy Perry wears a low cut dress against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisory.
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Our reaction to Katy Perry’s Grammys red carpet Gucci can best be summarized by this image of Ellen DeGeneres meeting her. We’re not sure what constitutes as “adequately covered,” but we’re pretty sure KP’s not exactly the poster-child for it right now, and the “bare sides” and “under curvature” of her lady lumps would definitely be labeled “problematic.”

ASHANTI’S BARING ENSEMBLE

Ashanti wears a sheer, low cut dress against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisroy.
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Ashanti’s had a real thing for sheer, but this is pretty egregious. We can definitely see what kind of drawers she’s working with on this night, and though they definitely surpass any lingerie we’ve ever owned, they’re definitely not up to Grammys dress code. Neither is that peekaboo side-boob from her keyhole neck. Tsk tsk.

ALICIA KEYS’ STEALTH NEATHAGE

Alicia Keys wears a sheer outfit against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisory.
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Alicia Keys narrowly made it through the show without making it onto the CBS naughty list, but her lively performance and mostly sheer stage ensemble were a volatile underboob, rule-breaking combo.

DEADMAU5’S PROFANITY CAP

Deadmau5 wears a hat with profanity against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisory.
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One part the network and awards show left in ALL CAPS in the wardrobe advisory was, “OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST,” which we take to mean they REALLY aren’t messing around on this point. Not only does deadmau5 violate that rule, he bucks the, “Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts,” part, too. And judging from his history with outrageous fashion antics, this was almost definitely premeditated.

KELLY ROWLAND’S SEE-THROUGH DETAILS

Kelly Rowland wears a sheer paneled dress against the 2013 Grammys wardrobe advisory.
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Finally, we have Kelly Rowland. If we took the square-footage of the opaque areas of Kelly’s dress, this would seem, on paper, an acceptable garmet. HOWEVER, the sheer paneling on this bad boy is sooooo strategic, only just revealing the most “problematic” “curvatures.” But like, girl’s athletic figure and buttery-looking skin is SO bananas, we’re not even mad about it. And we hope CBS/The Grammys aren’t either.

+ WATCH KELLY ROWLAND ON THE 2013 GRAMMYS RED CARPET


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