As the 2017 Grammys approach, let us look back on a simpler time: the 1997 Grammys.
The red carpet seemed to be less of a big deal. In fact, the carpet wasn't even red, but navy blue. And while the vibe may have become a bit more formal since then, many trends have cycled back: Sheer dresses, velvet chokers, and, um, Hillary Clinton were all in abundance at the event. Take a look for yourself.
Gwen Stefani and Fiona Apple
This was a simpler time, when you could show up to awards shows in glorified satin pajamas.
Celine rocked this look long before Kim K. was showing up to events with exposed undergarments.
Clearly, completely sheer dresses were trending. Look at that peek of leopard!
This is, like, beyond a spaghetti strap. It's an angel hair strap.
If she wore this sporty-yet-elegant sheer panel dress in 2017, she'd make it onto every Best Dressed List for sure.
Brandy and Toni Braxton
Did Toni travel to the future, order this dress from Nasty Gal, and then take it back in time?
Ellen Degeneres and Beck
Based on Ellen's beanie-and-glasses combo, we can conclude that this was a much chiller time.
This is a level of red-carpet cozy that could give Rihanna a run for her money.
Did you know then–First Lady Hillary Clinton has a Grammy?! She won "Best Spoken Word Album" for the audiobook of It Takes a Village. And she wore a gown with a lace cropped turtleneck.