This Is What The Grammy Red Carpet Looked Like 10 Years Ago

So many empire waists

As we anticipate the 2017 Grammys (i.e., as we cross our fingers that Rihanna will attend this year), let us look back on some of the Grammy fashion from 10 years ago. Back then, red carpet style was more "high-end prom dress," and not the more conceptual looks we're used to nowadays. The vibe of the night seemed to be, "Let me throw on a metallic empire-waist dress and go." This is probably because it was a pre-Instagram era. (Just a little "social commentary" for ya.) See for yourself:

  • Ciara

    The princess is here ... and she's wearing an empire-waist minidress.

  • Carrie Underwood

    Buckle your seat belts, because here we have the first of many metallic empire-waist dresses of the night.

  • Beyoncé

    Is it just me, or does her face say "In 10 years I will command the attention of the entire internet with a simple birth announcement"?

  • Nelly Furtado

    What Nelly lacks in length she makes up for in embellishments.

  • Mary J. Blige

    Remember when everyone was BELTING everything? Also, look how vibrant Mary J. Blige is here. Truly the glow that comes from not tolerating any hateration in the dancery that is your life.

  • Hilary Duff

    Rare footage of Hilary Duff's bad girl era. Also ... would you look at that ... another metallic embellished cocktail dress.

  • Shakira

    Shakira provides the rare pop of color of the night, but stays consistent with the theme of EMPIRE WAISTS.

  • Christina Aguilera

    I don't want to call it an empire waist, but it's not not an empire waist.

  • Fergie

    Yet another metallic, empire-waist minidress.

  • The Pussycat Dolls

    This is not a promotional photo for a failed live action Disney Princess series. It is, however, a failed girl group. Unfortunately, it seems they split due to not wearing enough empire-waist dresses.

  • The Dixie Chicks

    Groups that wear empire waists together, stay together.

  • Mandy Moore

    Her face shows how I feel after writing this post. Goodnight.