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:
The princess is here ... and she's wearing an empire-waist minidress.
Buckle your seat belts, because here we have the first of many metallic empire-waist dresses of the night.
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"?
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.
Rare footage of Hilary Duff's bad girl era. Also ... would you look at that ... another metallic embellished cocktail dress.
Shakira provides the rare pop of color of the night, but stays consistent with the theme of EMPIRE WAISTS.
I don't want to call it an empire waist, but it's not not an empire waist.
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.
Her face shows how I feel after writing this post. Goodnight.