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13 Best and Worst Looks From the 2016 Grammys

There were David Bowie tributes, a predictably skimpy gown, and Adele in black, yet again.

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    Best Distraction: Taylor Swift in Versace

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    Best Date: Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein

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    Best Tribute: Zendaya in DSquared2

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    Most OTT Tribute: Lady Gaga in Marc Jacobs

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    Most On-Message: Andra Day

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    Best Conversation-Changer: Kacey Musgraves in Armani

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    Most Classic: Demi Lovato in Norisol Ferrari

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    Best Cape: Chrissy Teigen

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    Most Predictable: Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier

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    Most Mature: Ariana Grande

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    Best Match: Florence Welch in Gucci

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    Best Acceptance Of Our Advice: Tori Kelly

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    Most Quietly Inoffensive: Adele in Givenchy

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  • We admit to being surprised Taylor picked this. Although she carries it per usual, it's a pastiche of things she's worn before — right down to last year's high-low skirt in an equally bold hue. But trust Taylor to cover her bases: She debuted a brand-new bob, virtually ensuring that any doubts about the dress would be an afterthought. Masterfully played, Tay.

  • Much was made of Selena and Tay being on each other's arms, but what's nice is that neither was forced to take a back seat to the other. Selena shone just as brightly as her megawatt bestie in this glittering blue gown, topped by her own cascade of enviable hair. Selena said she was losing her voice, but she spoke volumes anyway.

  • She is never anything less than committed to her look, no matter what it is, but this Bowie-esque sight was an especially chic nod to the late rock god. Much like the icon himself, she carries it off effortlessly.

  • Zendaya's wasn't the only sartorial shout-out to David Bowie. Gaga's custom Marc Jacobs was also an extremely on-the-nose nod to the Starman, and while lord knows Bowie appreciated a splash of drama, this might be oversaturated with it. At least the dress is elaborately, skillfully constructed — and, given her history, made of real clothes rather than animal proteins. But when will she grow weary of walking around with tables strapped to her feet?

  • Andra loves a vintage look, and so we are not at all shocked that she showed up cloaked in satin and fur, like a modern Joan Collins — except with more essential, vibrant pipes. No offense, Joan; obviously you're still our patron saint of drink-throwing.

  • That gown has everything going for it: color, texture, fit. It's intoxicating, and with that purplish lipstick paired with it, she's almost serving up a plate of Katy Perry. For a country star on the rise who's worked a decidedly girly vibe thus far, this added exactly the right amount of edge.

  • At this point, Demi Lovato knows what works on her body, and for her aesthetic — and this look is smack in the middle of her wheelhouse. That's not necessarily a bad thing. After all, when something works for you, why mess with it?

  • Chrissy Teigen is as elegantly pregnant as anyone can be in this stunning sheath, enlivened by a cape that keeps things just on the correct side of Princess Leia.

  • Obviously, Ciara showed up in something that is, conservatively, 65 percent skin. That's how she operates. She is nothing if not a creature of habit. We'll literally mail her $20 if she shows up at the next awards show wearing a turtleneck.

  • Obviously, her hair is exactly the way it always is — she's like the opposite of Taylor Swift and her new 'do — but this dress, although not ground-breaking, is really pretty on her. And elegantly adult, without screaming, "I'M AN ADULT!"

  • At last! We're found the person who can wear this Gucci line without looking aggressively twee, or over-styled. Florence Welch really is a woman of many talents.

  • As we noted when we predicted what everyone was going to wear to this thing, Tori Kelly never met a pair of formal shorts she didn't love. We are thrilled she took heed (c'mon, we can pretend, right?) and flipped the switch, choosing a big formal confection instead. If you can't do it up big for a night when you're up for a major award, when can you?

  • We suspected she'd wear black; we knew she'd wear sleeves. The question was just which designer would make it for her, and Kanye and Kim's number-one apparently won the honors. Does this mean everything's coming up Yeezy? We hear he could use a boost.