The stars showed off plenty of leg and arms on music’s biggest night
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First Angelina Jolie at last year’s Oscar’s, then Eva Longoria at the Golden Globes, and now J. Lo at the Grammys—it seems these ladies have so much leg to show, only a slit up-to-there will do. “I don’t know one girl in the world that wouldn't want J. Lo's amazing legs!” says celebrity stylist Jeni Elizabeth, who has worked with Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé, and Carrie Underwood. Toned, curvy, and chic, Lopez hit the carpet flaunting her superior stems and incredibly defined shoulders in this sleek, black Anthony Vaccarello creation.
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American Girl or not, Estelle was the talk of the town in this midriff-baring two-piece ensemble designed by the singer herself. Let this be a lesson to all of us: You can show off a fabulous shape without showing a lot of skin. “Estelle boldly wore a vivid print that, coupled with the mermaid-style of the gown, sculpted her body, accentuating all of her curves,” says David Zyla, author of Color Your Style.
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For once it wasn’t all about Beyoncé, as Kelly Rowland had tongues wagging in a black Georges Chakra optical illusion gown that left little to the imagination. “The mesh cutouts were in all the right places,” Elizabeth says. “She showcased her fabulous body from head to toe—defined arms, insanely flat midsection, and amazing legs.” Plus the halter neckline showed off her sexy shoulders.
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It was rumored that risk-taker Rihanna was planning on ignoring the cover-up memo that was sent out to the stars, but she seemingly played it safe—and looked ah-mazing. “This Alaia gown flattered her fabulously toned tummy and buff arms,” Elizabeth says. While the sheer chiffon provided coverage, she “showcased her back and shoulders with bandage strapping and at the same time gave glimpses of a svelte silhouette through the delicate layers of fabric,” Zyla adds.
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Never one to shy away from showing a little cleavage, popstress Katy Perry stayed true to form in this celery-green 1950s-inspired gown. “Katy managed to show every aspect of her fit figure, from her flat stomach and sleek arms to her perfectly flawless hourglass shape,” Elizabeth says.
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She’s a Sports Illustrated veteran and a famous bikini model—do you ever expect Chrissy Teigen to not look good? She wowed in this midriff- and leg-baring slinky black number. “Her waistline was incredible, further highlighted by the details in her dress, and the high slit showed off her supermodel legs,” says Eric Archibald, stylist for Jennifer Hudson.
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They say a revenge body is the best way to get over a breakup (it worked for Reese Witherspoon!), and we’re pretty sure Taylor Swift is saying “Harry who?” in this J. Mendel Grecian-style gown. “Taylor’s frothy, pleated gown draped perfectly over her long willowy shape, but rouched and gathered on the top with metallic straps, highlighting her lean torso and toned back and arms,” Zyla says. Could collarbone be the new cleavage?
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It gets pretty boring to talk about how amazing Carrie Underwood’s body is. Really, the girl could wear a paper bag and make it look good. This Roberto Cavalli sweetheart strapless was a classic fit for her. “The bare neckline with just a simple diamond necklace [said to cost $31 million!] accentuated the beautiful bone structure of her neck and shoulders,” Zyla says.
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Singer-turned-siren Natasha Bedingfield turned heads in this fire-engine red gown. “The high slit [seeing a theme here?] revealed her legs as she walked, and she whittled her waistline with the V-shape neckline, side cutouts, and gold belt,” Archibald says.
Carly Rae Jepsen
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Her hit single “Call Me Maybe” may have turned Carly Rae Jepsen into a music superstar, but after seeing this fishtail gunmetal getup, she seems to be well on her way to being a style star too. Who knew she had such a rocking bod? “Carly Rae kept it simple with a sequined strapless Roberto Cavalli gown and let the sparkle and fit showcase her petite proportions and frame her face,” Zyla says.