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GLAM OR SHAM?: Beyonce at the Grammys

It’s nearly impossible to make Beyonce look less than beautiful.

That said, her Stephanie Rolland nude hip-hugging dress was pretty, but it didn’t wow me. I appreciate that she shifted it into neutral with the nude hue, which is another huge trend.

The silhouette, however, was predictable (note: I’m guilty of the same thing; if it looks flattering on your body, embrace it!). The mermaid style gown is a Beyonce staple and I’m sure her stylist feels, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. True, but maybe switch it up every…I don’t know…decade?

Also, don’t hate me stans, I don’t know how to feel about a zipper-front dress on a red carpet. It’s a detail that has become a club staple; a glamorous fixture for a gown at a fancy awards show? Not so much.

I do adore the Egyptian theme (what’s more stunning than an Egyptian queen) weaved into the texture of the gown and reinforced with Beyonce’s bold, ornate hoops. Now, that’s gorgeous.

On to the more interesting looks, Beyonce’s performance dress (yes, I said dress, not leotard) was as electrifying as her rendition of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know.” Check the performance video below.

Nothing thrills me more than a darling silhouette (strapless dress with flared skirt bottom) created from rocker metal and studs. Well, Beyonce’s “Dutty Wine” dance move—on her knees (!)—was also pretty exciting.

Love the studded peeptoe boots and tough luxe cuff too!

Later during the show, Beyonce changed into an embroidered, studded and jeweled dress with a plunging neckline and rising shoulders that would have made Micheal Jackson proud. (Seen here with Celine Dion, a part of the beautiful tribute to Michael).

After thoroughly enjoying the show with her husband, Jay-Z (whom she told ‘I love you’ while accepting an award), and nephew, Julez (who Uncle Jay brought onstage during his acceptance speech), Beyonce took home six Grammys, including Song of the Year for ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)’ and pop vocal performance of the year for ‘Halo.’

Miss B set a record for most Grammy awards won by a female artist on one show. Now that’s GLAM.

What’s the verdict, Glamazons? Did we love the Stephanie Rolland dress? Did we expect more, or something fresh, from the Pop Queen? What do we think of her other looks? Glam or a Sham?