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See who made the best and worst fashion statements on music's biggest night

Shaun Harrison
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Carrie Underwood shined bright in this glittery Grecian number. The former Idol champ and industry darling had plenty to smile about: She took home the award for best female vocal country performance for "Last Name."
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Hey, Paula: You're quirky, caring and sometimes a little daffy up there on the Idol judges' stand, but America hearts you when it's all said and done. We just don't heart that neo-chain-mail affair on your left shoulder. Or that Trek-ish up-do. Or really anything about your Grammys look, but don't worry — we'll still be watching Idol, no matter how bad your outfits get.
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Ne-Yo declared it the year of the gentleman with his latest album, and he proved it on Grammys night. The R&B artist was the evening's best-dressed man, thanks to his mix of elegance and edginess in seductive winter fabrics. At the end of the night, though, it was Ne-Yo's Grammy for best male R&B vocal performance that proved to be his best accessory.
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Taylor Swift may not have been up for a Grammy this year, but she did win us over with her subtly sexy, empire-waist gown. The country-music sweetheart has a way with dresses that reminds us she's a smoldering young star — without taking it too far.
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Contrary to popular belief, Miley Cyrus doesn't need a celebrity photographer to help her look older than she is. The 16-year-old phenom made our hearts all achy-breaky with this funereal number that engulfed her in fabric and melancholy.
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All we want to do is take your style cues! Not only did M.I.A. arrive at the Grammys in one of her eye-poppingly bright outfits, but she also performed while nine months pregnant, reportedly saying her unborn baby was "getting his swagga on" during the show.
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Katy Perry "Kissed a Girl," and we support that. What we don't support is her dress and the bedazzled, multi-tiered structure she stuck on her stomach.
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With this aqua disaster, Sheryl Crow might have a new "Favorite Mistake." The color's lovely and the fabric's sultry, but this dress' unfortunate tailoring is a winding road to frumpiness.
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We invite you to give up all your aspirations to be fashion-forward. Pop songstress Estelle has just smoked you with her '60s-inspired ensemble, complete with updated go-go boots and eye makeup to put the Supremes to shame.
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Fans might be grabbing Leona Lewis' smash single, "Bleeding Love" in droves, but we're not buying this Grammys ensemble for a second. She's got a sexy accent, a ridiculously catchy pop song and the undying affection of Ryan Seacrest, but this voluptuous star needs a style transfusion, stat.
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John Mayer's inoffensive, catchy songs sometimes get on our nerves — but his traditional rock-star style keeps him on our hottie radar. We wavered over this spiffed-up satin suit (what would Jennifer Aniston say?) — only to adore him even more for attempting to make a funky statement.
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Oh, Jordin Sparks. We fell for you hard when you won American Idol with sheer talent and a sweet demeanor. Our crush only got worse when you and Chris Brown did that tear-jerking, chart-topping duet last year. But you leave us with literally no air in this heart-stopping piece of upholstery. Come back to us… with a better dress.
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Coldplay apologized to Paul McCartney for swiping the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper look on their recent tour, but a few more of us are due an apology. The Grammy-winning band manages soul-stirring lyrics and sweeping hooks — some creativity in the outfit department shouldn't be so tough.
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We hope that Cyndi Lauper was having fun with this ill-advised ensemble, because we definitely are not. The talented artist has been working on a new album — now she can work on a new red-carpet look.
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Kate Beckinsale, it's time for an intervention. You're one of Hollywood's hottest commodities, so why must you make it so hard on yourself with dowdy, overbearing gowns? Plus, it's a little too formal for the Grammys.
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Zooey Deschanel is starring in 500 Days of Summer, but we hope winter never ends if this frock is what the warmer months promise. The lace, the print, the cut and color all culminate in a sad moment for one of our favorite stars.
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Just like their musical pairing, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's red-carpet looks are unexpected, but work surprisingly well. The duo went on to win multiple Grammys for their collaborative work, but they kicked off the evening in outfits that suited their individual styles — Plant's apparent sleep deprivation notwithstanding.