If I were to write a list of all the reasons why I love a little black dress, you’d be here reading until 2023. And it turns out the seemingly magical staple has a lot more applications than Sunday brunch or impromptu dinner dates. As the 64th annual Grammy Awards commenced, the LBD also made for a damn good red carpet look. A parade of black dresses stormed this year’s ceremony, with celebrities like Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, and Olivia Rodrigo offering up quirky and conventional takes on the staple.
To begin with, Eilish wore a black Rick Owens outfit fashioned as an oversize inside-out suit, accessorizing with tiny sunglasses and platform boots to match. It’s the goth-meets-artsy aesthetic you’d expect from Owens, and given Eilish’s embrace of black ensembles right now, the look made perfect sense on the recent Oscar winner.
Meanwhile, Rodrigo’s take on the LBD fell on the sweeter side of the spectrum, featuring pink embellishments that accentuated the Vivienne Westwood gown’s corset shape. The Sour singer’s coordinating opera gloves also provided some solid styling inspiration for the next time you find yourself wearing a little black dress. Lipa rounded out the unofficial LBD fan club, walking the red carpet in a Versace cutout gown.
To see the full display of LBDs that hit the Grammys red carpet this year (and a few little black dresses I personally stand by), keep scrolling.