CBS's wardrobe guidelines for the Grammy Awards are music to the ears of modest-minded TV viewers. The network sent out an advisory this week, reminding talent that clothes are not optional. It read, "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under-curvature of the breasts is also problematic." It continues, "Please avoid sheer, see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure."
Jennifer Lopez upped the attention-grabbing ante in 2000 with her plunging, belly-button-exposing dress, and since then, we've seen a steady stream of skin on Grammy red carpets. Superstars like Rihanna and Lady Gaga have little use for pants on stage, Pink went for a flesh-revealing bodysuit for her 2010 Grammy performance, and on the red carpet, "ample cleavage" often means practically topless. Just like with high school kids who can't help but ignore their dress code, I'm expecting to see many rule-breakers on Sunday. We've rounded up past Grammy ensembles that would offend the latest standards thanks to exposed "bare flesh under curves of the buttocks" or "under-curvature of the breasts." Take a look at what you won't — or shouldn't — see on television at this year's Grammys.