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Are Cocktail Dresses Awards Show Appropriate?

When you think of awards ceremonies, you think of decadent, extravagant dresses. Lately even Hollywood A-listers are showing up in cocktail frocks. Last night on the Grammys red carpet legs were an accessory but how do you feel about this? Do you think that length is out and legs are in?

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katie_c katie_c 9 years
you can tell it's more popular by the younger crowd.
flurogreen flurogreen 9 years
i like hilary duffs dress
Ginger Ginger 10 years
If they read the actual invite from the Recording Academy, it states that this is a black tie event. Cute hip cocktail dresses aren't really black tie.
Wicked Wicked 10 years
Alyssa's was the best. Vanessa's and Petra's were okay.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I think if you can wear a nice cocktail dress it can be an elegant look. conversely, floor-length ball gowns can look clownish if done poorly.
cupcake17 cupcake17 10 years
What was Furtado thinking?
gossipgirl10 gossipgirl10 10 years
hey guys! im new here.. i think short dresses are great as long as they look classy and sophisticated.
RockinHeartJD RockinHeartJD 10 years
i especially love scarlett, she can pull off anything. but what is up with duff? she looks like she was on drugs when she got that dress, and on drugs in the picture!
christinafry christinafry 10 years
I reaaally love Alyson Hannigan's dress!!! Hilary Duff is looking awful in these pictures!!! That dress is fug.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
They work.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
It really does depend on the event, and whether the dress is appropriately formal. Rachel McAdams just looked wrong at the Globes (SAGs?), but these girls all look great.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
If you have the figure to wear it,there is nothing wrong with it.
nomerz nomerz 10 years
Scarlett and Fergie looked fab!
mmmmmm mmmmmm 10 years
I agree, for the Grammys cocktail dresses are not at all an issue but if this was a different awards show my opinion would be different.
Athena1 Athena1 10 years
Yeah, it's the Grammies. I would be a bit more worried if this was the Oscars.
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 10 years
I loved Fergie and Vanessa's dresses!
amyfinke amyfinke 10 years
Yeah - the Grammys aren't exactly formal. I always expect to see a little bit of rock n' roll, and for me that excludes long glam gowns.
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
This is the Grammys not the Golden Globes...as long as u don't looka-a-lika h0e!!!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
Short, non-trashy dresses are fine. **“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” -Will Smith **
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
It depends on the awards show. A short, sparkly cocktail dress is fine for the Grammys. For the Oscars, maybe not so much.
emisaurusrex emisaurusrex 10 years
Some of the short dresses this year were okay. I really liked Scarlett's-- very classy with just a bit of the very trendy/gold metallic detail. However, Vanessa Minnillo, Fergie, Hilary Duff, and Petra Nemcova look like they're going to a club, not an awards show. Their dresses are cute, but not classy enough for the Grammy's, even if they are the more fun/laid back awards show!
bfly1133 bfly1133 10 years
I have seen cocktail dresses that are more stunning and elegant than ball gowns. :) It all depends on the dress and accessories.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Its the Grammys its suppose to be looser and fun. A ball gown would look ridiculous
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