Best and worst Grammy Awards fashion of all time

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Best and worst Grammy Awards fashion of all time

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Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female in 1970 wearing a detailed red dress with gold embellishments and a matching head scarf.

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Um, sorry but we're obsessed with Cher's butterfly headband here. 

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With the fringe, the boots, the glasses, these two are iconic.

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Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John attends the 1983 Grammys where she won Best Video of the Year for “Physical." Olivia's song and music video made headbands a fashion accessory outside the gym.

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From the Technicolor hair to the fruit necklace, Cyndi Lauper gives us the best of the '80s in this eclectic ensemble at the 1984 Grammys.

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How better to accessorize Tina Turner's sparkly gown than with all that gold? Oh, and Lionel Richie looks pretty sharp, too.

YOU DECIDE

Singer Rod Stewart and his girlfriend Rachel Hunter show us why we're glad the shoulder pad trend went out of style in the '90s!

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Rocker Melissa Ethridge shows off her Best Rock Vocal Performance award for "Ain't it Heavy" in leather, leather and more leather. 

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Mariah Carey's red gown at the 1993 Grammys was classic yet sexy.

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The great Whitney Houston absolutely sparkled in this dress.

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Lil’ Kim forgot her pants and instead decided to wear shimmery tights that illuminate her legs. Talk about making an entrance.

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What is this sweater dress, J.Lo? Thankfully our favorite American Idol judge doesn't make fashion mistakes very often, but this one was a definite miss!

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We're all for matching singing groups, and something tells us these ladies knew they'd be adding a little more gold to the mix...

WORST??

Madonna amped up her rare dark locks at the 1999 Grammys with a bright red dress, complete with patent leather, and what looks like a cape.

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Faith Hill is a vision in this fitted dress with a cowl-neck, bringing even more grace to the Grammy Awards stage.

WORST (BUT ADORABLE)

A pint-sized Aaron Carter steals the show in a neon yellow jacket in 1999.

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It was the age of girl groups and boy bands, and Destiny’s Child was definitely one of our faves, pictured here in matching toned two-pieces.

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Cue the screaming! Huge boy band *NSYNC were the heartthrobs of the early 2000’s, and they rocked high hair and lots of leather at the height of their fame.

BEST (AND MEMORABLE)

Jennifer Lopez goes down in history with this Versace dress: revealing and sexy, she stopped quite a few people in their tracks at the 2000 Grammy Awards.

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Christina Aguilera has always been a show-stopper with her hair and style choices, and the braids she sported in 2001 were certainly one of these looks!

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Beyonce wore this sheer number to the 2002 Grammy Awards, a pop of color between bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

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Beyonce matched her numerous Grammy Awards in 2004, decked out in gold from head to toe.

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We’re a little more than confused by Alicia Keys’ choice to wear this gown over jeans in 2004, but with that voice, we’ll let it slide!

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Sheryl Crow rocked a cut-out yellow dress to show off her toned bod, and we have to admire the bold move!

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Carrie Underwood looked lovely in this shimmering dress with long flowing curls at the 2007 Grammys.

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Katy Perry is glamorous with the Old-Hollywood style hair, but all fun with her pink dress with a large flower embellishment.

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Jennifer Hudson looked amazing in red at the 2007 Grammy Awards.

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We can’t help but wonder about this dress on Cher in 2008, too many textures going on for our liking!

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Singer M.I.A. rocks bright blue sneakers with this funky patterned dress.

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A brunette Miley Cyrus waves in a black one-shoulder dress with a floral embellishment at the 2009 Grammy Awards.

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These dapper gentlemen are a tribute to the Jonas name in these slick suits at the 2009 Grammys.

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There are no words necessary: Lady Gaga, ladies and gentlemen.

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Sorry, RiRi. We just can't get on board with this one.

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Cee Lo Green never disappoints, his personality coming out in his music and his outfits!

CAN YOU EVEN TELL?

Lady Gaga arrives to the 2011 Grammys in an egg. Yes, an egg.

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Fergie rocked this orange lace number with confidence, but the ensemble was widely panned. It may have been the see-through material and her black undergarments that critic

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Singer Sasha Gradiva wore a questionable arm accessory to the Awards in 2012.

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We're pretty sure that's Nicki's own face on her dress! While the red riding hood-inspired hood on this dress is... different, it was criticized for being offensive and inappropriate for the Grammys.

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Hands down the best dressed at the 2013 Grammy Awards, we cannot wait to see what Rihanna chooses this year!

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The Grammy Awards tend to bring out some funky, fun and occasionally wacko outfits for the red carpet. As we're gearing up to watch the big show this weekend, we took a look back at some of the best (and ahem... worst) looks of years past.

Lady Gaga never disappoints, arriving in 2011 in an egg, and Cindi Lauper wore a colorful getup to the 1984 Grammys. While Faith Hill was stunning in 1999, Jennifer Lopez made headlines (and history!) in her 2000 Grammys dress with a plunging neckline.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the wackiest and absolute best Grammys fashion through the years!

Photo Credit: WireImage/Getty Images

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