The 2013 Grammy Awards are here, and we couldn't be more excited. After an awards season filled with play-it-safe-nude-mermaid gowns, we love to see stars take risks on the red carpet. Celebrities like Adele, Beyoncé and Rihanna went out on a limb in bold colors and unexpected prints and silhouettes. The Grammys are all about experimentation and our best-dressed list is full of ladies who took a chance, made it work and had us looking twice ... in a good way.
Beyoncé In OSMAN by Osman Yousefzada
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/beyonce-grammys-pants-2013-photos_n_2585984.html">Queen Bey is on a best-dressed rampage these days</a>, and we can't wait to see what she does next. We love that she's experimenting with lesser-known designers and unexpected shapes (hello, jumpsuit!). The graphic black and white calls attention to her shapely arms, while those sleek pants show off her killer curves.
Rihanna In Azzedine Alaia
The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/10/rihanna-grammys-dress-2013-photos_n_2619227.html">pop star surprised us by wearing something so romantic</a> (no comment, however, on her romantic choices). Her crimson gown showed off her toned upper body and complemented her ombré hair while the dreamy train was pure glamour.
Kelly Rowland In Georges Chakra Couture
We don't know how the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/mathew-knowles-destinys-child-blue-ivy-reality-television_n_1654292.html">Destiny's Child</a> star got around the <a href="http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/entertainment/celebrity/how-will-cbs-enforce-grammys-dress-code--517667789">dress code </a>in this panelled dress, but wow. The sheer inserts show off just enough to keep us guessing (and to point our eyes in the right direction), and that halter neckline shows off her sculpted arms. Simple hair and makeup and gorgeous earrings top off a stunning look.
Adele In Valentino
The Grammys are all about taking risks, and the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/adeles-baby-is-such-a-cutie-new-mom-doing-great_n_2158806.html">new mom </a>succeeded in an unlikely way. Usually clad in all black, we love seeing Adele in a bright floral frock that plays off her warm skin tone, and shows off her waist. The matching shoes are a fun accent.
Carrie Underwood In Roberto Cavalli
The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/carrie-underwood/">country star</a> played it safe in a black gown that played off her blonde hair and showcased her hourglass figure. But, her gazillion-carat necklace (which the star told Ryan Seacrest was "worth more than I am") certainly spiced it up!
Amber Rose In Donna Karan
We love that the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/19/amber-rose-camo_n_1216740.html">mother-to-be</a> chose a subtle gown to let her belly take center stage. Her soft makeup highlighted her lovely face, while the cutout at her neckline added just a touch of interest. Brava!
Alexa Chung In RED Valentino
At first, the frock struck us as a little to summery and casual, but the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/best-red-lipstick-2012_n_2205820.html">bright red lipstick</a> and sparkly heels bring it back to the red carpet.
Chrissy Teigen In Joy Ciocci
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/john-legend-tour-canceled_n_1942549.html">John Legend</a>'s lady pulls off a multitude of trends with aplomb here. Her bare midriff is risky, but she keeps it elegant but keeping her belly button covered. That slit shows off her killer stems, but the seafoam-hued clutch offers enough of a distraction to not be overwhelmed by all that skin.
Estelle In Genelle Brooks x Love Collins
Daring to bare at an awards ceremony is a risk, especially when adding a loud print to the mix. But the Grammys is the perfect time to try things out, and these colors complement the singer's complexion.
Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
Do you have a style story idea or tip? Email us at email@example.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)