It’s almost guaranteed that any red carpet event is going to contain a lot of skin. It’s as if celebrities can’t bear to wear a floor-length gown to a formal event without showing off some part of their body. CBS obviously took note of this and thought that things should be different at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The network sent out a “wardrobe advisory” the week before the Grammys to advise all the attendees against wearing anything too revealing. The e-mail included guidelines like,

“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. 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.”

Did CBS really think they could enforce these rules? Hopefully not, because the stars certainly didn’t follow them! These celebrities showed of their “puffy bare skin” anyways with no regard for the guidelines.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry wore a light green Gucci gown with jeweled embellishment and a cutout to show off her chest. No one could keep their eyes off her cleavage as she walked the red carpet and presented the Grammy for Best New Artist.



Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez pulled an Angelina Jolie as she bared her entire right leg. Lopez acknowledged that her black Anthony Vaccarello dress may have broken the rules when she stepped on stage to present an award. She joked with fellow presenter Pitbull that she had “read the memo.”


Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings wore a strapless Vivienne Westwood dress to the Grammy Awards last night. The frock was printed with a blue and white design and covered in sequins to add some shine. It also showed off Denning’s cleavage – probably more than CBS liked!



Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland said she thought about the dress code when she read it, but she obviously didn’t let that stop her from wearing the black Georges Chakra Couture dress she loved. The gown’s cutouts showed off her cleavage, thighs, and midriff.



Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert wore a low-cut black gown on the red carpet at the Grammys. The Roberto Cavalli dress was beautiful but it definitely showed off more cleavage than allowed by the guidelines.




Rihanna wore a custom Azzedine Alaia gown on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. The red chiffon dress was quite see-through in front of all the photographers and showed off the singer’s breasts. Reporters said they saw “a lot more of Rihanna than they should have.”



Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys wore a beautiful black Azzedine Alaia gown on the red carpet last night, but the sheer black dress she wore during her performance was a little more scandalous. The opaque black bands covering her chest revealed underboob when she moved, which probably made CBS cringe.




Ashanti wore a floral embroidered Tony Ward Couture gown on the red carpet. Not only did the black dress have a thigh-high slit on one side, but it also featured a large cutout at the chest to show off her cleavage.



Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield wore a lacy red Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swans gown to the Grammys. It was slightly less scandalous than some of the other dresses, but still featured a thigh-high slit, cutouts on the sides, and a low-cut V-neck.



Travis Barker

Travis Barker wasn’t showing skin like all the female stars at the Grammys, but he did violate the rule that asked attendees to “avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts.” He wore a shirt featuring the Famous Stars & Straps brand logo on the front.