By Emily Sher

When it comes to having fun at an awards show, the Grammys win every time. Besides the music performances, the wild, wacky looks on the red carpet make the night a fashion extravaganza.

Whether they were playing with volume, using every color of the rainbow or making a political statement, these are the most-talked-about looks from the Grammys red carpet.


Image: Cardi B. at the Grammys 2019
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Talk about a showstopper! Covered in pearls and peeking out of a shell-shaped dress, Cardi B set the internet ablaze with this look — which people have compared to everything from an oyster to Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” to “The Birth of Venus” painting.


Image: Tierra Whack at the Grammys 2019
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The Grammy-nominated artist went for a psychedelic look in an illustrated dress and floor-length, rainbow-colored fur coat. Now that’s one way to make an entrance.


Image: Tayla Parx at the Grammys 2019
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The singer-songwriter, who is credited as a co-writer on hits like Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” wasn’t afraid to pair a textured pink dress and coat with colorful sneakers. That seems like a smart (and comfortable!) move.


Image: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez at Grammys 2019
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J.Lo and A-Rod are always dressed to impressed, and the superstar couple were clearly into the fun-loving theme of the night. Lopez topped off her jewel-encrusted column dress with a dramatic, wide-brimmed hat, while Rodriguez chose a blazer with a particularly eye-catching pattern.


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The singer-songwriter has used fashion to express her political views in the past — and this year’s Grammys were no different. She even wore barbed wire across her shoulders.


Image: Ricky Rebel at Grammys 2019
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Villa wasn’t the only expressive Trump fan at the awards show. Singer-songwriter Ricky Rebel wore his support around his shoulders with a “Make America Great Again” jacket.


Image: Andrea Echeverri at the Grammys 2019
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They say dress for the job you want … but does that include dressing for the award you want? Colombian rock star Andrea Echeverri seems to think so.


Image: Katy Perry at Grammys 2019
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The pop star’s structured gown got plenty of comparisons on social media — from Barbie cakes to jellyfish — but we couldn’t help but think of cotton candy.

Luckily, Perry has a great sense of humor:


Image: Shawn Everett at Grammys 2019
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One especially nice part of awards shows is letting the people behind the scenes have their moment in the spotlight. Shawn Everett, a music engineer and producer for bands like The War on Drugs and Alabama Shakes, went with a look that looks like a football player in “The Matrix.”


Image: Kylie Jenner at Grammys 2019
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Decked out in a light-pink shade sometimes referred to as “millennial pink,” Kylie Jenner went with a funky look while supporting Travis Scott (father to her 1-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster).


Image: Saint Heart at Grammys 2019
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Pop star Saint Heart went with a butterfly theme that certainly caught our attention. The fun pop of color was an automatic red-carpet winner.


Image: Leon Bridges at Grammys 2019
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The singer-songwriter, who’s best known for his hit “Coming Home,” had a personalized look with patches including his own name, the Ford logo, the state of Texas and a tiger.


Image: Hennessy Carolina at Grammys 2019
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It should come as no surprise that Cardi B’s younger sister shares the fashionable gene. This barely there minidress has voluminous sleeves other dresses can only dream of.


Image: Post Malone at Grammys 2019
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Is anyone else sensing a pink theme? The rapper and producer took this Western-inspired outfit to the next level with a pale-pink color and silver studs.


Image: Fantasia at Grammys 2019
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“American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino went with a yin-yang theme in this half-gloved, black-and-white look.