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The #Grammys Dress Code Defiance: Rihanna, Kelly, J-Lo And More…

February 11th, 2013 by Christen Kelly Rowland Then and Now #Grammys dressA #Grammys dress code for everyone appearing onstage during the Grammys telecast? Yes, it’s true!  In preparation of last night's ceremony, CBS sent out a memo to all talent appearing on camera politely reminding them about the network's wardrobe policy.

The #Grammys Dress Code

  The network encouraged celebrities to cover their butts, boobs and "genital region." That last part is very important because it prevents anyone at home from seeing any "puffy" bare skin. I’m a bit confused on what constitutes "puffy" bare skin near the genital region, but I’m pretty sure that there’s a cream for that.  CBS also wanted to make sure no one forgot to cover the bums and boobies - apparently, thong-type costumes and bare sides and/or under curvature of the breasts is classified as "problematic" for TV. But in true rocker-style there were a few defiant celebrities that caused YES moments throughout the red carpet arrivals and we have our favorites right here…   Check out these celebrity Grammy appearances compared before/after “Memo-gate” and tell us, if it’s a mere coincidence or outright dress code defiance…         Jennifer Lopez' Grammy dress stepped out - in full Angelina Jolie style, with her full right leg flashing in glory in a black Anthony Vaccarello gown. She paired her #Grammys dress with a black and gold envelope clutch, and swept her hair back with a chic top knot.


  Her look isn't as revealing as last year's Grammy bling look but it definitely breaches this year's dress code mandate by CBS...  what did you think of J. Lo's  look?  

Carrie Underwood Grammys Then and Now #Grammys dress

Last year Carrie Underwood wore Gomez-Gracia’s long-sleeve backless “Starlet” Grammy dress featuring intricately embroidered sequins on tulle.  This year, Carrie went for a sophisticated look in a Roberto Cavalli gown and a 381-carat diamond necklace.  What do you think of Carrie's #Grammys dress?  (Did you see that Etch-A-Sketch dress shat she performed in?  WOW!)

Rihanna Then Now #Grammys dress

Last year, Rihanna donned  a black silk custom Giorgio Armani Grammy dress gown. The dress featured a plunging neckline, complimented by a high slit, a dramatically open back and a mermaid silhouette cascading into an elegant train - (according to E! News) inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer's character in 'Scarface' - this gown definitely didn't leave much to the imagination. But last night, she wore  a custom Azzedine Alaia dress, Neil Lanejewelry, and Manolo Blahnik shoes.


  Taylor Swift is know for playing it "safe" on the red carpet and she certainly did that last year wearing Dolce & Gabbana dress, Prada shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.  This year, we didn't expect her to come out on the red carpet with anything too risqué and she delivered wearing a J Mendel dress that had a little Grammy edge with silver straps.  We're not at all surprised that Taylor's Grammy dress stayed within the Grammy dress code…although we appreciate her pushing the limits!   What did you think about the red carpet looks from tonight's Grammy telecast?  Were you surprised by any looks?  Did you love them all?  Do you think the #Grammys dress code affected any fashion statements this year?  Share your thoughts in the comments below...  

Discover Your New Year’s Eve Style For $100 Or Less!

December 14th, 2012 by Fashion Staff With a little over 2 weeks left until the ball drops on 2013 its time to start scouring the racks for the perfect New Years Eve outfit!! And with holiday spending still on your heels and your credit cards, you'll want to be pretty conservative in your spending, but still be fabulous. That's why we're here to help!   Time Out New York shared a list of 100 party dresses under $100 and here are my New Years Eve choices from that list plus a few more! Sit back and relax, we've got you covered here at Divas & Dorks there's bound to be one you love for less than you think!   Rihanna's strapless black asymmetrical dress during her performance of "Diamonds" during the Victoria Secret fashion show is perfect for a formal NYE's event and you can have a similar look for only $78 on It's called The Danielle from NYC Boutique.   Like the look but don't want to wear all black? Try this strapless black and cream assymetricla dress also on from Plastic Island for $96 H&M has two striking choices, one in bright pink with a sweetheart neck and empire waist for only $50.   The second dress from H&M is also $50 and features a black faux leather bodice with a layered skirt in black and white with a sheer bib and hemline.   Next we have a one shoulder fitted printed dress in black white indigo and teal from Marshalls, it comes in at $40.   Looking for a brighter print? BBDakota has a magenta, purple, black  and grey printed dress with a sheath like top with an A-line pleated skirt $89.   Want to be on trend this New Years Eve? How about a formal number in the color of the season, oxblood. This one shoulder cape dress from Leaves of Sass is found on and is only $59   Also if you are a little more full figured and don't want anything too clingy this black and white dress with chiffon overlay from The Avenue is only $80 See the full list of 100 dresses here --> (     Do you have big plans for New Year's Eve? Let us know what you're wearing! Planning on going with something off our list?

Tackle The Trend: Floral Dresses Of Spring

April 10th, 2012 by Christen It's official! Spring has sprung and although there has been few traces of a cold front returning - we can seriously get into spring florals and fashions this season!  From roses to daisies and every floral design in between - we reveal a few of our favorite designer dresses that will inspire you into floral fashions this spring and beyond.

Roberto Cavalli silk-satin and silk-chiffon dress, $2,770

  Tackle The Trend Tips: Toughen It Up - Take a dainty floral dress and toughen it up with a leather belt around your waist and chunky leather sandals... Tone It Down - Tone down a bright floral maxi dress with your go-to denim jacket and a pair of dark brown leather sandals... Class It Up - Dignify a floral dress with a black background by adding a lightweight black blazer and black wedge sandals...   Either way you rock it, a floral dress is one of the most versatile pieces you can wear this season!  Check out a few of our favorite designer floral frocks that'll get you ready for floral fashions in no time!  


  What's your favorite floral pattern for Spring and MUST HAVE accessory for floral dresses?  Let us know below! via

Fashionable Little Secret…

June 3rd, 2011 by Christen Have you heard about the newest craze  sweeping the fashionista-nation?  It's been held as the Netflix of fashion and even garnered over $15million in investor capital for recent expansion. Who has time to Rip the Runway, when you can RENT THE RUNWAY! Rent the Runway’s mission, according to Jennifer Hymanand Jenny Fleiss, is to bring the Carrie Bradshaw clothing experience to budget conscious fashionistas and turn them in to loyal customers of designer brands. Rent the Runway is a membership-only designer rental company where women can rent dresses and accessories from over 100 designers and brands including Herve LegerDiane von FurstenbergProenza Schouler and Badgley Mischka.  Dress rentals start at $50 for 4 days and $10 for accessories.            

  How does it work you ask? Rent the Runway lets you access your dream wardrobe for all of life's special occasions at 90% off retail prices.  Choose current season fashion from over 95 designers for your black tie gala, wedding, date, holiday or night on the town. Simply visit Rent The Runway online and sign up!  Once on the homepage, you enter the date of your next event, your size and the zip code where you want the dress shipped.  You immediately get to browse through the available dresses by price, style, occasion or even body type (they even have on-call stylists available via 1-800-509-0842). You even get a duplicate dress absolutely free (in an additional size) to cover and fitting issues!  GENIUS!        



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