Go big or go home seemed to be the theme at last night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Whether it was Lady Gaga’s bizarre arrival in a plastic egg, Cee Lo’s outrageous bird costume or Katy Perry’s sky-high swing performance, the stars went full throttle on music industry’s biggest night.
Besides killer performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches and emotional tributes, the evening was bursting with fashion. Though there certainly was a wide variety of attire, one thing was for sure—eyewear was the night’s must-wear accessory.
In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of the hottest trends:
Some of our favorite faces sported the quintessential aviator in a slew of fabulous shapes. John Mayer went for a clean, yet, sultry look with his shades while Marc Anthony, who presented the Record of the Year award with his bombshell wife, went for dark and mysterious.
Blacked out lenses were also a smash hit on plenty of popstars. La Roux’s vocalist Elly Jackson, who took home the Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album, channeled John Lennon round frames and Lady Gaga repped this trend in oversized cat-eyes while accepting her Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Sexy gradient lenses in smoky amber, rose and copper tints were a huge hit among rockers, rappers and R&B stars alike. The irresistible trend found itself on Usher, who took home two Grammy awards, Motley Crue’s bad boy Nikki Sixx, P Diddy, John Legend and LL Cool J, just to name a few.
Geek chic also had its time in the spotlight. B.o.B tore up the stage in a snazzy pair of specs with a bold browline. Kings of Leon member Nathan Followill donned retro round, black glasses with a keyhole bridge as he joined his fellow band mates to present Best Country Album.
Shields stole the show both onstage and in the audience. Usher and his teen protégé Justin Bieber danced the crowd into a frenzy during their highly anticipated performance, both wearing futuristic styles. Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am. chilled out in a gold-rimmed pair with colored lenses.