Rihanna’s Grammy Gown: Paws UP or Paws DOWN?


Rihanna at the 2015 Grammys
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Cynthia:  So Rihanna is probably going to make it onto all of the Worst Dressed Lists for wearing this Giambattista Valli gown to the 2015 Grammys.

Marcy:  The internet is being very mean.

Cynthia:  I think it’s just…  soooooo beautiful.

Marcy:  It’s been called…

pregnant pepto bismol bottle dress
giant pink loofah dress
pink toilet paper cover doll dress (this one has examples all over Twitter)

…and much more.

Cynthia:  I don’t care. I think it is breathtakingly beauuuuuutiful.

Marcy:  You are in a minority of one.

Cynthia:  It inspires me to buy a bunch of electric pink tutus, a yard of flamingo pink satin, and a bedazzle gun. C’mon, Marcy! Let’s make our own pink Cinderella -At -The -Ball gown.

Marcy:  No.

Cynthia:  Am I really the only one who thinks Rihanna’s gigantic gown is gorgeous?!


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Marcy and Cynthia:  Is it a Paws UP or a Paws Down?


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  • Reply GnomeLover February 9, 2015 at 5:04 am

    I had not seen it before your post. Hmmm. I don't hate it. I like it more than I dislike it. I love the color. It is a lot. How ever did she sit down? Did she take up a whole row? The more I stare at it the more I like it. But for some inexplicable reason it is making me very hungry.


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 5:33 am

      Probably because it looks like cotton candy! Now I have to look for photos of her sitting down in the audience. Too funny!

  • Reply Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    A would-be gorgeous dress gone awry by the taffeta-like ruffles along the bottom. The poof could have been gorgeous with a sheer fabric and no ruffles. Close, but no cigar, Riri!

  • Reply Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I do love the top and the color looks great on her but I think it is just too much. Although it does say something that someone as beautiful and young as her, who usually dresses quite provocatively, is comfortable wearing something like this.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Oh I agree – the color is fantastic on her! Don't forget it is the Grammys where fashion does get a little crazy! Still no?

  • Reply Anonymous February 10, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I also like the top and the color and to her credit, she is housing a homeless family in there.

  • Reply Vik February 10, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I think it's fun.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Me too! That's what I love about it!

  • Reply Lubka Christova February 10, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I'm not a fan of big cake dresses in general, but this one makes quite of an impression. I guess it's appropriate when you want to make a statement ;))

    Lu |

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      I think because it's such a BIG cake! And so so so pink!

  • Reply Gwen February 10, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Well, on the bright side, she can have that extra slice of pie, right? I mean, literally no-one would know!

    Ahem, but it's paws down from me, I'm afraid… 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 11, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Ah well… anyway, she could eat the whole pie and no one would notice. Even five pies. Oh dear. Now I'm hungry and need to locate some pie.

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy February 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I'm torn on this dress because there are so many things I like about it. I can definitely understand the criticisms, though, particularly the pink loofah reference. But I love the whimsy, the strawberry pink shade, and the drama of it all. Like Jenni, I like it more than I dislike it. I'm not a huge fan of such high empire waists that immediately poof out into a princess dress. Maybe if it had a longer bodice or more a-line shape? But still, it's certainly stunning and makes a statement! And it also reminds me of a birthday cake…maybe those Barbie birthday cakes where she stands in a dress of cake? This could also explain Jenni's hunger…

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 13, 2015 at 2:26 am

      I loooove birthday cake. Now I want birthday cake. And pie. And cookies. And all because of this dress!!!

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