The music industry lives by a different set of style rules than the rest of us, which can lead to some wild fashion choices at the Grammy Awards — like, ahem, 56-year-old matadors. But the 2015 awards show brought something even more surprising: subdued choices from music's biggest stars. Here, we've gathered the most notable trends of the night.
The biggest transformations
At past Grammy Award shows, Lady Gaga has arrived in an egg and looked like an extraterrestrial being. But this year Mama Monster played it straight, going sleek and glamorous in a fairly traditional silver gown.
When Nicki Minaj first burst onto the scene, the rapper was known for her daring lyrics and wacky outfits. Remember when she dressed in a red robe and brought a Pope look-alike as her date in 2012? This year, a much tamer Minaj dressed in a plunging, fringe-covered dress.
And more trends we loved!
Shiny and slinky
These musicians shone bright like a diamond!
With cutouts, fringe and sheer sections, these stars proved that black is far from boring.
Minimalist white makes its mark on the red carpet, yet again.
It looks like the menswear trend isn't going anywhere.
Pretty and poufy
These songstresses channeled their inner pretty princesses.
Men in Marsala
The Pantone Color of the Year popped up on shirts, track suits and formal suits at the show.
This article was originally published Feb. 9, 2015 at 2:54 p.m. ET.