From Jennifer Lopez's infamous green Versace gown to Nicki Minaj's Red Riding Hood get-up with the "pope" on her arm, there have been some outrageous outfits on display on the red carpet during Grammy Awards past. But it seems that this year, artists went for chic and couture versus shocking and nearly nude looks.

The ladies donned sleek floor-length gowns and metallic numbers while the men left the jeans and T-shirts at home and went for the slim-fitting suits. Hip-hop and R&B stars embraced classic fashion for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. And even though Pharrell's hat did seem to take center stage, we shouldn't ignore the great looks on the red carpet this year.

Here are the 2014 Grammy Awards Best Dressed.

  • Ciara

    Ciara is nothing but a glowing mother-to-be in her fitted golden gown by Emilio Pucci. "I feel very good," she told Giuliana Rancic during E!'s Grammy Pre-Show. "I like not having to worry about eating. Let it be. The bigger the belly the better."

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  • John Legend

    Some might say that Christine Teigen has overshadowed her husband in her figure hugging strapless gold number, but hubby John Legend is clearly looking stylish on the red carpet in Gucci.

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  • Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

    No doubt that Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys are a stylish couple, but they really went for it on Grammy night. Swizz went for a heather grey slim fit suit sans the tie and Alicia showed off her assets in an indigo Armani Privé floor-length gown in royal blue.

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  • Rita Ora

    Rita Ora is dazzling in a knee-length golden dress by Lanvin and completes the look with her fingers covered in Lorraine Schwartz gold and diamond rings as well as one Cartier piece that her mother gave her when she was 18.

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  • Juicy J

    Juicy J may have slid by TV cameras during the Grammy pre-show, but photographers clearly got a shot of him showing his suave self in a navy suit that clearly fits him like a glove.

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  • Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke went for the classic tux at the Grammys this year, adding a bit of modernity with aviator shades. And of course, wife Paula Patton looks entrancing in her black-and-white patterned number.

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  • Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose

    Looks like Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose were able to get a babysitter for the Grammy Awards as the two were looking great on the red carpet. Amber is rocking a Naeem Khan gold beaded gown and actually covered up her tattoos for the event while Wiz looks sharp in a YSL suit and Converse kicks.

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  • Nelly

    Nelly might appear as if he's late for something (possibly Beyonce & Jay' Zs opening performance?) while being photographed on the Grammys red carpet, but at least he looks good doing it. No matter what it was, he's still dapper in this classic velvet navy tuxedo with a black bow tie.

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  • Miguel

    Miguel went for cool, casual and modern sophistication before he went to enjoy the Grammy Awards show. Showing off a curly 'do, the singer paired patent leather slacks with a loose button-down shirt and suit jacket with a brocade pattern sewed in.

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  • MC Lyte

    MC Lyte proves you don't have to wear a dress to the Grammys to look like a queen. She exudes a confident sexiness in this black-and-white number, especially that soldier's coat.

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  • The Weeknd

    Rarely do we get to see the Weeknd all dressed up. And even if you're not really a fan of his wild hair, the 'Kiss Land' singer looks sharp in black with a hint of white in the form of a skinny tie.

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  • Tamar Braxton

    Tamar Braxton looks amazing in a hip-hugging scarlet red mermaid gown. The songstress was nominated for three Grammy awards, and was ready for the spotlight in case she received a golden gramophone. Unfortunately, she didn't walk away with a win, but still wins in the best dressed department.

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