LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Halsey attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Cleavage was the big winner at the Grammys. It seemed as if every other performer on the red carpet was wearing a gown or a suit or, in Halsey’s case, silky pajamas revealing a lot of pretty much everything. What to say about the “The Feeling” singer’s look? Well, when you’re cutting tracks with Justin Bieber and have the music world at your feet, you can don cobalt parachute pants — trimmed with enormous cargo-pant pockets — and an eye popping diamond drop necklace and not much else. And it kind of works.

It’s two days before Valentine’s Day, which may be why red is playing a such big role on the Grammys red carpet. Mya went with a sexy red suit. Faith Hill chose a red gown. Country queen Carrie Underwood also embraced head-to-toe crimson in a body hugging number that revealed plenty of cleavage. Underwood often prefers to show off her killer gams in short frocks, but at the Staples Center Sunday, she went with a longer look — complete with high neckline and lots of sequins. Not her best look, but not the worst at this year’s Grammys.

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One of the queens of the Grammys showed up early — perhaps to hide her fashion misstep. Adele, who has gotten the red carpet so right in years past, wore a gown that was the very definition of olive drab. The bodice, which featured a woven checkerboard pattern, looked a bit like a lattice pie crust that had been forgotten in the back of someone’s fridge. And let’s not even get into the green dyed-to-match shoes. People, not every element of 80s fashion should be revived! Beyond the unfortunate dress, the “25” singer looked gorgeous: Her hair swept back into loose updo, golden earrings, and impeccable make-up. “Hello” to you, Adele. Goodbye to your gown.

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Girl Crush arrives for the 59th Grammy Awards pre-telecast on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

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Girl Crush.

Sometimes people show up early on the red carpet — like, before the pre-show has really begun — in ensembles so outrageous, viewers assume they’re being punked. For example, the young woman who arrived at the Grammys Sunday night a long skirt made entirely of tiny balloons, paired with a pink bandeau bikini top. Was it a desperate cry for help? An attempt to get gullible style writers (!) to take notice? Either way, well done, balloon lady!

And how about Joy Villa, who felt compelled to wear a gown emblazoned with the words “Make America Great Again” down the front and “Trump” on the fishtail train. Yes, Joy Villa, people are talking about you, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Here are some more Grammy’s looks:

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Musician Lady Gaga attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)

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Lady Gaga

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor/singer Jennifer Lopez attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Lopez.

George Clinton.

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George Clinton.

Nick Jonas arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Nick Jonas

CeeLo Green as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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CeeLo Green as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson.

Hayley Kaufman can be reached at hkaufman@globe.com.