Let’s face it — we tune in to The Grammy Awards each year not only to see the stars perform, but also to see who’s got the most style, creativity, and the audacity to wear the memorable gowns and garments that viewers will be talking about for years to come (see Jennifer Lopez in 2000).

Some artists take advantage of the occasion for self-promoting absurdity, (Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, both in custom Versace this year) — while very few score a coveted spot on a ‘best dressed’ list (see Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Amber Rose on Stylelist). Regardless of what side of the lists they fall into — best or worst — these women made fashion statements at the 2012 Grammy Awards.