On music’s biggest night, the only thing more exciting than finding out who won the Record of the Year is who is wearing who, or in some cases, what. One thing’s for sure: Grammys fashion is not for the faint of heart. That’s why we dug into our archives in search for the craziest, most risque looks to have ever graced the Grammys red carpet, from 1995 on.

From Mary J. Blige‘s wild leopard-print (on her hood—and tunic—and pants) in 1996 to Lady Gaga‘s theatrical Giorgio Armani micro-dress (not to mention, her intergalactic headpiece by milliner Philip Treacy) in 2010 to Kelly Rowland‘s excessively cut out Georges Chakra gown in 2013. With everyone trying to outdo one another, we can’t help but wonder what’s in store as we count down to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards come Sunday night. In the meantime, look through our favorite jaw-dropping looks from Grammys past.

THE RISKIEST GOWNS

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