Grammys cover skin, not beauty


Contributing writer

The new dress code enforced at the Grammy Awards raises the question of what determines a woman’s beauty.

The dress code prohibits sexually suggestive clothing and extremely sheer garments, and it may seem stifling to those who use clothing as an outlet of expression.  Beauty, however, is the qualities that make each individual unique.

Muhammad Ali said it best to his daughter: “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground covered up and protected.”

A woman’s beauty is more than what she wears; it is what she stands for. The inner glory of a woman is what makes her outer appearance shine.

Many celebrities opted for more modest choices this year without sacrificing style or appeal. Beyonce wore a contrasting color jumpsuit by Osman, which complimented her figure without exposing any skin.

Others, like Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Lopez, got creative with the amount of skin being shown and still displayed their own unique personality. Jennifer Lopez, for instance, wore a black dress that showed off her right leg.

Stars like Rihanna and Katy Perry, who have dressed provocatively in the past, also complied with the dress code. Rihanna wore a full-length semi sheer red gown and looked amazingly refreshing.

Katy Perry showed off her figure in a teal dress with a v-neck and statement necklace. They prove that anyone can easily adjust their style to fit more modest guidelines.

Do not be ashamed of modesty. Instead, make it work towards reflecting inner beauty. For the beauties that like to show skin, keep this one rule in mind: it is important that a woman should always exude class and self-respect.