Part of the CBS Standards and Practices email warns celebs to “Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.” Rihanna certainly walked a fine line with this sheer gown for the 2013 Grammy Awards! Do you think she succeeded? I think she did. I don’t know if Rihanna planned it this way or if she asked her designer to add some extra fabric at the last minute to make sure essential body parts were covered (since the email only went out last week).
You know, I love the long, flowing lines of this gown. And to be honest, I’d like it even more if the top were a little less sheer. Rihanna isn’t known for covering up, and she certainly has the body to show it off. Sometimes, however, less is more. After the break (click on the More link below the thumbnails) I’ve posted CBS’ entire email to celebs. Then you tell me: did Rihanna follow the dress code or does she deserve to be written up?
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Deadline Hollywood got a copy of the email CBS sent out to celebs ahead of the Grammys. Here it is:
Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory
-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-
CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe.
Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared. OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST. This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera. Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.