The “Rock Wit You” singer appeared at the 2019 Grammy Awards show on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. She walked the red carpet in a two-toned dress made up of a black long-sleeve, form-fitting top and a full-length gold skirt that billowed into ruffles. Her puffy ensemble featured a thigh-high split and a pair of black stiletto pumps in an attempt to pull the look together.
The 38-year-old also sported a subtle eye-makeup look, a brown nude lip and sleeked-back short hair with blond highlights. She shared photos of her awards show appearance on Instagram and captioned it with a diamond.
However, Ashanti’s fashion choice was denounced by fans who seemed disappointed with her overall Grammy look.
“I love Ashanti but this dress just wasn’t the one 🤦🏽♀️,” an Instagram follower commented.
Another wrote, “First bad outfit I see her wear 😩 it look like she attached a comforter to a velvet turtleneck.”
A third fan compared her outfit to a bed sheets.
“It reminds me of fitted sheets,” the person added. “She need to hang those MF curtains back up.”
Others were swept away by how beautiful the musician looked.
“She does noo wrong in my eyes. 😌 She looks goodt!”
“She looks so gorg 😍 some people just don’t know fashion.”
Although Ashanti’s recent red carpet appearance didn’t appear to wow fans, that hasn’t stopped the star from making her mark in the fashion world.
The “Foolish” singer finally got a chance to created a clothing line with designer Isabel Deng in December after wanting to do so for a long time.
“This is a very visual industry, so I feel like the more things that you’re a part of and the more that you’re able to show your brand and your style and who you are in different fashions, the better off you are,” she told Page Six.
“It’s really important not to put all of your eggs in one basket or to be one-dimensional,” Ashanti added. “Now more than ever, you have to keep the attention span and you have to keep a lot of things going on.”
The 38-year-old also mentioned how it important it was to for her to stay in shape so that she’s able to fit into the clothing she wants to wear. She told the news outlet that she rather “burn” in the gym than not to feel comfortable in her clothing.
“As women, we already have to wear uncomfortable shoes, so our feet are always hurting,” said Ashanti. “So if you can find an outfit that looks amazing, fits amazing and it’s comfortable, you’re winning.”