Dua Lipa's Grammys look is an ode to at least three superstar music icons - and we can't stop staring!

The Grammy winner shone.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: Dua Lipa, winner of Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Future Nostalgia’, poses in the media room during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )
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Dua Lipa's Grammys look was nothing short of epic, despite this year's red carpet being a more dialled down affair. And she was in good company: Phoebe Bridgers channeled a gothic near-black lip while Lizzo posed with pearlescent pink nails and waist-length extensions adored with giant pink clips. 

But for us, it was Dua who stole the show. First there's the see-through, crystal-embellished Versace gown.  Featuring a sparkling butterfly motif on the bodice, its antennae joining the dress's spaghetti straps, it immediately called to mind Mariah Carey, who once famously wore a butterfly top with jeans, and Christina Aguilera who donned a silver sequinned butterfly dress to the 2000 Grammys.

Christina Aguilera at the 42nd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on Febuary 23, 2000 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

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Naturally Dua's beauty squad then got to work and also helped to tell the story. Dua's manicurist Michelle Humphrey matched butterfly embellished nail art to the 'Levitating' singer's beaded gown.

Next up was the perfectly co-ordinated shimmery pastel eyeshadow that picks out the pinks and lilacs in the dress. No news yet as to who the make-up artist was, but the look brought '70s beauty bang up to date for 2021.

Complete with lashings of mascara for definition and a lesson in the best eyeliner for beginners, plus soft rosy cheeks and lips, Dua epitomised pretty, feminine glamour with a just the right dose of sex kitten.

And once when you've got past that makeup marvel, there's no overlooking the hair. Dua is a self-confessed hair chameleon - last year alone the singer went from honey blonde to pink and then red to brown; from sporting a textured lob to baby bangs and then eye-skimming bangs.

But for Sunday night, the look was pure class. Poker straight, shiny, waist length and perfectly parted, we can't help but think Dua is referencing another music icon. 

And something tells us, Cher would approve of the whole sparkling get up.