CBS Issues "Wardrobe Advisory" to Grammys Artists

R. Scott Davis

by R. Scott Davis

Published February 8, 2013

E! is reporting that CBS is asking the stars to not 'bare all' this year at the Grammy's, no if's, and's or butt's about it.  After their wardrobe malfunction in the 2004 SuperBowl CBS doesn't want anymore slip up's.  Here is the Full Official Memo, courtesy of

Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory

-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-

***GRAMMYS 2013***

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.

If this rule had happened earlier we would have missed out on these gems.


She sure does look tasty! Katy Perry at 2009 Grammy's


This would definitely not be allowed this year. Traci Bingham 2001


So sad...Celine Dion 1993 Grammy's


I'm just confused as to what and why this happened. M.I.A. 2009 Grammy's

Thank you VH1 for these classic pictures.

There is no doubt that this will curb some peoples clothing choices, but for some it will just be lighting the fire.  I can't wait to see what people will show us this year.


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