In an e-mail, the network told those invited that “buttocks and female breasts [need to be] adequately covered,” as do areas such as “under curvature of the breasts … female breast nipples … and visible ‘puffy’ bare skin [in the] genital region.”
CBS added that “Thong type costumes are problematic, as well as any type of obscenity on one’s clothes or accessories.”
The full e-mail reads:
“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.”
Notable sexy outfits in Grammy history include Jennifer Lopez’s famous Versace get-up in 2000; Lea Michelle’s short Romona Keveza cocktail dress in 2010, and Toni Braxton’s skin-baring Richard Tyler dress in 2001.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards air on CBS this Sunday, February 10 at 8/7c.