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Grammy Awards Set Dress Code to (Hopefully) Avoid Wardrobe Malfunctions

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Listen up, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert! The Grammy Awards have issued a strict dress code that is expected to be adhered to during Sunday’s live telecast.

It’s not too often that a lady from the country music community bares all on a red carpet, but the show’s producers warn all attendees — performers or otherwise — that peek-a-boo and barely-there attire is not acceptable onstage or in the audience during the live broadcast.

The memo 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 flesh 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.

It remains to be seen exactly how far in advance the dress code was sent out or how aggressively the new guidelines will be enforced, but considering some of the outrageous fashion choices of Grammy Awards past, we expect there to be one or two missteps from the most attention-craving divas in music.

Swift, Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson are all expected to take the stage on Sunday, with Lambert and Dierks Bentley also teaming up for a performance on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also just announced that Zac Brown will perform during an all-star tribute to the late Levon Helms, and Hunter Hayes will also be delivering a tune.

Eager to catch your favorite stars on the biggest stage in all of music? Tune on on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8PM ET on CBS for the live broadcast.

Next: See a List of 2013 Grammy Nominees

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