2013 American Music Awards: Red Carpet Highlights

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Last night’s American Music Awards looks were pretty underwhelming. Black and white proved to be the shades of choice and the key to a successful look seemed to be covered up with cut outs. Here’s a round-up of the looks worth talking about:

AMAs2013-Katy-PerryKaty Perry this look is just – no. A black dress with white polka dots interrupted by red and pink flowers? This looks like something you wore to the 8th grade prom and are embarrassed about when someone posts it as a Throwback Thursday pic. To add insult to injury her black and white polka dot nails match the dress.

AMAs2013-Christina-AguileraChristina Aguilera is a vast improvement from the look she sported at last year’s AMAs. The Voice judge stunned in a long sleeved white dress with a plunging V-neck and sheer triangular cut outs on the side.

NellyNelly has GOT to hire a stylist so he can start looking like he belongs. Just because you’re not accepting an award doesn’t mean you don’t have to try. In sneaks, a long sleeved graphic tee and are those leather pants? Nelly more like he’s ready to run to Target than perform at an awards show.

AMAs2013-Ariana-GrandeAriana Grande was one of the few starlets to embrace color in a Dolce and Gabbana gown. She looked great but it’s clear she’s still learning about red carpet style – and how to do her hair like an adult. Cute, but hopefully she gets it right next time.

CA: 2013 American Music Awards Red Carpet - ArrivalsLeave it to Lady Gaga to make the most dramatic red carpet entrances ever. The “Applause” singer donned a Versace gown and rode onto the carpet on a man-made horse.

AMAs2013-RihannaIt seems like most people didn’t really care about their appearance last night but least invested shockingly goes to Rihanna. The “What Now” singer is known for pulling off bold red carpet looks but maybe she got tired of the attention? Not only did Rihanna skip the red carpet but when she eventually showed up to the awards, she a black bra top with a high waist brief attached a sheer overlay that touched the floor. Her hair? Undone. Rihanna came with her hair wrapped up as though she’d just left the salon and was waiting till she had somewhere important to be before exposing a new ‘do. In case you’re wondering yes – she did get on stage to perform and accept both her awards without combing out her hair.

AMAs2013-Miley-Cyrus8Miley Cyrus showed up her most shocking red carpet look of the year –  a white pantsuit. We’ve gotten so accustomed to seeing her wear something bold and controversial but the singer chose a more conservative look for her red carpet arrival. Don’t worry – by the time she was ready to perform she shed the suit in favor of her more usual attire – a revealing two piece tankini set that seemed to be cut by the same people who made Baywatch uniforms. At least the cat print set was kind of cute?

AMAs2013-Taylor-SwiftBig winner Taylor Swift continued her style evolution in a dress by Julian McDonald. The singer went super short gold Julian McDonald dress with a sheer cut out and strappy gold sandals. Her simple straightened hair was the perfect complement to this look.

AMAs2013-Naya-RiveraTaylor Swift may have won the most awards but Naya Rivera was the REAL winner on the red carpet.  Her long-sleeved, floor length turtleneck gown with a train covered every inch of her body except the large cut out in the center showing the right amount of cleavage. Her jewels, if you even noticed them, were a nice simple addition to the look.

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