Best and Worst of the AMAs Red Carpet

It’s the American Music Awards. The other music awards show that is not the Grammys, nor the MTV Music Awards. Conceived in the 1970s, it was sort of the “op” irreverent sister to the Grammys, until MTV came along. Now it’s sort of the third place also-ran of the group.

Speaking of third-rate also-rans, let’s see what everyone wore. It should be noted that some of the biggest names of the evening, including Nicki Minaj and host Jennifer Lopez skipped the red carpet all together, which speaks to the AMAs place in the red carpet firmament. That being said there were a few gems to see…

The Best

1 Demi Lovato Lorena Sarbu

Demi Lovato has recently gone on a 1920s kick, and it was a really good decision. This Lorena Sarbu gold and black gown was one of the stunners of the evening on the carpet.

2 Ciara Reem Acra

Filling in for Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, Ciara get the number two slot in a nude and beaded Reem Acra

3 Ellie Goulding Alexandre Vauthier

I’m not big into Ellie Goulding’s hair or make up, but the Alexandre Vauthier cannot be faulted.

4 Zendaya Coleman Emanuel Ungaro

Zendaya Coleman in Emanuel Ungaro. Girl, werk your way up that red carpet food chain.

5 Selena Gomez1 Givenchy

Everyone went gaga over Selena Gomez’s Givenchy, and from he front is was a stunner. From the side, it looked like a sequined bag.

6 Rebel Wilson Eloquii

Rebel Wilson in plus sized designer Eloquii (with an awesome Kate Spade candy bag.) Someone get Melissa McCarthy on the phone and have her hire Rebel’s stylist, pronto.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Sabrina Carpenter attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Cute little Sabrina  Carpenter in cute little Giamba.

8 Chloe Grace Moretz Saint Laurent

Chloe Grace Moretz in 90s style Saint Laurent.  Simply chic, simply goth.

9 Meghan_Trainor Michael Costello

Meghan Trainor rocking a long black number from Project Runway alum Michael Costello. He’s starting to really catch up to Siriano.

10 Nina Dobrev Zuhair Murad

Nina Dobrev is almost overdressed in Zuhair Murad, but I’m giving it a pass.

The Honorable Mentions

11 Hailee Steinfeld Zuhair Murad

Hailee Steinfeld in Zuhair Murad. Cute and age appropriate.

12 Kat Graham Georges Chakra

Kat Graham in Georges Chakra. A bit overdone for the event, but it got her noticed.

13 nicki minaj Michael Costello

Nicki Minaj in Michael Costello. Not in the Top Ten because not on the Red Carpet.

14 Bailee_Madison House of CB

Bailee Madison in House of CB. Sparkly, but not overly sexy.

15 Julianne_Hough Naeem Khan

Julianne Hough in Naeem Khan. Scoring points for different.

The Best of JLo

Jennifer Lopez in Michael Costello.This jumpsuit was my favorite of her looks on the night, because it was unexpected.

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad. This is standard Issue JLo at its best.

Jennifer Lopez in Michael Cinco. The other really unexpected and demur look of the evening.

The Boys

16 One Direction

One Direction. The only interesting one is Harry Styles, go figure.

17 Tyrese-Gibson

Tyrese Gibson brought his daughter for the aww accessory factor.

18 Wilmer

Wilmer Valderrama reclaimed relevancy by dating Demi Lovato. He also still stuffs his crotch. Let’s hope Demi wises up soon.

19 Charlie-Puth

I don’t know who Charlie Puth is, or why his grandmother dressed him like that.

20 Terry-Crews

Terry Crews, blowing out his suit knees.

The Bad

21 Keltie-Knight Balmain

Keltie Knight, getting the wrong kind of attention in Balmain.

22 Tove Lo Lamija Suljevic

I appreciate that Tove Lo is wearing a fellow Swedish artist, designer Lamija Suljevic. This does not make it less ugly.

23 WizKhalifa

Wiz, please get pants that fit and wear socks.

24 Hannah Davis Naeem Khan

Hannah Davis should have known that celebrity friend sponsor Taylor Swift already wore this Naeem Khan way better last year.

25 Carrie Underwood Elie Madi

Carrie Underwood showing that fashion gives you wings in Elie Madi.

26 Ariana-Grande Giambattista-Valli

I assume Ariana Grande didn’t wear this Giambattista Valli on the red carpet for fear we’d put her next to Frankie in the Ugly category.

27 Justin Bieber

Is Beiber 27 yet? Should we worry he’s idolizing members of that club?

28 Gigi Hadid Bao Tranchi

Gigi Hadid understands she must never outshine celebrity friend sponsor Taylor, so she wore this Bao Tranchi.

29 Nick Jonas

And playing the part of Creepy Tom Cruise, we have Nick Jonas.

30 Five SecondsofSummer

Five Seconds of summer–the bad One Direction knock off, in music and fashion.

The Worst of JLo

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad. This is standard Issue JLo at its worst.


God only knows what this is.

The best we can say for it is that it isn’t this.

The Ugly

31 Gwen Stefani Yousef Al-Jasmi

Gwen Stefani, I know you’re excited The Voice made you relevant again, to the point where you’re showmancing a fellow judge to keep the show relevant in return. But this?  This is not ok.

32 Alicia Silverstone Christian Siriano

Alicia Silverstone in Christian Siriano. She has no idea what she’s doing there either.

33 Paula Abdul

Paula has no idea where she is at all.

34 Alanis Morrissette

I know it’s a Alanis-versary, but she should have skipped the red carpet. This is just unfortunate on all levels.

35 Frankie Grande

At this point, Frankie Grande just automatically goes here.

36 Z-LaLa

Who is Z-LaLa? It doesn’t matter, by wearing this Ursula Halloween costume, she’s done her job by getting people to print her name.



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