2014 AMA Fashion

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The American Music Awards were in town and with the show came a slew of celebs in some head-turning fashion. Lots of solid colored pieces, bold cutouts, and geometric designs were among the red carpet offerings last night. Take a look and judge away!

Lucy Hale: This black Vera Wang mini dress with tonal black embroidery and other embellishments owned a dark modern aesthetic with a girlish lean. The actress and country singer injected more of her own personality into the style with her bordeaux lip, dark mani, smattering of silver & gunmetal jewels, and matching black accessories.

Lucy-Hale Jennifer Lopez: Her silky nude Reem Acra dress unsurprisingly left little to the imagination. Shamelessly sexy has been her go-to red carpet style for a long time and, while a bit tired at this point, the style certainly suits her. Anyone else getting a slight flashback to that navel-low cleavage bearing Versace dress from 2000?


Selena Gomez: A backless black Armani Privé gown skimmed over the songstress's body providing a sophisticated elegance we don't regularly associate with her style. Heavy gold jewelry added just the right amount of drama to finish this fantastic look.


Kate Beckinsale: Splendid in a white KaufmanFranco confection, the actress looked fresh and glamorous in her plunging neckline gown which also featured cutouts at the sides. Smoky eyes and a nude lip enhanced the contemporary feel of her dress while a breathtaking Bulgari snake necklace was a superlative finishing touch.


Julianne Hough: A coral Zuhair Murad piece catapulted the dancer, actress, and country singer onto the best dressed list with its beaded pattern on a sheer panel for a dazzling necklace-like effect. Gold accessories and a simple slicked back 'do perfectly finished this fiery look.


Rita Ora: Bright and bold was the tone set by the British singer's lemony yellow Zac Posen dress. Whether the dress was in need of steaming or the seaming was too abundant we cannot know, but there's no denying that the color looks beautiful against her skin. A sculptural top knot, hint of yellow eye shadow, and trendy jewelry additions made this gown somewhat more appropriate for the setting than it was.


Gigi Hadid: Bringing a little borrowed-from-the-boys appeal to the red carpet, the model du jour stunned in a Prabal Gurung white suit with black and robin's egg blue accents. Her exposed lace bra, dainty chain, beachy waves, and barely-there makeup completed the look which had an overall ease and understated sexiness.


Fergie: A black Halston Heritage halter style dress with gold plate details and a thigh high slit brought out a seemingly new side of the singer's style. She stunned in a more subtle way than she normally does without skipping a beat in her usual edge by way of strappy heels, loads of rings, and her signature talons.


Dianna Agron: Dark and romantic in a Marchesa cocktail dress, the Glee star's textured black look featured an asymmetrical neckline with a subtle A-line skirt. Her mussed up hair was tamed by edgy black layered headbands while pewter tone jewels completed her mesmerizing take on red carpet style.


Elizabeth Banks: The actress's affinity for prints was put on display in her Peter Pilotto dress which featured pops of pink and orange punctuated by a metallic lace textile for a brilliant combination of color and texture. Her covetable earring and impressive full finger ring added the requisite edge we've come to expect from the woman who plays Effie Trinket, while her amazing shoes rang a perfect final note.


Nicki Minaj: The rapper and singer brought some serious attitude to the event with her fit-and-flare Alexander Wang dress which featured a turtleneck cut, micro pleating, leather details, and gutsy cutouts. Her sleek lob, oversized silver baubles, and simple black pumps complimented her toned down and very welcome look.


Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift: These two tall beauties looked more like sisters than besties with their mid-riff baring ensembles, wavy blond tresses, and subtly smoldering gazes. The striking model donned a two-piece Pamella Roland look in a metallic jacquard while her singing counterpart opted for a custom Michael Kors creation in a pretty shamrock green.


Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, & Kylie Jenner: These girls, for the most part, brought their A game to the red carpet.

Kendall was the example of effortless beauty in a sheer monochromatic eyelet look from Yigal Azrouël finished off with a sleek center parted blow-out and minimal accessories.

Khloe rocked a Versus Versace mini dress with an asymmetrical hem and gold embellishment. Her ombre locks were nicely waved and enhanced her alluring smoky brown eye makeup while a heavy dose of metallic jewelry added to the dress's understated edge. Bright orange nails were a fun final flourish.

Kylie unfortunately didn't echo her sisters' put togetherness, instead choosing a beautifully draped Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown which felt more boudoir than awards show. Her clashing shoes and shoulder strap baguette were distracting yet her jewelry did seem to compliment the dress's relaxed silhouette. The final question mark came courtesy of her messily pinned back, teal tipped locks making her look as though she'd rolled out of bed and into someone else's dress. The makeup was the only thing that was well matched to her overall look – even though those lips are outta control.


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