Best Dressed at 2011’s American Music Awards

By Butterboom Writers  /  December 5, 2011

Butterboom’s top ten looks on the red carpet.

All the stars came out to play at this year’s American Music Awards held in California. There was no Gaga to steal the spotlight but plenty of other celebs shone instead, so here are Butterboom’s top ten looks of the night.

Nicki Minaj & Katy Perry

Nicki Minaj has always been renowned for her wacky red carpet style, and she definitely didn’t tone it down with this Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 gown. And as if that wasn’t enough drama, she paired it with a candyfloss pink wig!

Katy Perry also rocked some pretty pink, in this Chinese-inspired Vivienne Westwood dress with the designer’s trademark corset-style bustier. We love the pretty hairpiece and pop of colour from her electric blue Jimmy Choo Vibe peep-toes.

 Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad Couture & Giambattista Valli

Jennifer Lopez looked super sexy as always in this revealing black lacy Fall 2011 Zuhair Murad Couture gown. She also brought her diva style to the stage, with this leopard-print Fall 2011 Giambattista Valli number.

Jenny McCarthy & Jennifer Hudson

Jenny McCarthy looked lovely in this purple mini, interestingly teamed with ankle booties, while a third Jennifer – Jennifer Hudson – showed off her new svelte post-pregnancy figure and long legs in this platinum draped-front Jenny Packham mini dress, paired with clumpy Christian Louboutin Daffodile Strass gunmetal pumps.

 Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez

Younger stars Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez held their own against the heavyweights, with Taylor sparkling in a glittery Spring 2012 Reem Acra gown where she let the sequins do the talking by opting for nude make-up, while Selena looked slinky in a silvery satin Giorgio Armani gown, with a revealing plunge and side-split – with perfectly-matching shoes, handbag and even nail polish!

 Heidi Klum & Ellie Goulding

German supermodel Heidi Klum also chose silver in a laser-cut Spring 2012 Giles mini, which shows her navy blue underwear peeking through!

Finally, British singer Ellie Goulding played it safe with this black Christopher Kane Fall 2011 dress and, even though it has a bared-midriff, we must admit it looks a bit boring compared to the other outfits… although we do love her Lulu Guinness studded lip clutch.

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