Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Go Edgy On American Music Awards Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha also take fashion chances at the AMAs.
By Jocelyn Vena

Taylor Swift arrives at the American Music Awards on Sunday

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/ FilmMagic

At a show like the American Music Awards, anything goes in the fashion department. And pop stars like Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus certainly decided to take some chances when they hit the carpet at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (November 21).

Taylor Swift graced the carpet with a new hairstyle. Instead of her trademark curls, she sported full, blunt bangs and paired the ‘do with a chic, short rhinestone dress that was more rocker than Nashville.

Nicki Minaj hit the carpet in a neon-pink-and-green dress complete with a birdcage-like structure over it. Ke$ha kept it kooky with a mohawk and a low-cut dress made of VHS tape. Her makeup was decidedly Ke$ha with glitter and black lipstick.

Miley Cyrus went modern-bride chic in her Marchesa white strapless mini with a bustle and train. Rihanna looked red-hot with curly flame-colored hair and a partly see-through red Ellie Saab Haute Couture gown with sleeves, a low-cut back. The Ellie Saab Haute Couture gown gave off a nude illusion.

Katy Perry said she went “girly” in her pale-pink Badgley Mischka strapless gown with sequins. She completed the look with old-Hollywood hair and teardrop earrings. Avril Lavigne wore pink-and-black streaks in her blond hair and kept it punky thanks to a Dolce & Gabbana graphic black-and-white little dress, lots of bangles and peep-toe ankle boots. Pink hit the carpet hiding her baby bump with a big black gown that was still funky, thanks to its low-cut back.

The Situation wore a “Jersey Shore” black T-shirt, black blazer and rosary beads. Other guys who went for an all-black look included Usher and Diddy. Meanwhile, Ne-Yo decided to shake it up with a deep-purple suit.

Several big pop groups hit the carpet, including the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie looked funky in a little black-and-blue dress with feather shoulder pads; apl.de.ap and Taboo looked sedate in black; and will.i.am looked like a cartoon character in his leather blazer, white jeans, medallion and Lego cap. The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys graced the carpet in a sea of sharkskin suits in various shades of gray.

Who’s your pick for best-dressed on the AMA red carpet? Share your faves in the comments!

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