The Best and Worst Dressed of the 2016 American Music Awards

The Best and Worst Dressed of the 2016 American Music Awards

The American Music Awards were on television last week and the red carpet fashion did not disappoint. Now, the AMA’s are not exactly the Grammy’s but they are an easy indication of whether you are seriously out of touch with Pop music (who were half of these people?). This year the awards show was co-hosted by model Gigi Hadid and SNL comedian Jay Pharaoh. As awkward as the opening dialogue was, the fashion choices made by the stars on the red carpet were even more confusing. Here is a look at the best and worst dressed of the 2016 American Music Awards!

First, we have to give major props to the host of the show, model Gigi Hadid. Gigi had six wardrobe changes and they were all GORGEOUS! These looks were impeccable and I love that she used two of my favorite designers, Versace and Julien MacDonald. Well done hostess with the mostest.

Gigi Hadid

From Left to Right: Roberto Cavalli, Julien Macdonald, Atelier Versace, Atelier Versace, Nicola Jebran, Julien Macdonald

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Gigi Hadid in Roberto Cavalli.
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Gigi Hadid in Julien Macdonald.
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Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace.
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Gigi Hadid in Atelier Versace
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Gigi Hadid in Nicola Jebran.
Gigi Hadid in Julien Macdonald.

WORST DRESSED

The Worst Dressed list was sadly very long. I even left a few people out. Some stars on this list consistently make poor choices on the red carpet, Heidi Klum sigh, but others are always well dressed and shockingly fell short (Ciara and Karli Kloss, what?). Overall, the big mistakes of the night were ill-fitting frocks, bad materials, unflattering designs and way too much skin. Next time ladies, next time.

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Bebe Rexha

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Bebe Rexha in vintage Yves Saint Laurent.

Ciara

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Ciara in Stephane Rolland Couture dress

Garcelle Beauvais

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Garcelle Beauvais in Masaki Matsuka.

Halsey

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Halsey in Ermanno Scervino.

Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum in Wolk Morais.

Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss in Atelier Versace.

Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer in Natalia Fedner.

Lauren Giraldo

Lauren Giraldo arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards, November 20, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Lauren Giraldo

Z Lala

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Z Lala

Jeannie Mai

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV personality Jeannie Mai attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Jeannie Mai in Francesca Miranda.

BEST DRESSED

BEST DRESSED WOMEN

Sadly, the worst dressed largely outweighed the best dressed but these ladies were the hits of the night. The AMA’s are definitely a fun award show, so it is the perfect place to take risks and be edgy. High slits and metallics were perfect for this sexy red carpet, but the occasional pretty gown, like this red Prada on Selena Gomez, is also a great fit. You have to be weary not to be too formal at a music award show like the American Music Awards and these women struck the perfect balance.

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Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy Teigen in Yousef Akbar.

Sara Foster

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Sara Foster in J. Mendel.

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez in Prada.

Teyana Taylor

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Teyana Taylor in Steven Khalil.

Hailee Steinfeld

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Hailee Steinfeld in Ellie Saab.

Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev in Zuhair Murad.

BEST DRESSED MEN

The Best Dressed men each got a nod for different reasons. James Bay gets a win for being ultra millennial-hip and taking risks that totally paid off. Pharaoh gets a best dressed award because he looks so classic and handsome in this suit. Sting makes the list because, even at his age, he still has the coolest style around. He is laid back, yet so on point. Way to go guys! I am impressed.

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James Bay

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician James Bay attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
James Bay

Jay Pharaoh

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Jay Pharaoh

Sting

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Sting

WORST OF THE NIGHT

I think my choice for Worst of the Night is pretty self explantory. I undertsand that Z Lala is trying to be quirky and an envelope pusher but she could have done that with this dress alone. The hair was just ridiculous. I should have given the award to Heidi Klum because she never learns her lesson, but for now the titles stays with Z Lala for her Dr. Seuss-like hair and her dominatrix dress.

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BEST OF THE NIGHT

The Best of the Night goes to Gigi Hadid. Say what you will about her future as a stand-up comedian, but with her perfect hair, makeup and wardrobe Gigi was the real winner of the night. She looked fun, young, flirty and glamorous. PERFECT.

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Gigi Hadid in Versace.

 

Photos by: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Collages: Lizzy Olsen/ Beauty and the Beet DC

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