The American Music Awards are not as popular as they used to be… but the 2012  ceremony had a pretty good line-up of performances, including Justin Bieber + Nicki Minaj, Usher, Kelly Clarkson and a pretty interesting duo by Psy and MC Hammer! But you know that’s not why I was watching… so let me start by my best dressed of the night!

BEST DRESSED

1. Gwen Stefani in Balmain

I’ve always been a big fan of Gwen Stefani’s style, because she doesn’t need much to look spectacular and she always stands out. Who says we have to wear a dress for an award ceremony? Love it!

2. Stacy Keibler in Colette Dinnigan

Whoa! When you have legs like that, you flaunt them… and this dress is perfect to do just  that!

3. Nicki Minaj in Monique Lhuillier

I’m usually not a fan of Nicki Minaj’s style, but I have to say that she found a dress that matches her personality perfectly! Love that neon green!

4.Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier

More embroidery! Heidi Klum just looks flawless in this gold mini-dress. I especially love the high slit and the exaggerated shoulders.

5.Ginnifer Goodwin in Oscar de la Renta 

This dress is so pretty it hurts! Actually, I love everything about this look… the silver clutch and sandals as well as the soft make-up.

As you can see, short dresses were very much the trend last night! Here are a few more…

SHORT DRESSES

Even though I love Taylor Swift‘s delicate Zuhair Murad dress, I have to say I’m not crazy about Kelly Rowland in Naeem Khan and Hayden Panettiere just looks tacky in Georges Chakra Couture.

PRETTIEST HUES

Carrie Underwood didn’t make my best dressed in her Abed Mahfouz gown, but she does strike gold in the colour department. That pale purple looks divine on her. The same goes for Kerry Washington in Stella McCartney. Too bad the dress looks like a night gown…

INTENSE PRINTS

In a season where prints are so strong, some stars really overdo it… It’s definitely the case of Karmin’s Amy Heidemann, who is lost in her futuristic print peplum dress. I’m not as sure about Jordin Spark’s Etro dress. I think it’s the top part I don’t like, I would’ve preferred it as a skirt!

BATTLE OF THE MEN

Chris Brown and Justin Bieber looked pretty similar last night… leather and drop-crotch pants, but who’s your favourite? I would have to go for Chris Brown, just because the Biebs looks like he’s trying too hard in those red studded shoes (and what size does he wear… a 14?!)

WORST DRESSED

1. Carly Rae Jepsen in Gomez-Gracia

Not only does the singer look tacky, but she also looks cheap in this pink sequinned dress. Old Hollywood glamour gone bad!

2. Elisha Cuthbert in Georges Chakra Couture

Wow, this was not a good night for Georges Chakra Couture (see Hayden Panettiere, a few pictures up). My problem with this look is that the gown is way too long and a black clutch… really?

3. Kesha in ???

The dress in itself is not that bad, but the cut doesn’t suit her and, most of all, those platform shoes are a complete DISASTER.

4. Pink in Catherine Deane

Let’s put it simply… this dress is too dressy for Pink!

5. Christina Aguilera in Pamela Rolland

I’m not going to talk about Xtina’s weight issues, which have been over-discussed in the last few months. But I will say that this look is really tacky, starting by the dress and the way too matchy accessories and make-up. Fail!

So what did you think of last night’s looks? I really want to know who are your personal best and worst dressed!

Lolitta xx

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