The 2015 American Music Awards on Nov. 22 brought out some of music’s hottest stars to the Microsoft Theater in LA — and with them came a fair share of sexy silhouettes, plunging necklines and high hemlines for viewers to enjoy. The red carpet was dominated by some seriously hot looks. We saw show-stopping embellishments, bold cutouts and all around great style from our favorite A-listers, but while stars like Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez nailed it, others should’ve gone back to the drawing board with their outfits.
Ellie Goulding’s black frock showed off her incredible physique, but the one shoulder style and extreme cutouts looked tacky and outdated, especially as an AMA look. As is true for most awards shows, some stars put their best foot forward on Sunday, while others put their foot in mouth.
Check out our picks for the best and worst dressed looks of the night!
Frances’ and Rosemary’s Pick: Gigi Hadid. There are few times where we both agree on our absolute favorite look of the night, but Hadid managed to put us on the same page. For how much skin she was showing, Hadid was able to balance classy and sexy. She made a splash in a stunning white Bao Tranchi two-piece number. The high slit skirt and cutout crop top showed off serious cleavage, her whittled waistline and her miles-long legs. On some it might’ve been too much but her new sleek slicked-back bob and natural make up brought up the sophistication factor and made it a well-rounded and event appropriate look.
Split decisions: As sisters, we tend to agree on the best and worst red carpet looks, but the AMAs had us all confuzzled.
For example, we agreed that three fourths of One Direction looked absolutely handsome and elegant as the band stepped onto the red carpet, but the remaining one fourth was questionable and we simply could not agree on the overall ensemble. The one fourth in question is Harry Styles.
Frances: While I like that Styles took a risk with his outfit and didn’t wear a typical suit, the mixture of floral print, bell bottom pants and messy long hair was too much. The Gucci suit was intended to have a vintage feel, but to me it felt more like an aging hippie’s poor attempt at looking sophisticated. Also, there’s the fact that several Ikea comforters and couches often use a very similar print.
Rosemary: I think Styles can pull off a potato sack and look good. He took a risk which made him stand out. Who says floral is just for women and hippies? I do agree that the outfit would have looked better with a straight leg pant, but it’s still refreshing to see a man do something different on the red carpet.
Frances: I don’t love everything about Demi Lovato’s red carpet look, I do not think she deserved to be on the worst dressed list. The singer rocked an Old Hollywood-style black and gold lace Lorena Sarbu gown that was accentuated with bold flapper-esque hair and sultry vamp makeup. Demi definitely took a risk with this glitzy look and I do think the pattern aged her a little bit. It would have worked better with different colors or a more plunging neckline, but overall the dress fit her curves perfectly and she pulled off the roaring 20s makeup with elegance. It’s a mixed bag for me, but I don’t think she looked bad.
Rosemary: I, on the other hand, was not a fan of the mix at all. The combo of the hair, make up, and dress came off cheesy. The dark lips, short hair, and dark patterned dressed aged the 23-year-old. Yes, Demi’s body looked amazing, but the look came off more 1920’s flapper costume rather than just flapper inspired.