Last night’s American Music Awards was a parade of sartorial awesomeness. From
my best friend T-Swift to Iggy Azelea, the night was considerably more fashion forward than in previous years. Though inside, the show revolved heavily around Booty, the carpet was a sea of elegant–mostly floor length– evening wear.
Traditionally, music award shows are an excuse for celebrity stylists to flat out LIE to their clients and convince them that flank steaks and garbage bags are reasonable clothing options and most unapologetically arrive in wacky ensembles. But this year’s carpet pulled an evening wear 180 with noticeably more refined, sophisticated gowns. Most donned bright, solid colors with the still-trendy cut outs and some–cough, Nicki Minaj–were almost unrecognizably lady like.
In an effort to round up all of the the pretty presented at last night’s show, we’ve complied the best of the best dressed for your viewing pleasure. Let’s hope the upcoming 2015 award season sees similarly sensational style.