It's been ages since I've done a red carpet post! I've been waiting for an event that had a red carpet that I could review and I finally found one: The American Music Awards, held Sunday, November 20. Short, tight, and shiny was definitely the order for the day which is a bit surprising since the day was chilly and threatening rain.
|Taylor Swift in Reem Acra|
She looks like she always does: young, fresh, and virginal. This dress emphasizes her wider baby-bearing hips.
She's just had a baby so we can't be too hard on her. The bodice is flattering. The mullet skirt is not, especially paired with the wide, high ankle straps. Plus the hair not in that straggly, droopy braid is a mess.
|Jane Levy in ASOS|
The dress is lovely, if a bit close to her skintone. The bag adds some much-needed colour to this outfit but why she thought it would be ok to wear shoes the same colour as her hair, only duller, I don't know.
|Christa B. Allen in Alice + Olivia|
Short, tight, and shiny appeared to be the order of the day and with those shiny embellishments making the dress look super-tight, she filled that order perfectly.
|Jennifer Morrison in Temperley London|
This dress would be the perfect thing to wear to award ceremony for hippies. Sadly for her, the AMAs are not that kind of ceremony.
|Manika in Marco Marco, styled by Niki Schwan|
Oh wow, is this hideous or what? She said that she loved the 80s and wanted to look like she belonged there. She succeeded with those shoulder pads, jumpsuit, poufy hair, belt, and earrings.
|Anne V. in Emilio Pucci|
I love lace, I really do. But this red lace is a bit much; how can something so expensive look so cheap? And why didn't she accessorize it with jewelry or do something with her hair?
There's something Snuggie-like about this dress with the poufy sleeve and heavy fabric. At least she'll be warm and her hands are free if she wants to eat or use the remote or something.
|Lauren Bennett in Versace|
She must have invisible warming superpowers because it's November and that dress is really thin. Maybe that's why her face looks so pale.
|Keltie Colleen in Opulence|
It was threatening rain the day of this award show. With a bit of soap or body wash and that shower pouf skirt, she was ready in case it did rain.
She's such a tiny little thing! The shiny towel dress is kind of cute and it fits her well enough. Like many others attending this event, she appears to no know how to finish an outfit with accessories and jewelry.
|Renee Bargh in Shakuhachi|
Most people wear lampshades on their heads, not as skirts. I think - well, hope - that most people who would wear a lampshade as a skirt would wear more attractive shoes.
|Audrina Parridge in Joey Tierney|
Those are some stripper shoes! They go with the fake boobs trying to escape the otherwise lovely dress.
|Sarah Hyland in Amen|
It's a good thing those embellishments are there to create some shape because otherwise this patterened, shapeless towel would have no redeeming qualities.
|Jennifer Hudson in Jenny Packham|
The dress silhouette is lovely and the draping is very flattering. However, silver is not her colour; she looks positively ashy.
|Katy Perry in Vivienne Westwood|
Katy Perry never fails to entertain in her crazy outfits. I wonder if she wish she was blessed with smaller boobs because hers are always trying to escape her clothes.
|Selena Gomez in Girogio Armani|
She's positively regal in an old-Hollywood sort of way here. The colour, the silhouette, her hair, her shoes: everything combines to make her look like a luscious star who looks years older than her actual age.
|Hillary Scott in Rani Zakhem|
Among all the other short, tight, shiny dresses, this dress is a little formal. It's a good thing that her hair is all messy or someone might think she crashed this party.
|Julie Bowen in Manish Arora|
She's so lucky to be tall enough and thin enough to wear horizontal stripes. I think this dress might look even better if it wasn't quite so sparkly but it works for her.
|Phoebe Price in Christophe Guillarmé|
I'm completely in love with this dress. The embellishment lines are interesting and flattering and the dress shape is sexy without being sleazy. The fur shrug and adorable fascinator finish this outfit
|Estelle in Alberto Makali|
Look, another sequinned towel! At least these nude shoes match her skintone so the viewer's focus is drawn to the dress.
Apparently she's Vanessa Marano's sister. At least the dress has sleeves so it isn't just a sequinned towel, but what's up with those heavy shoes?
Is it just me or does she look pregnant in this dress? It's possible that the embellishments have stiffened the fabric so much that it stands out from her body.
Oh, wow. Just - wow. From the flat hair to the barely-contained boobs to the mullet dress, this is just one dress piled on top of another.
|Carly Steel in Bebe|
Tights were the wrong choice with short flapper-style dress. Bare legs to go with her bare arms or very sheer hose if she was determined to wear hosiery would have been better. As it is, those tights just look weird.
|Stuart Brazell in Bebe|
It's one thing to wear a tight dress that's really just body-conscious; it's another to wear one that's a size or two too small like she's doing here. Sadly, neither that belt nor those dhoes do her any favouts.
|Tiera Madry (L) and Tiana Madry|
These twins are wearing lovely, tasteful silver dresses that fit them well and have a flattering shape. If only the colour flattered them as much as the shape did, they'd be knockouts.
photo credits: zimbio.com, tomandlorenzo.com, dailymail.co.uk