Sequins, Slits & More Sexy AMA Style

Taylor Swift, Pink, Carrie Underwood and these other stars may be at an awards show to celebrate music, but it's their outfits that deserve to be recognized

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TAYLOR SWIFT

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Who’s single and sparkling? This girl. sticks with one of her favored designers, Zuhair Murad, and hits the red carpet in an ultra-short embroidered dress with gold beadwork detail and a racy open back, plus coordinating strappy Jimmy Choo heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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PINK

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We already know the loves cutouts and pompadours so this look, featuring a bronze leather-and-chiffon dress and a voluminous do, comes as no surprise to us. She finishes the look with Brian Atwood heels and Loree Rodkin gems.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD

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The has sported some pretty epic outfits to awards show. And while this ornately beaded purple gown (worn with rose gold Jacob & Co. chandelier earrings and a Jill Milan clutch) doesn’t feature batwings or butterflies, we won’t soon forget it.

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NICKI MINAJ

NICKI MINAJ
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Do not attempt to adjust your monitor: Nicki’s strapless chartreuse Monique Lhuillier gown really is that bright, her Charles Albert jewels are truly that bold, her pout is really that candy pink and her hair really is that platinum blonde.

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GWEN STEFANI

GWEN STEFANI
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Did the invitation to the show say “Dress Code: Embellishments Recommended”? follows the suggestion and wears a plunging black Balmain blazer covered in white beads and pearls over a bralette, Neil Lane diamonds and Christian Louboutin pumps. The one pop of color? Those trademark red lips, of course.

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HEIDI KLUM

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The puts her most famous assets on display in an embroidered gold mini (with a high slit for good measure) featuring poof cap sleeves and a chin-grazing neckline, plus Lorraine Schwartz jewels. We’re assuming her dress is so short because she needed the extra fabric for those matching Christian Louboutin heels.

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KE$HA

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Shocking in that it’s not at all shocking, the singer makes us do a double-take in a cleavage-baring cream eyelet mini, platinum waves, a Karma El Khalil ear cuff, Dana Rebecca Designs bracelet and butt-kicking black Stuart Weitzman heels.

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA

CHRISTINA AGUILERA
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Ever wonder what a blonde Cleopatra would look like? Wonder no more thanks to , who dons the Egyptian queen’s signature style with a lavender ombré silk chiffon halter by Pamella Roland, a dazzling clutch, Neil Lane jewels and equally blinged out stacked heels.

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CARLY RAE JEPSEN

CARLY RAE JEPSEN
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Hey, this is crazy and we’ve never met you … but can we borrow that dress, Carly? The singer brings Old Hollywood glamour to the carpet in a plunging blush-colored Gomez-Gracia dress covered in multicolored sequins, plus Effy jewelry, an Edie Parker clutch and a mani to match!

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JORDIN SPARKS

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She missed the memo about embellishments, but that doesn’t stop Jordin from making a dramatic entrance in a cut-down-to-there patterned gown with revealing mesh insets.

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GINNIFER GOODWIN

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You can take the girl out of the chick flick, but you can’t take the chick flick style out of the girl. The actress selects a sugary sweet pink Oscar de la Renta featuring – you guessed it – sequins, plus strappy silver Jimmy Choo heels and a matching box clutch.

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STACY KEIBLER

STACY KEIBLER
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Also joining the embellishment party, the star shows off her mile-long legs (and gives us major closet envy) in a sparkly Collette Dinnigan mini, worn with nude pumps and Neil Lane jewelry.

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KERRY WASHINGTON

KERRY WASHINGTON
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We adore the sunny citrus shades the Scandal star picks for the red carpet: this lace Stella McCartney dress, a matching Kotur clutch, Sydney Evan jewelry and grapefruit-hue pumps.

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JENNY MCCARTHY

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Shortly before planting a smooch on , the actress accents her gold sequin skirt and black bustier top with a rolled-up pompadour, plus jewels by Katerina Maxine, Demarco and Le Vian.

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