Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Last night at the 40th American Music Awards, the stars were shiny and bright, with gold being one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

I didn't love this dress when I saw it on Rumer Willis at the amfAR gala, but Zendaya Coleman looks adorable in it. Weird.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Here's Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin. Strange dress, stranger hair.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Some dapper dudes: Curtis Jackson, Tyga, Kevin Richardson, Phillip Philllips .

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Ladies and gentlemen: The Eyebrows and Lips of The Wanted.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Mr. Saggypants himself, Justin Bieber.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Is The Beebs wearing a leather tank top??? His mom has no problem with it.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Your friend Chris Brown looks morose.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Lance Bass shimmers in blue.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Brad Goreski pairs a tux jacket with embellished jeans.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

It appears that Psy is wearing a collarless leather jacket with shoulder pads and sparkle trousers. Horrible. Love you, Psy.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

More leather and sparkle: Gwen Stefani and the guys from No Doubt.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Kelly Rowland's dress is reminiscent of a cave in Yoshi's Island. In a good way.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Gloria Estefan wows in figure-hugging iridescent green.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

There's something super late 70s/early 80s happening with Christina Aguilera 's look, which is not necessarily bad. The wig seems too light for her skin, but whatevs, that's cool, she's channelling Ann Jillian in It's A Living.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Christina Aguilera, kicking up her heels. It sucks when a wig looks like a wig. The dress is flattering, at least?

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo. I am of the opinion that this dress is hideous.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Awesome LBD and cherry-red heels on Lucy Hale.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Slinky black on Jennifer Morrison.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Black with a kaleidoscopic bodice: Rocsi Diaz. I dig everything except the skirt portion.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Now let's look at some pale shimmery sparkly things: Hayden Panettiere in a pretty little ice skating/effervescent cocktail dress.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Carly Rae Jepsen in sugary pink with sequins. She looks good, but this gown is not terribly exciting or current.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Ginnifer Goodwin, also in sugary pink — a much more interesting dress, although the collar is weird.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Soft peachy pink is great on Ke$ha . Wiggy wig, ugh.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Oh look, it's our old friend sheer/nude/mesh see-through. So hot right now. Kimberly Cole looks very Vegas. Fine. Me no likey, but fine.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Next up: Metallics. Colbie Caillat's pewter gown appears to be cobbled together and pinned closed, but the turquoise touches are gorgeous.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Stacy Keibler and her legs show off in geometrical gunmetal.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Pink's a warrior in a bronze breastplate and fluid skirt. Dig the contrast of hard and soft.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Ever-understated Golden Girl Phoebe Price.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Golden goddess: Elisha Cuthbert.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Jenny McCarthy pairs gold with black.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

More gold: Heidi Klum, in barely-there lace.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Taylor Swift rocked a tiny beige/sheer/nude with hints of gold.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Does Taylor Swift ever have a hair out of place? Is she ever not flawless? Does she worship at the altar of perfect? It's kind of annoying.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Thank you, Cyndi Lauper, for some old-school crazytown music awards steez. And thank you, Mayra Veronica, for that gravity-defying cleavage. Things were getting boring.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Let's finish up with some vivid colors: Carrie Underwood in dazzling amethyst.

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Kerry Washington's zingy lemony yellow is vibrant and awesome, even if the hem length is all wrong. (Should be shorter!)

Glittery Gowns and Hideous Hair at the American Music AwardsS

Last, but not least: Nicki Minaj in chartreuse, doing her best broken-down doll couture poses. That's how you steal the spotlight. We'll forgive the wiggy wig here.

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