I found myself pleasantly surprised by Christina Aguilera, who took to the red carpet at the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday evening.

I expected an ill-fitting dress, spandex and a wardrobe malfunction, but she looked amazing wearing a Pamella Roland gown.

Her lavender ombre silk-chiffon halter gown was styled with Jimmy Choo ‘Sugar’ peep-toes, a glitter box clutch which matched her gown, and an armful of diamond-encrusted bracelets.

A sleek bob, smoky eyes and nude glossy lips completed her look.

Sexy without the vulgarity and clown makeup – who knew Christina could pull this off?

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