Carrie Underwood In Abed Mahfouz – 2012 American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood joined many other stars like Heidi Klum and Ginnifer Goodwin who sported high-neck looks on the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday evening.

The country singer, who was up against Taylor Swift for ‘Favourite Country Female Artist’, wore an Abed Mahfouz Fall 2012 gown.

Her purple sequin cap-sleeve gown with a pattern etched down the front was styled with a gold Jill Milan clutch and rose-gold Jacob & Co. chandelier earrings.

Carrie does delight in this gown, but she should’ve ditched her wavy locks and opted for a slick high bun with this look.

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Gwen Stefani In Balmain – 2012 American Music Awards

Gwen Stefani joined her No Doubt band mates on the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Sunday evening.

She wore a Balmain Fall 2012 black velvet fully-embellished blazer with leather pants and a black bralet.

Black pumps, a silver crucifix and a pearl necklace accessorised her look.

While this is another good look for Gwen, she’s yet to excite me during this comeback. Everything has been OK, with little to no wow factor.

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Nicki Minaj In Monique Lhuillier – 2012 American Music Awards

Nicki Minaj managed to find a gown as loud as her personality for the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Sunday evening.

She wore a gorgeous lime-green draped trumpet gown from Monique Lhuillier’s Resort 2013 collection.

The gown was styled with a stunning statement necklace and an equally OTT cocktail ring.

Curly blonde tresses, a different colour polish on each nail and her signature bright-pink lip colour completed her look.

With all the effort that Nicki went to to style this look, you would’ve thought that her stylist would’ve done some homework on this gown.

You may remember that Julie Bowen wore this same gown almost exactly two months ago to the 2012 Emmy Awards.

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Taylor Swift In Zuhair Murad – 2012 American Music Awards

It looks like Taylor Swift is bringing back the sparkle, one red carpet look at time.

The young singer, who picked up several awards at the 2012 MTV EMAs last week, was looking to add to her collection on Sunday night at the 2012 American Music Awards, where she was up for ‘Favourite Country Female Artist’.

Dressed in a Zuhair Murad pre-Fall 2012 long-sleeve mini dress, the look featured intricate gold beadwork and a sexy open back.

Neil Lane jewels and Jimmy Choo sandals completed her golden girl look, with smoky eyes, nude lips and a chic updo providing the finishing touches.

This is the perfect look for Taylor. It’s young and event appropriate. I missed the sparkle, so I’m glad she’s rocking it once again on the red carpet.

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Kelly Rowland In Naeem Khan – 2012 American Music Awards

Kelly Rowland took to the red carpet on Sunday evening for the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California.

In her Destiny’s Child heyday she would’ve worn a Tina Knowles original, but on this occasion she wore a Naeem Khan Fall 2012 dress.

The cap-sleeve green-and-sand felt appliqué dress was embroidered with mirrored embellishments, which she complemented with a perspex Eddie Borgo bangle.

Taupe strappy Gucci sandals, wavy raven tresses and a glossy lip colour completed her look.

You can buy Kelly’s Gucci sandals from Neiman Marcus.

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Heidi Klum In Alexandre Vauthier Couture – 2012 American Music Awards

Following Heidi Klum’s failure to set our fashion senses alight at the 2012 MTV EMAs, she gave it another go at the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in LA on Sunday evening.

She donned a look from Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2012 Couture collection.

The TV host wore a gold guipure lace mini dress with a side slit, high neckline, bold shoulders and sheer panels.

Maybe I still have a hangover from Heidi’s fashion failures last week, because I can’t bring myself to get excited about this look.

I don’t know if it’s a case of been-there-and-done-that with Heidi, or that the designer presented 26 looks from this collection and celebs are pretty much wearing the same guipure lace pieces.

Lorraine Schwartz jewels and gold guipure lace Christian Louboutin pumps to match her dress completed her look.

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Ginnifer Goodwin In Oscar de la Renta – 2012 American Music Awards

Ginnifer Goodwin also donned pink on the red carpet at the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in LA on Sunday evening.

As always, she makes my heart flutter wearing this Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 cocktail dress.

While it might be a bit too prissy for some, considering we like stars to take a bit more of a risk at music awards ceremonies, I adore this look from head to toe.

Ginnifer’s high-neck, short-sleeve dress with dazzling embroidery was styled with a Judith Leiber mirrored clutch and silver Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals.

Smoky eyes, pink lips and her signature spiky pixie crop completed her look.

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Carly Rae Jepsen In Gomez-Gracia – 2012 American Music Awards

The 2012 American Music Awards held in LA on Sunday evening was Carly Rae Jepsen’s second music awards ceremony within a week.

On this occasion she wore a very pretty pink Gomez-Gracia gown.

Nominated for ‘New Artist of the Year’, the singer’s baby-pink, backless, deep v halter gown, shimmering with thousands of iridescent micro-sequins, was styled with a complementary pink Edie Parker clutch.

Many of you disliked Carly’s hairstyle at the EMAs, but she lightened her hair colour to soften her look and opted for a side-swept bun this time around.

Frosty pink lips, to complement her dress, and silvery eye shadow provided the finishing touches.

Much improved from the EMAs, or are you not impressed with this look?

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