Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Go Edgy On American Music Awards Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha also take fashion chances at the AMAs.

At a show like the American Music Awards, anything goes in the fashion department. And pop stars like [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] and [artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] certainly decided to take some chances when they hit the carpet at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (November 21).

[url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446633/photo.jhtml"]Taylor Swift graced the carpet[/url] with a new hairstyle. Instead of her trademark curls, she sported full, blunt bangs and paired the ‘do with a chic, short rhinestone dress that was more rocker than Nashville.

Nicki Minaj hit the carpet in a neon-pink-and-green dress complete with a birdcage-like structure over it. Ke$ha kept it kooky with a mohawk and a low-cut dress made of VHS tape. Her makeup was decidedly Ke$ha with glitter and black lipstick.

[url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446617/photo.jhtml"]Miley Cyrus went modern-bride[/url] chic in her Marchesa white strapless mini with a bustle and train. [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446625/photo.jhtml"]Rihanna looked red-hot[/url] with curly flame-colored hair and a partly see-through red Ellie Saab Haute Couture gown with sleeves, a low-cut back. The Ellie Saab Haute Couture gown gave off a nude illusion.

[url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446632/photo.jhtml"]Katy Perry said she went “girly”[/url] in her pale-pink Badgley Mischka strapless gown with sequins. She completed the look with old-Hollywood hair and teardrop earrings. [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446615/photo.jhtml"]Avril Lavigne wore pink-and-black streaks[/url] in her blond hair and kept it punky thanks to a Dolce & Gabbana graphic black-and-white little dress, lots of bangles and peep-toe ankle boots. Pink hit the carpet hiding her baby bump with a big black gown that was still funky, thanks to its low-cut back.

[url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446638/photo.jhtml"]The Situation wore a “Jersey Shore”[/url] black T-shirt, black blazer and rosary beads. Other guys who went for an all-black look included [url id="http://www.mtv.com/photos/2010-american-music-awards-red-carpet/1652751/5446631/photo.jhtml"]Usher[/url] and Diddy. Meanwhile, Ne-Yo decided to shake it up with a deep-purple suit.

Several big pop groups hit the carpet, including the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie looked funky in a little black-and-blue dress with feather shoulder pads; apl.de.ap and Taboo looked sedate in black; and will.i.am looked like a cartoon character in his leather blazer, white jeans, medallion and Lego cap. The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys graced the carpet in a sea of sharkskin suits in various shades of gray.

Who’s your pick for best-dressed on the AMA red carpet? Share your faves in the comments!