American Music Awards 2011: Top 10 Looks

We look forward to each year's American Music Awards as a place where breath-taking and outrageous fashions mix, mingle, and outright COLLIDE, and tonight's show was no disappointment. From the bubblegum pink-ness of Katy Perry to the many outfit changes of Justin Bieber, stars turned it OUT in both their flashiest and finest. With so many ladies and gents bringing their fashion A-game, repping so many styles, it's never easy to pick just one favorite, so we picked our top TEN looks of the night.

TAYLOR SWIFT IN REEM ACRA:

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Taylor Swift cleaned UP tonight, raking in an armful of awards including the top honor, Artist of the Year. She also looked drop-dead and way mature, might we add, in this champagne-colored Reem Acra column gown. True to Swift's signature style, it was decked out in sequins.

JUSTIN BIEBER IN BLACK VELVET:

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Justin Bieber could have stopped traffic in this all-over black velvet three-piece suit. Shawl collar + velvet pocket square + shiny high-tops? We're OBSESSED with this Gatsby-style look.

SELENA GOMEZ IN GIORGIO ARMANI:

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Biebs's gorgeous and talented girlf', Selena Gomez, wore a pewter satin gown with a low-cut open back by the always sexy Giorgio Armani. The bias cut and ruched bodice were accented with a long fringed sash-like detail. Sel tied the old Hollywood look together with asymmetrical Veronica Lake waves.

ELLIE GOULDING IN CHRISTOPHER KANE:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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We're really into Ellie Goulding's unique spin on the LBD with this little knee-length shift by Christopher Kane. The straight cut is made edgier with mesh panelling and large cut-outs across the bodice and paired with thinly strapped closed-toe pumps, David Yurman starburst earrings, and a studded Lulu Guiness lips clutch we'll be dreaming about for weeks.

JENNIFER HUDSON IN JENNY PACKHAM:

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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ZOMG, can you say "BOMBSHELL?" It's no wonder Jennifer Hudson was trending on Twitter for a few hours. She looked absolutely incredible in this draped metallic Jenny Packham party dress. Also, the glittery pumps and bold magenta lip have us writing this whole ensemble down as New Year's Eve outfit-inspiration.

KATY PERRY IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD:

Katy Perry

Katy Perry at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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As always, Katy Perry is a total dime in this delicious Vivienne Westwood gown. The styling of the entire look is really what sells us, though. From the geometrically embellished updo to the pop of cobalt on Katy's feet, to the crisp clean winged eyeliner and bright red lip, the entire ensemble is refreshingly unexpected.

AMY HEIDEMANN IN BOLD COLOR-BLOCKING:

Amy Heidemann

Amy Heidemann at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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AMA newcomer, Amy from Karmin made a splash at her first ever American Music Awards in this color-blocked outfit. We really enjoy the attention to detail and the expert coordination (shoulder bows, waist belt, earring, lipstick, platforms and structured clutch ALL the same shade of red) without being matchy-poo. The daring ponytailed 'do and peek-a-boo sweetheart-neckline beneath the sheer purple also just scream WIN for us. Well played, Amy.

NICKI MINAJ IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA:

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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She may have had a difficult time walking in these heeless platforms from Alexander McQueen, but Nicki Minaj kept it together (and hella glamourous, BTW) in this uber-dramatic mullet-hemmed Oscar de la Renta. The bold lime green of her voluminous skirt modernizes the Victorian lace bodice and matching choker. And I guess the pink hair helps, too.

JENNIFER LOPEZ IN ZUHAIR MURAD:

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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She may have made waves with a memorable performance, but Jennifer Lopez was just as captivating off the stage. She literally took our breath away in this one-shoulder Zuhair Murad gown. Black flower details gradient from sparse to thick from the dress's high neck down to its pooling train, and paired with a slicked back updo, J.Lo was pure elegance accepting the award for Latin Artist of the Year.

JUSTIN BIEBER IN LMFAO GEAR:

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Of course, we couldn't leave off Justin Bieber's surprise guest appearance shuffling on stage during LMFAO's finale performance. The Biebs (rocking his third hairstyle of the night, BTW) wore head-to-toe LMFAO gear - "Sexy And I Know It" cut-off tee, yellow zebra skinnies, and "Party Rock" slip-ons kicks - ALL of which you can cop for yourself on their Party Rock Clothing ecommerce site. SCORE!

MORE FROM THE 2011 AMAS

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J. LO OR BRITNEY SPEARS: WHOSE SPARKLY NUDE PERFORMANCE OUTFIT WAS BEST?

SELENA GOMEZ AND JUSTIN BIEBER STUN IN OLD HOLLYWOOD ENSEMBLES

AMAs RULED BY TAYLOR SWIFT, NICKI MINAJ, MORE LADIES

NICKI MINAJ'S AMA LOOKS

JUSTIN BIEBER'S AMA LOOKS

KATY PERRY'S AMA LOOKS

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