The best dressed at the 2011 American Music Awards

Oh how we do love awards ceremonies. We know it’s not quite awards season yet (although we haven’t got long to wait for that!) but the American Music Awards held in Los Angeles last night have certainly whet out appetite and given us a taster of what we can expect from the red carpet in a few months’ time. 

Akin to the accolades themselves, a host of celebs rocked up sporting shiny, sparkly and metallic dresses – most of which were worn and accessorised rather flawlessly. Taylor Swift’s dazzling Reem Acra gown reflected her night perfectly, as she picked up a multitude of awards including the highly coveted Artist of the Year prize.

Another teen sensation who rocked the metallic trend was Selena Gomez, who opted for the classic old movie siren look in a plunging golden Emporio Armani floor-length gown with a knee-high slit and fringe detailing.

Jennifer Hudson stepped out of her comfort zone and donned a metallic super-mini dress by Jenny Packham which she paired with attention grabbing bright pink lipstick and a gorgeous Hollywood smile.

Shying away from the prominent metallic theme was Katy Perry, who almost looked like a modern-day Geisha in her full-length Vivienne Westwood draped gown, complete with a cleavage enhancing bustier and side split. She teamed her look with a Geisha-inspired updo with a bling-tastic headpiece, making her a firm contender for our overall Best Dressed of the Night.

Audrina Patridge went for classic elegance in a suede super-mini dress complete with tousled, voluminous hair and bronze accessories, while Jenny McCarthy went for a demure look in a very lust-worthy Victoria Beckham purple dress.

We were generally quite pleased with the looks displayed on the red carpet last night, although some more variety wouldn’t have gone amiss. In these situations, you really can notice the absence of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jessie J, who always surprise us with their wardrobe choices, which is why we look forward to their next red carpet outings and welcome them back with open arms.

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