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The Best and Worst Dressed Celebs at the 2021 American Music Awards

Olivia Rodrigo on the AMAs red carpet
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The stars all stepped out for the American Music Awards on Nov. 21, and they didn’t hold back when it came to bold looks. The number one trend that took over the red carpet was cutout dresses, which were everywhere, and came in different colours and fun prints. However, cute dresses aside, there were also some fashion misses. From Olivia Rodrigo’s sparkly, sheer ensemble to JoJo Siwa’s frilly black gown, we’ve rounded up the best and worst looks from the 2021 AMAs.

The best dressed celebs at the 2021 American Music Awards:

Cardi B at the 2021 AMAs
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Cardi B

The rapper served us drama with this gold mask and black gown. The sheer veil even gave her outfit an unexpected bridal touch. The whole look was jaw-dropping, which is kind of necessary when you’re the host of an awards show.

Related: The best memes of Cardi B’s Paris Fashion Week outfits.

Madelyn Cline at the AMAs
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Madelyn Cline

The Outer Banks star stepped out in a black cutout dress and long gloves. The cutouts gave the dress a fun feel that made it perfect for the awards, while the gloves added a chic twist.

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Olivia Rodrigo at the AMAs
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Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo was named Best New Artist, and she won in style. Her purple (or is it blue?) see-through dress had both feathers and sequins, so we’re kind of obsessed.

Related: Olivia Rodrigo reflects on how fame has affected her mental health.

BTS on stage at the AMAs
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BTS brought the fun in their sleek matching yellow suits. The group took home Artist of the Year after performing “My Universe” with Coldplay, making them the first K-Pop group to win an AMA.

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Halle Bailey on the red carpet
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Halle Bailey

The singer rocked a chocolate velvet gown from LaQuan Smith’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection with matching strappy sandals. The cutouts of the dress balance out the long sleeves and asymmetrical hemline.

Related: The worst dressed celebs at the 2021 VMAs.

The worst dressed celebs at the 2021 American Music Awards:

Kali Uchis on the red carpet
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Kali Uchis

The Grammy-winner’s pink outfit has too many different parts. We wish she would have opted to go for a simpler shoe or take off the billowy robe that’s giving us spa day vibes.

Related: Fashion fails: the worst celebrity looks of November 2021.

Jojo Siwa on the red carpet
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JoJo Siwa

We love that JoJo Siwa opted to go for a fancy gown, but we wish it was in a fun colour. The length and ruffles are aging her a bit, and it doesn’t translate to the positive energy she gives off.

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Becky G in a purple dress
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Becky G

We’re not loving this purple tweed dress that feels a bit too stuffy for the singer-actress. The shoulders and the fabric are giving ’80s businesswoman, and it doesn’t feel like the right vibe for a music awards show.

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