The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time

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The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time
The Most Iconic AMA Red Carpet Looks of All Time

Such style statements! Ahead of the 2022 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20, we’re taking a look back at some of the wildest, boldest and best looks ever worn to the awards show.

The AMAs started back in 1971 and since then we’ve seen celebs walk the red carpet in some of the most unforgettable fashion ever. After all, it is the awards show that gave Us the infamous Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake matching Canadian tuxedo outfits. Almost 20 years later and people are still bringing it up. Heck, Katy Perry and Riff Raff paid homage to the iconic denim-on-denim looks at the 2014 VMAS!

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But besides this, there’s been tons of other standouts looks. In 1985 alone, Tina Turner turned heads in a whimsical minidress while Madonna was her peak Madonna-ness in a sexy black dress with matching gloves and lots of layered chain necklaces.

Mariah Carey took home the awards for Female Artist in the Soul/ R&B category dazzling in a plunging studded minidress with sheer stockings that was just so early ’90s. And in 2016, Chrissy Teigen slayed in a barely-there dress with a high-slit being held together by a single pin.

To see these and many more bold looks stars wore to the AMAs over the years, keep scrolling!

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Diana Ross, 1974
In a feathered embellished ensemble.
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Olivia Newton-John, 1976
In a white long-sleeve jumpsuit.
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Cher, 1980
In a cream blazer with a black corset underneath and distressed denim jeans with embroidered hearts and butterflies.
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Olivia Newton-John, 1982
In a light blue blazer featuring pink embroidery with a pink blouse underneath and black pants with a silver statement belt.
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Diana Ross, 1984
In a metallic gown underneath a fur coat.
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Tina Turner, 1985
In a red floral minidress with fishnet stockings.
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Madonna, 1985
In a black dress with matching gloves and multiple chains.
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Whitney Houston, 1986
In a black gown with a statement beaded bow.
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Gloria Estefan, 1989
In a white ruffled off-the-shoulder top and black lace-up pants.
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Whitney Houston, 1989
In a long-sleeve beaded minidress.
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Mariah Carey, 1992
In a plunging studded minidress with sheer stockings.
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Whitney Houston, 1993
In a red jumpsuit.&nbsp
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Faith Hill, 1994
In a sleeveless white gown.
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Mariah Carey, 1996
In a black dress with a white sash around the waist.
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Shania Twain, 1997
In a black crop top and copper colored high-waist pants.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt, 1998
In a strapless white beaded minIdress.
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Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, 2001
In matching head-to-toe denim ensembles.
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Jessica Simpson, 2003
In a peach colored halter jumpsuit.
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Ashanti, 2003
In a orange and pink lace gown with beaded detailing.
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Kelly Clarkson, 2004
In a red gown featuring beading along the chest and a short ruffled train.
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Mandy Moore, 2004
In an orange gown with silver straps and belt.
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Emmy Rossum, 2005
In a white plunging dress with beaded embellishments.
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Beyoncé, 2006
In an aqua-colored halter gown featuring blue beading.
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Carrie Underwood, 2006
In a strapless floral gown.
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Beyoncé, 2007
In a golden mermaid tail halter gown. 
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Fergie, 2007
In a black dress with a cut-out halter neckline.
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Miley Cyrus, 2008
In a black and gold strapless mini dress.
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Christina Aguilera, 2008
In a silver mesh gown with beaded detailing.
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Toni Braxton, 2009
In a black plunging gown with cut-out and a high-slit.
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Sofia Vergara, 2009
In a pale pink one-shoulder gown.
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Rihanna, 2010
In a garnet hued mesh gown.
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Jessica Alba, 2010
In a black one-sleeve mididress.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Actress Jessica Alba poses in the press room at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Taylor Swift, 2010
In a studded minidress.
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Selena Gomez, 2011
In a champaign hued gown with some fringe detailing along the hem.
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Kelly Rowland, 2012
In an olive green and beige patterned mini dress with jeweled embellishments.
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Naya Rivera, 2013
In a fitted black gown with a chest cut-out and a long train.
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Miley Cyrus, 2013
In a white blazer with nothing underneath and matching pants embellished with two gold safety pins.
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Kesha, 2013
In a black ruffled gown with a high-slit and pastel blue and pink hair.
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Jennifer Lopez, 2014
In a nude colored cut-out halter dress.
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Kylie Jenner, 2014
In a plunging scarlet hue gown with a high-slit.
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Gwen Stefani, 2015
In a black see-through gown with ruffled sleeves.
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Selena Gomez, 2015
In a red wine colored sequin backness gown.
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Kendall Jenner, 2015
In a mini black dress with fringe.
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Chrissy Teigen, 2016
In a black dress featuring two ribcage-high slits both held together by single pins.
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Ciara, 2016
In a puffy black and white high-low gown.
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Lady Gaga, 2016
In a white suit with a matching hat.
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Chrissy Metz, 2017
In a black Kiyonna dress with blue fringe accents and Stuart Weitzman shoes.
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Tracee Ellis Ross, 2017
In a maroon, sequined Stella McCartney gown and Tamara Mellon heels.
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Demi Lovato, 2017
In a sheer strapless black gown by Ester Abne.
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Jennifer Lopez, 2018
In a striking pink Georges Chakra gown with a sheer cape accented with black accessories.
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Dua Lipa, 2018
In a dramatic white off-the-shoulder mermaid ball gown.
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Taylor Swift, 2018
In head-to-toe gunmetal silver look complete with a Balmain bodycon minidress and matching thigh-high boots.
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Selena Gomez, 2019
In a strapless lime green Versace minidress, matching heels and a diamond necklace designed by Roberto Coin.
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Carrie Underwood, 2019
In a sequin puple Stello by Stephanie Costello gown with jewelry from Yvan Tufenkjian and Maxior.
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Lil Nas X, 2019
In a neon suit with a zebra shirt underneath by John Rogers.
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Doja Cat, 2020
In an asymmetrical Vivienne Westwood brown frock.
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Cardi B, 2021
In a custom Schiaparelli gown with a gold mask.
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Olivia Rodrigo, 2021
Wearing a sheer sequined dress by David Koma.
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Kali Uchis, 2021
In a black bustier top and a latex skirt.
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