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.
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 and Britney Spears matching Canadian tuxedo outfits. Almost 20 years later and people are still bringing it up. Heck, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry Riff Raff paid homage to the iconic denim-on-denim looks at the 2014 VMAS!
But besides this, there’s been tons of other standouts looks. In 1985 alone,
turned heads in a whimsical minidress while Tina Turner was her peak Madonna-ness in a sexy black dress with matching gloves and lots of layered chain necklaces. Madonna
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, Mariah Carey slayed in a barely-there dress with a high-slit being held together by a single pin. Chrissy Teigen
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. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Olivia Newton-John, 1976 In a white long-sleeve jumpsuit. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Cher, 1980 In a cream blazer with a black corset underneath and distressed denim jeans with embroidered hearts and butterflies. Barry King/WireImage 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. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Diana Ross, 1984 In a metallic gown underneath a fur coat. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Tina Turner, 1985 In a red floral minidress with fishnet stockings. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Madonna, 1985 In a black dress with matching gloves and multiple chains. Julian Wasser/Liaison Whitney Houston, 1986 In a black gown with a statement beaded bow. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Gloria Estefan, 1989 In a white ruffled off-the-shoulder top and black lace-up pants. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Whitney Houston, 1989 In a long-sleeve beaded minidress. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Mariah Carey, 1992 In a plunging studded minidress with sheer stockings. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Whitney Houston, 1993 In a red jumpsuit.  Ron Davis/Getty Faith Hill, 1994 In a sleeveless white gown. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Mariah Carey, 1996 In a black dress with a white sash around the waist. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Shania Twain, 1997 In a black crop top and copper colored high-waist pants. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Jennifer Love Hewitt, 1998 In a strapless white beaded minIdress. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, 2001 In matching head-to-toe denim ensembles. Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage Jessica Simpson, 2003 In a peach colored halter jumpsuit. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Ashanti, 2003 In a orange and pink lace gown with beaded detailing. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Kelly Clarkson, 2004 In a red gown featuring beading along the chest and a short ruffled train. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Mandy Moore, 2004 In an orange gown with silver straps and belt. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Emmy Rossum, 2005 In a white plunging dress with beaded embellishments. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Beyoncé, 2006 In an aqua-colored halter gown featuring blue beading. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Carrie Underwood, 2006 In a strapless floral gown. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Beyoncé, 2007 In a golden mermaid tail halter gown. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Fergie, 2007 In a black dress with a cut-out halter neckline. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Miley Cyrus, 2008 In a black and gold strapless mini dress. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Christina Aguilera, 2008 In a silver mesh gown with beaded detailing. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Toni Braxton, 2009 In a black plunging gown with cut-out and a high-slit. Steve Granitz/WireImage) Sofia Vergara, 2009 In a pale pink one-shoulder gown. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Rihanna, 2010 In a garnet hued mesh gown. Jason Merritt/Getty 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. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Selena Gomez, 2011 In a champaign hued gown with some fringe detailing along the hem. Jason Merritt/Getty Kelly Rowland, 2012 In an olive green and beige patterned mini dress with jeweled embellishments. Jeff Vespa/WireImage Naya Rivera, 2013 In a fitted black gown with a chest cut-out and a long train. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Miley Cyrus, 2013 In a white blazer with nothing underneath and matching pants embellished with two gold safety pins. Jason Kempin/Getty Kesha, 2013 In a black ruffled gown with a high-slit and pastel blue and pink hair. Jason Merritt/Getty Jennifer Lopez, 2014 In a nude colored cut-out halter dress. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Kylie Jenner, 2014 In a plunging scarlet hue gown with a high-slit. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) Gwen Stefani, 2015 In a black see-through gown with ruffled sleeves. Jason Merritt/Getty Selena Gomez, 2015 In a red wine colored sequin backness gown. Jason Merritt/Getty Kendall Jenner, 2015 In a mini black dress with fringe. Steve Granitz/WireImage Chrissy Teigen, 2016 In a black dress featuring two ribcage-high slits both held together by single pins. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Ciara, 2016 In a puffy black and white high-low gown. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Lady Gaga, 2016 In a white suit with a matching hat. Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Chrissy Metz, 2017 In a black Kiyonna dress with blue fringe accents and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Invision/AP/Shutterstock Tracee Ellis Ross, 2017 In a maroon, sequined Stella McCartney gown and Tamara Mellon heels. Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock Demi Lovato, 2017 In a sheer strapless black gown by Ester Abne. Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock Jennifer Lopez, 2018 In a striking pink Georges Chakra gown with a sheer cape accented with black accessories. Xavier Collin/PictureGroup/Shutterstock Dua Lipa, 2018 In a dramatic white off-the-shoulder mermaid ball gown. Matt Baron/Shutterstock Taylor Swift, 2018 In head-to-toe gunmetal silver look complete with a Balmain bodycon minidress and matching thigh-high boots. Jason Merritt/Radarpics/Shutterstock Selena Gomez, 2019 In a strapless lime green Versace minidress, matching heels and a diamond necklace designed by Roberto Coin. Stewart Cook/Shutterstock Carrie Underwood, 2019 In a sequin puple Stello by Stephanie Costello gown with jewelry from Yvan Tufenkjian and Maxior. Stewart Cook/Shutterstock Lil Nas X, 2019 In a neon suit with a zebra shirt underneath by John Rogers. Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock Doja Cat, 2020 In an asymmetrical Vivienne Westwood brown frock. ABC/Shutterstock Cardi B, 2021 In a custom Schiaparelli gown with a gold mask. Rob Latour/Shutterstock Olivia Rodrigo, 2021 Wearing a sheer sequined dress by David Koma. Rob Latour/Shutterstock Kali Uchis, 2021 In a black bustier top and a latex skirt. Rob Latour/Shutterstock