Taylor Swift sparkled in a silver dress and thigh highs, while Carrie Underwood showed off her baby bump in a black velvet gown on the red carpet for the American Music Awards. Cardi B wore an ornate, floral ballgown, Jennifer Lopez sizzled in hot pink. (Oct. 9)

Who came to play at Tuesday's American Music Awards? The show kicked off with a killer performance from Taylor Swift, and host Tracee Ellis Ross proved she had moves, too. But before the official statues were handed out, fashionistas were already awarding prizes for best (and worst) looks of the night. 

So who took our breath away? From the best-dressed dudes like Evan Ross to rappers like Cardi B, here are the stars who went for it, and hit it out of the park.

Rami Malek

Give the man a hand. The upcoming star of "Bohemian Rhapsody" expertly channeled Freddie Mercury's swagger walking the AMAs red carpet.

Cardi B

The rapper took a "go big or go home" approach to her floral overload, and you know what? She slayed.


Ciara looked smokin' but her adorable son's appearance on the red carpet made our hearts melt.

Taylor Swift

Right before Swift performed "I Did Something Bad" for the first time on the AMAs stage, she rocked a mirrored ensemble that set the red carpet on fire.

Jennifer Lopez

As if wrapping up her Las Vegas residency would slow JLo down. The pop star/actress slayed Tuesday night in her hot-pink ensemble.

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Carrie Underwood

The country star sweetly showed off her blossoming baby bump in a simple black gown at the AMAs.

Amber Heard

Days after blasting her ex, Johnny Depp, the actress chose a daring, plunging gold gown for the AMAs.

Vanessa Hudgens

This is a far simpler, more sophisticated ensemble from Hudgens, and we're toasting the ladylike confection.

Evan Ross

Ashley Simpson's glittery look is rock 'n' roll, but what caught our fashion eye was her hubby Evan Ross' slim plaid suit.


Speaking of expert tailoring, Zedd donned an eye-catching rock star-inspired tux jacket.

Halsey and G-Eazy 

Now that these two are back together, Halsey and G-Eazy subsequently gave us major matching #couplegoals on the red carpet.

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