American Music Awards 2016: 10 of the best red carpet looks

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Last night saw Los Angeles host the 44th American Music Awards, where a typically glitzy red carpet kicked off an evening of awards, acceptance speeches and even an impersonation.

Scroll through to see 10 of the most dazzling looks from the night, from Zoe Saldana and Lady Gaga’s political statements to Selena Gomez’s return to the spotlight.

  • Zoe Saldana

    Zoe Saldana uses the red carpet to make a punchy patriotic statement, wearing an off-the-shoulder American flag style dress by Monse in shimmering red, white and blue.

    The actress layers the dress over chic black trousers and finishes off the look with drop earrings and black heels.

  • Ciara

    It’s only been three weeks since she announced her pregnancy with husband Russell Wilson, but Ciara already knows her to dress a baby bump to perfection.

    This Stephane Rolland ensemble, featuring a fitted black polo neck top with a billowing, two-tone skirt, is the ultimate accompaniment to the singer’s casual ponytail and low key make-up.

  • Gigi Hadid

    When we first saw this dress, our inner Brits wondered at the practicality of donning a white lace gown in the middle of November.

    However, Gigi Hadid wears the Roberto Cavalli number with aplomb, accessorising her look with a simple silver choker, big hair and a statement lip.

    Speaking to E!, the model described the dress as “kind of its own moment”.

  • Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez made a spectacular return to the red carpet after taking a career break to focus on her mental health.

    The singer lets her Prada ballgown-eqsue dress do the talking with minimal accessories and make-up.

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga followed in her idol Hillary Clinton’s footsteps to opt for a crisp white pantsuit to walk the red carpet.

    The singer tops the Brandon Maxwell suit off with a matching, wide-brimmed hat and neutral make-up.

  • Hailee Steinfeld

    We love a big sleeve, and Hailee Steinfeld’s sparkling red carpet look is no exception.

    The singer and actress wears a glittering Elie Saab dress cinched in at the waist with a statement belt, paired with killer metallic heels.

  • Joan Smalls

    Joan Smalls opts for an outfit that is reminiscent of summer, pairing her printed Roberto Cavalli dress with relaxed beach hair and delicate gold sandals.

  • Ariana Grande

    We’re big fans of a monochrome look topped off with a killer lipstick, as modelled by Ariana Grande on the red carpet.

    The singer opts for a semi-sheer lace bralette paired with wide-legged white trousers and black platform shoes. She accessorises with a sparkly choker, vampy lipstick and her signature high ponytail.

  • Emeli Sande

    Emeli Sande opts for a casual-cool ensemble of a crisp white tee paired with a flared black skirt and chunky silver necklace.

  • Karlie Kloss

    Karlie Kloss goes asymmetric in a one-sleeved black and silver Versace gown, paired with a high pony and a statement bracelet.


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